Dates for the Diary
|Friday 12th March||17:25H||Junior Crews Night|
|Sunday 14th March||3 - 6pm||Sunday Sounds with Rob Papp|
|Thursday 18th March||18:30H||Cruisers Corner Gathering #2|
What's on at SBSC
From the Juniors!
Junior Keelboat Night
Friday 12th March is the annual JUNIOR KEELBOAT NIGHT. This is an invite to all current Junior Sailing Members at SBSC above the age of 7; with any Junior under 12 to be accompanied by ONE parent/guardian. The racing will be followed up by dinner back at the Sailing Club.
If you're able to respond ASAP it would be much appreciated in order to coordinate Keelboats. Any questions please don’t hesitate.
SBSC Junior Squad
Junior Captain Report
I hope you had a great week, I’m sorry its been a while since I wrote a report but ill give it a go. Although, sadly I wasn’t able to make it today to the junior morning program or the after noon race but I asked my friend nick what happened and he told me all about it.
In the morning, when the junior program was suposed to be held there was no wind so the dinghies got towed to pebble beach by the safety boats. Everyone had a great time as I’ve heard and some of my friends even tried sailing without wind.
In the afternoon race we had visitors from MMYC (Mount Martha Yacht Club) and there was no wind at the start but it picked up and swung 180 degrees.
Sorry for the short letter but that’s all I’ve got.
Well folks, in case you weren’t sure, it’s official - we have some awesome sailors at Safety Beach!
For those that couldn’t make it for whatever reason, last Sunday was the return visit from our comrades around the corner at Mt Martha - and they came guns blazing !
With a mixed fleet of 21 boats to our 24, I expected a close battle with honours to us. Little did I foresee the utter drubbing we handed them, with victories in all classes from Xavier in Div. 1 through to Nick Bacon in his Taipan. With one point awarded to every starter and the winner of each division getting 9 points, second getting 8 and so on down, an even fleet usually comes down to numbers on the water. But not this year peeps - how about 138 to 60! Nuff said!!
Apart from the result, it was a stunning sight on the beach as well as on the water. With SBSC and Mt Martha having 45 boats, we were joined by over a dozen visiting Hobie's preparing for next weeks state titles at our club. That meant about 60 yachts of all shapes, sizes and colours mixing it up on a fairly long course that had to be shortened due to the softening breeze. So of course with the leaders of most divisions bunched up nearing the new up wind finish line, a typical Safety Beach 180 degree wind shift brought the tail enders right up to striking distance (I knew I was waiting there for a reason). This made for an extremely tight finish with the majority of the fleet crossing within 3 minutes! There was some furious number calling and writing going on aboard the start boat that’s for sure! Great job Geoff and Deidre, as always. Also a big thanks to the rib crews, especially Karin and Scott Thompson , who chose to carry out patrol duty while their son Owen was sailing in the Bic titles at Blairgowrie. Great members, bad parents but great members !
Speaking of Owen, he and Zach Lowe put in a creditable performance at the Open Bic titles, moving themselves up into the Gold Class division, well done guys!
No off the beach sailing this weekend owing to our hosting the Hobie titles, so if you are around Saturday, Sunday or Monday, rock on down to the club, it’s sure to be quite a spectacle with an expected 45 or so cats on the water. Again, good luck Geoff and Deidre!
I’ve included a couple of pictures of this weeks action, but if anyone has any taken from the club of the boats in the rigging yard or on the beach, I’d love to see them please.
That’s all for now, good luck to everyone heading off to state titles this weekend, may the wind fill your sails and not your kilt!