Blinking Billy 14 November 2013


Upcoming Events

PJ Mini Series

The PJ mini Series is on this weekend the weather is looking great for both days of racing and some great prizes up for grabs from Zhik and PJ Ship Chandlers.  

This regatta is open to other dinghy classes and competitors from other clubs, so please make all our visitors feel welcome.   With 23 entries from other clubs it is likely that we will see well over 80 boats attending the regatta.

Freshments will be available after racing each day offering hot food for competitors, their families and friends.

Space will be made available for competitors from other clubs to store their boats at SBSC overnight on Saturday.  On the day see Shaun Tiedemann or Ben Galbraith for assistance with boat storage arrangements.

To Enter

SBSC members are not required to enter through the online entry system and can register on the day between 0830hrs and  0900hrs.  Non SBSC members will need to enter via the SBSC online facility – go to and click on the Calendar event.

Notice of Race

Entry is free for SBSC and DSS members and a small entry fee of $15 for single handed yachts and $25 for two handed yachts is charged for members of other clubs.

NB: Cadet Sailors

To assist with space Cadets who do not have an allocated compound space will be required to unrig and be stored in their allocated shed space.

The Tillett selection series for International Cadets will incorporate the first two races after lunch on the Saturday.

Class Updates


Our usual Tackers sessions will run this Saturday at the club.


The PJ Mini Series to be held this weekend at the SBSC.  This event is open to all yacht clubs and there will be Optimist Open/Intermediate/Green Fleet racing.

Please see the Notice of Race

SBSC members are not required to enter, just register on the day  between 0830hrs and  0900hrs.  Non SBSC members will need to enter via the SBSC online facility – go to and click on the Calendar event.

There will be an Optimist Green Fleet briefing at 0945hrs on the lawn in front of the club.

It will be a "normal" SBSC day for Grommet fleet (and any SBSC Green Fleeter’s not wishing to compete in the PJ Mini Series) with a  briefing  at 1230hrs.

Cheers, Ric – TIODA President


Rule Changes

Hi Cadet sailors

Just a little heads up re some rule changes that may come into play at Nationals this year. The ISAF sailing rules have been amended to include the below. The U flag (red and white checks) has been introduced as a “soft black flag” and will be used more and more in the future. It basically means that if you cross the line within the 1 minute and the race goes ahead – you will still be scrubbed, however, if the start ends up as a general recall or gets abandoned, restarted etc. you get a second chance and can start and compete in subsequent races.

11.5 adds flag U – kinder gentler Black Flag – allows them back in the race if it is restarted / re-sailed / postponed / abandoned before start signal …  this changes rule 26 AND 63.1.    Jill

Club Operation

Roster for this Saturday (16th November)

Please note that PJ Mini Series races commences at 10.00am each day, so please ensure that mark boat and patrol boat crews are on-water reporting in to the start boat no later than 9.30am

Rescue boat crews rostered on O’Rielly and Burnell on Saturday, please note that Tackers will be using these boats until 11am

The DSS Black duck will need to be collected from DSS on Saturday morning

The RYCT are also sending patrol boats to the course on both days, so there will be sufficient boats on course until our club boats are released from tackers

Rescue boats will be stored overnight at the DSS to fee up space in the boat shed to store competitors boats from other clubs.  Please liaise with Shaun Tiedemann regarding berthing arrangements.




Hilary Harris, Jennifer Potter, Suzi Kennedy, Susan Holligan, Lou Chesterman

Shore Patrol

(am) Nick Connor

(pm) Shaun Tiedemann


Les Potter

Change Rooms & Bins

Potter Family


Tackers 1 - Fe, Maddy Salter, Alec Bailey, Ben Galbraith

Tackers 2 - Doug Shephard, Ella Connor, Greg Rowlings




Juicy Isle

(am & pm) RACES   Neil Noye, Bridget Hutton, Neil Harris


(am & pm) RACES   John Kennedy, Rohan Boman


(am & pm) RACES   Brendan Dwyer, John Titchen


(am) TACKERS        Tackers 1

(pm) RACES             Guy Abel + 1


(am) TACKERS         Takers 2

(pm) RACES              Les Potter, Jenny Potter


(am) TACKERS          Tackers 2

(pm) Green Fleet        Ric Buchanan + parent


(am) TACKERS          Takers 1

(pm) Green Fleet        Phil Reid

Black Duck (DSS)

(am & pm) Races       Stuart Hamilton, Angus Sprott

Roster for Sunday (17th November)


Amanda Walsh, Susan Holligan?, Emma Hamilton, Liza Fallon

Shore Patrol

(am)  Ben Galbraith

(pm)  Nick Connor


Brendan Dwyer

Change Rooms & Bins

Foster/O’Donoghue Family



Juicy Isle

(am & pm) RACES             Nick Hutton, Melita Hickling, Jill Abel


(am & pm) RACES             John Kennedy, Steve Salter


(am & pm) RACES             Neil Harris, Pete O’Donoghue


(am & pm) RACES             Paul Burnell, Lisa Burnell


(am & pm) RACES             Angus Sprot, Justin Zeeman


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