Dates for the Diary
|18th February||KB - MYC Race to SBSC|
|19th - 21st February||Sail Peninsula 2021|
|Friday 12th March||17:25H||Junior Crews Night|
|Sunday 14th March||3 - 6pm||Sunday Sounds with Rob Papp|
|Thursday 18th March||18:30H||Cruisers Corner Gathering #2|
The Members and Executive Committee at SBSC would like to extend a warm welcome to our new & returning members. We look forward to meeting you at the club or seeing you out on the water in the not too distant future:
- Brett, Louise & Evelyn Millar
- Gavan & Christina Stewart
- Manoli Mavrommatis
- Prudence Plovanic
- David Lloyd, Georgina & Mietta Symmons
- Andrew Picinich
What's on @ SBSC this week
This week was our annual trip around the point to visit our neighbours of the gritty sand.
All week the weather Gods promised some really crappy sailing conditions and Sunday morning didn’t look too good. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned about sailors is that we’re a patient bunch. So with a slight delay, the wind eased a bit and with our faithful race/rescue team escorting, about a dozen boats set off for a very quick trip around to Mt Martha Sailing Club. Some (the softies!) decided to trailer their boats there, so we ended up with a reasonable fleet. Unfortunately Mt Martha met us with an even more reasonable fleet, so we were pretty much outgunned in most categories. I haven’t seen the scores yet but from my observation point at the back, I can say with some confidence that all of our sailors gave a very good account of themselves, especially the juniors, who finished both races in some really heavy conditions that saw quite a few of their opposition head for the beach!
There was lots of action for the crews on the Ribs too, as there was plenty of capsizing on both sides. New members Leanne and Dennis really had a baptism of fire, riding shotgun with Scott, Rob and Fiona pulling bedraggled sailors out of the sea in the nick of time, seconds before meeting a watery death! Ok, so maybe that was a slight exaggeration, but none the less, they did do an awesome job. Then it was a long beat back the other way to our sunny shore (yes the sun did finally come out) and never did our friendly balcony with its live music, hot chips and a cold beer look so good!
The return visit from MMSC to us is on the 28th of Feb, that’s the weekend after Sail Peninsula. So no excuses every body, we want as many boats on the water as we possibly can. Remember, every boat that makes the start line earns a point even if you don’t finish the race.
To wind up this weeks drivel, I mean report, is a reminder that the Labour day long weekend, March 6th - 8th sees SBSC hosting the Hobie state titles, so we are looking for volunteers to man the Ribs and maybe an extra scribe for the start boat. There won’t be any off the beach sailing that weekend so if you want your water fix, put your hand up to help.
Finally, good luck to all the Sabre sailors heading to McCrae this weekend for their state titles. I believe we have 9 boats entered in a fleet of about 70, that’s a pretty good effort.
Cheers till next week
SUNDAY SOUNDS last Sunday was the first of a series of three lazy Sunday afternoons being entertained by local musicians.
More than 60 members were in attendance making for a lovey vibe whilst we were treated to great music by artist Neil Osborne.
Make a note in your diary for our next SUNDAY SOUNDS afternoon 3pm – 6pm 14th March with artist Rob Papp.
Rob plays the Blues, but his music is influenced by the Jazz greats who helped to form his passion for music, making for an exciting blend of jazz fusion and blues.
Big thankyou to our very active Social Committee for providing some great entertainment ideas for our members and guests.