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New Members

The Executive Committee and members would like to welcome the following new members to Safety Beach SC. We look forward to meeting you at the club or on the water in the very near future.

  • Anna, Evie, Ethan Henry and J  Klis

Welcome Event for New Members

Safety Beach Sailing Club Executive Committee warmly invite new members to attend a ‘welcome event’ at the Club to meet some of the Executive Committee and learn a little of the Club’s history and current activities.
Date: Sunday 13 November 2022
Time: 1:30pm – 3.00pm
We suggest you arrive for 1.30pm to enjoy some canapes and a complimentary beverage prior to the formalities starting at 2pm.
For catering purposes please register here
There will be Off the Beach racing that afternoon so you may like to remain on afterwards, enjoy the club and deck areas, watch the action from the balcony and enjoy chatting to the other new members.

Off The Beach News

Hey gang,
Not much to report this week unfortunately. T'was a beautiful day but alas, not a puff of breeze to be found. Geoff and the team were out early to start the keelboats off but they had a worse time of it than us, at least the 420's that ventured out were moving-just. The only movement the keelboats had was at the turn of a key.
One advantage they did have over us though was that they didn't have to wade through all the foul sludge on the waters edge. I've never seen anything like it. It was like a brownie/white sticky sludge, not nice at all. Surprisingly though, upon their return from kayaking, Judy C and Linda S dragged their boats through the muck up to the yard, whereupon Linda remarked that it would be great for wrestling in!!! I'm not sure what passes as fun at your house Andrew, but I'm not sure I want to play!
It was a shame we didn't get a sail in as we had two of the juniors, Jess Lowe and Nick Meijer out in one of the rhibs for their first stint on race duty. They were partnered with all round nice guy Rick Potter. With his bung shoulder, Rick is out of action sailing wise for a bit, but was more than happy to go out and let Nick and Jess do all the driving, mark laying and anchor pulling. While waiting for the racing to start/ not start, Rick took the time to let them do some high speed driving and set some practice courses to get the gist of the angles of the dangle. Also in the other rhib we had Rob C and Simon, who also took the opportunity to practice getting that upwind mark in the right spot.
Meantime, while all this merriment was going on, Deirdre was sitting calmly on the start boat pondering what it was like being another year older as it was her Birthday the day before! That's dedication for you. That's probably enough for this week, I've given out everyone's secrets, so we better hope we get a sail in this week or I might get lynched!
Cheers for now, Pete Chippy
Finn and Zac struggling to pass the sludge and launch their boat
Hey guys,
Magic weather on Sunday and a great day on the water: Sadly, no wind to sail , but as we all know that sometimes how it goes.
Big shout out to a few from last week, in no particular order:
Jess & Nick for really grabbing the time on water to get the feel for course types and how to lay them, well done. We need you guys up and running and there’s no reason why you can’t be a fair dinkum (aka solo / duo) rescue boat crew in the very near future!
Rick Potter for spending his time to teach the guys, I know they would have valued that immensely.
Fiona Lowe for the idea to bring the small RHIB back to life, great idea! We’ll get the trailer registered and grab a new fire extinguisher so you’re 100% right.
Xavier for bringing his customary smile to the water and for driving the small RHIB diligently I heard!
And lastly Chippa for having the thought (assuming it was yours 😊) to get Nick & Jess on a boat for some learning, can’t wait to see more involved.
Over and out
Rob C

Junior and Come Try Sailing Is Back

Jess, Nick & Abbey are now fully accredited sailing instructors and they all set to start teaching our junior members the basics of sailing. They will be running Sunday morning training sessions for any junior members that are new to sailing. The training will begin in small groups in the club Quests, and as they advance, the juniors can move into one of the many club boats available from Minnows, Open Skiff’s & RS Tera’s. The sessions will be free to members and friends and will run from Sunday starting on 20th November. If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Time; 9.30am – 11.30am every Sunday morning (beginning 20th November)
What to bring; Bathers, towel, wetsuits (if you have), and a fun attitude. Life jackets will be provided
Age; suited to 9 years and above
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What's On In November

 november happenings 2022

Keelboat News


See full results here for the weekend.
Friday Twilight Pursuit (Race 5)
1st          Balance             Mark Bulka
2nd        Vamonos            Nick Jones
3rd         Vitesse               Ray Bateman
Club Championship (Race 2)
No wind, race abandoned
Thanks to everyone who assisted in the tower and on-water – Race Officers’ Andrew Stocks (Friday), Mal Winder (Sunday), as well as Duty Boats Fransiska (Friday) and Rells (Sunday), Elaine, Geoff and Deirdre.
This Weeks Race's
Friday 11 November – Twilight Pursuit #6
First Warning Signal:         17.25H  Pursuit Start
Tower:                                Race Officer:      Judy Champion
                                            Duty Boat:          Shimmer
 Please check your Friday Pursuit Time and remember the new start procedure:
Sunday 13 November – Summer Series #3
First Warning Signal:         9:55H  Combined Tower Start
Tower:                                Elaine Nicholas & Graeme Ainslie

Upcoming Seminar:  Club Race Officer – Keelboats

Just letting you know that Lou Hutton, our Sail Peninsula RO, has kindly offered to run this seminar on all things associated with being RO for keelboat races at SBSC.
Mark the date - Tuesday, 29 November 6.30 for 6.45 start.

More details will follow.

Social Events Coming Up 


Peninsula Studio Trail

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19-20 & 26-27 November
Our artists specialise in a range of mediums including ceramics, painting
(oils, watercolour and acrylic), printmaking, jewellery and sculpture.
Please refer to our website for information on artists and their locations.
Studios will be open from 10 am - 5 pm

Photo Of The Week

How better to entertain yourself with no wind........Kristen is a very talented gymnast, so she decided to show us how to do a "handstand" on a 420. Well done girl!



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