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Biggest Morning Tea Flyer

Please join us for SBSC’s Biggest Morning Tea Fundraiser for Cancer Council Australia on Thursday 3 May from 10am-12noon. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the direct Try Booking link below. A delicious Morning tea buffet (inc. tea/coffee) will be provided by Snooks Catering with $10 from each ticket purchased, being directly donated to the cause. There will be speakers from The Peninsula Home Hospice along with some others. Be sure to bring some additional gold coins with you for some additional fun and games on the day.
Gather your friends, family and/or colleagues together and come partake in our fundraiser, know that you will be helping to support cancer research, prevention and support services for those affected. Together we can make a difference.
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Off The Beach News

Yard Storage

Sadly the Summer Sailing Season of 23/24 season has ended.
We have all had a great year.

As You know Yard Storage also ends on the 31st May.

During the winter we allow the grass to grow and do essential maintenance. Therefore we kindly request all craft to be removed from the yard by May 31st.

The exception to this rule is people who will be using their craft during the winter - eg  Winter sailing series participants.

Any craft left in the yard after the 31st of May will be required to pay Winter Storage fees, which is the same cost as Summer Storage fees.

Thanks - James Yardmaster

Winter OTB Brass Monkey Series 2024

Presentation Night 


Now is the time to nominate your choice for Club Person and Junior Club Person of the Year.
Think hard on this as there are lots of worthy candidates, and most are very much behind the scenes.
Send your nominations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Keelboat News


Brass Monkey Winter Pursuit Series - Race 1
1st       2xtreme      Andrew Clark
2nd  Etoile  John Gordon
3rd  Shimmer Steve Twentyman
Eight boats took to the water on Sunday in brisk conditions for their winter acclimatisation!  Thanks to Judy Champion and Dawn Clark who volunteered their time in the tower.
Full results for Sunday's race can be found HERE. And to assist you with finding your results in Sailsys for the Winter Series (with the two sub-series), please read the following Guide which has been uploaded to the website: Winter Series Guide

This Week's Racing:

Friday 24 May - Fun Friday Winter Series - Race 1
First Warning Signal: 13:55H Pursuit Start
We have 21 boats entered for the Fun Friday series, so take the afternoon off work and see you out on the water!
A Sailsys message will be sent to series entrants on Friday morning, advising the course selected.
Prior to each fortnightly race, please check on the SBSC homepage under 'Starting Times' for the Fun Friday Series for your boat's updated Start Time.

Apollo Bay Ocean Race

Best of luck to the skippers and crews of Patriot, Shimmer and Summer's Lease, who will be heading out of the bay at 9am this Saturday in the ORCV coastal race to Apollo Bay.  Sail well and return safely.  You can follow their progress on the 'BlueWaterTracks' ORCV tracker.

Commodore's Challenge

Thank you to the Sandringham Yacht Club for hosting a well-organised Commodore’s Challenge women's regatta. Meaghan Harding inspired three other SBSC sailors, who had never sailed together before or on a J70, to join the competition.
On Saturday we met for the first time and had the opportunity to train on a J70 generously provided by SYC. We enjoyed a beautiful sunny day with light winds and calm waters.
Sunday, however, was a different story. Winds ranging from 19-23 knots from the WNW brought rough and bumpy seas. Despite the challenging conditions, we managed to complete four races and returned to shore just before the rain set in.
Six teams from around the bay participated: RBYC, HBSC, BYS, SYC, SBSC and RMYS.  Our SBSC team, consisting of Fiona Jones, Jacqui Bange, Fiona Martin and Meaghan Harding, placed 5th.
Special thanks to James Sly and the incredibly supportive team who ran the regatta.
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Winter Adventures 

A lot has happened with our cruising boats up north!

7 days ago we cleared customs in Coffs and set off for New Caledonia, 4 days ago we doubled back and 3 days ago arrived in Southport cleared back into Australia. …..Most people just sail up the coast in 24hrs .

We had been closely monitoring the situation in New Caledonia (thanks to Starlink it was very easy) as we were crossing the coral sea, ever hopeful it would settle down. On Thursday after discussion among the crew, information for a local NC resident, and chatting with Summer Lovin’ made the decision to turn around and come home. It is very sad what is happening in New Caledonia and I hope it settles down soon. We arrived at Southport YC early on Saturday and at 11am Australian Border Force (ABF) boarded us and officially cleared us back into Australia.

Despite the setback both Tumi and Summer Lovin have moved to Plan B and will now continue to head up the coast to find warmer weather.

Closer to home Vincitore has made it to ShellHarbour which is just south of Wollongong where she will be spending a couple of weeks while her crew fly home before continuing her trip north to Hamilton Island.

Photo 1 - Tumi and Summer Lovin" waiting for Australian Border Force
Photo 2 - Tracks from Coffs Harbour to Southport via the Coral Sea
Photo 3 - Refreshments at Southport Yacht Clubthumbnail Tumi and Summer Lovin Waiting for ABF ClearanceTumi and Summer Lovin trackTumi Downtime at Southport

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ORCV News 

The ORCV DYSC Marine Supplies Winter Series is fast approaching, with Race 1 kicking-off on Saturday 22 June. We’ve already received entries from 8 boats and look forward to some great competition across all bay clubs. 
Our Safety and Sea Survival courses (full course + refresher) will shortly sell-out. With the full course being a prerequisite for ocean racing and an Australian Sailing affiliated program, and the refresher course being required every five years, now is a great time for sailors to brush-up on their skills and achieve certification. In addition to racing, the courses also offer great insight for sailing and cruising. Please encourage your members to register as soon as possible to avoid missing out. 
New for 2024 is the ORCV’s Weather for Sailors online course, with the first module starting on Thursday 13 June. The Weather for Sailors course is designed to inform all types and levels of sailors about how to observe weather conditions and how to find the right forecasting advice from the vast array of modern resources available. 
And finally, the team at ORCV in conjunction with Sandringham Yacht Club has been busy coordinating our first Marine Safety Expo to be held on Sunday 21 July with a full program of speakers now ready.  We’ve attached a larger A4 poster if you wish to put this on your notice boards around the club. 
As always, our full calendar of events can be found here: https://www.orcv.org.au/calendar 

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Content Needed

As we now enter the quieter months, the content of the newsletter is getting very thin. If you have anything that you would like to contribute to the newsletter, please send your information to Fiona for consideration This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Are you planning a sailing adventure somewhere? Entering a regatta? Or maybe you have some old memories to share with our members! 

"I Survived the Shark Bay Classic"

How many of our current members are familiar with the very impressive SBSC Log Book, which was compiled and published in 2017 by the outstanding Tom McCulloch? Here is an exert from the book..............Toms LogbookToms Logbook 1 

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