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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.
  • Holley, Andrew, Ben and Steph Oppy

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Off The Beach

Howdy OTB Gang and anyone else along for the ride, we are a fully inclusive club after all.

Well, after many weeks of patiently waiting, the Sailing Gods finally saw fit to bestow a perfect day for us! All week we were expecting fairly light winds around the 5-10 knot range, but come Sunday lunchtime we had a steady 10-15 offshore, flat-ish water and sunshine, lovely sunshine. After Saturday’s weather, I didn’t think we’d ever see the sun again! People must have read the omens because we had 30 SBSC starters plus a couple of visitors and it made for an awesome sight with everyone milling around the start line.
As we were still down a few races in the Red Dolphin series, Geoff made the call early to get three races in. And to keep things moving we had just three starts, with Div 3 going off first, Div 6 last and everyone else on one start in the middle. I gotta tell ya, it was quite daunting in a little old Sabre being surrounded by all the go fast boats jostling for front row. They take no prisoners that’s for sure!
As the day wore on, the breeze kept on building, with plenty of shifts and gusts to keep you working hard to gain a spot or two, or even just to keep out of the way of those A Class rockets! And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, it did!
The wind took it up a notch for race three which had us all flying, with the reaches screaming (with delight, not with terror like the week before!) I saw Matt W and Abbey E flying up to the top mark in race three and I’m sure I saw clear air underneath them for most of the way. The only thing brighter than the sunshine was their ear to ear grins!
All too soon it was over but everyone took advantage of the ride home to eke out the most of the day for some last minute reaches back to the beach. Where else would you want to be? It was definitely the best day’s sail we’ve had this season and at the risk of being told off for not being inclusive - If you weren’t there, well it sucks to be you! Even the Giant Evil Clown behaved himself, well except for race one when he reached up and grabbed Murray M right on the start line. Murray said afterward that he’s used to being grabbed on the start line so he wasn’t fazed too much.
All in all, a great day was had by all and many thanks to the race team of Geoff and Deirdre (fabulous course guys) , the Three Musketeers Rob C, Simon H and Jamie F in Woodsy and Katrina M who was ably helped out by son Charlie , filling in for Alister in Sutherland.
That’s all for now, see you all next week for more of the same. I can’t promise it will be as good as last week but we can always hope!
Cheers, Pete Chippy

Learn To Sail - Junior Training

Do you have a junior person that would love to learn how to sail? Why not come and see what all the fun is about. Come down to the club on Sunday morning from 9.30am with a spirit for adventure, a towel and a change of clothes and we’ll do the rest.
Your junior person will be welcomed by our team of trained sailors and matched up to the appropriate skill level. We have many classes of training boats available to try including Opti’s, RS Tera’s, and RS Quest’s!
Trying new things can be overwhelming for juniors. That’s why this program is a flexible learning environment with no pressure on your junior, we also encourages junior members to bring a friend, so it can be even more fun. Parents or guardians of the participants are required to stay in attendance for the duration of the program and may be asked to help move and wash boats with their juniors at the end.
Time: 9.30am - 11am weather depending
Dates: 10th (more dates to follow)
Age: 8yrs and above (must be able to swim)
Price: Free
Registration: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Keelboat News

Vale Anthony Lohman

We are saddened to advise members that Tony passed away on Sunday 3 December.
Tony has been an active member of the keelboat fraternity since the early days of racing at SBSC.  He crewed on many of our fleet over the years including After Midnight, Aphrodite, Bushranger, E’toile, Jaslyn, L’etoile, Mr Bojangles, Tardis, Therapy, ToniK, Yknot and Tumi.
Tony had a love of sailing and our Club.  We were very proud to honour Tony and his passion for Friday twilight racing with the inaugural Tony Lohman Perpetual Trophy Race on 13 October 2023.  The trophy takes pride of place in the SBSC trophy cabinet and will be awarded annually to the winner of the opening Friday Twilight Pursuit race… ‘Tony’s Race’.
On behalf of all the members of SBSC, we pass on our sincere condolences to Tony’s family and friends.
tony lohman 


Friday Twilight Pursuit - Race 9

1st – Pursuit
Tumi Jenny Thomson
1st – AMS
Unprecedented Andrew McGrath

Sunday Summer Series - Race 4

1st – Div 1 PHS
Vamonos Fiona Jones
1st – Div 1 AMS
Mr Bojangles Pauline Cleaver
1st – Div 1 ORC
Mr Bojangles
Pauline Cleaver
1st – Div 2 PHS Cirrus Tim Bardon

Thanks to everyone who did tower duty over the weekend, including Di Jackson and crew from Happy Days on Friday night, and John Wemyss, Elaine Nicholas and Judy Champion on Sunday.  For full results please click HERE

This Week's Races

Friday 8th December:

Twilight Pursuit Series 1 – Race 10 & Margaret Hollamby Female Helm Series – Race 2
First Warning Signal: 17:25H Pursuit Start  
  Race Officer:   Mark Bulka
  Duty Boat:   Balance
  Tower Set Up & Results:   Amanda Malin

Race 2 of the Female Helm Series this Friday night.  For any new entrants, could you please submit your entries here before THIS THURSDAY   

Reminder: the Female Helm Series is run as an additional series.  The results will be different to the Friday Pursuit Race finishing order as the results are calculated using the performance handicap for that series only).

Sunday 10th December:

Club Championship Series – Race 5
First Warning Signal:
12:55H  Boat Start – Two Divisions
Race Officer:  
John Wemyss   
Tower Assistant:  
Andrew Clark
  Duty Boat:   2Xtreme
Results and Set Up
Dianne Jackson

Shark Bay Holiday Series

Could you please get your entries in ASAP and no later than 15 December, as they need to processed before the first race on Sunday 17 December 2023. Click Here to enter!
The Shark Bay Holiday Series are all morning races (10.00am). The race date for the series are:
  • Sunday 17 Dec
  • Wednesday 27 Dec
    Friday 28 Dec
  • Wednesday 3 Jan
  • Friday 5 Jan
  • Sunday 7 Jan

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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 westcoaster

Join the ORCV and Ronstan Cock of the Bay 
This year’s Cock of the Bay is expected to draw boats from around the bay who enjoy that festive sail from Melbourne to Mornington.  Bring your friends and family and join us as we aim for 100 boats enjoying fun in the sun.  Early bird entries close on Saturday, December 2.  https://www.orcv.org.au/cock-of-the-bay

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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

"Drawn by Artie" Junior club member Artie Ferguson's version of our club logo! Thanks Artie!

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