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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS August 12th 2020

Committee Mutterings

I would like to start my message with a quick call out to everyone at a very strange time in Victoria and genuinely ask, RU OK?  The actual day for this is the 10th September, however it’s important that we as a group support each other and those around us during this time.  It’s not just for one day, but ongoing and I encourage you all to maintain the contacts you have inside and outside the club.

Personally, I’ve been working from home since late March and know just how isolating it can be. The club dealings and interactions for me are a great way to break the monotony. I’ve also purchased a project boat, which is getting plentyof attention at the moment. I look forward to seeing everyone’s boats after lockdown. There’s bound to be plenty of well polished yachts on the water.

Let’s hope these next few weeks pay off and we can all get back to what we love doing. Of course that’s SAILING!

Thank you to all the members who have paid their fees. It makes a big difference to the club and is fantastic to see. If anyone is experiencing difficulties paying these fees, please contact Jenny Thomson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or myself at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We don’t want to lose any members because of financial difficulty and I’m sure we can work out a way to keep you as a member.

It is great to see some new members joining already. We look forward to meeting everyone when we’re all back at the club.  One of our recent new members has taken no time in getting involved in club activities.  Big Thank You to Stuart Moesley who kindly rendered up some of the exterior walls that were in need of attention after the recent renovations.

I look forward to making the most of the club since being renovated. It looks amazing and is a credit to all involved. I would like to once again congratulate Andrew Martin (Mono), Lisa Marklew and Brian Marklew for the effort they put into this project. It truly takes our clubhouse to a new level and one that we all look forward to enjoying.

Our call out for a Treasurer to take over from Graeme Ainslie has been answered. Thank you to David Blundell for putting his hand up. He brings a good level of experience to the role and it’s great to have him on board. Graeme will be great support to David until he is up to speed. David sails on keelboats and is familiar to many members having sailed with Clarky on 2xtreme and now with David Phillips on Rogue.

The new risk management and sponsorship subcommittees are well formed and work is already underway. Both of these represent a great opportunity for SBSC and will be a big step forward for the club once fully implemented.

We are planning a great season to begin in late September, of course this is subject to government advice and we will most likely experience some delays.

The presentation of trophies from the 2019/20 season remains outstanding, which includes Junior and Senior Club Persons of the year. We will of course wait to present these at the club when we’re able to have a large number of people together again.

For now, stay safe and healthy
Happy isolating.

Peter Bulka
Commodore SBSC

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 August 6th 2020

New Members for August

On behalf of the Executive Committee and members, we would like to extend a warm welcome to these new and returning members to Safety Beach SC.   We look forward to seeing you at the club when we are able to re-open again for business. 

    • John Gordon
    • Murray Arnott
    • Beth Hamill
    • Darren Ayling

If you know someone that would like to join the club, membership applications can be downloaded from the website by clicking this LINK

Executive Committee for 2020-21

For those members who were not able to join the AGM recently we would like to introduce you to the current team that form the Executive Committee of our club for the 2020-21 season.  These members have kindly volunteer their time and services to ensure that our club is not only well administered but a great success and something we should all be proud to be a member of:

Commodore      Peter Bulka      
Vice Commodore     Tony Christmas    
Rear Commodore Ross Martin  
Secretary Mem Mackie  
Treasurer TBA  
Committee Members:     Jenny Thomson Membership Secretary
  Pauline Cleaver        Risk Management  
  John Wemyss Marketing & Promotions   
  Brian Marklew Strategic Planning
  Peter Chipperfield OTB Captain
  Andrew Clark Sail Peninsula

We would like to thank those members who have now completed their term on the Executive Committee but continue to support and assist the club on one of our many committees or sub-committees:

Andrew Martin     House Committee    
Bill Manning Sailing Committee
Drew Mattingley      Marketing & Promotions Committee 
Sue Turnbull Women's Sailing
Mal Winder Keelboat Captain


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)


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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