Blinking Billy 28 January 2016


Commodore's Message

This weekend we resume Pennant racing with SBSC Pennant Races 9 & 10. The forecast is for decent Easterly breeze and potentially a few showers, so make sure you are prepared to be wet. 

Over the remainder of the season we are trialing paid instructors for Grommets, allowing us to implement a much more structured learning program for club members graduating from the Tackers 2 program. Will Connor and Meg Goodfellow will be the grommets instructors for the remainder of the season. 

We are also introducing a pilot Adult Learn to Sail program. Alex McLean will be running this program over 5 week, commencing next Saturday. The course is only open to limited numbers and you must be a club member. Details further down..

Have fun this weekend everyone.

Angus Sprott


Grommets this Saturday. 
Please be rigged and ready to go at 1:15pm on the front lawn.
Your instructors are Will Connor and Meg Goodfellow. Parent help is also appreciated.


Saturday 14 May @ DSS
AGM 5:00pm
Prize night 6:00 for 6:30pm start

NEW to SBSC - Adult Learn to Sail

Sandy Bay Sailing Club is excited to offer an adults Learn to Sail program. No sailing experience is required to do this 10 hour course. 

There are limited numbers, so if you are interested please register online through the SBSC website under Learn to Sail

For enquiries please contact Felicity Allison PH 0438 279 761

Sat 6th Feb - Theory and prac session on shore at SBSC 8.30-10.30am
Sat 13th Feb - Prac session on the water – Pacers (6 x helms from SBSC) 8.30-10.30am
Fri 19th Feb - Prac session on the water – Pacers 5-7pm (Crown Series that weekend)
Sat 27th Feb - Prac session on the water – Pacers (6 x helms SBSC) 8.30-10.30am
Sat 5th March - Prac session on the water – Pacers (6 x helms SBSC) 8.30-10.30am

Mid Week Coaching
Recommences on the week starting Monday 8th February (second week of term 1). 
You are rostered to the same night as term 4 last year. If you are changing class, cannot attend on the same night, moving on or do not wish to join the program please advise me with an email to If you wish to move to another class or night and a position is available every attempt will be to made to accommodate your request. 
Sessions start at 4.30pm (sailing gear on, rigged and ready to go) and finish at 6,30pm. It is important have a drink bottle, food for after school and a pen and paper. 
Stuart Hamilton
Royal Hobart Regatta - Saturday 6th February
In conjunction with the Royal Hobart Regatta Association, Yachting Tasmania are running an Open Teams Racing Event on Saturday 6th Feb.
PLEASE NOTE: When registering, enter 1 adult on the first page (this is really 1 team).
Entries close Monday 1st Feb.

For NoR please email
For Entry Form please email
Oliver Burnell
Events Coordinator
Yachting Tasmania

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 30th Jan Pennant Races 9 & 10
Shore Patrol am Katrina Fisher 
pm Syd
Refuelling Les Potter Refuelling done night before
Juicy Isle  RYCT Berthed at RYCT
Doyle Scribes
Liza Gailbraith
Ingrid Mclagan
Kept at DSS, 2 crew
Peter Johnston RYCT Kept at DSS, 2 crew
Hutton Andre DeClerk
P Reid 
RIB 2 crew if Rescue Boat
(no passengers allowed)
O’Rielly out of service
Burnell A Sprott
Matt Groves
RIB 2 crew if Rescue Boat
(no passengers allowed)
Change room  Jones Family Instructions are here
Canteen Roster Sat 30th Jan
Susan Hooligan (Co-ordinator)
liza Fallon
Sarah Hugo

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
KRAVATS ON THE LAWN @ the DSS on Sunday 6 March, 1.00 - 5.30pm
BBQ and other reasonably priced lunch snack available from 1:00pm with music commencing at 2:00pm. 
No cover charge but donations appreciated. 
No BYO please.
Get a group of friends together and have a great day out on the lawn
  • SailTrain courses, check website for details
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
The Banjo's Shoreline Crown Series
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st February 2016
Incorporated the Bellerive Regatta  ph: 6244 1353 

More information click here


Please let us know of items and boats for sale, lost or found.
For the latest boats for sale, please check the 
FOR SALE  page on the web site. 

Latest listing
Cadet - AUS 5758
Wild Thing, $1,700

Optimist - AUS 1129
Iki Moku, $2,100

NB: If you have sold your boat, please
 let us know so we can keep the page up to date.


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