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Regatta Season Results

Tasar Australian Championships 

The 48th Tasar Nationals were held at Toronto Amateur sailing club on Lake Macquarie in NSW from the 31st of December- 6th of January.A fleet of 33 Tasars were tested in shifty and gusty conditions which really shook the fleet up. There were no east lanes in a very hot fleet that boasted Olympic level sailors, no less than 6 world Champions and the skipper of 3rd on Line Honours in the recent Sydney to Hobart Black Jack.All Safety Beach members tried their hardest with Mark and Oliver Bulka finishing a very solid 5th, highlighted by incredible results on day 3 of a 2,2,4.Ross and Natasha finishing on a high note with 2 top ten results in day 5 finishing 16th.Mono, Aurelia and Imogen finished 19th overall having their best result on day 5 with an 8th. It was an exceptionally high class fleet and a great lead in to the World Championship to be held at Sandringham YC in January next year.

420 Nationals Metung

Congratulations to James Jackson & Harrison Chapman from MYC placing 1st Overall.
SBSC competitors placed in following:
Overall Results:
8th Nick Meijer & Riley Everett
13th Abbey Everett & Steph Koutsimpiris
16th Zac Lowe & Finn Meijer
19th Jess Lowe & Kristen Koutsimpris
(Junior Division - U16)
3rd Zac Lowe & Finn Meijer
Handicapped Results:
2nd Jess Lowe & Kristen Koutsimpris
3rd Nick Meijer & Riley Everett.
The kids have had a fantastic and exhausting regatta sailing 12 races over 4 days. Huge effort. Well done to all of you!!!

B14 Nationals 

The two SBSC crews did very well. Our 2 teams went into the last heat equal on points in second place. The last heat was a good old fashioned tussle starting next to each other at the pin end and pushing each other all the way around the race track. Congrats to both teams.
Final results
2nd place #375 Craig Garmston / Paul Fleming
3rd place #378 Brent Frankcombe / Leigh Dunstan
Big thankyou to Kingston Beach Sailing Club and the Tasmanian B14 Association for a awesome event.

A Class Nationals  

Paynesville - 7th – 13 January 2023 Still sailing at time of publishing.
Ewan Campbell
Glenn Lazzar
David Brewer
Stuart Scott

Off The Beach News

Howdy Gang.
Well it was an unfortunate fizzer on Sunday. Great day for beach goers as the bumper to bumper traffic on the Pen Link foretold, but alas not enough wind to get a race completed. The Race team of Rick P and Deirdre S on Start with Bruce M, Fiona L, Rob C and Dennis the Menace on the rhibs did a sterling job of setting a course and tried their best to get a race going in the light breeze. I think they all deserve a medal for just launching the boats amid the chaos that was the boat ramp on Sunday. I suppose that's the price we pay for living in such a beautiful part of the world, everyone else wants a part of it too!
This week saw the return of a lot of sailors from the various regattas around the country and SBSC had some notable success. I'm sure Fiona will list the results that she has to date but I know all the young'uns had a very successful time at Metung in the 420's and the Martins, young and old had a blast at Lake Macquarie. Of extra note up there is Mark and Oliver Bulka coming 5th overall in a fleet that contained many national and world champions. Great job guys.
At time of writing, I'm not sure how Paul Fleming went down in Tassie in the B14's and the A class gang are still competing at Paynesville so good luck to them.
This Sunday is the next round of the Club Championship and will be an earlier start following an on water start for the Keelboats. Our start time will be 13.00, 12.57 first warning, so don't miss out. RO Geoff won't be waiting for the stragglers taking their sweet time getting off the beach anymore( that would be me ), so if the wind is light, give yourself plenty of time to make the start line.
Another one to put in the memory bank is the Australia Day regatta on the 26th. It is a Thursday this year and racing will start at 11.00, 10.57 first warning. There will be a sausage sizzle before racing and everyone is encouraged to decorate their boats to really get into the fun of the day.
One last thing before I sign off this week. Now I know we really don't like our Jetskiing neighbors, but they are people too and I encourage everyone to go forth and make friends with them. Get up close and personal, really really close- it makes it that much easier to rip out their bungs without them noticing !!!
That's all for this week. Cheers, Pete Chippy 

Keelboat News

This Weeks Races:

Friday 13 January – Twilight Pursuit Series 2 – Race #1
 First Warning Signal 17.25H  Pursuit Start  
Tower Race Officer: Elaine Nicholas
  Duty Boat: Scamp
This is the first race of Series 2.
Please check your Friday Pursuit Start Time here:
Sunday 15 January – Club Championship Series – Race #5
 First Warning Signal
12.25H  Boat Start
Race Officer:
David Donaldson
Tower Assistant: Elaine Nicholas
Remember Sunday’s race starts 1 hour earlier (First Warning Signal 12.25H)

Smooth Operator - ARC Race Update (received 5th Jan)

Following on from the last update in November Smooth Operator had a very successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.  We departed from Las Palmas on the 20th November with brisk winds which quickly settled into 15 - 20kts from the North East and life on board was extremely good with plenty of food, sleep and regular showers onboard.  This was all going well until 2 weeks into our crossing when a tropical low formed in the North Atlantic Ocean which had a big effect on our weather in that we had a period of NO wind followed by light winds on the nose - definitely not in the brochure.  The end result of this is that we motored for the last part of the crossing and had to take a slight detour into Barbados to get extra fuel.  We arrived at the finish line which is at Rodney Bay in St Lucia at around midnight on Saturday the 10th December.  The trip was 3,000nm and took 20.5 days which was a bit longer than we had expected.

The ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) made our arrival very special and we were greeted by lots of cheers and rum punch even at midnight.  They also did a great job of providing lots of support for the yachts and some excellent events, parties and lectures both before and after the rally.

Our time at Rodney Bay was not wasted as there were a few minor boat jobs to attend to and we were all very happy to spend some time on land again and enjoy some small luxuries like  a meal out and a shower that doesn't move!!.

Russ and Di - have headed back to their home in Main Ridge to spend some time at home with their family and friends as they have been travelling since May so very generously suggested that the Smooth Crew look after their very beautiful yacht for 4 weeks in the Caribbean so how could we refuse.  The plan is to get the yacht to Antigua by mid January when we meet up with Russ and Di again to hand the boat back.  On the way we have visited some really interesting places on St Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, Les Saintes and we are now anchored off Guadeloupe. The interesting thing in the Caribbean is that the islands are all quite close together (20-40NM) and each one is a different country and often quite different both geographically and culturally.  We have posted quite a few photos of our travels on our FB page at Di's Facebook Page
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Position Vacant

One of our sponsors are looking to fill the below position, and hope that someone within the SBSC group could help or recommend the right candidate  

Position:          Administration Assistant/Junior Broker Trainee
Company:       McLardy McShane Peninsula
Location:         L1/ 1011 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud VIC 3939
The Opportunity
The McLardy McShane Peninsula Insurance Broking has an opportunity for a junior Account Broker to join a growing Small to Medium (SME) client focused brokerage.
The role is to support the Account Executive service existing clients.
The Role
Key responsibilities include:
  1. Assist with resolving day to day client enquiries;
  2. To assist with new business opportunities including obtaining insurance quotes and preparation of quotes to send to clients,
  3. Assist with day to day administration – preparing reports and communications,
  4. Lodgment of claims with insurers and assisting though the Claims process as required/instructed;
  5. This is a full time position in the office.
About You:
  1. Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage competiting priorities;
  2. Strong written and verbal communication skills
  3. Positive attitude with a desire to work collaboratively in a small team environment;
  4. Commence/continue your professional qualifications – willingness to learn.
To discuss the position in further detail and to arrange an interview, please contact Joe Siliga on the details following.
Joe Siliga | Director
Authorised Representative No. 1258122
McLardy McShane Peninsula
First Floor, 1011 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud VIC 3939
Mobile: 0414 352 929
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
McLardy McShane: Expect more from Insurance

Photo Of The Week

Well done to junior member Jamieson, who took his new boat Terabyte out for his very first solo sail on Sunday 7th. Jamieson was also asked to step in and crew for one of the 420 boats in the afternoon races, and was very quick to get out on the wire and fly through the wind like a pro. Love your zest for sailing Jamieson. Well done, keep it up mate!


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