Blinking Billy 12 December 2014


Commodores Update
This Saturday marks the last club racing day in this calendar year, the announcement of the Cadet Tillett team including team captain for the upcoming nationals and the much anticipated arrival of a big bearded fella in a red coat.  Some post racing catering will be provided by the club and of course the usual refreshments will be available at club prices to help wash them down.
I would like to thank all the volunteers that have contributed to a very successful first half of the season and wish every member a wonderful festive season.
Operations Roster - Saturday 11 Dec

If you are unavailable it is your responsibility to arrange a swap with someone else. 
Mark Boat Crews: note that there are two new larger white barrels, which contains mark and rescue kits.
The smaller barrels will now be used exclusively for our rescue boats. 

Shore Patrol  Angus Sprott
Refuelling  Les Potter
Change Room Cleaning  Harris Family
RESCUE BOATS Please ensure that when putting RIBS on the trailers that boats are not driven on and only manually put on.
Juicy Isle – Start Boat (pm) Peter Bowen, Bridget Hutton + 1
Doyle – Mark Boat 1 (pm) Michael Cooper, Brendan Dwyer
PJ – Mark Boat 2 (pm) Warren Young, Steve Yannarakis
Hutton – Rescue Boat (pm) Races - Stuart Hamilton, Ben Sullivan
O’Reilly – Rescue Boat (am) Tackers
(pm) Oliver Burnell +1
Burnell – Rescue Boat  (am) Tackers
(pm) Andrew Walsh, Justin Zeeman
McCartney Ric Buchanan
Bennison (am) Tackers
(pm) Grommets +1
Little Duck  
Red Duck (am) Laser Coaching - Phil Reid
(pm) Grommets +1, Dave Lane
Upcoming Events Calendar
Sat 13 Dec Trophy Race
Christmas Drinks and Nibbles after sailing (RSVP 11 Dec)
Sun 14 Dec Cadet container packing SBSC
Sat 20 Dec Tackers 2 Holiday Program
Tackers 2 Tricks & Techniques
Sun 21 Dec Tackers 2 Holiday Program
Tackers 2 Tricks & Techniques
Mon 22 Dec Tackers 2 Holiday Program
Tackers 2 Tricks & Techniques
Dec 27 – 4 Jan National Heron Championships LSC
Jan 16- Tackers 1 – Holiday Fun
Tackers 2 – Tricks & Techniques
Christmas Drinks and Nibbles   

Christmas Celebrations at SBSC
You are invited to the Sandy Bay Sailing Club Christmas drinks and nibbles on Saturday 13th December commencing at the end of the day’s sailing (4:30pm – 6:00pm). 

For catering purposes please RSVP to Emma Hamilton by Thursday 11th December, or sooner if possible.

Father Christmas will hopefully be in attendance to distribute presents. Traditionally boat helms and crews provide a small gift for each other while someone (a parent) provides a small gift for solo sailors. Santa is also very happy to hand out presents to siblings who may be at the party. There will be a number of marked garbage bags in the canteen on the day of the Christmas Party to deposit gifts into. 
Canteen News   

Canteen volunteers for this Saturday are:

a.m. – Victoria Newton, Emma Hamilton, Rachel Reid
p.m. -  Susan Holligan, Hilary Harris

Don't forget to RSVP for Christmas Drinks and Nibbles at the club on Sat 13th. 
Co-op Toyota 56th National Heron Championships at Lindisfarne Sailing Club 27 December 2014 to 4 January 2015  

Lindisfarne Sailing Club (LSC) is hosting the Co-Op Toyota 56th National Heron Championships between 27 December 2014 and 4 January 2015.

While we have a good pool of volunteers to help run the races and various activities, we are still short of some rescue boat crews and scribes for start and finish boats.

If anyone from SBSC would like to offer their services for a day or two in this period we would be extremely grateful. Please contact Bridget Hutton at SBSC on 0438 319 776 or Simon Olding at LSC on 0424 022 831.

Opti Nationals, 3 - 10 January 2015
SBSC boats are on their way to WA.
14 boats were packed into the container last weekend.
BUT there are only 8 Tassie boats currently entered.

Make sure you enter here.

Last official training session
Saturday morning rigged, changed and ready for a briefing at 9.30am
More short course racing utilizing the “Juicy Isle” start boat.
Container packing:
All boats unrigged, packed and ready for loading in to the container by 10.00am this Sunday morning please
Tillett team:
State Cadet team will be announced this Saturday at the Xmas party following afternoon racing.

Paul Burnell

Final Tackers sessions this weekend. 
Tackers 1 BBQ and presentation at 10am and Tackers 2 BBQ and Presentation at 11.30am. 
Holiday and January programs now open for registration 
See you all on Saturday, 
Derwent Sailing Squadron News
Read the latest DSS Bulletin here
If any SBSC members would like to go on to the DSS mailing list could you please email Claire Goodfellow on:

There are SailTrain Courses coming up at the DSS. The courses are available to SBSC member.
For further information on these and all the upcoming courses please see the Course Information or visit the DSS website.

Date Event
14 December Power Boat License Practical Course
15 December Marine Radio (Full)

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 and also appear on the website, please email the newsletter once your item should be removed from the website. 

OLD TRAILERS (posted 11 Dec)

There are a number of old trailers that SBSC are selling for a small fee
These trailers can be inspected on the outside of the compound.  If you are interested
contact Nick Connor on 0417 340 584

FOR SALE - PFD (posted 4 Dec)
Burke One Design
Excellent condition $40
Contact Amanda Walsh
PH 0419 597 208

LEGACY PUDDINGS (posted 4 Dec)
Haven't got time to bake you puds for Christmas? Try a legacy pudding.
800g puddings $12 each or 4 mini $7
Contact legacy, details here


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