Blinking Billy 3 March 2016


Firstly a big thanks to all of the volunteers both on and off water who helped with the running of last weekends Optimist, Sabot and 29er State Titles. We have received very positive feedback and this is a reflection of the effort you have all put in. Thank you.
This weekend is the second of the two 'State Titles' weekends, with the Cadet, Flying 11, Sharpie and Paper Tiger States. There will also be regular club racing in the afternoon and this week it is a DSS Pennant which will be the first two races after lunch.

There will be a BBQ on Sat afternoon and the weather is looking pretty good, so hang around and enjoy the late afternoon sun on the grass while the sailors pack up their boats. 

Also as we will have lots of visiting boats this weekend, please make sure you take extra care moving boats in and out of the compound.

It is important to note that Mark boat and Rescue boat duty this weekend are again all day. Boat crews need to be on the water by 9:30am, as the first warning signal is 10:30am on both Saturday and Sunday. Last weekend there were a few late starters and we had sailors waiting to get on the water. Please make sure you are early.

Angus Sprott


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

News Flash: At the Dinner this year we will be electing our first ever Junior Committee. The structure of this committee and responsibilities will be communicated over the coming weeks. So put your thinking caps on, who do you want to represent the junior and youth sailors in our club.  (Only children will be eligible to vote)

State Championships - this weekend

For all upcoming State Championships please visit the SBSC website home page to find your Notice of Race and Online Entry.
Please enter early.

5/6 March - Cadets, Flying 11s, Sharpies, Paper Tigers

Cadet News

Reminder that cadet state titles are on this weekend at SBSC. Please make sure you enter and that all helms and crews have a YA# and are financial members of the International Cadet Ass of Tas (fleet V)

Entries close on Thursday 3 March @ 6pm.

Registration will be from 8.45am - 9.30am upstairs in the SBSC club house.

Looking forward to seeing everyone over the weekend.



As normal this weekend. No tackers on the Long Weekend.



Grommets this weekend. Rigged and ready to go at 1.15pm on the front lawn.
Instructors Will Conner and Meg Goodfellow

Green Fleet
Congratulations to all the green fleet sailors who participated in the Optimist State Championships over the weekend. Special thanks to you all for keeping calm and listening in the most trying conditions, awesome stuff 30kts piece of cake!!!

This weekend is looking like it’s going to be a ripper. Time to lift those skills up another notch, check this video out.

Briefing 1230hrs.  Get to the club early and even go for a quick sail before lunch and practice those tacks, remember keep close to the club if you are out there on your own.

Cheers  Ric

Adult Learn to Sail

Adult Learn to Sail  - Next session on the water is this Saturday 5th March at 8.30am

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 5th       Cadet and Paper Tiger State Champs, SBSC Pennant 13 & 14
Shore Patrol Nick Connor / Syd  
Refuelling Les Potter Refuelling done night before
Juicy Isle  Bridget Hutton
Rohan Boman
Berthed at RYCT
Doyle TBA
Chris Massie
Kept at DSS, 2 crew
Peter Johnston Ben Galbraith
Mathew Yarrow
Kept at DSS, 2 crew
Hutton Andre DeClerk
Dan Newbury
RIB 2 crew if Rescue Boat
(no passengers allowed)
O’Rielly Guy Abel
Phil Reid
RIB 2 crew if Rescue Boat
(no passengers allowed)
Burnell Les Potter
Jen Potter
RIB 2 crew if Rescue Boat
(no passengers allowed)
Change room  Abel Family Instructions are here

Sunday 6th      Cadet State Champs
Shore Patrol Angus / Syd  
Refuelling Les Potter Refuelling done night before
Juicy Isle  Bridget Hutton
Berthed at RYCT
Doyle Brendan Dwyer
Ben Sullivan
Kept at DSS, 2 crew
Peter Johnston Justin Zeeman
Matt Holligan
Kept at DSS, 2 crew
Hutton Ric Buchanan
Ben Taylor
RIB 2 crew if Rescue Boat
(no passengers allowed)
O’Rielly Peter O'Donaghue
Andrew Walch
RIB 2 crew if Rescue Boat
(no passengers allowed)
Burnell Stu Hamilton
Tim Muir
RIB 2 crew if Rescue Boat
(no passengers allowed)
Change room  TBA Instructions are here

Canteen News

Roster Sat 5th Feb
Pip Cooper (Co-ordinator), Jo Chau, Suzi Kennedy

Roster Sun 6th Feb
Amanda Walsh (Co-ordinator), Meg Groves, Angus Sprott

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 dinningmenu.  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

A light lunch will be available from 1.00pm.  The options for lunch are:

BBQ - sausages $1.50, hamburger $2.50, Fish and Chips $15.00, Cheese box $20.00
A new range of National pies will be sold from 4.00pm onwards at very low cost.

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
Yachting Victoria - 2016 Club Marine Junior and Youth Championships
This year the 2016 Club Marine Victorian Junior and Youth Championships is again being held at Mornington Yacht Club. Coaching clinic 5 - 7 April, Regatta 9 - 10 April. More details here.


Please let us know of items and boats for sale, lost or found.
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