It was great to see members back at the club and making use of the new facilities at the club. The overwhelming feedback has been positive. Snooks Catering have done a great job in ensuring the COVID protocols are being adhered to, please respect the process and pre book for dining. At the moment the dining room is operating 3 nights a week in two sittings of 20 until restrictions are eased. On Sunday with the sun shining, Snooks catering were able to accommodate another 20 out on the Northern Deck. As you come up the stairs, you will see the new Visitor Sign I station. It is everyone’s responsibility to sign in their guests. Please ensure your guests tear out their slip and present it to the staff on request. Guests are restricted to 3 visits only to the club.
Our sincere thanks again to Brian and Lisa Marklew, who have donated their time, energy and skills to produce such a stunning result. I must make it very clear to all members, that Marklew Housing has not profited a cent from our renovation project and for that we owe them a huge debt of gratitude. We did however go over budget as we extended the program and took advantage of the COVID period of lockdown. The blowout in budget will be explained at the AGM. Much of our memorabilia has been lovingly polished and cleaned to perfection by Lisa and hung accordingly. There are still some items to be put back, but these items have required special treatment and will be hung in due course.
Due to an Australian Sailing directive, we have been forced to postpone Club organised Keel Boat Racing until July 20th. Whilst this is frustrating, and by the letter of the law, we are permitted to go racing, the directive from Australian Sailing has over-ridden this and we don’t want to be making enemies of those that administer the sport. Please be patient. OTB racing is however permitted! Provided:
- you sail a single-handed yacht
- or if in a two-handed dinghy, you are from the same household
- Changerooms are not to be used until further notice
- Please follow the COVID-19 Protocols to ensure compliance.
Racing will be as per the program as of this weekend Sunday the 5th July.
We ask as a reminder, that all Keel Boats who have regular crews, ensure that their crew is a financial member of the club. It is not fair to those that do the right thing, to be funding the club for the few that do not. We are a member’s club and we want to keep providing members with the facilities they expect moving forward and our largest income stream is membership.
On a happy note, it is with great pride that we announce the engagement of Natasha Martin to Michael Nugent. The proposal took place at the club on Friday night and you could not keep the smile off Natasha’s face. Parents’ Ross and Fiona Martin are ecstatic to say the least and from all at SBSC we wish both Natasha and Michael all the best for their exciting journey ahead.
(On behalf of the Executive Committee)