Blinking Billy 25 September 2014


Commodores Message 

At last Saturday official opening I announced that our new 4.2 M Rigid Inflatable has been named the "Hutton".  This follows the long tradition at SBSC to name our boats after those that have put in to the club over many years.  The Hutton extended family is certainly one that has made an enormous contribution to SBSC over some 15 years.  Both Nick and Sally are life members, Bridget can be seen on the Juicy Isle most weekends and Patrick and Louise are regular contributors when they return to Hobart from their interstate homes.  As Commodore I am please to finally be able to tell a Hutton what to do.

The move to 4 school terms has given us the opportunity to have a soft start to the season and with the AFL Grand Final this Saturday we will be running a series of short races, starting at 10:00 am with the aim of being off the water by around 1:00 pm. Please note there are 3 changes to the SBSC sailing instructions for this Saturday (start time, course and race time limit). The revised sailing instructions for this Saturday are here.  

Upcoming Events Calendar


Date Event Location
Sat 27 September Short Club Races 10:00 am start SBSC
Sat 27 September TIODA AGM 11:00 am SBSC
Sat 4 October Kingston Beach Sailing Club Opening Day KBSC
Mon 6 - Fri 10 October  Tackers Holiday Program SBSC
Tue 21 October     Safe Food Handling for canteen volunteers SBSC


Patrol Boat Roster - Saturday 27 Sept

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 please email Ben Galbraith,

Shore Patrol Ben Galbraith
Juicy Isle – Start Boat (am) FUN RACES      Neil Harris, Bridget Hutton
Doyle – Mark Boat 1 (am ) FUN RACES     Eldge McLagan, Matt Holligan
PJ – Mark Boat 2 Not required
O’Reilly – Rescue Boat (am) FUN RACES     Stuart Hamilton+1
Burnell – Rescue Boat  (pm) RACES             Peter O’Donoghue, Justine Zeeman
McCartney Out of Service
Centre Console (am) GROMMETS    Ben Reid
Sirrocco (am) GROMMETS    Felicity Allison
Little Duck  Not required, available for use
Little Duck  Not required, available for use
Little Duck  Not required, available for use


Canteen Roster Saturday 27 Sept


Canteen volunteers for Saturday 27th September: (Racing in the morning only, afternoon volunteers not required.)
  • Emma Hamilton
  • Liza Galbraith
  • Jen Potter
The canteen roster for September, October, November and December has been updated, thank you to those people who included their names last weekend. Please check the website for the updated roster. The highlighted places indicate that we still need volunteers in order to run the canteen efficiently.  In particular we need volunteers for the 17th October as many Optimist parents will be at the Tamar Yacht Club training weekend.

Tess Henry has kindly offered to host a Safe Food Handling session for all those people who may be thinking of helping in the Sandy Bay Sailing Club canteen.  Please join her for a drink and a brief informative talk at the club on Tuesday 21
st October from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
2014/15 Season Membership Registration
For those who haven't yet completed a membership and/or boat storage form for the 2014/15 season, please download the Membership Application and Boat Storage Application forms from the club website.  

Email your completed forms to   Invoices will be emailed once received.

Club Hoodies, Polos and Caps now available
Our fabulous new range of club hoodies, polos and caps are available to order now.
They are of good quality and look great with our new logo. To save costs we plan to use them for state and club teams as well, but with additional embroidery, so you won't need to double up with uniforms. 

Please email your completed order form to Pip Cooper or 0408 661 353 by Friday Oct 3rd to ensure we make minimum order numbers and get our gear ASAP!  Check your sizing here.

Hill Street Midweek Coaching for Optimist, Cadet and Laser
The Hill Street Midweek Coaching commences in the week of 13 October and concludes on 27 March 2015. Registrations are now open and rosters are being organised. To avoid disappointment, nominate your preferred day/s AND RETURN YOUR FORM BY THIS FRIDAY. 

Groups are maximised with no more than 6 sailors per coach. Finalising the roster is complex - we try to fit every child with their preferred day with appropriate age and level of sailors with them; however if we receive late registrations it may well be that the placing is not the best available.

This is a strong training program, all are encouraged and recommended to participate. 
For registration details go to website link here.

Tackers Holiday program - a great way to enjoy the holidays! October 6-10 
Registration now open, more information here.  
Don't be disappointed, book your child in early to guarantee a placement. 

Grommets is on this weekend, starting at 10:00 am and finishing at 12 noon.
Please be rigged and ready to go, on the front lawn by 10:00 am.

Nominations are being called for the upcoming TIODA AGM which will take place this Saturday at SBSC at 11:00 am (Please note: meeting time has changed to 11:00 am, NOT 10:00 am).
TIODA encourages your nomination and would welcome new faces to ensure the successful continuation of TIODA in the years to come. The nomination form is available here. If you are unable to attend please email your nominations to Katrina Fisher by 5:00 pm, Friday 26th Sept.
Derwent Sailing Squadron News

There are many SailTrain Courses coming up at the DSS. The courses are available to SBSC member. Course in Oct/Nov include:
 Date Event Location
8 October Inshore and Coastal Navigation DSS
12 October Power Boat DSS
20 October Marine Radio (VHF) DSS
22 October GP's Navigation DSS
9 November Power Boat DSS
17 November Boat Electrical System DSS
19 November Marine Diesel DSS
For further information on these and all the upcoming courses please see the Course Information or visit the DSS website.
Canteen News   

In order to accommodate the needs of busy families the canteen roster will be divided into a morning shift and an afternoon shift for the upcoming sailing season.  Each shift will include a coordinator and 2 general volunteers (6 people needed per day).  We are really looking forward to seeing some new helpers alongside the old regulars.  Please show your interest in becoming part of the volunteer group who run the canteen by contacting Emma Hamilton (mob:0409252538 or  You can volunteer to help on a regular basis or just on specific days that suit you, all help is greatly appreciated.
Tess Henry has kindly offered to host a Safe Food Handling session for all those people who may be thinking of helping in the Sandy Bay Sailing Club canteen.  Please join her for a drink and a brief informative talk at the club on Tuesday 21st October from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

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. 
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Optimist AUS 226, 2 sails
Passing Wind, $2,200 (negotiable)
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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