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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 12th May 2021

Dates for the Diary

Sunday 16th May          2 to 3pm New Members Event
Sunday 16th May 2:30 to 5:30pm    Sunday Sounds with Chris Vincent  

Whats on @ SBSC

Snooks 28 04 2021

Sunday Sounds May 2021

Keelboat & Tower News 

 

This week's program

Sunday 16th May - Autumn Series Race #2    

First Warning Signal 9:55H Combined Tower Start
Tower Duty: David Donaldson & Renaissance Crew


After a weekend without so that we could enjoy and celebrate a Sunday with our Mum's we look forward to seeing plenty of boats out this Sunday for Race #2 of the Autumn Series.

Yacht Charter Auctions

So after 9 months of hard work, we've launched our new online business - Yacht Charter Auctions. The concept is yacht charter fleet operators don't like having unbooked yachts sitting idle at the dock so we have a created an online platform whereby people can bid for these yachts at auction.
It's a win-win as the guest gets a heavily discounted sailing holiday and the fleet operator gains a last minute booking.
We've got over 40 fleet operators listing their yachts from bases in Greece, Croatia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, the Seychelles, USA, Mexico and Columbia. Something for everyone!

If you would like to find out more please go to our website by CLICKING HERE or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +61 423 497 176

Jonathan Ross

JR May 2021

Cruisers Corner

Another two of our 2021 SBSC Cruisers have escaped for the winter.  We watched both Summer Lovin' and Whiskers head out of the marina last Friday morning bound for all places initially East and then North up the coast of NSW and Queensland.  If you would like to follow the progress of our Cruising Group then please go to the Facebook Page HERE or you can always do a bit of AIS stalking via the Marine Traffic website www.marinetraffic.com.

Summer Lovin Crew

Summer Lovin 2

 

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 5th May 2021

Dates for the Diary

Sunday 16th May          2 to 3pm New Members Event
Sunday 16th May 2:30 to 5:30pm    Sunday Sounds with Chris Vincent  

Whats on @ SBSC

Mothers Day Flyer 2021 6 x 4

Snooks 28 04 2021

 

Sunday Sounds May 2021

Club's Computer Re-homed

A surplus desktop computer,taking up room in the tower has been re-homed. It's always a win when we can avoid landfill, but this outcome was especially pleasing.
There is a young boy that was doing his homework on his mum's mobile phone, during Covid lock-down, who is now the very proud owner. With an ad on the local Facebook noticeboard, a printer was donated also.
If you have anything that you think may be useful but you do not need it any more, please contact me and I will see if we can re-home it.  I work with the asylum seeker community of Dandenong and nearby suburbs.

Pauline Cleaver
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OTB Report

Wow, I take back everything bad I said about the weather gods, this week was a ripper!
All the wind apps promised good things but on arriving at the club there was nada but glass! Now don’t get me wrong, it was a beautiful sight, but no good for sailing. But while the postponement flag was up and we stood around moaning and contemplating going home to mow the grass, Super Geoff and Wonder D were out on the water checking the wind and planning a potential course- just in case. And wouldn’t you guess, right on cue, up came the breeze. Not massive, but enough to start a race, so off we set. By the time the first warning sounded it had built to around ten knots- you beauty!

Race one had a fleet of 23 plus 3 A Class cats who were just out here showing off. That’s an awesome number of boats for late Autumn and everyone had a ball, making the most of the relatively calm water to put in some good duels. Greg and James took second in the Taser group while fearless Bill was making the most of trialing the new experimental Sabre sail for a clear victory there. Race two and the wind had built to 17 knots, forcing a few boats back to the beach. A change of course to windward/return caused some momentary confusion for some (oh yeah, that’s what that flag was for!). But once that was sorted there was nothing but grins from ear to ear, except maybe Taipan Tony Rogers who was flying towards one of the marks thinking he had it all to himself, only to be overtaken by a black flash in the form of Paul Fleming on his Moth who literally was flying! Language Tony, language, this is a family club!

Speaking of Paul and his Moth, Tony was relating a story to us back at the club after sailing about an incident a couple of seasons ago. Apparently one day before the race, Tony was off the Dromana jetty when he decided to stop and take his booties off to clean out some sand when one of them fell off the boat and started to drift away. “I’ll just dive in and grab it” thought Tony, only to discover that sometimes a Taipan sails better without a skipper and this one was bent on escape! So while he floated helplessly watching his boat disappear towards Queenscliff, Paul, having seen what had happened, took off in hot pursuit( possibly hoping to claim salvage rites!) Now in what can only be described as something out of a Wild West movie, he overtook the runaway covered wagon and just like the Lone Ranger, leapt aboard and brought the fugitive under control while his own trusty stallion waited patiently for his return. Presently The Cisco Kid and Pancho Vila, aka Ross and Natasha Martin joined the fray and between them figured that such a headstrong beast as the Taipan wasn’t worth the effort of claiming salvage. So while Cisco returned the runaway to One Boot Tony, The Lone Ranger, with a cry of Hi Ho Silver And Away! sailed off into the sunset. Fade to black.
Now while I may have taken some poetic license here (and if anyone has the real account, l don’t want to hear it) the fact remains that there was some pretty awesome sailing involved in transferring from one moving boat to another, especially when one of them was unmanned.

Sorry, I got a bit off track there. So back to last Sunday. Thanks as usual to the fabulous race team especially Rob Campbell, who goes out of his way to round up volunteers to man the ribs so more sailors can get on the water. Remember, Rob is the current Club Person of the Year and as such is entitled to have his glass filled anytime by us grateful members (I know Rob hates that, which is why I’m saying it)
Also don’t forget that there is NO official sailing this weekend as it’s Mother’s Day, although I did hear that Erik Meijer is running a Come try Sailing a 420 event Sunday morning.
That’s definitely enough from me, see you on the 16th. I’ve included some of Deidre’s great pictures of some happy faces from Sunday, there’s a stack of them on he SBSC Facebook page.

Pete Chippy
OTB Captain

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Keelboat & Tower News

Last week's results

Sunday 2nd May - Autumn Series Race #1   

   
PHD:    
1st Marrakesh SB450 Neil Hawker
2nd Single Malt SB10 Sue Turnbull
3rd Vincitore 13980 Peter Russell
AMS:    
1st Rogue M2 David Phillips
2nd Mr Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver
3rd Single Malt SB10 Sue Turnbull

Big thank you our duty team this week of Rob Rainsford and Amanda Malin and Elaine Nichols for a great job in the tower

For all the 2021 Winter Season Results please CLICK HERE

This week's program

Sunday 9th May - NO Sailing at SBSC  

Risk Management Committee

The RM Committee has been hard at work and now have their own section on the club website under the heading of SAFETY.  This page will be the place to go for the various Documents, Forms and Procedures so please make sure you are familiar with the information posted on this page.  We have recently added the following:

If you have any questions or need any information please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 28th April 2021

Dates for the Diary

Sunday 16th May          2 to 3pm New Members Event
Sunday 16th May 2:30 to 5:30pm    Sunday Sounds with Chris Vincent  

Special Mention

Being part of Safety Beach Sailing Club, or any club for that matter, is being part of a larger community who are able to be a support through really exciting good times, but also to be there for the times of adversity. This support and tight knit bond extends throughout the entire club and the juniors. Over Easter on Good Friday one of our junior sailors, Beau Westbury, had an incredibly severe bike accident. He has since spent the last few weeks in the Royal Children’s Hospital with serious injuries.

Beau has been part of the juniors at Safety Beach for a number of years now, and his presence is going to be sorely missed until he can hopefully return. He is a gun little sailor, who is not so little now, and more importantly a really fantastic kid who can use all the support we can give at the moment. This obviously is an incredibly tough time for Beau and his family. We are all keeping them in our thoughts and hoping for Beau to make a full recovery and return to sailing soon.

Whats on @ SBSC

Snooks 28 04 2021

 

Sunday Sounds May 2021

A Team is Born

This year there will be two boats from SBSC competing in the Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta hosted by Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron over the long weekend in June.  This will be the 28th Running of the regatta and the first time Safety Beach has been officially represented although a number of our women sailors have competed in this event in year's gone by.  Below is the story of how Mr Bojangles and her crew decided that this was the year to compete and we hope to hear from our other entrant - Single Malt - in the not too distant future

As Pauline and I descended from The Fluted Cape Walk on Bruny Island in Tassie, we spotted a lone yacht in Adventure Bay. The yacht reminded us of Mr Bojangles, and the scene reminded Pauline of being moored in a protected cove in Greece on her yacht Mamba'lu, a far distant memory due to Covid, and not looking likely again in 2021.  On our drive back to our Air BnB we were lamenting another Australian Winter of her and Greg not being able to get to Greece, then Pauline turned to me and said “let’s do the Australian Woman’s Keelboat Regatta over the Queen's Birthday weekend in June“ which is hosted by Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron. We had been toying with the idea, so now it was a plan!

We had 4 regulars - Pauline(helm), Jo (office) Linda and myself (trimmers), and two others who have sailed with us several times with great skills (Tanina and Meaghan ) - so already a team of 6 we could ask . We needed a foredeck and an overall coach/ manager, so Pauline suggested her friend Nicole (her foredecky from the Woman’s Regatta several years ago), and our friend Liz (a seasoned sailor who we sailed with at Westernport YC when we were teenagers, with Sydney to Hobart experience).

All were asked to join us and give it a go, all jumped on board with great enthusiasm, and now we are about to start training as a dream team, ready to have some fun and adventure (and lots of bruises !).  We will keep you posted on our progress and how much fun we have at this awesome regatta in June.  

AWKR April 21 rs 

OTB Report

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE - CHANGE OF SAILING INSTRUCTIONS. 

Please note the Change to Sailing Instructions #5 which can be VIEWED HERE.  The first warning signal has been changed to 12:57H for the remainder of the summer season program which concludes at the end of May.  The updated program has been published on the club website and can be viewed HERE.

My apologies for the brevity of this weeks report as I was a no show on Sunday. Looking at the results sent through to me from the ever reliable Deirdre Snooks, it seems it was the usual gang, having the usual amount of fun. With the possible exception of Mark Lawrence, who is contemplating renaming ‘Pussy Power’ to ‘Bedraggled Cat’ after suffering the silent shame of being towed back to shore with a broken side stay! I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one that has happened to.  A timely reminder to everyone to check their rigging once in a while (yeah, like that’s going to happen!).  Also great to see the Sharpie on the water, obviously Russell got himself untangled from that spinnaker last week!  Jess Lowe had some fun in her Mum’s Sabre with some burrowed sails. Not the top of the fleet, but I’m sure she will get there soon enough!

Thank you to the race team, who this week had there numbers bolstered with the inclusion of Glenys Hitchen and Murray McNeill in the ribs and Tristan Batey on the start boat. Tristan is a keelboater who did Geoff Eldridge’s race officer course at the start of the season and went out to assist and get some hands on experience. Thanks very much Tristan, I hope you enjoyed it. This is a great idea and more of the people who finished the R/O course (myself included) should ask to ride along with our extremely polished race officials to learn the ropes.

One last thing before going is to remind everyone that for the rest of the season, this week Included, the race start time has been changed with the first warning signal now at 12.57. So that’s one hour earlier folks. Don’t be caught out!  See you all on the water this week folks, it’s going to be perfect !

Pete Chippy
OTB Captain

Keelboat & Tower News

Last week's results

Sunday 25th April - Club Championship Race   

   
PHD:    
1st L'etoile SB016 Greg Laing
2nd Rogue M2 David Phillips
3rd Marrakesh SB450 Neil Hawker
AMS:    
1st Anthea SB3017 John Wemyss
2nd Mr Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver
3rd Rogue M2 David Phillips

What a lovely day to be on the water for the last race of the summer season. Big thank you to our Race Team for the week which consisted of Amanda and Judy in the tower with Tristan Batey assisting on the start boat.  Big thank you to all our volunteers during the season as without them we would not be out there sailing each week.

As well as the final race of the summer season this was also the last race in our Club Championship Series and we would like to congratulate our Keelboat Club Champions for the 2020-21 season:

PHD           Rogue       David Phillips & Crew         
AMS Anthea John Wemyss & Crew

 

We look forward to seeing all this season's winners and participants at the clubs presentation event that will be held later in the year.

For all the 2020-21 Summer Season Results please go to 2020-21 Results

This week's program

Sunday 2nd May - Autumn Series Race #1  

Schnapper Point Race - Course #22

First Warning Signal: 9:55H Tower Start
Tower Duty: Rob Rainsford and YKnot

This is always a favourite race down to Mornington and return to officially kick off our winter program. 

Please note the earlier start time with the first warning at 9:55H and it will be a tower start.

ORCV News

There are two more races on the ORCV Calendar for our members to enjoy. The Carnival of Short Handed Sailing to test and try themselves before maybe moving to the last ocean race for this season of Apollo Bay. Now in it’s 68th year, the popularity of this race seems to hit the right mark with most.  

The Carnival of Short Handed Sailing

Originally the Double Handed Race this race is back with a new look and format on May 8th. What’s different? It’s one lap of a longer bay course, approx 21nm, where each leg is roughly 5 to 7nm. New division of Double Handed with and without Spinnakers or enter 4+ auto-helm.  A great way to try short handed sailing for you, your crew and boat.  Read more and Enter HERE.

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For any SBSC members that would like to come and join in, please get in contact with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as the ORCV should be able to arrange some berthing for you on the Friday night.

Apollo Bay – May 22nd

Some say the last race of the ocean series is the best. Sail 'in company' on the Great Ocean Road Sail to Apollo Bay.
A Category 3 race, May 22nd which starts in daylight. Now it it’s 68th year, so join and experience the magic of this race.  Enter HERE.

ORCV April 28 2

 

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 21st April 2021

Dates for the Diary

Thursday 22nd April    6 to 7pm   New Members Event 
Sunday 16th May 2 to 3pm New Members Event
Sunday 16th May 2:30 to 5:30pm    Sunday Sounds with Chris Vincent  

Whats on @ SBSC

Snooks 21 04 2021

Sunday Sounds May 2021

OTB Report

Well it might be only Autumn, but it sure feels like Winter. After near perfect weather for Easter, the last couple of weeks have been pretty ordinary. This week wasn’t actually too bad, nice strong onshore breeze and a reasonable fleet of 18 boats (including 5 division one boats). Not too shabby when you take into account the number of regulars, who for various reasons couldn’t make it.

Race one was a ripper, with lots of shifts to keep us on our toes. Although it was rather short at around 25 minutes. I’m blaming Rob Campbell for putting the marks too close! (Not really, we love you Rob). For race two the marks were stretched out a bit and the chance was there for a possible 3rd race if the wind remained strong. Well that didn’t happen! In race one, the finish times were within seconds in the different divisions, whereas in race two, the wind died right out after the start and a big shift to the left meant any boats that went out that side were quite literally, left. The only breeze seemed to be out near the mussel farm and that wasn’t much, so race two ended up being nearly an hour. Goodbye race three! Back at the beach we were treated to a display of ‘how not to get out of your boat when the water is much deeper than you expected‘ by Katrina Mackie. Most enlightening ! Thanks Katrina.

Next week is ANZAC day, but sailing is still scheduled. So don’t forget, if you are rostered on for patrol boat duty and can’t make it, it’s up to you to find a replacement. Please don’t leave it up to someone else on the day.

On that happy note, I’ll sign off with this one last item for any of you out there with a bit of culture in your blood. I snapped this picture last week at the National Art Gallery and thought “Is this really art, or just Russell Thompson trying to get the spinnaker down on the Sharpie?” 

RT RS

Peter Chipperfield
OTB Captain

Keelboat & Tower News

Thanks to all the Skippers and Crews that came along to the meeting on Sunday morning - great to see such a good turn out.  There was plenty of discussion about the introduction of new floating marks, on water support for Friday Twilight racing and plenty more.  Notes from the meeting will be sent to all via email later this week.

Last week's results

Sunday 18th April - Club Championship Race   

   
PHD:    
1st Rogue M2 David Phillips
2nd Anthea SB3107 John Wemyss
3rd Mr. Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver
AMS:    
1st Anthea SB3017 John Wemyss
2nd Mr Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver
3rd Rogue M2 David Phillips

Big thank you to Ian Pearse for manning the tower on Sunday and our on water volunteers.  We look forward to seeing Ian out on the water in his new yacht which arrives later in 2021.

CC 180421 RS

This week's program

Sunday 25th April - Club Championship Series   

First Warning Signal: 13:25H Boat Start
Tower Duty: Amanda Malin 
Start Boat: Tristan Batey

This is the last race for the summer season so don't miss out on the last hoorah!  

For all the 2020-21 Summer Season Results please go to 2020-21 Results

ORCV News

20 boats have now entered the West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint next Saturday 24th April. These races are designed to get you out and stretching your legs on the ocean. Enjoy a daylight start with 50nm having them home that night.  Good luck to Summer's Lease and Rod Smallman on Maverick who are both competing in this event.

OECV CSS 3 6x4

125 National Titles @ BRYC

BRYC nats poster

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 14th April 2021

Dates for the Diary

Saturday 17th April       10am to 2pm       International Women's Day Event to book please CLICK HERE  
Saturday 17th April 19:00H Music Night Featuring The Treblettes Trio CANCELLED
Sunday 18th April 10:00H Keelboat Skippers and Crews Meeting

Whats on @ SBSC

Snooks 14 04 2021

International Womens Day Event at SBSC Saturday 17th April 2021

Treblettes April 2021

Sunday Sounds

A wet and wintry Sunday afternoon did not stop the crowds from gathering at SBSC for the monthly Sunday Sounds afternoon.
Around 50 members and guests danced and sang along to Dave Campbell’s toe tapping tunes. Watch the diary and e-news for the next Sunday Sounds Event.
Linda Clarkson was the lucky winner of the raffle prize of two bottles of wine kindly donated by Jonathon at Wine Lovers Warehouse in Dromana.

Sunday Sounds AprilRS1

OTB Report

Not a lot to report this week. After a week of beautiful weather, perfect for just about anything, the weekend turned out an absolute crapper! Coldest days for ages, gale force winds, rain and hail; good for one thing only, a practice run for an Antarctic expedition! Never mind, this week will be the best day of sailing you’ve ever had- guaranteed(ish). While the weather is growing cooler, we still have quite a few weeks of sailing still left in the summer season. So put your winter woollies on and make the most it.

Speaking of winter, now is probably a good time to mention the upcoming winter series slated to start a couple of weeks after the end of our regular season. The club is proposing to run this in conjunction with the keel boat Brass Monkey season, with an 11.00am start (10.57 first warning). The course will be windward -  return to simplify course setting and minimizing the number of support boats required. There will be eagle eyed duty people in the tower and the course will be set closer to the beach, so we are planning on just having one rib on the water as well as the start boat (unless numbers get up around 12 boats, then we will be looking at two ribs). As with regular sailing, Safety is paramount, so the weather will play a key role on the day. With all that in mind, remember, we do have some of our best sailing conditions late autumn/early winter and with the 11.00am start, you’ll be back on the beach by 1.30pm or so, ready for a bowl of hot chips and a glass of red (Phaedrus of course!).

I’ve attached a schedule of races (which will also be posted onto the club website). The proposed season will start June 6th through to August 29th with sailing roughly every second week. Sounds like a bit of fun so why not give it a crack. We’ll be canvassing interest over the next few weeks, so if you have any ideas let myself or Ross Martin know.

That’s all for now, see you Sunday for that perfect sail!

Pete Chippy
OTB Captain

 OTB Program

Keelboat & Tower News

All Skippers and Crew, please attend the meeting this Sunday the 18th April @ 10:00am. There are major changes planned for next season’s racing and your attendance and input is important.  There will be changes to the current courses and there will be two divisions racing so if you want to know how the divisions are going to be set up and which division you’re in then it will be very worthwhile for you to attend.

It will be too late when the season starts to have a whinge so this is your chance to have a say and input on how we set this up. So I urge you to attend.

Cheers
Mal

Last week's results

 

Saturday 10th April - MYC & SBSC Combined Series Coastal Race   

Unfortunately this race was cancelled as a Gale Warning has issued by the BOM for Port Phillip Bay.  This was the last of the scheduled races in the combined MYC & SBSC series for 2020-21 summer season - for the results please go to the MYC results page at MYC & SBSC Combined Series Results

Well done to Rogue who scored as 3rd overall in PHD for this series and to all those SBSC boats that participated.

This week's program

Sunday 18th April - Club Championship Series        

First Warning Signal: 13:25H Boat Start
Tower Duty: Ian Pearse and Crew

 

For all the 2020-21 Summer Season Results please go to 2020-21 Results

My First Time @ Boga

As soon as I arrived at Boga, there is a sense of excitement. The club was buzzing with anticipation for a great event after missing out last year due to a pandemic. Lake Boga Yacht Club’s hospitality was amazing, with fresh apples handed to you at registration, a cheese & wine tasting before Saturday night’s roast dinner, cooked breakfast and standard lunch fare made by the lovely volunteers, they sure did make you feel at home.

As the competitors rolled in during Thursday, old regatta friendships pick up where they left off, and most conversations involved a chat about the filthy roadworks we all drove though to get to Boga. Thankfully the mud vanished as soon as the boats hit the water.

The weather was hot! It was 30 degrees’ plus every day and 35 on Saturday. The wind could have been a bit stronger, but you can’t win them all. However, Mono tried really hard to win them all, and took a huge gamble in challenging conditions, which ended badly, resulting in Imogen’s face saying “Don’t speak to dad just yet, he’s fuming!!” as they got to shore.

Ross Martin used his nice guy reputation and some good old fashioned charm over the weekend to his advantage. He scored a twilight lake cruise on a party boat with his family, and two scenic flights over the lake. Also scoring over the weekend was Drew and the Meijer Family, both winning separate meat raffles at the pub.

The club’s youth made the most of their Boga experience, most having never been before, were happy to take the lead from the Martin twins. Aurelia showed us that it is possible to “turtle” a boat at Boga, even if it was the smallest boat at the regatta (Zac’s Open Bic). Steph proved that you can accidentally capsize in minimal wind, less than 5 knots. Abbey and Riley set themselves a challenge in the Pacer, taking turns to sail it single handed with all three sails up. Aim high guys! Sylvie showed us all another side of her, and she was hilarious. The kids really enjoyed swimming, walking to the park with ”Uncle Greg” and chatting around the campfire at night.

The non-sailors enjoyed mooching around the shore all day long, swimming, eating and chatting with other like-minded people while waiting for our sailors to return from a hard day on the water (cough cough). And having super-hot weather made our days more fun, as we could start re-hydrating earlier. Speaking of getting on it, I think Mono would have been pretty thirsty in the evenings, as he only had one glass of wine per night, you’ll have to ask him why?

Boga is a great place to do some tyre kicking, and dream about your next boat, as there are so many options on show. It’s also great to get sound advice on anything and everything after a few drinks around the fire. The camping area was comparable to any high end camping grass that I’ve stayed on, however the amenities were pretty basic at the public toilet end of camp. The option to shower at the club was a great alternative. Swimming, snoozing, drinking, eating, chatting by the fire, and outstanding sunrises were all the things that made “Boga” a regatta not to miss, oh and sailing, yes of course sailing!!!!!

Would I go again, ABSOLUTELY. 

LB2RS

Please go to the Lake Boga Yacht Club Link Facebook Page for plenty more great photos 

ORCV News

ORCV April 21 1

Short Handed Sailing – Double and 4+ Auto-helm with a non-spinnaker class. Have some fun on the bay with the Carnival of Short Handed Sailing this coming 8th May. It’s a new course with longer legs. Ideal for those thinking of sailing longer distances short handed Carnival of Short Handed Sailing Page

ORCV April 21 2

ORCV ‘Rip Tour’ has been rescheduled to Sunday 18th April and now on the 115 ft ‘Peninsula Princess’ ferry.

During the ‘Rip Tour’ experienced offshore navigators provide commentary on safely navigating the entrance to Port Phillip Bay. This makes for an informative and enjoyable day for boaties, fishermen, historians, beach walkers, surfers and holiday makers alike, so come along and get set to enjoy a memorable day out on Port Phillip Bay. To Book  CLICK HERE.

ORCV April 21 3

Some say the last race of the ocean series is the best.  Sail in company on the Great Ocean Road Sail to Apollo Bay.  A Category 3 race, May 22nd which starts in daylight.  Stay and enjoy Apollo Bay.  Enter HERE.

 

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 7th April 2021

Dates for the Diary

Saturday 10th April 9:55H MYC & SBSC Combined Series - Coastal Race
Sunday 11th April 3pm to 6pm   Sunday Sounds with Dave Campbell 
Saturday 17th April       10am to 2pm       International Women's Day Event to book please CLICK HERE  
Saturday 17th April 19:00H Music Night Featuring The Treblettes Trio Book Here
Sunday 18th April 10:00H Keelboat Skippers and Crews Meeting

Sunday Sounds

This Sunday afternoon we have our very own Dave Campbell performing at the club.  Timing couldn't be better for our Keelboat sailors as our race this weekend is the combined race with MYC which is scheduled for Saturday leaving your Sunday free to come on down and listen to some great music and enjoy a fun afternoon at SBSC.

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Whats on @ SBSC

Snooks Catering 7th April 2021

Lake Boga Report

What a huge turn out this year at the Lake Boga Yacht Club Easter Regatta.  Around 30 competitors from SBSC made the journey to “Boga”, sailing in as many as seven different classes of boat! With light winds all weekend, our representation has had a lot of time to study the course from the shoreline. The sunrise’s have been amazing! The weather has been very warm! The nights have been full of stories by the campfire. 

Lake Boga 6 x 4

Congratulations to Ross & Natasha Martin - 2nd Overall in the Tasar Class and Bill Manning - 2nd Overall in the Sabre Class. Well done to all the SBSC competitors, looking forward to next year already!

Lake Boga winners RS

Keelboat & Tower News

This year we are very keen promote and foster the ORCclub measurement system that is being utilised more and more at yacht clubs across Port Phillip Bay.  The aim is to have enough boats measured so that we will be in a good position to introduce and publish results for this new system in the 2021-22 Summer Season.

Clarky recently went through the process of getting an ORCclub measurement certificate for 2Xtreme and was kind enough to put together this short article on how to go about it - CLICK HERE.  If you need any further assistance please drop us a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will do our best to assist

This week's program

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