Blinking Billy 24 October 2015


Commodore's Message

Thanks to everyone who turned out for Opening Day last weekend. The wind was not kind to us, but it is looking good for some racing this weekend.
This week also heralds in the commencement of the Tackers programs for this season with both Tackers 1 and Tackers 2 on Saturday morning. With the increased level of activity around the club, and many new tackers parents please take the time to welcome any new faces. 
From this weekend we will also be joined for racing by members of the RYCT Off The Beach. Moving forward we will be sharing the responsibility for Saturday races which will be held on SBSCs regular race course area. 

Also a reminder to parents wishing to crew on a keel boat on a Thursday evening, the DSS have yachts and skippers needing crews. You can register your interest through the office at the DSS. Ask for Claire or Shaun.

Canteen News

Roster for Saturday 24th October
Could helpers please arrive between 0845 - 0900. 
Coordinator Emma Hamilton
Helper 1 Katrina Fisher
Helper 2 Jayne Foster

Change Room Cleaning Duty

The 2015/16 season change room cleaning roster is now on the web site. Please check the roster for your name and cleaning instructions. If you are unable to do your duty, please arrange your own swap prior to the date.
Any issues, please contact Fe Allison

Duty Roster 

The October and November rosters are now available on the website. Please check your availability and arrange replacements from the pool of volunteers as required.
  • 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 1230.
Saturday 24th October
Shore Patrol Fe Alison / Angus Sprott / Syd  
Refuelling Les Potter Refuelling done night before
Juicy Isle (AK Ward) Bridget Hutton, Rohan Boman, Peter Brown Berthed at DSS, PRO + 2
Doyle Brendan Dwyer, Chris Massie Kept at DSS, 2 crew
Peter Johnson Jason Nicholson, Mike Pritchard Kept at DSS, 2 crew
Hutton Ric Buchanan, Phil Reid RIB 2 crew if Rescue Boat
O’Riely Peter O'Donoghue, Matthew Webb RIB 2 crew if Rescue Boat
Burnell Stu Hamilton, Andrew Walch RIB 2 crew if Rescue Boat
McCartney Ben Taylor, Natalie Smith  
Bennison Tim Muir, Dan Newbury  
Change room  Potter / McConachy Instructions are here
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 1000.


Grommets this Saturday rigged and ready to go at 1.15pm. Fe Allison and
Fraser Read instructors.

Open/Green Fleets - pennant races 1330 pm start on the water.

Nationals - Sydney 2 - 9 Jan 

Registration for the 2016 Australian International Optimist Dinghy Championships is now live.


Sam Abel will be available to provide some training for Cadets this saturday morning - be rigged and ready by 9.45am.

Tillet selection begins this Saturday. 

Nationals - Sydney 27 Dec - 4 Jan
Registration for the 54th International Cadet Australian Championships is now live
Anyone thinking or going to the Cadet National in Sydney, please email Richard Goodfellow,

Entries Open Now

Entries are available here:
Or look for 2015 Audi Showdown on the RYCT website.
Payment is either on line with a debit/credit card or at registration on the Saturday morning.
OTB class entry includes a lunch pack for each competitor on the Saturday.

Derwent Sailing Squadron News

Don't forget, that as part of your SBSC membership you can also enjoy the facilities at the DSS such as the new dinning menu.  Show your SBSC membership card to receive discounted dining and drinks.

Upcoming events
  • SailTrain courses, check website for details
  • Melbourne Cup @ The DSS, 3 Nov starting at 1130, more information here
For all enquiries, email


For the latest boats for sale, please check the For Sale page on the web site.
If you have sold your boat, please let us know so we can keep the page up to date.


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