Blinking Billy 8 December 2015


Commodore's Message

This Saturday brings to an end SBSC racing for the first half of the season with a trophy race. At the conclusion of racing we will enjoy the SBSC Christmas party (hopefully Santa will remember), as well as the announcement of the Tasmanian Tillett Team for the upcoming Cadet nationals.

I would like to thank all the volunteers that have contributed to a very successful first half of the season and wish every member a wonderful festive season.

In particular I would like to wish all sailors and their families heading off to national sailing events good luck and safe travels.

Angus Sprott - Commodore
SBSC Christmas Party - This Saturday
You are invited to the Sandy Bay Sailing Club Christmas drinks and nibbles on Saturday 12th December commencing at the end of the day's sailing (4:30 - 6:00pm). 

Father Christmas will hopefully be in attendance to distribute good cheer and presents. Traditionally boat helms and crews provide a small gift for each other while someone (a parent) provides a small gift for solo sailors. Santa is also very happy to hand out presents to siblings who may be at the party. There will be a number of marked garbage bags in the canteen on the day of the Christmas Party to deposit gifts. Gifts up to the value of $10.

Duty Roster 

The rosters is 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 th Dec 
Shore Patrol Angus Sprott/ Syd  
Refuelling Les Potter Refuelling done night before
Juicy Isle  Neil and Hilary Harris Berthed at RYCT
Doyle B Dwyer 
B Hutton
Kept at DSS, 2 crew
Peter Johnston Eldge Mclagan
Matt Holigan
Kept at DSS, 2 crew
Hutton Ben Galbraith
Stuart Wingston
RIB 2 crew if Rescue Boat
(no passengers allowed)
O’Rielly Richard Goodfellow
Ben Sullivan
RIB 2 crew if Rescue Boat
(no passengers allowed)
Burnell Les and Jen Potter RIB 2 crew if Rescue Boat
(no passengers allowed)
Change room  Buchannan Family Instructions are here

Canteen Roster

Roster this weekend: 
Ingrid McLagan 
Melita Hickling 
Suzi Kennedy


Cadet training this Saturday 12th rigged and ready by 9.30am with Elliott Noye.

The Tasmanian Tillett Team will be announced at the Christmas function after sailing this Saturday.


Please note this is the last week for the Tackers courses.
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 Alison is your instructor for this Saturday.

Green Fleet
Come early and enjoy the last day of sailing for the year.
But before sailing let’s all check our boats. Sail ties, mast rake and ensure our bailers are tied in correctly. All this makes sailing easier, faster and more enjoyable.
Tim will be taking Green fleet in the afternoon. Briefing at 1pm.
Cheers Ric

Chris Steele
This week has been a solid week with coaches and sailors all very focused on the task.

Chris will be midweek coaching on Monday and Tuesday night before travelling to Sail Melbourne for a Nationals warm up series with the Optimist team consisting of 9 boats. Last Sunday was set for on water activities however due to low winds time was spent briefing on regatta preparation and checking boats.
Not all sailing is hard work as Chris and the kids found 
out for his birthday – Thanks to Hugo for 
some long kitchen hours.
Lost Property Update
Thankyou to everyone who claimed their lost property last week. There's still a lot of items in the change rooms.

This Saturday all the lost property will be out on display (girls and boys stuff), please have a look through it so we can clean up the change rooms ready for the new year.
Sharpie Nationals 31 Dec – 9 Jan

Canteen Volunteers Needed
SBSC will be hosting the Sharpie National Championships from 31st December until 8 January and we require Canteen Volunteers. This is a Sandy Bay Sailing Club run event.  Due to so many members being away we call upon anyone (non-members welcome, especially those with Sharpie contacts) to assist. All proceeds go towards our Club – this event has the potential to raise a great deal of money so if you can spare some hours on any of these dates please call Pip Cooper 0408 661 353 or  The results of your contribution will go straight back to our club for improvements, equipment and programs. 

Cleaners Wanted
During the Sharpie Nationals we require one or two cleaners each day, typically from 6pm to clean the club and change rooms. This would suit someone looking for a little extra cash. If you are interested please contact Nick Connor on PH 0417 340 584.

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
SBSC members are welcome to join in the christmas celebrations at the DSS, 
  • ChristmasCocktail Party –  Friday 11 December, details here
  • Children’s Christmas Party  Saturday 12 December, details here
For all enquiries, email
The Kettering Wooden Boat Rally (KWBR4) 
On again 5 - 7 February 2016, on the d’Entrecasteaux Channel for all wooden boat aficionados. 

More information and entry form here


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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