Blinking Billy 7 August 2014


Commodore's Message

With the quieter winter months upon us there has still been a lot going on around the club preparing for the upcoming season.  

  • the upstairs floor has been resurfaced again, a constant battle against sand and salt water
  • work is about to commence on the downstairs training room
  • Inflatables are being repaired
  • Burnell has a new 30 HP motor
  • training Optis have been refurbished
  • negotiations continue with the Hobart City Council for the lease extension to the compound
  • a new 4.2 m inflatable has been ordered
  • sailing calendar is all but complete, keep an eye on the website

I would like to encourage all current and prospective members to join us for the inaugural Code P Pre Season Drinks on Friday 22 of August.  This is a great chance to catch up in a social atmosphere before the pace picks up as the season draws near. 

Upcoming Events Calendar


Date Event Location
Fri 8 Aug AUS 2 Shephard / Barton Fundraiser RYCT
Fri 22 August Pre Season Winter Warmer Drinks SBSC
Sat 23 August Instructor Conference RYCT
13-14 September State/National Race Officer Course RYCT


Pre-Season Winter Warmer Drinks


Get your gear ready, the SBSC 'Hill Street' mid-week coaching will be on again this coming sailing season. 
Stay tuned, more information coming soon.

The Coaching Team.


 AUS 2 Shephard / Barton Fundraiser THIS FRIDAY (8TH AUG) AT RYCT, 6:00 - 8:00PM

Cocktail party and Auction -  to support Lucy Shephard and Emma Barton's Olympic 470 campaign.

Lucy and Emma are currently competing in Europe and will represent Australia at the ISAF Worlds in September in a bid to qualify for the Rio Olympics.

Lucy has been a proud member of SBSC since doing Learn to Sail at age 7 and it would be great to have as many Sandy Bay members and families as possible come along and show their support.
 Derwent Sailing Squadron News

The following SailTrain Courses is coming up at the DSS. The courses are available to SBSC members.
  • MAST Power Boat Licence Course - 10 Aug
  • Outboard Motor Operations - 18 and 25 Aug
  • Marine Radio - 21 Aug and 3 Sep
  • Coastal and Inshore Navigation - 10 Sept
  • Celestial Navigation - Sep
  • … as well as many beginner yachting, crew and electronics courses.  
For further information please see these flyers: SailTrain Upcoming Courses and Course Information
Dinghy Groups Winter Series - RYCT

Continuing on 10th & 31st August, Organising Committee is the RYCT Dinghy Group. First warning is 10.00am.
The following classes are invited to enter the RYCT Dingy Group Winter Series:  Sabots, Optimists, Cadets, Flying 11s, Lasers, 420s, 29ers, B14s, Moths, Sharpies, 2.4s.  Other classes are welcome to enter at the discretion of the Race Committee.

Further information and Entry Form - Click Here.  Sailing Instructions - Click Here

Any questions please contact the RYCT Sailing Manager:  

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For Sale, Wanted, Lost and Found ads can be listed here for all SBSC members.  Please by COB Wednesdays for inclusion.  Ads will run for 2 weeks. 

NOTICE: There are a number of boats for sale on the SBSC web site that have been available for some time. If your boat is no longer for sale could you please

For Sale

Optimist AUS 997, $2,600 neg
Maintained to racing condition.
2 sails (Ozi-Opti training sail in fair condition & near new North Czero5 racing sail)
Foils set and bag, travel covers and launching trolley
Many spares and extras, eg. spars travel bag, tiller extension, mainsheet, vang & sail ties
Optional: MkIV gold spars for advanced sailors ($250 firm)

Contact: Rob
PH/SMS 0475 090 255

For Sale
Optimist AUS 226, Passing Wind, $2,200
2 sails
2 sets of foils (1 set for training, 1 set for competition)
Top and bottom covers, sail and spar covers, collapsible dolly, tool box with spares

Contact: Neil Harris
PH 0419 573 940


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