Blinking Billy 3 August 2016


Winter may be on us but there has been much activity at the club over the recent weeks as the committee prepare for the new season. The Junior committee held a very successful Movie nights and there were many SBSC sailors involved in the recent National Teams Racing Championships.

Congratulations to the Friends sailing team for winning the National Teams Racing Championships. A great series and a well deserved win!

Congratulations also to Fahan School for finishing 2nd in the Women's division for the Teams Racing Nationals. 
Well done to all sailors who were involved in this demanding and exciting regatta. It was great to see many SBSC sailors involved!

Angus Sprott

Kitchen Fundraiser

Date Friday 19th August 2016 at 6pm.
As a fundraiser for the SBSC Kitchen renovation we are showing the 1998 Sydney to Hobart documentary, “A Highway of Low Pressure”.
Many of the crews from this race will be attending Craig “Esky” Escott who chose this race as his comeback after his accident in 1994.
All club members and friends are invited to come along and enjoy a nibble, drink, chat and viewing of this fascinating documentary by local Hobart film maker Peter Harmsen.


Yachting Tasmania AGM

Notice of 2016 Annual General Meeting
Dear Clubs and Classes

Notice is given of the 65th Annual General Meeting of the Tasmanian Yachting Association, to be held at the Sandy Bay Sailing Club, Long Point Road, Sandy Bay on Saturday 13th August 2016. The AGM will commence at 12:30pm. Yachting Tasmania and Sandy Bay Sailing Club will be supplying a light lunch and

A preliminary agenda can be found on the website. Please note that the agenda has not yet been finalised and may be adjusted. The final agenda will be distributed on Friday August 5.

Included with this notice is a draft version of a set of Rules of the Association for Yachting Tasmania. These are not yet being submitted for voting upon, but are instead a working draft of a new set of rules to modernise and streamline the existing constitution. We invite your comment and discussion on these rules.

Yours sincerely,
Richard McMinn
Regional Manager
Australian Sailing on behalf of Yachting Tasmania

DSS 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.

Course Dates for August – October 2016
  • Inshore and Coastal Navigation starting 3 August
  • RYA Start Yachting starting 13 August
  • RYA Competent Crew starting 20 August
  • MAST Power Boat ~ 4 September
  • Outboard Motor starting 5 September
  • RYA Competent Crew starting 23 September
  • MAST Power Boat ~ 2 October
  • Safety and Sea Survival Course starting 10 October
  • RYA Competent Crew starting 14 October
  • RYA Marine Diesel starting 17 October
For 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 Download the Notice of Race


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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