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We will be holding our next ZOOM TRIVIA NIGHT on Wednesday 12th August with a 7pm kick off time

If you would like to participate in the TRIVIA FUN then please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by COB on Monday 10th August and we will in turn send you an invite to attend along with the ZOOM Trivia Guidelines.  We already have quite a number signed up so get in now for this fun evening that is hosted by a couple of your club locals!   We are expecting that the night will run for around 90- 100 minutes so will make sure it doesn't run too late.

Looking forward to seeing you then!!

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS July 8th 2020

New Members to SBSC

On behalf of the Executive Committee and members, we would like to extend a warm welcome to our first 3 new members for the 2020 - 21 season:

  • Marissa McManus
  • Stuart Moesley
  • Malcolm Knight

If you know someone that would like to join the club, membership applications can be downloaded from the website under the membership section, and paper applications are available on the sign-in desk at the club.

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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS July 29th 2020

54th AGM of Safety Beach SC

Thank you to everyone that attended the AGM that was held last Sunday morning.  We had 61 members log in via Zoom and was great to see all those happy faces.  A bit of work and preparation had to go into this new world of running an AGM on Zoom however, despite a few concerns it all went very smoothly. 

The club would not be able to function without our volunteers so we thank all those members that have volunteered to serve on the Executive Committee or one of the many committees and sub-committees that help to make Safety Beach SC a well run and successful club.  We are still looking to fill the role of Treasurer so if you are interested in taking on this role please let Commodore Peter know of your interest by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The minutes have been posted to the club website and can be viewed with the other AGM documentation and reports.

Hopefully we will soon be able to get back to what we do best which is go sailing.  We have a bumper season ahead with our Season Opening scheduled for the 4th October.  Lets hope that restrictions will have eased to allow us to celebrate the start of the new season at SBSC.


Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS July 1st 2020

Committee Mutterings

Dear members,

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.

Speaking of membership, renewals will be posted out in the next week and as previously stated, the best thing members can do to support the club is to pay memberships as soon as you can. We also understand that there are some members who through no fault, might be struggling financially due to COVID -19. The club is committed to ensuring we maintain all our members regardless of their financial situation and if you are having difficulties, please send an email to Jenny Thomson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up a payment plan.

We still have a few tables and a heater for sale. please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your piece of history. See photos attached. $100 for the heater and $50 per table (only 5 left).


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)

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS July 15th 2020

Committee Mutterings

Dear members,

The Committee wishes to thank sincerely those, that have paid their membership fees so promptly.  Judging by the number of re-committed members, it is clear that we all just want to get back on the water and be part of the exciting prospect of again being together at the club in the not too distant future. Our thanks also to those members who have sent in nominations for positions on the Executive Committee.  It is refreshing to see so many new faces putting up their hand to make a difference at the club.  One position we are desperately seeking is a Treasurer.  If you have the skills and have knowledge of Xero, then please come forward and let us know.  Our current Treasurer isn’t going anywhere, he’s just really quite busy being a granddad, but is more than happy to help whoever jumps into his seat. Graeme has done all the hard work and has made the position of Treasurer a much smoother job. Please let our Secretary or Commodore know if you can help.

I would like to draw your attention to the AGM documents.  A link to these documents is HERE.   Please take the time to read the reports and submit any questions you wish to raise at the AGM about any business arising from these reports to our Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  It is vital to the smooth running of the Zoom AGM that we have any questions prior to the meeting and your consideration of this would be much appreciated by Drew, Jen & Di.  Our AGM will be run on Sunday the 26th of July @ 9.30am.  A code will be sent to you via email next week which will give you all the instruction required to attend the meeting via ZOOM.  A lot of work has gone into setting this meeting up with a mock meeting having been held to ensure we know how to register voting members and indeed how to vote via ZOOM.

With the current COVID-19 restrictions now in place for the next 5 weeks at the least, it is fair to say that we could all hear a collective groan and feel robbed of our opportunity to once again go racing.  It is unlikely that we will be able to race before September, which will be getting close to our official opening date. Please be aware of the restrictions, particularly those restrictions that affect us as a club. The clubhouse is again closed until further notice, however the Snooks Catering Team will be continuing with the takeaway meals, coffee, and baked goods from the canteen, with opening times regularly advertised on the clubs Facebook page.  Please support Snooks Catering through another difficult time for them and the entire hospitality industry.

Fair winds,

(On behalf of the Executive Committee)

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS June 23rd 2020

From the Rear

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Keelboat News

We are delighted to advise that Keelboat Racing is back on at SBSC. 

Our first race for the Winter Season will be the Corona Winter Pursuit Series Race #1 which will be held this Sunday 28th June with the first warning signal at 9:55H.  The first of our Freedom Friday Pursuit Races will be held on the 3rd July.  More details to follow next week.

The winter program is available on the club website and can be viewed HERE

By now all of our keelboat skippers and crews should have received an email outlining the details for Sailing Covid Safe including additional reporting requirements.  If you have not received this information please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will make sure you have all the information that you need.

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