Blinking Billy 20 March 2014




With only several weeks to go the run down to the club pennant series is hotting up with the new format producing some close results with only several points separating 1st and 2nd in most classes for both the DSS and SBSC Pennant series.
Congratulations to Sam Tiedemann and Will Connor for taking out the inaugural 29er STate Titles last weekend convincingly with 6 wins from 10 races sailed.  It was great to see 7 boats out for a new class and the skill showed after such a short time.
The annual prize giving and AGM date has now been set for 24 May at the club.  Block your diaries out as this is always a great night for the whole family.


Saturday March 22th
SBSC Pennant races
Tackers 1 & 2

Annual Prize Giving March Saturday 24th May
Venue: SBSC



SBSC Website 
Have you visited the SBSC website recently? There’s a new For Sale page. If you have items for sale please email by COB Tuesdays. Your advertisement will be included in Blinking Bill for 2 weeks. It will also be displayed on the web site until you notify via email when the item needs to be removed.

Grommets briefing at 12.45pm. Open and Green racing as normal.  

No formal training scheduled for the morning.  Normal racing in the afternoon.


In January this year SBSC member Hugo Hamilton finished 4th at the Australian Optimist National Championships.  This result gave him a place in AOST (the Australian Optimist Sailing Team – the top 25 place getters) for the second time.  This year, as one of the top 5 qualifiers, he will compete at the 2014 World Championships in Argentina, the first Tasmanian ever to participate in an Optimist World Championship. It is a very competitive regatta with over 250 junior sailors from 110 countries, and I will be spending a lot of time training and travelling in preparation.  Yachting Australia provides some funding towards coaching but travel, accommodation, and boat hire costs are self-funded.

To assist Hugo to raise money to help fund some of the costs involved in this year of sailing he is going to do a sponsored sail, leaving from the Sandy Bay Sailing Club and sailing to the Iron Pot Lighthouse and back (approximately 22 Nautical Miles). 
To help Hugo achieve his dream and sponsor this attempt to sail to the Iron Pot follow the link here: 
This Saturday - session 6
Tackers 1 - 8.30am to 10.30am
Tackers 2 - 10am -12noon


The following operations roster applies for this week.  If you are unavailable it is your responsibility to arrange a swap with someone else.  If you are stuck and need assistance with a swap please email Shaun Tiedemann
Canteen Lou Chesterman, Ingrid McLagan, Emma Hamilton
Shore Patrol (am) Nick Connor
(pm) Paul Gray
Refuelling Les Potter and/or Geoff Conser
Tackers T1 
Juicy Isle (am & pm) RACES   Neil Noye, Neil Harris, Anne Bowman
Doyle (am & pm) RACES   John Kennedy, Sam Ibbott
PJ (am & pm) RACES   Will Allison, Jim Ransom
O’Riely (am) TACKERS        Tackers 1
(pm) RACES             Jill Abel, Pete O’Donoghue
Burnell  (am) TACKERS         Takers 2
(pm) RACES              Justin Zeeman, Andre de Clerk
McCartney (am) TACKERS          Tackers 2
(pm) Green Fleet        Stu Hamilton + parent
Sirocco (am) TACKERS          Takers 1
(pm) Green Fleet        Angus Sprott + parent
Sirocco 2 Grommets                   Ric Buchanan + parent
Change Rooms and Downstairs Bins Volunteers Required.
Please email by COB Tuesdays for inclusion, items will be included in Blinking Billy for 2 weeks and also displayed on the SBSC web site, advertises need to notify SBSC via email when the item needs to be removed
For Sale Optimist - $2,400 (posted 20/3)
AUS 1129 IKI MOKU (Hawaiian for 'little boat'),
Excellent condition, well loved and maintained optimist, only 2 1/2 years old
1 north racing sail, 1 oziopti training sail, trolley, boat covers included. $2400. 
For enquiries, please contact:
Angus Sprott 
p: 0409 011 448

For Sale: 29er (posted 13/3)
AUS714 “Don’t Tell Mum”
A very sound, dry boat in good condition with all gear. Sails include new jib, good foils, spars, stainless steel launching dolly, boat cover. Your chance to join this exciting skiff class.
Ready to race Price Reduced to $4,500 ono.
PH 0419 318 316  Peter Davis      

For Sale: Optimist (posted 13/3)
'Green Salt', Sa il number 315 
Excellent condition $1600  
PH 0439 722 511  Mark or Lou Chesterman

For Sale Optimist (posted 20/3)
Excellent condition, hardly used. Sail number 995. $2650
For further information and gear list, email Rob Wilkins on


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