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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 20th October

Membership & 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.

  • Barry, Janine & Charlotte Howle
  • Peter Jones          
  • Catherine Mollica   
  • Scott , Joanne, Jordyn & Bailey Faulkner
  • Neil, Lorraine, Matthew & Sarah Whitaker
  • Blake Walker
  • Jeffrey & Elizabeth Palk 

If any of your membership details have changed, including address and contact details would you please send the new information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whats on @ SBSC

flyer re. dining re opening date 19 Oct 2021

Vale Roma McCullough

On Friday evening we received the very sad news that Roma McCullough had passed away.  We will miss Roma greeting us on shore when we return from a tough day on the water.  Our sincerest condolences go to Tom, Fiona and the McCullough & Martin families.  We received this very lovely email from Tom below which we would like to share with our members.  

Dear Secretary, Commodore, Committee and all other members of S.B.S.C.,

Your superb flowers arrived today for the Martins and McCulloughs, who gratefully acknowledge the Club's condolences on the loss of Tom's wife of 62 years Roma McCullough, who died recently aged 84 years. Her memorial service will be on a live stream link via Tobin Brothers website, on Friday 22nd October at 10am.

The family is even more grateful for all the kindnesses and consideration of many SBSC members (especially the Snooks) during Roma's past eleven years of declining health. She treasured all her visits to the Clubhouse to meet many old friends ashore, and to gently oversee her various families' sailing performances on Sundays, as three generations of McCulloughs and Martins survived (and excelled regularly) in all conditions in their small boats upon Port Phillip Bay. Roma and family have been continuous members of SBSC since 1980.

This followed 15 years of Roma's competitive dinghy racing as Tom's crew at Lake Cullulleraine Yacht Club near Mildura, with two daughters Susan and Fiona in Moths. As a family they all cruised Sydney Harbour in their Hartley TS16 in 1976. The photo below shows Roma trimming the vang in Tom and Roma's Sonata 7 on Westernport during 2005, when they winter-cruised out of Yaringa Marina. The passengers in this photo taken by Tom (invisible helmsman) are their daughter Fiona Martin and grandchildren Luke and Natasha Martin, all eventual sailors at Safety Beach Sailing Club. This time was when Roma was on the SBSC Social Committee organising youth activities including games nights and her Crazy TEE shirts competition (won by her grandchildren!).

Roma loved sailing until her health declined, but the social values of SBSC membership were also invaluable. We all hope that her passing will simply add to these solid foundations for even better times and successes for the next generations of young (and older) sailors in this precious region of the Mornington Peninsula.

Tom McCullough OAM,
(formerly a Sabre sailor, past SBSC Secretary and Club Historian)

Roma RS

On Water News

OTB Captain's Report

Howdy Folks. Well it looks like it’s almost here! Restrictions are easing this Friday, but as of writing , sailing is open for training but not racing. So at this stage our season opening will be the 7th of November with the Commodore’s Cup.  The program has already been set up for the season with allowances for a late start. Geoff has written the Sailing instructions which are available on the club website (OTB SI's 2021-22 Link)  with a provision to sail three races in a session so we can catch up on missed days if needed to make sure we have the right number of races for a series.

I’m currently working on the roster and will have it on the website this week. I’m doing it as a provisional roster to start to give you the opportunity to check your dates and get back to me ASAP (two weeks max.) if you are unavailable on that date so I can change it. After that the usual rules apply, i.e. it’s up to you to organise a replacement. This season we are also going have an extra person on the start boat, provided on many weeks by the keelboat crew rostered on for the tower, and we thank them most humbly. This won’t be every week though and I would like to also make use of the member's who did the Race Officers course last year to gain some on water experience thereby giving us a succession plan for the future. After all, Geoff and Deirdre do have other lives too!

While I’m harping on about the roster (sorry), it’s probably a good time to ask if any body is willing to do some extra duties at anytime if they are available, be they a sailor who’s boat isn’t ready or a parent that would like to be on the water or even a social member who doesn’t know the first thing about sailing, all would be appreciated. Just give me a call on 0402 231 782 after 5.00pm (I don’t bite)

Cheers for now- get your boats ready!
Peter Chipperfield

Sailor App for OTB Racing at SBSC

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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 13th October

Whats on @ SBSC

As we begin to prepare for re-opening early next month, this will be our FINAL weekend of Heat & Eat takeaway.
This week we are bringing a taste of Ireland ☘️ to our “Dinner for Two” menu, which many of you know is dear to our hearts. As usual, please text your order, along with full name, number of packages required & pick up day, to #0439314179. Please do not leave it to the last minute to order, as we hate to disappoint.

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Training at SBSC

Call for Expressions of Interest from the SBSC Training Committee

SBSC is a very proud volunteer run club. To support our volunteers, SBSC offer training for Members to assist their skill building to either continue or begin their volunteering with SBSC.  The SBSC Training Committee are calling out to Members to assess the interest in the following courses we would to consider offering in the coming year.

1. OTB Sailing Coach Course - Instructor & Re-accreditation
This course aims to build the capacity and capability of Sailing Clubs by training and developing individual Sailing Coaches that will be responsible for coaching the next era of sailors. Focusing on coaching fundamentals, that can be adapted to any specific class, the online component of the course is 6-hours, followed by the 2.5 day face-to-face course.2. FIRST AID & CPR Course

2. First Aid & CPR Course
This is a full day course. Learn to provide practical first aid skills and how to operate the clubs new defibrillator machine. This Course will result in a National Credited Certificate.

3. Power Boat Licence Course
This is an 1 1/12 hour test session on Zoom after a 2-3 hour online videos, presentations and practice tests whenever you like at home. This Course will result in a Victorian power boat Licence.

4. Powerboat Handling Course
After obtaining your Victorian power boat Licence learn safe boating & boat handling. A 3 hour tuition provided by experienced, qualified skippers can take the stress out of your power boating.

For any members with a "Working with Children’s" Check, please could you forward an image of your cards to Katrina on the email below.

Please email Katrina Mackie SBSC Training Coordinator on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the details of your interest in these course.

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Keelboat Update

Make sure you get your required documents into us before the summer season starts. 

Please submit your completed Cat 5 Safety Declaration along with a copy of your current Insurance Certificate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The Safety Declaration form can be found on the club website or at Cat 5 Safety Dec.  You will also need to download the Covid QR Code (Available Here) and keep a copy onboard as all boat crews will be required to scan this every time they race. 

Also if you have an AMS certificate these expired on the 30th September so they will need to be re-validated and a copy submitted

As soon as we get a better idea of when we can get back to racing we will publish the program and roster so keep watching this space for further announcements.

ORCV News

ORCV OCT21 RS

November 27th is likely to be the first date on the ORCV calendar after Victoria hits the 80% double dose vaccination mark. We plan to run two races, a short category 3 West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint and a longer race for those looking to qualify for a Hobart race.

Read more about our plans and these races by clicking the link HERE

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 29th September

Whats on @ SBSC

Make sure you do not miss out on this yummy italian fare from Snooks Catering to enjoy this weekend  

Phone orders ONLY 0439314179.  Cut off for orders is 10:00am on Friday or until SOLD OUT.

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Condolences

We received some very sad news this week with the passing of Tony Grieves.  Tony was a member of Safety Beach Sailing Club for many years and during his early years at the club was a well known catamaran sailor in the OTB fleet.  You could always tell when Tony was visiting the club as his much loved Trans Am was parked out the front.

Our sincerest condolences to Maureen and the Grieve family during this very tough time.

Keelboat Update

Getting back to racing is inching closer all the time.  The Keelboat Sailing Instructions for 2021-22 have now been posted,  These will come into effect at the start of our summer season so please go and have a look at Keelboat 2021-22 SI's

As mentioned in last week's report there are a number of changes so please make sure you study them in detail in particular the new courses that we will be using this coming season and make sure you discard any old copies of SI's and course sheets that you may have loitering onboard.  

We know everyone is keen to get back out on the water so in preparation for the season ahead please make sure you submit your completed Cat 5 Safety Declaration along with a copy of your current Insurance Certificate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  These should be submitted before the end of October.  The Safety Declaration form can be found on the club website or at Cat 5 Safety Dec.

As soon as we get the green light to get back to training & racing we are all ready to go.  Watch this space for further announcements

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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 22nd September 2021

Whats on @ SBSC

Make sure you do not miss out on this yummy fare from Snooks Catering to enjoy whilst watching the AFL Grand Final.   

Phone orders ONLY 0439314179.  Cut off for orders is 10:00am on Friday or until SOLD OUT.

Snooks 22nd September 2021

End of Season Presentation Night

Unfortunately, due to the current COVID restrictions continuing on, this event has been cancelled with all ticket purchases refunded. If you had already purchased tickets for this, you should have received an email into your inbox advising of your refund. If anyone has any questions regarding this - please get in touch with Deirdre Snooks on #0417373679 and she will be able to assist. We still look forward to celebrating our 2020-2021 Season altogether, possibly in the early half of 2022 and will advise of a new date when parameters are more conducive.

Cancelled Flyer for SBSC Presentation 2020 2021 Season

On Water News

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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 8th September

Dates for the Diary

Saturday 16th October    6:30pm     End of Season Celebration RE-SCHEDULED  (see details below)  

Whats on @ SBSC

Make sure you do not miss out on this yummy fare from Snooks Catering this week.   Phone orders ONLY 0439314179.  Cut off for orders is 10:00am on Friday or until SOLD OUT.

 dinner for two 10th11th Sept.

End of Season Presentation Night

Due to the unpredictable situation in Victoria at the moment our end of season Presentation Night has been re-scheduled to Saturday 16th October. Should anyone not be able to attend the revised date please contact Deirdre Snooks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. arrange a refund. All previously purchased tickets are still valid.

2020 2021 Presentation Flyer revised Date 16th October 2021

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Cruisers Corner

Another very strong contender for the  "2021 Fish of the Year" Award!  This Marlin was caught by Nick Jones on Time Out while sailing from Nara Inlet to Cid Harbour in the Whitsunday's.

If you have a nomination please get send a photo in to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.CC 1

Barb and Terry Jones onboard Whiskers are currently our boat that has travelled furthest north on the coast and are currently moored in the Marlin Marina in Cairns with Jen and Jeff on Tumi being the crew on board for the longest having departed from Martha Cove in February!

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Recycle your PFD!

Do you have an expired PFD?  Don't chuck it in the bin as over 2,500 PFD's end up in landfill every year.

Give it to us and we will re-purpose it into a "LIFE-BAG"  GOT AN EXPIRED PFD? .
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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 1st September

Dates for the Diary

Saturday 16th October    6:30pm     End of Season Celebration RE-SCHEDULED  (see details below)  

 

Whats on @ SBSC

What a great way to enjoy and celebrate Father's Day with a 3 course delicious meal.  Cut off time for orders is 10:00am on Friday or until SOLD OUT so get in early so that you do not miss out!

Snooks 1st September 21

 

End of Season Presentation Night

Due to the unpredictable situation in Victoria at the moment our end of season Presentation Night has been re-scheduled to Saturday 16th October. Should anyone not be able to attend the revised date please contact Deirdre Snooks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. arrange a refund. All previously purchased tickets are still valid.

2020 2021 Presentation Flyer revised Date 16th October 2021

On Water News

Keelboat update

Although the outlook is not looking that great we are remaining positive that we will be able to run at least part of the Spring Series with the first race scheduled for the 12th of September.  As previously advised we will be using this series as a trial run for the introduction of a second division into our Keelboat fleet.

Please click HERE to see the Change to SI's that provides details on the break-point for the yachts that will sail in Div 1 & Div 2. 

We have posted a division list of yachts that sail regularly on a Sunday - Spring Series Division List.  if you would like your boat added to this list please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP and we will make sure your boats gets added.

Recycle your PFD!

Do you have an expired PFD?  Don't chuck it in the bin as over 2,500 PFD's end up in landfill every year.

Give it to us and we will re-purpose it into a "LIFE-BAG"  GOT AN EXPIRED PFD? .
Please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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TNC - Shellfish Reef Restoration

For those that are interested please CLICK HERE for the upcoming Nature Conservancy (TNC) On-Line Shellfish Reef Restoration information forum.

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