Blinking Billy 19 April 2016



Blinking Billy Newsletter - 19th May 2016


Last Saturday evening was a wonderful night of celebration. We had over 170 members present in what was undoubtedly the largest Prize Night for any Sailing Club in Tasmania.
Congratulations also must go to all of the sailors on your performances over the past season.

June Long Weekend Training - 11 / 12 / 13 June
The June long weekend has been confirmed as an Optimist, Cadet and 29er training weekend. Details are contained below, just remember you need to confirm your participation before the weekend.

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.

Angus Sprott

June Long Weekend - 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.

June Long Weekend - International  Optimists
Sandy Bay Sailing Club
11th and 12th June

Suitable to all optimist sailors that have completed Tackers 2
• open (more experienced)
• Intermediate (those who have completed green fleet racing)
• Green Fleet (recently completed tackers 2 or similar)

Must have fibreglass opti with 10m public liability insurance.

Register here:

Saturday 0930hrs till 1600hrs
Saturday Night Cadet Worlds Fundraising Dinner (details later)
Sunday 0900hrs till 1600hrs

$50.00 per day plus TIODA membership is required

Further information contact Ric 0409168332 or
Please provide an early indication of attendance so coaches can be organised.

June Long Weekend - International 29ers

June long weekend 29er training is being co-ordinated by Ric Buchannan.
Further information contact Ric 0409168332 or
Please confirm your attendance prior to the 27th May.

SBSC Optimist Representatives

Our Optimist Sailors after their last training session with coach Rohan on Sunday in preparation for the Asian Championships in Sri Lanka. Oscar will be heading to New Caledonia in a few months.
Follow their fortunes via the Australian Optimist Sailing Team Face Book page


Official opening by Her Excellency at 15:00.
Free BBQ beforehand.
After Her Excellency leaves at 16:00 happy hr(s)
Dinner menu discounted by 25%.

Derwent Sailing Squadron News
Upcoming events
  • SailTrain courses, check website for details
For all enquiries, email

Optimist Sailing Team2016 Australian

Fundraiser for our Tasmanian Sailors
Alice Buchanan, Ethan Galbraith &
Rupert Hamilton – Sri Lanka
Oscar O’Donoghue – New Caledonia

2014 (Tasmanian) Sauvignon Blanc
Crafted by Julian Alcorso and the team at Winemaking Tasmania’s Cambridge Winery

1 Dozen $200.00
Half Dozen $110.00
3 bottles $60.00
(we can arrange shipping on your behalf)

If you would like to place an order please contact either:
Jo Chau on 0428 248 168 or
Liza Fallon on 0428 315 352 or
Emma Hamilton on 0409 252 538 or
Jayne Foster on 0488 776 375 or
Thank you for your support


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


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