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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS December 30th 2020

Dates for the Diary

Saturday 9th January 9:55H MYC & SBSC Combined Race Series
Hovel Pile Race
Tuesday 26 January   SBSC Birthday & Australia Day Celebrations      
2019-20 Season Trophy Presentation
Thursday 28th January       6:30pm       Cruisers Corner Gathering
19th - 21st February   Sail Peninsula 2021

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OTB Report

I hope you all had a happy and safe Chrissy break. I know those that were around the club all had a great time. The first half of our Christmas series has been a great success, even though Sunday was a blowout, we made the most of it with an impromptu working bee. Monday and Tuesday were much better, with shifty up and down winds but nice weather and plenty of boats, including some visitors from McCrae in 3 Sharpies, an A class and a Sabre, our fleet was 16 on Monday and about 24 on Tuesday. Lots of good close racing was had in all classes except Div. 1 where we only had one entry! Come on kids, get those parents cracking, it’s great sailing and if there were a few more of you, apart from giving Aurelia some competition, one of you might have reminded her to put the bungs in! Oh dear.

Just remember, while this is a trophy series, the emphasis is on having a good time and going by the number of people in the club after racing, that was certainly the case. So if you couldn’t, or just didn’t come for a sail, well it sucks to be you! Next week I’ll be back at work so it sucks to be me. That leaves a spot at the back of the fleet for someone else. So get yourself sorted and come and join in. Racing is on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 3.00pm, I guarantee you won’t regret it.

Lastly, thanks to Andrew Mono Martin for organizing the working bees on Sunday and Tuesday and to those that came along to help out. A load of jobs were ticked off and the building and yard are looking great .

That’s enough from me,
See you Sunday.

Pete Chipperfield
OTB Captain

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS December 9th 2020

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Dates for the Diary

Saturday 12th December        2:00 - 5:30pm        Saturday Soiree with Dave Campbell
Sunday 20th December 1:00pm   SBSC Christmas Party.  More details below    

New Members

The Members and Executive Committee at SBSC would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members.  We look forward to meeting you at the club or seeing you out on the water in the not too distant future:

  • Joseph Sofia 
  • Melissa Fuller
  • Martin and Sandy Coats
  • Richard Aitken
  • David Fairweather

New Members Night

The club has had 51 new members join up since July, which is a great outcome given we have only effectively been able to open the doors last month.
Last Thursday, we had our first “New Member Welcome Night” which was well attended by new members and committee. The event was held on the patio providing a great vista for all to enjoy.  Quite a few members also booked to eat and enjoy the live music after the event.  Thank you to the Social Committee for organising this event and to all who were able to attend.

SBSC Christmas Party

Please book through https://www.trybooking.com/BNMWJ

Sunday 20th December
Live music from Tanina and Neil from 1pm – 4pm
Food Service will begin at 1.30pm (mains & dessert)
And saving the best till last  - A Santa Visit after lunch!

All tickets via the link above – available for booking NOW

Adults        $25.50     
Children up to 17YO             $16:00

Make sure to get in early and book so you don’t miss out.

ALL WELCOME!

SBSC Christmas Fundraiser

Xmas Fundraiser

Junior News

Sadly another Sunday has passed without any sailing. Again a bit too much wind, I did arrive a bit late this morning but I was there for the last part of it. We were just brainstorming ideas for what we would like to do this season, both on and off water. Like we wanted to do a long distance sail across the bay and do more mini races in the mornings between the juniors.

I spoke to one of the other juniors (Jess) today about what they were looking forward to most about the up coming year.  She said that she was looking forward to the across the bay sail, and to be honest I think so is everyone else because it is a really fun thing to do. I’m really exited for this season because not much has happened during lockdown so its great to be back outside and sailing again. Hope that you have all had a great week and a great week to come, stay safe and healthy.

Owen Thompson
Junior Captain

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS December 23rd 2020

Dates for the Diary

Tuesday 26 January   SBSC Birthday & Australia Day Celebrations      
2019-20 Season Trophy Presentation
Thursday 28th January       6:30pm       Cruisers Corner Gathering
19th - 21st February   Sail Peninsula 2021

Working Bee

Tuesday 29th December @ 10:00am

We are planning another working bee to include the following:
- Re-oil timber bar tops on balcony rail
- Painting of second coat to Northern wall of clubhouse
- Small finishing jobs in clubhouse including glueing stainless kicker boards to kitchen doors, door latches and stops to be put on, mounting of club letterbox &  thermostat for air-conditioning.
- Removal of hard rubbish
- Sorting memorabilia in tower

TOOLS & EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:
- Paintbrushes and rollers, drop sheets
- Kwik grip
- Palm Sanders with Fine Grit Paper
- Old rags to apply oil to timber tops
- Tool kits to include screw drivers, drills etc, hacksaws.

BLUE PLASTIC CHAIRS:
There are about 30 of the blue plastic Chairs under the deck downstairs in the yard. It is our intention to put these into hard rubbish unless someone would like to take them away and repurpose these chairs. Please let me know if you’re interested in helping on the day or wanting to take some chairs away on 0430474735 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cheers!
Mono.
House Committee 

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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS Decmber 2nd 2020

Dates for the Diary

Thursday 3rd December 5:30pm New Members Night
Saturday 5th December     9:00am     Club Working Bee.  See details below
Saturday 5th December 2:30pm - 5:00pm    Live Music Soiree with David Campbell.  More info below    
Sunday 20th December 1:00pm SBSC Christmas Party.  Mote details to follow soon    

 

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Working Bee

The House Committee is scheduling another working bee for Saturday the 5th of December, commencing at 9.00am. I know it’s getting close to Christmas, but it’s not like we can go anywhere exciting, so why not donate a few hours of your valuable time to the betterment of the grounds of the club.

Jobs to be done include:

  • weeding & gardening
  • general tidy up & maintenance

Equipment needed:

  • Weeding equipment
  • Rakes
  • Blowers
  • Industrial size weed sprayer with the spray to go in it

Cheers!
(The House Committee)

Junior News

Hi Owen here,
This Sunday was really fun for both me and my friends. Although it was pretty windy we were taken out on the ribs inside the marina with licensed boat drivers on board. We also were encouraged to get our restricted boat licenses considering that we are all old enough it would be great to see some of us helping out on the ribs during races.

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Also coming out Covid-19, a lot of things have been different this season and we were not able to do the stuff that we usually would. but now that we are back we are already looking forward to next year and all the new and exiting experiences that it will have to offer.

At the start of the year we usually sit down as the juniors and the kind volunteers that are running the program for us, (Ciaran, Grace and Tash) and we have a brainstorm about what we would like do and achieve this year. I’m also hoping to have some new people join the club because I think that for some people sailing just clicks in their head and becomes a part of them. Its also a very welcoming community as well, like when my parents and I joined we instantly felt welcomed by everyone in the club and we just loved it so much.

Regards,
Owen.
Junior Club Captain

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS December 16th 2020

Dates for the Diary

Sunday 20th December          1:00pm         SBSC Christmas Party. More details below    
Tuesday 26 January   SBSC Birthday & Australia Day Celebrations
2019-20 Season Trophy Presentation
Thursday 28th January 6:30pm Cruisers Corner Gathering
19th - 21st February   Sail Peninsula 2021

New Members

The members and Executive Committee would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members.  We look forward to meeting you at the club or seeing you out on the water in the not too distant future:

  • Kristy Shakespeare
  • Clair Scasni
  • Kerry & Colin Burns
  • Carla & Troy Carroll
  • Natasha Martin & Michael Nugent (We would like to welcome Natasha's fiancé, Michael, to SBSC)

SBSC Christmas Party

Bookings essential.  Please book through https://www.trybooking.com/BNMWJ

SBSC 2020 Xmas Party

Cruisers Corner

The gossip around the club is that there are quite a few boats poking their noses out of the heads and sailing north in 2021.
So, we are arranging a Cruiser’s Corner dinner for anyone heading, or thinking of heading out for some cruising adventures next year.  It will be an informal night, where people can met, chat about plans for the year, ask questions, share knowledge and enjoy a meal at the club together.

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The inaugural dinner will be Thursday, 28th January from 6.30 onwards. Bookings are essential, so please book with David on 0439 314 179 and mention “Cruiser’s Corner” and let Jen or Di know you have booked.
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We look forward to seeing you then

Junior Report

I hope that you have all had a great week.
I am very happy to say that this weekend we were able to get back out on the water again do some small races in the morning. Both my friends and I had a great time and really enjoyed being back on the water. I talked to one of my friends this week,(Xavier,) and asked him what he enjoyed. He really enjoyed just doing the races. And to be honest I think everyone else did as well because doing these races as part of the junior program last year was really fun from memory.

Also I would like to encourage people to come to the SBSC Christmas party, which is on the 20th of December.
For booking and more info please see the information below in this e-news

Have a great week and stay happy and healthy.

Owen Thompson
Junior Captain

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS November 25th 2020

New Members

We would like to welcome the following new and returning members to Safety Beach Sailing Club.
We look forward to seeing you at the club or on the water in the not too distant future:

  • Baumanis Family - Gavin, Karen, Jade, James & Jared
  • Martin Family - Campbell, Liz & Claire
  • Laing Family - Greg, Gabby, Amy & Hayden
  • Stuart Bender

Vale Lois Stocks

Under the Cover of a Covid lockdown, Foundation and Life Member Lois Stocks, wife of Don Stocks, sadly passed away.
This was only brought to my attention last weekend on talking to Andrew.
The Stocks name has been synonymous with the Safety Beach Sailing Club since foundation and on behalf of the Executive and Members of the SBSC, we extend our deepest sympathies to Andrew, Linda, Allison, Daniel & Tim.
Regrettably restrictions prevented any representative from the club attending the service.

Working Bee

The House Committee is scheduling another working bee for Saturday the 5th of December, commencing at 9.00am. I know it’s getting close to Christmas, but it’s not like we can go anywhere exciting, so why not donate a few hours of your valuable time to the betterment of the grounds of the club.

Jobs to be done include:

  • weeding
  • weeding
  • weeding
  • did I mention weeding
  • A bit of tidying up and general maintenance

Equipment needed:

  • Weeding equipment
  • Rakes
  • Blowers
  • Industrial size weed sprayer with the spray to go in it

Cheers!
(The House Committee)

From the Rear

It is with great pleasure to announce we are back to sailing without restrictions.  OTB sailors can move around the rigging yard without a mask so long as social distancing is adhered to. Sailing with someone other than another person who lives under the same roof without having to social distance. Change rooms can be used so long as the 1 person per 4 sqm rule is adhered to (well nearly without restrictions). Keel Boats are the same - no masks required, and no restrictions on crew numbers.

However, to keep us all safe and to ensure we comply with Victorian Government and AS rules and recommendations, please remember to Sign On and Off via the QR codes. Duty personal to sign in via the appropriate QR code. OTB sailors and friends to use the rigging yard QR code on arrival. Also please remember to sign into Snooks Catering QR when you enter the club house. Please always remember to have your mask with you. Please put it on when moving around the club house when you are not eating or drinking. For example, when you remove yourself from the table to exit the building or to use the bathroom. If you are unsure Snooks Catering staff will be more than happy to assist with any questions you may have. To be honest I did not ask David but sure he won’t mind.

I would like on behalf of all members wish regular OTB rescue boat driver Rob Campbell all the best for his pending knee surgery. You will be greatly missed by all OTB sailors. As we will more than likely have to do more duty in your absence, so we all wish you a speedy recovery. If any member is interested in volunteering their time driving or assisting on rescue boats on Sunday afternoons, please contact me on 0467 000 442 to discuss.

Before signing off, I would like to mention how wonderful it is to see so many members across all fleets and social members enjoying everything Safety Beach Sailing Club has to offer and may it continue to grow as the weather improves. There is so much to look forward to after a miserable 2020 winter.
Ross Martin
Rear Commodore

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