Blinking Billy 26 April 2016


Major Grant Success for SBSC!

Earlier this year the committee submitted a grant application for assistance with our safety boat replacement program. I am please to announce that the Tasmanian Government has approved our application and the club is the recipient of $43,000 from the Major Grants Program. This money will assist the club with the purchase of two new 4.2m RIBs, the new 5.8m VSR, motor replacement for mark boat two and up-sizing the motor on the Hutton RIB.

Undoubtedly, the coaching programs we have in place and our sailors subsequent success on the water have contributed toward the success of the grant and I would like to thank everyone involved, in particular all of the sailors who represent our club so very well at club, state, national and international level.

Prize Night
The Club AGM and Prize Night is scheduled for Saturday 14th May at the DSS. You can purchase your tickets online and we ask that everyone registers prior to Tuesday 10th May so that the DSS can prepare for numbers. 
We Need a Treasurer!
Club Treasurer, Claire Goodfellow will be stepping down from the Treasurers role at the AGM and we need to find a suitable replacement. So if you are good with numbers and have a few hours to spare each week (during the season), then please let me know ASAP.
If you are unsure and would like to talk more about the Treasurer's role then please give me a call. The new Treasurer will be well supported by longer-serving members of the committee and Claire is available for a transfer of knowledge. 

Angus Sprott


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

RSVP prior to Tuesday 10th May: Register Now

NB:  Perpetual Trophies need to be returned please to Fe Allison at 17 Waimea Avenue ASAP ready for Prize Night.

News Flash: At the Dinner this year we will be announcing our first ever Junior Committee. 

June Long Weekend Training and Working Bee

The June long weekend has been confirmed as an Optimist, Cadet and 29er training weekend. Further details will be available in the coming weeks. 

International Cadets
At the June long weekend, the Australian International Cadet Team will be getting together for their first joint training session. As there are 3 interstate boats in the Australian Team, we have been requested to make 3 boats available to these Australian Team members. We have secured 1, but still need 2 more. Please if you are not going to sail at the June long weekend in your cadet, please let Richard Goodfellow (richard.goodfellow at know as quickly as possible if your cadet will be available.

Working Bee
While the kids are out sailing we will be holding a working bee to get a few jobs done around the club. 
Days: Sat & Sun 
Time:  9:00am - 1:00pm
All members are asked to spare 1/2 day to help.

Derwent Sailing Squadron News

Would you like a dining experience at some of Hobart's best waterfront locations,
 enjoy a short cruise and meet new friends?


delicious food and refreshments at BYC, DSS and RYCT as well as live entertainment
and various forms of transport between locations.

COST:  $90.00 pp (incl complimentary refreshment at each venue)
DRESS:  Smart casual
RSVP:  by Thursday 12 May to the Office DSS


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

RYCT Winter Series

The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania -  Off-The-Beach is running their Winter Series. A great way to keep the skills up over winter. Racing is on Sunday mornings and the the Notice of Race is available on the RYCT website 

Race dates:
29 May, 26 June, 17 July, 7 August & 28 August 2016

Click to Ddownload the Notice of Race

Old Sails Wanted!

Peregrin Community School is in need of old sails.  They make them into great bags which are then sold to help fundraise money for the school.  If anyone might like to donate their old sails (particularly if they are just clogging up the shed garage or bedrooms!!) please let Ingrid know. 0407 536 248



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