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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 25th August 2021

Dates for the Diary

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

 

AFL Tipping Competition

The SBSC AFL Tipping Competition for 2021 is now done and dusted with Commodore Peter Bulka being this year's victor in a closely fought battle with Campbell Martin and Steve Daniel.

Whats on @ SBSC

A little bit of dining pleasure to enjoy during lock-down.  Get your orders in as you do not want to miss out!

dinner for two weekend 27 28 Aug

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

Unfortunately, due to restrictions there will be no sailing this weekend and the club is also closed.  We do look forward to seeing you all back again soon.

ORCclub

We are still hoping to introduce the ORCclub measurement system at SBSC however, we need more boats to get measured up.  If you would like more information on what is required Andrew Clark (aka Clarky) has been down the process and would be happy to provide any assistance you need.  Clarky has also put together a short article which is well worth a read and can be viewed on the club website by CLICKING HERE

If you have already been measured up and do have a current ORC certificate would you please be able to send through a copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at least let us know so that we can look up your details and add you to the list.

Cruisers Corner

Peter Dyson from 2Gether II is currently holding the "BIG FISH AWARD" for this season's cruising with this very large Spanish Mackerel.  We believe their freezer is now full.  If any of our cruisers have a contender for the award please send photo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Peters big fish

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 18th August 2021

Dates for the Diary

Saturday 11th September    6:30pm     End of Season Celebration (see details below)  

 

Whats on @ SBSC

A little bit of dining pleasure to enjoy during lock-down.  Get your orders in as you do not want to miss out!

 Snooks 20th 21st Aug. 2021

End of Season Presentation Night

The SBSC 2020-21 Presentation Night has been re-scheduled to the evening of Saturday 11th September - see all the details in the flyer below.

Presentation Night Defer July 21

On Water News

Unfortunately, due to restrictions there will be no sailing this weekend and the club is also closed.  We do look forward to seeing you all back again soon.

Keelboat Captain Report

Just because we’re still in lock-down doesn’t mean things aren’t being planned and happening so to keep you up to date I’ll give you a brief and if you’d like any further details please contact myself or one of the sailing committee members? How do we improve what we’re doing now, from your communication, feedback and positive constructive suggestions are a great start.

Firstly, a Second Division is going to be trialled in the up and coming Spring Series so we need your feedback on if it works for you and can we do it better? We will be sending out more details very soon on how we are going to set it up and who is going to be in the two divisions. The reasoning behind the two divisions is so we get everyone finishing reasonably around the same time so we can enjoy the social side of what we do together and so the people in the tower and rescue boats can complete their duties earlier.

Start and Finish Line Safety:
Currently we are using the green pole or special purpose beacon which is one of the leads into and out or the marina for our start and finish line. Our Risk Management Committee and Parks Victoria have brought it to our attention that it is getting more dangerous as the volume of marine traffic exits and enters the marina. So the Sailing, Executive and Risk Management are working on plans to move the start line further out and away from the leads to the marina. To install a fixed buoy is very costly and it will take some time to initiate and get the approval, plus Parks Victoria don’t really want another fixed buoy. Their recommendation is to use temporary buoys which we have to put out and bring in for each race. Unfortunately we don’t have the luxury of having OTB always available when we race and it definitely wouldn’t be safe or fair to expect them to go out in 20+ knot winds to drop in buoys in a rib. The only alternative at the moment is someone in our keelboat fleet to tow a buoy out set it up and bring it back in?

Start Line Etiquette:
On water/ boat starts no problem.
Tower starts in front of the club can be an issue if we don’t respect our other members starting times which becomes a really big safety issue. How hard is it to exit the marina and go behind the start line not across or in front of it? There is plenty of room towards the cliffs or Martha Point to put your sails up and wait your turn. It’s dangerous, disrespectful and shows how much regard you have for the majority who do the right thing. Please don’t do it.

The Sonata Association are running a Radio Operators Course for their members at our club on Saturday the 2nd of October which will be a full day plus a flare demonstration at 4.30pm. They have about 6 available places for our members wishing to obtain a Short Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency or update or refresh their current certificate. The license test including a hand book is $190 and full training with hand book but not license test is $100. Flare demonstration is free to all participants of the licensing course and $10 for anyone else just wanting to do the flare demo? Anyone wanting to purchase a new Inshore Flare Kit the cost is $85. Anyone wishing to use their own out of date flares can do so only if they are less than one year out of date? Lunch and tea/ coffee or soft drinks will be included for people doing the marine radio license course.
This course like our sailing program is subject to change depending on Covid restrictions. Please contact me by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are definitely interested because I envisage the 6 available spots will fill quickly? Depending how popular this is we will be looking at holding another course for our members in the near future?

Hope to see you all out on the water soon!

Cheers
Mal Winder

ORCclub

We are still hoping to introduce the ORCclub measurement system at SBSC however, we need more boats to get measured up.  If you would like more information on what is required Andrew Clark (aka Clarky) has been down the process and would be happy to provide any assistance you need.  Clarky has also put together a short article which is well worth a read and can be viewed on the club website by CLICKING HERE

If you have already been measured up and do have a current ORC certificate would you please be able to send through a copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at least let us know so that we can look up your details and add you to the list

Petersville Regatta 2021 is ON!

We're back for 2021 from the 27th to 30th December....pencil it in your calendar.

Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron hopes to see you back for this year's event.  All information including the NOR go to Petersville Regatta Link

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 11th August 2021

Dates for the Diary

Saturday 11th September    6:30pm     End of Season Celebration (see below)  

Whats on @ SBSC

Sounds too yummy to resist - make sure you get your orders in by Friday at 10:00am!

Snooks 11th August 21

End of Season Presentation Night

The SBSC 2020-21 Presentation Night has been re-scheduled to the evening of Saturday 11th September - see all the details in the flyer below.

Presentation Night Defer July 21

On Water News

Unfortunately due to Covid 19 restrictions there will be NO SAILING at the club this Sunday 15th August.   

If restrictions are lifted during next week then we will  be aiming to run some races next Sunday the 22nd August - we will let you know as soon as we can.

MOB Procedures and Information

Details of MOB procedures and information along with the SBSC MOB Training Declaration Form have now been posted onto the SBSC Website and can be found on the KB Race Documents Page or under Club Safety Documents & Procedures - CLICK HERE.  

More details will be advised soon in regards to the next scheduled SBSC MOB Education Workshop

Petersville Regatta 2021 is ON!

We're back for 2021 from the 27th to 30th December....pencil it in your calendar.

Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron hopes to see you back for this year's event.  All information including the NOR is available at Petersville Regatta Link

Annual Keelboat Weigh In Day

Please call on 0408 400 278 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if there are any queries or if you wish to make a booking.

Weigh Day 2021

 

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 4th August 2021

Whats on @ SBSC

Please note that QR check-in is mandatory, along with masks except when eating and drinking. Thanks for everyone's co-operation.

Snooks 2 8th August

Bookings are absolutely essential to #0439314179

End of Season Presentation Night

The SBSC 2020-21 Presentation Night has been re-scheduled to the evening of Saturday 11th September - see all the details in the flyer below.

Presentation Night Defer July 21

On Water News

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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 28th July 2021

Dates for the Diary

Saturday 31st July 4:00pm     AGM 
Saturday 11th September      6:30pm New date for 2020-21 Presentation Night       

New Members

The Committee and Members of Safety Beach Sailing Club would like to extend a warm welcome to the following new members. We look forward to meeting you at the club or seeing you out on the water very soon:

  • Derren Wilson & Family
  • Ray Collins
  • Scott Faulkner & Family
  • Peter Jones
  • Noel Parker

AGM Update

The SBSC AGM 2021 is going ahead as scheduled on Saturday 31st July at 4.00pm but the format will now be a Zoom meeting as current restrictions do not allow for a face to face meeting.

An invitation to the Zoom meeting and all details on how to participate will be sent by email to members by Thursday evening. We strongly encourage all members to participate and look forward to seeing you online on Saturday afternoon, and in person at the Club in the very near future.

All reports can be viewed on the website or by Clicking HERE.  If you have any questions that relate to the reports, the previous minutes or general business we ask that they be sent through to the Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 29th July and they will listed for discussion at the relevant time during the AGM. 

Whats on @ SBSC

Please note that QR check-in is mandatory, along with masks except when eating and drinking. Thanks for everyone's co-operation.

Bookings are absolutely essential to #0439314179

Snooks 28821RS

End of Season Presentation Night

The SBSC 2020-21 Presentation Night has been re-scheduled to the evening of Saturday 11th September - see all the details in the flyer below.

Presentation Night Defer July 21

Should anyone have an issue with the new date & require a refund please get in touch with Deirdre via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will be able to assist.

On Water News

Were Back July

We have received word from Australian Sailing - Victoria Branch that Sailing and Racing are permitted this weekend so SBSC will be holding races for both OTB and Keelboats this Sunday 1st August as per the winter programs.

Travel limit:

  • Unrestricted within Victoria
  • No interstate travel allowed

Face coverings:

  • Must be worn at all times
  • They may be removed for strenuous exercise

Club organised sailing may operate including racing and training lessons
COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in
Club rooms and change rooms can be open, density limits apply
Equipment must be cleaned between uses.

The settings are set to remain in place for the next 14 days.

New Hearing Request Form

The latest Hearing Request form has now been posted onto the club website or just Click Here.  If you are wanting to lodge a protest or a request for redress etc please make sure that you use this latest form for your submission.   

Keelboat Report

This week's racing:

Sure you will have received the message by now that we are sailing this Sunday and are all very happy to be out of lock-down again so get your crew's together and get out for a sail.  The club will be open after racing so always good fun to head back to warm up a bit and enjoy some friendly banter.

Sunday 1st August - BMWS Pursuit Race  

First Warning Signal:                    9:55H Pursuit Start with Extra's Optional         
Tower Duty: Ross Martin & John Matheson
Tower Support: Elaine Nicholson, Mal Winder & Judy Champion    


Start sheet is posted on the club website at  BMWS START SHEET.  Please don't forget to let the SBSC tower know if you are intending to run a spinnaker when signing on for the race and if you do elect to run a kite please add 4-minutes to your nominated start time.

OTB Report

Hi folks,
Well, we’re out of lock-down sort of. Enough to be allowed to hold a yacht race anyway! So with that in mind, get your winter woolies on, and maybe an extra kilo or two of ballast in the bottom of your boat and come for a sail this Sunday for round five (or is it four? I’ve lost count!) of our inaugural OTB winter series. Hasn’t it been a cracker! We’ve had everything - blowouts, lock-downs, no wind, more lock-downs. I even managed to get a furniture delivery from Sydney! We’ve had everything except enough sailing. So don’t miss this opportunity, it could be your last chance. And as I say every time, the weather will be perrrfect!

Same setup as the other weeks, 10.57 first warning and we’ll try for three races. Sign on via the Sailor App, alternatives will be available if you haven’t downloaded it yet.  Don’t forget, masks are still compulsory inside and outside but you can take it off before you hit the water, you all know the drill !

You will be ably chaperoned on the course by the fabulous Geoff and Deirdre in the start boat and the always friendly Rob Fleming and Drew Mattingly in the rib. So no excuses - Be There!

Cheers all
Pete Chippy
OTB Captain

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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 14th July 2021

Dates for the Diary

Sunday 18th July 12:30pm Lunch with a Xmas Twist
Sunday 18th July 1:00pm - 4:00pm    Live Music by Dave Campbell      
Saturday 31st July 4:00pm     AGM
Saturday 31st July       6:30pm 2020-21 Presentation Night       

New Members

The Committee and Members of Safety Beach Sailing Club would like to extend a warm welcome to the following new members. We look forward to meeting you at the club or seeing you out on the water very soon:

  • Andrew Slagmolen
  • Chris and Leanne Devlin
  • Geoff and Tamara Newing
  • Sue Malta
  • Susan Foster
  • David and Julie Jones

'Sailor App' for OTB Fleet

For all our OTB Sailors please check out this new App for managing our fleet and racing both on & off the water and so much more so please read through carefully and make sure you download the App to your device and give it a go.  

This Friday from mid-afternoon until 7pm there will be a trial race set up and we are asking for people to practice signing on and off - in readiness for Sunday so please get on board and give it a go.  Details of how to get set up with Sailor App can be found below or on at the club website Link HERE.

Sailor App Introduction at SBSC PAGE 1 July 2021 1

Sailor App Introduction at SBSC PAGE 2 July 2021

Whats on @ SBSC

Snooks July

Xmas in July 

On Sunday 18th July there will be Sunday lunch at the club from 12.30pm with a Christmas Twist for those that might like to celebrate a bit of festive “Xmas In July” Cheer! The afternoon is complete with Dave Campbell’s Dulcet tones entertaining from 1pm-4pm.  Members &  friends can have lunch or just stay and enjoy the music as they wish. 

Come enjoy a “long” lunch after sailing, with some relaxing music, by the fireside.  Bookings essential so please contact David on #0439314179

Sunday Lunch Christmas in July Live Music July 2021

End of Season Presentation Night

This season's presentation evening is being held on the evening of the 31st July after our AGM.  Bookings are essential via the Try Booking site https://www.trybooking.com/BSPUW

EOS 2021 RS

AGM - Saturday 31st July @ 4pm

The AGM is being held at 4.00pm on Saturday 31 July, immediately preceding the Presentation Night. We look forward to a great turnout for both events.

The Notice of Meeting is available on the club website by CLICKING HERE.

There are a number of positions on the Executive Committee that are becoming vacant. If you are interested in joining this team of volunteers that gets things done around the club then please consider putting in a nomination for one of these positions.  The Nomination Form is available on the club website or CLICK HERE.  Nomination forms must be received by the Secretary no later than Saturday 17th July. Please send directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Keelboat & Tower News

Last week's results:

Unfortunately the race on the 4th July was cancelled due to the rough conditions on the bay so everyone will be hanging out for a sail this weekend.  Big thank you to the Tower Team of Ross Martin, Greg Cleaver and Amanda Malin. 

This week's racing:

Sunday 18th July - BMWS Pursuit Race  

First Warning Signal:                    9:55H Pursuit Start with Extra's Optional         
Tower Duty: Andrew Stocks & Lynlee Coutts
Tower Support: Amanda Malin, Jude Champion  & Mal Winder     


Start sheet is posted on the club website at  BMWS START SHEET.

OTB Report

Hi folks, not much joy in our last sailing effort - was that really two weeks ago?? Anyway, this week is bound to be better- really, what could possibly go wrong?
For your sailing pleasure and safety, we will be chaperoned by the always vigilant Geoff and Deirdre on the start boat as well as Greg “Zimmerframe”Lowe and James “The Country Vet” Everitt (the things he can do with a dog would make your eyes water!).
Also this week we will be trialing the new "Sailor App" for signing on and off. You may have already used this app at recent regattas and will know how user friendly it is.
Deirdre and Geoff have posted a very easy to follow set of instructions above in the e-news, so please download the app and have a crack at it this week. If you don’t have a smart phone or don’t get around to it, the regular sign on sheet will still be there. Soon the club is purchasing another tablet to be mounted to the wall at the sign in desk so it will be even easier.
So rock up this week - don’t look at the weather report- or just bring a submarine, I hear there’s one going cheap over at WesternPort! And don’t forget to put in your nominations for Club Person and Junior Club Person of the year and book your seat/table for Presentation day.
That’s all for now
Cheers
Pete Chippy

SBSC Women's Sailing Update

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Friday night Women's Sailing Catch Up.  We had excellent interest from a range of sailing backgrounds (from zero to hero!), across the full age spectrum, and we discussed all sorts of training options. I also had some lovely messages and phone calls from members that couldn't attend expressing their support. And that's why we have so many women and girls loving their sailing at SBSC - there is fantastic support and a highly positive vibe.

The highlight of the night was when Fiona Lowe volunteered to be the next SBSC Women's Rep. Fiona will be the Australian Sailing "She Sails" rep and be the point of contact within the club. Fiona is very well connected within the club and the local sailing community and has a very confident, positive attitude.

Pauline Cleaver

ORCV News

Capturing 50 years. Can you help us, please?

We’re looking for stories, photos, video, prizes, imagery of the coastline or events and even clothing pieces that tell a story of your interaction with these classic races as we lead into the 50th King Island and 50th Westcoaster (Melbourne to Hobart) races in 2022.

If you were involved with these races over the past 50 years and can contribute to our quest, please get in contact with Tim & Delma at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ORCV July

Fundamental Navigation & Weather for Sailors Courses

The Ocean Racing Club has 3 courses coming up that are instructor lead and online. Over a series of nights, you will learn about the fundamentals of navigation and how to read, plan and interpret weather patterns for coastal or up 3 day voyages.

Learn more and book for the Fundamental Navigation starting Wed 28th July here https://www.orcv.org.au/training/navigation

Learn more and book for the Weather for Sailors Module 1 -Fundamental of enclosed waters starting Monday, August 2nd and Module 2 – Coastal Sailing 3+ days starting 30th Aug here https://www.orcv.org.au/training/weather-courses

Winter Series Race #2 Report 

“Sportsboat screamer as Cool sets the pace”

The second race of the ORCV Winter Series saw 45 for the passage down to Blairgowrie, with the fleet drag racing down the bay in record-breaking time. The 25nm run down to the south channel saw some extremely close racing between yachts, with the sportsboats and mid-fleet tussle taking center stage as the fleet powered along on a wet and cool ride under spinnaker for much of the race.

Multiple crews commented on how great it was to regroup at Blairgowrie and chat after the race – thank you to the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron for their hospitality. Congratulations to all competitors who took part; to enter the next ORCV event on the 31st of July, please find more information here: https://www.orcv.org.au/winter-series

Full results at https://www.orcv.org.au/results/2020-21/2021MWS/series.htm?ty=82389

Cruisers Corner 

There has been a bit of a SBSC rendezvous up in sunny Mackay with the crews from Tumi, Time Out and ToniK catching up with our land cruisers.  

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