Blinking Billy 19 November 2015


Commodore's Message

This weekend is DSS Pennant Races 3&4 and Tillett Selection Races 7&8 and the forecast is looking good with winds fresh from the west at the moment.  Up to date provisional results have been posted on the website, thanks to Ric Buchannan and Katrina Fisher for their efforts getting these processed. 

Next weekend is the PJ SUPER SERIES. Please remember you have to enter! No entry no race. The entry form is here:

I have noted that there has been an increased contribution by all members volunteering around the club. Thank you this is very much appreciated. With so many new members and volunteers I'd just like to remind everyone of some key club rules:
  • Safety/ patrol boats are to be manned by two capable adults. Passengers are NOT allowed including children. This is a safety issue in the event of rescue requirements.
  • Shore Patrol is the only person authorised to be in the tower during afternoon racing. Unauthorized guests can be very distracting to this important safety position. Children are prohibited from the tower at all times.
  • Dogs must be on leads at all times when at the club. Off lease at the beach is fine, but around the club we would appreciate dogs to be controlled on a lead.
  • Whilst private use opf club assets such as RIBS is allowed for club members, these must be booked in advance of any private use. We have an online system and if you feel you should have access please let me know. 
Angus Sprott - Commodore

Duty Roster 

The NEW November and December 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 21st Nov
Shore Patrol Angus Sprott / Syd  
Refuelling Les Potter Refuelling done night before
Juicy Isle  Jill Abel, Rohan Boman, Claire Goodfellow Berthed at RYCT
Doyle B Dwyer, Chris Massie Kept at DSS, 2 crew
Peter Johnston Jason Nicholson, Mike Pritchard Kept at DSS, 2 crew
Hutton Ric Buchanan, Ben Sullivan RIB 2 crew if Rescue Boat
(no passengers allowed)
O’Rielly Peter O'Donaghue, Mark Millhouse RIB 2 crew if Rescue Boat
(no passengers allowed)
Burnell Stu Hamilton, Andrew Walch RIB 2 crew if Rescue Boat
(no passengers allowed)
Change room  Pritchard family Instructions are here

Canteen: Jenny Potter (Co-ordinator) with Jo Chau and Rachel Reid


For everyone going to the 2015 Cadet Nationals we will be do the measuring  for sails and  boats (buoyancy test etc)  from 9.00am - 1.00pm  on Sunday 6th December at SBSC.  For each new sail or sail that doesn't have a button, that will be used for nationals or club racing needs a button. The cost is $25.00 each button.  This will be the only measuring day before the nationals.
Reminder to  registration for the 2015 Cadet Nationals in Middle Harbour. If you enter after the 28th November there is a late fee of $60.00.
Training on Saturday morning with Lucy Shepherd and Sam Abel.  Please be dressed, boats rigged and ready in the downstairs training room for a 9.30am briefing.


Saturday 21st
Tackers 1 
0830 - 1030 
Tackers 2 
1000 - 1200

Grommets this Saturday, please be  rigged and ready to go at 1.15pm on the front lawn. 
Fe Allison and Sam Tapping will taking Grommets this Sat.

Green Fleet Optimists
Well done to those that sailed last weekend on the big course.
Before Sailing this weekend we all need to check our mast rake and sail ties.
Bring along a tape measure and a note book.
Briefing down stairs with either Stu of Fe.
Don’t forget to enter the PJ super series the green fleet course will be coach assisted

2016 Optimist Nationals
The on time entry for the Optimist Nationals finishes at 5pm on Friday 27th November. After that a late fee of $75 will be added.
Please enter here -
The Nationals organisers are looking for volunteers to help out during the regatta, if you can spare a few hours please register here -

Cleaners Wanted - Sharpie Nationals

SBSC will be hosting the Sharpie National Championships from 31st December until 8 January and we require a cleaner or two each day typically from 6pm to clean the club and change rooms.  This would suit someone who is looking for a little extra cash. If you are interested please contact Nick Connor on 0417 340 584


Tasmanian Community Foundation - supporting SBSC

Read the full story and see before and after pictures of the remarkable restoration of the Juicy Isle.  Follow this link:


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.

The DSS also has many boat owners needing crew and if any parents wish to participate please call the DSS office.

Upcoming events
  • SailTrain courses, check website for details
For all enquiries, email


Lost Start Watch
Lost last Tuesday night, Optimum Time start watch, black and white. Has "Wilkie" etched on the back. If found please contact Jason Wilkie on 4009728188.

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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2019 Summer of Sailing at SBSC

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International Optimist Nationals
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