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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.

  • Gary Cameron

What's On

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Rear Commodore Mutterings

We are now a couple of weeks into our sailing season and Mother Nature is throwing a mixed bag of conditions at us. From warm and balmy to cold with gale force winds. Friday night saw a good early season fleet in glorious conditions hit the water. With the club forced to use virtual marks as we seek a better alternative, it is becoming increasingly clear that, as we predicted would happen, mark rounding are becoming problematic. When approaching a virtual mark, the RRS still apply. If you have a number of boats approaching a mark, please use common sense and if in doubt approach with caution. If a boat calls for room, acknowledge it and respect it. Don’t barge in! The club has purchased a bot mark, which we hope will arrive in the next couple of weeks. There will need to be some time for R&D to get to understand its full capabilities before we deploy the mark in races, so please be patient. There will need to be a change to sailing instructions, so please be on the lookout for a notice to change SI’s in the next few weeks.
 
On the OTB front, the new blue mark has arrived, so the change to SI’s will be removed. The new blue RIB is back at the club and the new motor being run in by Rob Campbell. James Anderson has fitted the new radio and antenna. We have already had requests to hire the RIB from the Hawaii sailing team coming to the Peninsula for the Waszp worlds and also McCrae YC to help with the Ronstan Regatta. EPIRBs have been fitted to our rescue craft in favour of flares. We believe these will be cheaper long term and safer. Prop guards have also been purchased and will be fitted to all boats for safety but also to save propellers, as we’ve experienced a spike in damage over the past 12 months, they’re expensive to replace!
 
Thanks again to our resident tech sparky, James Anderson who replaced all the fluorescent lights in the clubhouse over the weekend in favour of LED lights and replaced our domestic wifi and upgraded it to a commercial standard wifi set up.
 
Cheers Mono

RHIB Updates

Hi There All Sailors

As we hopefully get some weather you can all sail in, we thought it a good time to remind ALL powerboat volunteers of some stuff that will help the club big time and other volunteers.

  1. PLEASE REFUEL VESSELS – The other day we were in a RHIB that was showing around 30% fuel on the gauge which is closer to 10%. Had this RHIB been taken out without fuelling it may well have run out of fuel, which would not have been ideal. No fuel means the vessel may not be able to assist in the event of an incident or accident on the water. If the gauge shows anywhere between 50 and 75% it’s the operators responsibility to refuel for the next trip thanks!! Fuel card is either in a vessel or on side wall of shed.
  2. PROP UP - PROP UP - PROP UP – Remember when launching or retrieving to have the prop barely in the water, this is all that is needed to propel the craft and will avoid damage thanks.
  3. Also, a big shout out to James Anderson who not only fitted the radio on the new junior training RHIB but also fixed another couple of electrical wiring challenges that had they gone unfixed would most likely have resulted in the vessel breaking down on the water. James is “relatively “ newish to the club so this kind of assistance was really appreciated. Thanks James.
Over and out
Chippa and Rob Campbell

Yard Storage Application Dramas!

Attention all SBSC members who have submitted yard storage applications.
We have been having issues with the submit now button on the yard storage applications.
If you have submitted a yard storage application but have not received an invoice please re send a scanned copy to 
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Thanks from James Yardmaster 

Solar Incentivization Program

As reported at the AGM the Club is participating in a Solar Incentivization Program with Mornington Peninsula Shire (MPS) which will see the installation of a solar system (starting on Monday 30th October), allowing the Club to save on energy bills and reduce community emissions.
SBSC is the first MPS facility participating in the program to have the solar system installed and our installation commences on Monday 30th October and should be completed within the week.
For safety reasons, during the installation there will be some areas around the Club exterior with restricted access due to equipment in use, however the contractors will work to keep this at a minimum.

Keelboat News

Results

Friday Twilight Pursuit Race 3 

 1st – Friday Twilight Pursuit  Marrakesh  Neil Hawker
 1st – Friday AMS  Marrakesh  Neil Hawker
 

Race 1 of Sunday’s Summer Series was cancelled

Thanks to the tower crew on Friday night – Dianne Jackson and duty boat Christela.  For full results please click HERE

This Week's Races

Friday 27th October:

Twilight Pursuit Series 1 -  Race 4
 
First Warning Signal: 17:25H Pursuit Start  
  Race Officer:   Ross Martin
  Duty Boat:   Marrakesh
  Tower Set Up & Results:   Judy & Marg

Sunday 29th October:

Club Championship Series – Race 2 

First Warning Signal:
13.25H  Boat Start          
 
 
Race Officer:  
Rick Rogers              
 
Tower Assist:  
Maximum Limit
 
Results and Set Up
Dianne

Waitangi Cup 2023

Regatta Report from Andrew Clark

While the weather was terrible down here last weekend, I was lucky enough to be skippering one of the 3 Adams 10s representing Victoria in the Waitangi Cup at Middle Harbour Yacht Club in Sydney. Another SBSC member John Bacon joined me for the adventure.

A 4am start Sat morning. It’s a series swapping from Vic to NSW each year (Safety Beach Sailing Club hosted in 2019) and has been run for about 25 years.  The host state offers the use of yachts for the visiting teams that are drawn from a hat (can’t win your own yacht), and there are normally 3 or 4 teams from each state.
The weather was fantastic, mid 20s and sunshine.  Blowing about 15-20 knots with gusts, and heaps of power boats, ferries and other yachts racing all over the harbour. Those Skiffs are something to watch.
 
The race area was between North and Middle Head, so you got a bit of swell and wave action.  Windward / return racing with four heats on the Saturday and two on Sunday.  Sat. night the scores were even followed by a great dinner back at the club after lots of sailing, a few bruises and some very tight racing.  Not much in it between all six yachts, but lots of breakage.  The beak fell off the end of our spinnaker pole (corroded)
 
Sunday was light in about 8-10 knots, very shifty breeze with typical harbour holes in it.  A bit of a crash at the beginning of Heat 5 but nothing serious, quite funny to watch to be honest, we were 2 back from the damaged boat.

After the wash up we got pipped at the post by a few points but a great weekend had by all.  Middle Harbour is a fantastic place and the club put on a great regatta.
 
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MOB Declarations

Declarations MUST be submitted by 31 October 2023

We note there are still a number of skippers that have not yet submitted their MOB Training Declaration. This is a requirement of entry to race this season, so please complete your MOB on-water drill THIS WEEKEND and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the 31 October deadline.  A link to the form on the website is available here

Cruising News 

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Festival of Sails

For all boats planning to head to Geelong for the FOS 2024 please get on board with the Passage Race from Mornington YC. 
 
This is part of the Festival of Sails Entry and sounds like a great fun way to get your boat and crew to Geelong.  To enter CLICK Here and select the ‘Mornington Peninsula Series’
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Petersville Regatta

Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron is pleased to announce entries are open for the 2023 Petersville Regatta, December 27-30 sailed in the pristine waters off Blairgowrie and surrounds. Join us for four days of fun, on and off the water.
Free marina berthing for the event with option to stay on.
Limited to 39 visiting boats and filling fast.
NoR, entries and more info at petersvilleregatta.com.au. or call Race Director Phil Beattie on 0408 502 698
 
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ORCV News

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Club Merchandise

Get you order in now to ensure that you are decked out in the latest Club Merchandise for he start of the 2023-2024 season Contact Marg Fleming on her email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your options. The youth t-shirts (with names on them) will have another order put in soon, so if you missed out on first round orders, please contact Marg to make sure you get one in the next batch, which will be processed by end of March. These t-shirts have been a hit with the juniors and will be great to wear to regatta's etc. 

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Photo Of The Week

Till Brauckmann’s photo of Friday night’s racepotw 25th oct

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