WOW, what a great start back to sailing . Perfect weather, flat water and 16 starters, which is pretty good considering we are still restricted to 25 Km's from home .
The shifty wind gave our race team plenty to think about but nobody was complaining about the extra time spent on the water! It was great to see a few juniors out in the fleet and even a couple of parents out in the club Tera's - not so squeezy !
Hopefully the next few weeks will see an easing of restrictions and the welcoming back of more sailors (Drew isn’t quite sure what to do at the front in his fast new Sabre without Bill to follow !)
In the meantime, thanks everyone for following the Covid guidelines and wearing your masks in the yard, here’s hoping it won’t be for much longer .
Don’t forget to check the program and duty roster up till Christmas. Our new rostering system on RevSport means that you will receive an email one week before your duty, so if you are unavailable that week it is your responsibility to arrange a replacement . Getting a replacement isn’t hard, at this stage there are plenty of people willing to help out .
On a final note; why is it, with six months off sailing we all (myself included ) left it until the opening day to start fixing our boats ??
Keelboat & Tower News
This Week's Results:
What a fantastic way to start the 2020-21 season! Sure everyone was just pleased to be back out on the water. Big welcome to AUDERE and TUMI who were out for their first sail with the SBSC fleet on Friday evening. As always a big thank you to RO Judy and Amanda for their assistance in the tower. We must admit to a few early teething problems but we got those quickly sorted and normal service was resumed.
Just a reminder to all to revisit the Covid Return to Safe Sailing plan on a regular basis. We will be updating this plan to reflect any changes in the Covid Restrictions but in the meantime please make sure you stick to the rules such as social distancing, masks on, crew declaration submitted etc and we will all be happy. As with all new systems we have had a few minor issues with the Covid Crew Declaration form and thank you to all those owners that have patiently worked through these issues over the weekend. Hopefully we are on top of it now. In saying that the club is slowly implementing the QR system. If you have had a chance to visit the club for a meal or drink you will see that it is already in use by Snooks Catering. We have just introduced the use of QR for registrations in the tower and are now looking into other areas of the club where it will be useful and make things simple for all including Crew Registrations for Keelboat Racing - so watch this space!
Friday 30th October - Twilight Pursuit #1
|1st||Maximum Limit||Nx1638||Rick Rogers|
Sunday 1st November - Return to Safe Sailing #1
|1st||Friday Harbour||B2911||Kon Cili|
|1st||Mr Bojangles||SB4556||Pauline Cleaver|
Tuesday 3rd November - Cup Day Fun Day
|1st||Single Malt||SB10||Sue Turnbull|
|2nd||New Morning II||S381||Gordon Thomas|
|3rd||Friday Harbour||B2911||Kon Cili|
|2nd||Single Malt||SB10||Sue Turnbull|
It was great to see 12 yachts out for our Social Cup Day Race and what a Ripper of a Day. We had a couple of boats that were somewhat late to the start line but managed to catch the rest of the fleet waiting for the wind to fill in at Dromana Pier.
For all of this week's results please go to: Keelboats 2020 Results
Next Week's Race Program:
Friday 6th November - Twilight Pursuit #2
|First Warning Signal:||17:25H (Pursuit Start)|
|Race Officer:||Des Carroll|
Start sheet can be viewed by Clicking HERE
Sunday 8th November - Return to Safe Sailing #2
|First Warning Signal:||13:25H (Combined Tower Start)|