Keelboat Newsletters

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News from the Tower

Last Week's Racing 

Wednesday 29th January 2020  

Midweek Madness Race 4

1st Whiskers Terry Jones
2nd X to Sea Graeme Ainslie

Three started in very light winds and two finished in what ended up being a very pleasant Wednesday afternoon sail.


Friday 31st January 2020

Friday Twilight Pursuit Series #2 - Race 2    

Congratulations to:

1st Fransiska Peter Morrison

We were again faced with some difficult conditions for our Friday Twilight sail.  The race was postponed to allow the worst of the inclement weather to pass.  We had 18 starters with 8 having a female at the helm.  Although we had a number of retirements almost half the fleet carried on but unfortunatley with the later start time and and no wind for the better part of the first leg out the 25 sunset beat most of the boats to the finish line.
We did however, have a very happy Peter Morrison on Fransiska which managed to squeak home before the time limit expired.  We must be due for some decent sailing conditions soon - fingers crossed!

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Female Helm - Series Scores  

Congratulations to:

1st Summer Breeze           Piety Coad         
2nd  Anthea Sue Turnbull
3rd Windsong  Diane Ashcroft

Well done all those that competed last night.  Unfortunately this series has also been plagued by challenging conditions.  This was the final race in the series so the final scores have been published to the club website at Female Helm Series Scores.  It was a very close series with Piety Coad on Summer Breeze in first position which was determined on a count back from Sue Turnbull on Anthea with both boats scoring 11 points  Diane Ashcroft came in 3rd spot with 12 points.

Big thanks to Race Office Des Carroll and the team from Joint Venture who had a pretty stressful time in the tower.

News from the Tower

Last Week's Racing 

Friday 24th January 2020          

Fun Friday Pursuit Race

1st Rells Mal Winder
2nd Windsong Roy Ashcroft
3rd Fransiska Peter Morrison

What a wonderful night for a sail and great to see 21 boats out for the race. 
Welcome to Evan Macwhirter and the crew on The Office who where out for their first sail with SBSC. 
Big thank you Andrew Stocks and team Layla Rose for manning the tower.

For all the results please CLICK HERE

Sunday 26th January  

Australia Day - Schnapper Point Race     

Congratulations to:

1st L'etoile Ian Pearse
2nd Fransiska Peter Morisson
3rd Shimmer Steve Twentyman
1st Shimmer Steve Twentyman
2nd Rells Mal Winder

Thanks to the tower team of Judy and the Windsong crew. 

All the summer season results can be viewed at Keelboat Results 2019-20   

News from the Tower

Last Week's Racing 

Wednesday 15th January

Unfortunately due to thunder storms in the area we felt is was best to err on the side of caution and cancel the madness last Wednesday.  Initial reports from our first round of using the TES Sign On procedure were all positive so if you are planning to do any of the Midweek Madness Races please make sure you register.

Friday 17th January 2020  

Chirping Bird Female Helm Race / Series  

Congratulations to: 

1st Em Dee Bette Pearson
2nd Y Knot Linda Wooley
3rd D'etente Margaret Churcher

It wasn't quite the weather we were hoping to have for our Female Helm Race but we did have 10boats head to the start line, 7 of which had a female helm.  There were a few retirements but well done to all those that went out and gave it a go. Thank you also to Rod Smallman and Chirping Bird Wines for sponsoring this series.

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Saturday 18th January  

MYC Hovell Pile Race & Summer Series Race #5     

Congratulations to:

1st Vincitore Peter Russell
2nd Shimmer Steve Twentyman
3rd Rogue David Phillips
1st Mr Bojangles Pauline Cleaver
2nd Shimmer Steve Twentyman
3rd  Vincitore Peter Russell

It was very pleasing to see the eight Safety Beach yachts heading up to Mornington early on Saturday morning for the 10:00H start time.  From all reports everyone thoroughly enjoyed the race and the opportunity to sail in the bigger fleet with around 30boats competing.  We certainly hope to include this race in our 2020-21 season program.  Big thanks to our neighbouring club Mornington YC for inviting our yachts to participate in this race which was very well organised and run.  The complete MYC Results can be viewed at Hovell Pile Results

All the summer season results can be viewed at Keelboat Results 2019-20