Blinking Billy 8 October 2015


Commodore's Message

The second trophy race for the season is on this Saturday, and if the quality of the racing in the first week is anything to go by it will be a very competitive season, with many first year helms and new opti sailors up on the leader-board. 
Club activities this Saturday will commence around 10:30am, with some cadets hitting the water for a morning sail, and racing for all classes and grommet training in the afternoon. The weather is again looking fine with a good early season sea-breeze forecast.
Just a reminder all parents are expected to assist with volunteering at the club, either in the canteen, on the water, or doing shore duties. If you are willing to help please contact the following:
- Change room Roster (Fe Allison,
- Canteen Roster (Pip Cooper,
- Partol Boats (Brendan Dwyer,

Schedule for this Saturday

  • 1.30pm SBSC Trophy Race
  • Grommets - rigged and ready by 1.15pm
Midweek coaching places are filling fast, rosters are being prepared right now. 
Please get your form in ASAP. Late enrollment may result in sailors missing out.
Download the form here
SBSC will be running the Australian Sharpie National Championships from the 31 December until 8 January.  With many members away at other events help is required from current or past members or Sharpie sailers to help stage this event successfully.  If you can donate your time to assist, even for one day could you please email Nick Connor on or to discuss call 0417 340 584

Club Memberships are now due

Have you registered for the 2015/2016 sailing season? All the forms are available on the club website, including the midweek coaching and boat storage forms. 

They can be downloaded, completed and left upstairs at the club on Saturday or alternatively please return to

Duty Roster Saturday 10th October

Trophy Race 1:30pm start
Mark boat crews leave from the DSS where the mark boats are kept.
If there are races in the am then check with B Dwyer for start times. More generally on race days, mark boats are expected on the course by 12.30
Shore Patrol Angus Sprott / Syd  
Refuelling Les Potter Refuelling ideally done night before
Juicy Isle (AK Ward) Jill Abel, Peter Bowen, Claire Goodfellow Berthed at DSS, PRO + 2
Doyle John Kennedy, Chris Massie Kept at DSS, 2 crew
Peter Johnson Justin Zeeman, Matt Holigan Kept at DSS, 2 crew
Hutton Ric Buchanan, Andre DeClerk RIB 2 crew if Rescue Boat
O’Riely Peter O'Donaghue, Andrew Walch RIB 2 crew if Rescue Boat
Burnell Stu Hamilton + 1 RIB 2 crew if Rescue Boat
McCartney  Phil Reid + 1  
Change room duty Holligan family  
Rescue Boat Induction Members wishing to be involved with the use of club mark and rescue boats need to attend an induction, held in rear storage shed at 09.00am.


Grommets on Saturday. Be rigged and ready to go at 1.15pm

Open/Green Fleets - Racing


Cadet Training - Thursday 22 October (Show Day)

We will be running coached short races.  Rigged and ready for a quick briefing at 9.45am on the water by10.00am
Please notify Richard Goodfellow if you will be attending at: by Sunday 18 October.

Reminder that all helms and crews need to pay their Cadet class fees.  Please contact: for registration form.

Nationals - Sydney 27 Dec - 4 Jan

Anyone who is thinking or going to the Cadet National in Sydney from 27 Dec 2015 - 4 Jan 2016, can they please email Richard Goodfellow on:


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