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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS September 16th 2020

Committee Mutterings

Hello from home once again. I was hoping by now we would be not so locked down and perhaps even on the verge of returning to the club and sailing. That unfortunately is not the case and I just hope this longer level of lockdown works to get us back to some sense of normal a bit quicker. Whilst I don’t mind working from home, the dogs are even beginning to question why we’re home so much.

The Executive Committee has been as busy as ever working on many things, apart from sailing. We are looking to upgrade our IT and move to Office 365 shortly. This will revolutionise our file storage and make life much easier for future committees, as they won’t be asking for previous members of committee to copy old files onto USB’s or forward multiple emails from years past. Everything will be stored in the cloud and accessible to the committee at any time and from anywhere.

The new Sponsorship, Marketing & Grants sub-committee have hit the ground running. John Wemyss and team are setting up sponsorship packages to approach businesses with shortly and gain further support for the club. We are also looking at local area promotion of what we offer. Plenty of ground work to do and well worth the effort, as it represents a great opportunity for the club.  We are looking for someone to join this sub-committee, who has a flare for graphic design and marketing. If that’s you, please let us know, as we would love to have you on board. Could be a great opportunity to showcase your talents.

Another area this team are working on is social media and how we can continue to hear from you the members. We plan to start asking for stories and profiles of sponsors, which can then be shared with our members. There are many interesting people in the club, that many of you don’t know. So, whilst we can’t physically see each other, perhaps we can share some stories and past experiences, which may just help everyone to connect in an entirely different way.

Thanks again to all the members who have paid their fees. It makes a big difference to the club and is fantastic to see. As mentioned in the reminder notices this week, the club is mindful that there are some who may be financially affected by the COVID19 situation. It is truly a unique situation and we wish to ensure all our members are able to remain part of the Safety Beach Sailing Club.  I am available to discuss alternative payment arrangements for any member/s who may be financially affected by the COVID19 situation.  All discussions will remain strictly confidential. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Phone: 0407 814 865

The new Risk Management sub-committee, headed up by Pauline Cleaver has begun the huge task of piecing this together. Whilst we have had risk management procedures, it’s obvious they are in need of a major upgrade and Pauline and team have the experience to put this together.

Our Rear Commodore – Ross Martin and Sailing Committee have been busy putting together the new season programs. As soon as we’re able to sail, the program will cater for as much sailing as anyone can cope with. We might even see Clarky sitting a few out due to exhaustion.

Please continue where possible to support David and Deidre Snooks. They have done an amazing job staying positive during these times and providing great meals from the kiosk. My only regret is living much more than 5km away, otherwise I’d be there every week.

Continue to stay safe and healthy. I also hope you make the most of your extra hour each day.

Kind Regards,
Peter Bulka

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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS August 19th 2020

From the Rear

Dear Members,
It is with great pleasure I write my first e-news article as Rear Commodore for 2020-21 sailing season. Although we are all in lock down your KB & OTB Committees have been working away in the background putting the final touches to the seasons programs and rosters. See the OTB Summer Program Part 1 HERE and the KB Summer Program Part 1 by clicking HERE.

We have published the OTB program up to December 2020 at this stage, as we await easing of lock down restrictions. We do not want to be seen as negative, but I doubt our keen OTB sailors will be able to travel interstate for National Championships in the foreseeable future. With this in mind we will adjust the program to include an OTB Holiday Series as soon as we get the all clear from the State Government and Australian Sailing.

Will have more to write after a Zoom Keelboat & OTB Committee Meetings being held over the next week. For now stay safe.


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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS September 10th 2020


New Members

On behalf of the Executive Committee and members, we would like to extend a warm welcome to these new and returning members to Safety Beach SC. We look forward to seeing you at the club when we are able to re-open again for business.

  • Brad and Lynda Fitzsimmons - BatteryWorld Mornington
  • David Blundell
  • Glenys Hitchen
  • Nick, Fiona, Zara & Cooper Jones - Maintain my Boat    

If you know someone that would like to join the club, membership applications can be downloaded from the website by clicking this LINK

Snooks Catering

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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS August 12th 2020

Committee Mutterings

I would like to start my message with a quick call out to everyone at a very strange time in Victoria and genuinely ask, RU OK?  The actual day for this is the 10th September, however it’s important that we as a group support each other and those around us during this time.  It’s not just for one day, but ongoing and I encourage you all to maintain the contacts you have inside and outside the club.

Personally, I’ve been working from home since late March and know just how isolating it can be. The club dealings and interactions for me are a great way to break the monotony. I’ve also purchased a project boat, which is getting plentyof attention at the moment. I look forward to seeing everyone’s boats after lockdown. There’s bound to be plenty of well polished yachts on the water.

Let’s hope these next few weeks pay off and we can all get back to what we love doing. Of course that’s SAILING!

Thank you to all the members who have paid their fees. It makes a big difference to the club and is fantastic to see. If anyone is experiencing difficulties paying these fees, please contact Jenny Thomson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or myself at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We don’t want to lose any members because of financial difficulty and I’m sure we can work out a way to keep you as a member.

It is great to see some new members joining already. We look forward to meeting everyone when we’re all back at the club.  One of our recent new members has taken no time in getting involved in club activities.  Big Thank You to Stuart Moesley who kindly rendered up some of the exterior walls that were in need of attention after the recent renovations.

I look forward to making the most of the club since being renovated. It looks amazing and is a credit to all involved. I would like to once again congratulate Andrew Martin (Mono), Lisa Marklew and Brian Marklew for the effort they put into this project. It truly takes our clubhouse to a new level and one that we all look forward to enjoying.

Our call out for a Treasurer to take over from Graeme Ainslie has been answered. Thank you to David Blundell for putting his hand up. He brings a good level of experience to the role and it’s great to have him on board. Graeme will be great support to David until he is up to speed. David sails on keelboats and is familiar to many members having sailed with Clarky on 2xtreme and now with David Phillips on Rogue.

The new risk management and sponsorship subcommittees are well formed and work is already underway. Both of these represent a great opportunity for SBSC and will be a big step forward for the club once fully implemented.

We are planning a great season to begin in late September, of course this is subject to government advice and we will most likely experience some delays.

The presentation of trophies from the 2019/20 season remains outstanding, which includes Junior and Senior Club Persons of the year. We will of course wait to present these at the club when we’re able to have a large number of people together again.

For now, stay safe and healthy
Happy isolating.

Peter Bulka
Commodore SBSC

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS August 26th 2020


Race Officers Course

Our very own National Race Officer, Geoff Eldridge, will be holding a Club Level Race Officers Course for SBSC Members on the morning of Sunday 13th September.  The course will start at 9:00am and will run for around 3hours and will be held via Zoom.

The Club Race Officer Course is aimed at educating Australian Sailing Members in the basics to conduct consistent, fair and safe club racing.

Who should do this course?
People who have a keen interest in Sailing and want to participate in another facet of the sport. Those who may be interested in becoming a Race Officer include parents or partners who may have limited experience with sailing and want to contribute to the sport, volunteers at yacht clubs and sailors who no longer actively participate in the sport.

Course Outcome
Participants will become eligible to apply to be accredited as a Club Race Officer; an individual in charge of all on water activities at club or singular club race course and manages all associated race officials and volunteers.

If you are interested in doing this course on the 13th of September please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will put you on the list of starters.

Battery World - Mornington

Welcome to our latest sponsor - Battery World Mornington is the Mornington Peninsula's largest battery stockist and we are open for Phone & Internet orders. 
We are here to help with new batteries and preventative chargers to protect you precious battery.  Whatever your battery need give Brad a call and sure he will be able to help you out.

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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS August 6th 2020

New Members for August

On behalf of the Executive Committee and members, we would like to extend a warm welcome to these new and returning members to Safety Beach SC.   We look forward to seeing you at the club when we are able to re-open again for business. 

    • John Gordon
    • Murray Arnott
    • Beth Hamill
    • Darren Ayling

If you know someone that would like to join the club, membership applications can be downloaded from the website by clicking this LINK

Executive Committee for 2020-21

For those members who were not able to join the AGM recently we would like to introduce you to the current team that form the Executive Committee of our club for the 2020-21 season.  These members have kindly volunteer their time and services to ensure that our club is not only well administered but a great success and something we should all be proud to be a member of:

Commodore      Peter Bulka      
Vice Commodore     Tony Christmas    
Rear Commodore Ross Martin  
Secretary Mem Mackie  
Treasurer TBA  
Committee Members:     Jenny Thomson Membership Secretary
  Pauline Cleaver        Risk Management  
  John Wemyss Marketing & Promotions   
  Brian Marklew Strategic Planning
  Peter Chipperfield OTB Captain
  Andrew Clark Sail Peninsula

We would like to thank those members who have now completed their term on the Executive Committee but continue to support and assist the club on one of our many committees or sub-committees:

Andrew Martin     House Committee    
Bill Manning Sailing Committee
Drew Mattingley      Marketing & Promotions Committee 
Sue Turnbull Women's Sailing
Mal Winder Keelboat Captain


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