Off The Beach News
Welcome back to the beach after our long break for Chrissy. Some of us (not me), had no break from sailing at all with the various regattas going on. SBSC hosted the B14, Javelin, Musto Skiff Nationals with great success as you would have read from Paul Fleming’s report last week. I would just like to give a huge thank you to everyone that helped out with the organizing and running of this event. It was a big effort by a lot of people.
But it was back to our regular OTB sailing last week (14th January) with round two of the Foundation series. And what a cracker of a day we had. With the lousy weather we’ve had so far this season, it was nice to see some sunshine as well as good wind to push us along. Averaging around 15 knots with some gusts above 20 and lots of swings made for some great tactical battles with positions changing constantly. Twenty one boats of all divisions hit the water, which wasn’t bad considering all of the 420’s were away as well as most of the A Class guys at their respective Nationals. It’s good to see some decent numbers of Sabres back again, especially the long awaited return of “The Maestro” Rick Potter. Rick has had over a year off sailing and on his first race back wiped the floor with us! I’m thinking this is why Gingerbread Bill M has changed to an Impulse. Speaking of Impulses, with Tim B and Doc T joining him and also Duncan Mc jumping across, that gives us a reasonable fleet and more competition with the 420s, bring it on! Thanks as always to the Race team on the day. Geoff and Deirdre for setting a great course, Phil W and Andrew “Doc” T in Woodsy and Paul Fleming with his daughters in Sutherland. Much appreciated.
This Week's Races
Friday 19th January - Schnapper Point Race
First Warning Signal:
09.55H Tower Start
Set Up & Results:
Festival of Sails – Geelong
Best of luck to all the SBSC competitors racing in Geelong over the long weekend, including the Passage Race from Mornington. SBSC yachts entered are; Easy Day, Etoile, Scamp, Unprecedented, Vincitore and Yknot.
Sail Peninsula 2024 (23-25 February)
Now that 2023 and the Christmas season is behind us, it’s time to start preparing for Sail Peninsula 2024. We look forward to seeing great support of our club’s annual regatta from the SBSC fleet.