Safety Beach SC

the friendliest club on the bay

Next Race

Sunday 22nd September 2019

Spring Series - Race 2
(Combined) On Water Start, Windward Return

First warning at 09:55H
Start time at 10:00H


Waitangi Cup for two teams of four Adams 10 boats (VIC vs NSW) on 14th and 15th September


A Spring Series look-alike but much more rewarding thanks to Rod Smallman!

Combined Tower Start

First warning at 09:55H, Start time at 10:00H
Female Tower Power with Judy, Amanda & Claire
Watch the website for further details.

News from the Tower

Last Week’s Race Results

September 22nd 2019 - Spring Series Race #2

Congratulations to the Winners

 1st 2Xtreme   A. Clark   
 2nd  Joker at Work    G. Chipperfield  
 3rd  Windsong R. Ashcroft
 1st  2Xtreme A. Clark
 2nd  Joker at Work G. Chipperfield
 3rd  Rogue D. Phillips

Full results are posted at Spring Series 2019 Results

Despite the fresh conditions for Race 2 we had four more keelboats out than for Race 1, making a fleet of nine. Surprisingly, there was a total of 50 POB on the water. Clearly a sign of skippers coming out of hibernation.

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The boats headed for the start line in about 10 deg (felt like 7 deg) so carried memories of the BMWS.
Winds were kind at about 13kts and tapered off slightly during the race allowing great spinnaker practice.
On-water RO, Geoff, set a westerly windward-leeward course starting off near the Safety Beach Jetty with 1NM legs and two laps.
Competition was good with all boats completing the course within a span of 27 min on elapsed time. 
It was also great to be sharing the course over 0.5NM with six very hardy OTB sailors.

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Clarky and the crew looked very happy with themselves back at the club for lunch having clinched firsts in both PHD and AMS categories.

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Next Race

Sunday 29th September 2019

Spring Series - Race 3 On Water Start
Windward - Return Course
First warning: 0955
Start time: 1000

On Duty

Tower Judy Champion
Start Boat Geoff Eldridge (RO)
  Deirdre Snooks
  Des Carroll
 Course Boats Alistair Mackie
  Amanda Malin


From the Keelboat Captain

Hi everyone, firstly a big thank you again to the volunteers who ran race 2 of the Spring Series.
An on water start with a bit rock and rolly swell for the start boat and 2 ribs.
Not sure if they really noticed the swell, they all seemed to be enjoying themselves out on the water?
But without them and our great tower staff we would be a bit lost, we would probably have to resort to the car park if we could find a spare car space?
Anyway, the keelboat fleet again increased this week even though we had quite a few members doing the safety at sea course?  
So next Sunday should be a ripper? Clarky and crew of 2Xtreme again won the bottle of wine, which was well deserved but I know there's keel boats in our club that can give Clarky a run for his money?
If he wins again this week I told him we'll have to give him a wine rack to put all the wine in?
So, whoever can get first place next Sunday I will put up a second bottle of wine or a bottle of Rum? However, if 2Xtreme wins again then they will get the wine and a wine rack? So the challenge is on.
Look forward to seeing you next Sunday.

Mal Winder



Last weekend we had a good turnout from SBSC for the ORCV Safety & Sea Survival Course and revalidation.
Australian Sailing regulations state that you must have at least 50% of your crew participate in this course and 100% for double handed for Category 1 & 2 ocean races.

This year SBSC will be represented in the Melbourne Devonport, Melbourne Hobert, & Sydney Hobart ocean races as well as the upcoming Melbourne Stanley qualifier.

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No matter if you are ocean racing or simply cruising on the bay, this is a course that I would highly recommend to anyone who steps on a keelboat.

The next full course and revalidation is on 16th-17th November.


ORCV Coastal Series

So, now that you’re all trained up or thinking about why not try a bit of ocean racing and the new coastal series will be just the thing to do.
The series consists of 4 coastal races designed to have you back in the pen within 24 hours or so and seeing as they are starting near Port Phillip Heads
and finishing of the Peninsula back beaches, we at SBSC are one of the better placed clubs geographically.

Each ORCV Coastal Sprint race is classified Category 3, avoiding the substantial equipment upgrade costs required for Category 2 races.
There is no requirement for HF Radio, Satellite phone storm sails or Life Rafts (those under 12m). The ORCV Coastal Sprints are perfect training platform when combined with Melbourne to Stanley prior to the Christmas Ocean races of ORCV Melbourne to Hobart or Rolex Sydney to Hobart.


Who’s up for Sea Urchin?

A friend recently described eating a Sea Urchin as the creamy avocado of the sea.
So ask yourself, would you like a smashed Sea Urchin on toast, perhaps with a squeeze of lemon?
I’m always interested in discovering something new and up for trying new flavours, so consider challenge accepted!
With a bit of research I have discovered that there are over 700 known species of this spiky creature and the gonads are the only edible part. 
There is in fact a fivefold symmetry of gonads inside and you take a spoon and scoop out the orangish insides.
Hesitant? Just add Liquor! That always works.
Well here is where we get a little insurancy.
What happens if you are sailing from Safety Beach, over to the 2020 Festival of Sails in Geelong and whilst you are focused on shelling your Sea Urchin you collide with another vessel?
Your long weekend is destroyed.

At McLardy McShane we have your back!
We will have a pleasure craft insurance policy in place for you which will cover you for:
• Reimbursement of Tournament or Event Entry Fee,
• Provide up to $5,000 for Emergency Expenses
• Provide additional $1,500 Out of Pocket Expenses
• Provide you with comprehensive cover for your hull and damage to Third Party boat.

For more Sea Urchin facts and professional advice on best safeguarding your boat or other insurance requirements, please contact McLardy McShane Peninsula.

Joe Siliga: 0414 352 929 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mandy Angliss:  0404 063 297 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Editor Note:  MclardyMcshane are great supporters of the club and Joe is often out sailing with the SBSC fleet


Cruisers Corner

Mustang Sally has now reached Lizard Island which is as far north as she is going this season at 14o39’.37S 145o26’.833E
Her crew has had a great trip up with many enjoyable stops along the way and have even found some great spots to go kiting. 
If you want to find out more about their travels this season you can have a look at their blog at Mustang Sally Blog 2019

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Club Website

The new club web-site is now LIVE so make sure you go and check it out at
Big thank you to our Membership Secretary, Jen Thomson who has put in a huge effort working with Jonathan Ross from Halcyon Daze on the development of this new site.  We are sure that you will all enjoy it.
There are also plans in place for an e-news upgrade which will be coming your way soon!!!.


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Sail Peninsula 2020

Plans for SP2020 are already underway!
If you are interested in joining a great organising committee and assist with this fantastic regatta, please don’t be shy.                                                        
Clarky is waiting to hear from you so either drop him an email to:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him on 0418 331 083.


From the Comic

Thanks to John Walker

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Key Dates for the Diary 

 11th October     Friday Twilight Pursuit Race #1 
 13th October SBSC Opening Day
 20th October Skippers & Crews Meeting

News from the Tower

No Racing Last Week


Next Race

Friday 11th October 2019

Friday Twilight Pursuit - Race 1     Tower / Pursuit Start          
First warning: 17:25H
Start time: 17:30H

On Duty

Tower - RO Judy Champion
Duty Boat Peter and Amanda


The Friday Nights are BACK so make sure you get your crew together and get out there for the first race of the summer season!! 

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Start sheet is available HERE

 Opening Day

.Season Opening Flyer 2019


KB Captains Report

Three more sleeps then Twightlight Racing is back and 5 sleeps the Summer Series starts which hopefully means warmer weather isn't too far away!
The committee and a lot of club members have been working really hard to make this season a bumper one which it sure seems to be heading that way.

Talking about members? I think a few may have forgotten it's that time of the year when we have to renew our membership.  Easy to do, but essential to keep our club running so effectively and show our appreciation to the members and comrades that work so hard. So please send your membership in as soon as possible. Thank you.

On another note, there's a whisper around that we're looking at some midweek twightlight sailing for those lucky enough to have more leisure time than most.
With the fleet growing so well and some can't get enough sailing we need your imput to see who is interested so we can take this whisper to the next level.
This is one of the items on the agenda at the Skipper and Crew meeting on the 20th of October. If you can't attend the meeting let me know your thoughts on the midweek racing.

Look forward to seeing you all on Friday and Sunday for our Opening Day.


Whats on at SBSC

Snooks Catering E News October 2019


Sail Peninsula 2020

The Sail Peninsula Sub-Committee are well underway getting things ready for Sail Peninsula 2020 which is going to be held over the weekend of 21st, 22nd and 23rd February so make sure you lock these dates into your calendar.
One of the keys to making this a great regatta is the assistance and support of our sponsors. 
The committee are looking to gain support and sponsorship from our members for SP2020 so if you are interested in getting behind what is becoming an iconic event for the Southern Peninsula then please contact the SP2020 Chairman – Andrew Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0418 331 083  to discuss levels sponsorship that are available  - your company would get all the privileges of corporate sponsorship and support.


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"Trip through the Rip" Sunday 20th October

Planning a race, cruise or a fishing trip past the heads over summer?
On the ORCV Rip Tour, very experienced navigators and yachtsmen provide expert commentary.
This makes for an informative and enjoyable day for all.
Over the years that it has been running, the Rip Tour has grown in popularity with all manner of boaties, fishermen, historians, beach walkers, surfers and holiday makers, so come along and get set to enjoy a memorable trip through the rip...

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Key Dates for the Diary 

Friday 11th October     Friday Twilight Pursuit - Race #1  
Sunday 13th October SBSC Opening Day 
Sunday 20th October Skippers and Crews Meeting