Blinking Billy 17 December 2014


This will be the last Blinking Billy for 2014 and I would like to wish all members a safe and fun filled festive season. All the best to everyone travelling to national titles, stay safe and have fun.


Upcoming Events Calendar
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 12 - 16 Tackers 1 – Holiday Fun
Tackers 2 – Tricks & Techniques

Opti Nationals, 3 - 10 January 2015
SBSC boats are on their way to WA.
Make sure you enter here.

Cadet Nationals, 28 Dec - 5 Jan 2015

Port Lincon Yacht Club, SA
Latest documents are

SBSC boats are on their way
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:

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.
National Pies 2014 Launceston to Hobart  Sat 27th December 2014
Dear fellow Skippers!
Christmas is near and each year the DSS is responsible for organising and hosting Tasmania’s longest offshore race. The National Pies 2014 Launceston to Hobart will start from Beauty Point on Saturday the 27th of December 2014. The race would not be possible without the great support of our sponsors and volunteers.
 We would like to hear from any family and friends of crew involved in the race who are interested in helping out with the various volunteer roles. We would also like to hear from any individuals that have an interest in yachting who would like to volunteer their time over the Christmas break. Specifically, we are seeking volunteers for three key areas.
·        Volunteers for the L2H Race Information Centre at the docks,
·        Volunteers to assist in the DSS Radio Room,
·        Volunteers to assist with berthing the yachts at Elizabeth St Pier on their arrival.
The race starts on the morning of the 27th December 2014 and are expected to finish early in the morning on the 29th December 2014. There is work to be completed prior to the race start but most of our volunteer requirements are needed from.
·        Monday the 29th December,
·        Tuesday the 30th December,
·        Wednesday the 31st December.
If you are interested in assisting with the race we would like to hear from you.
Could you please contact me at 0409311556 if you are keen to volunteer your time.
Yours faithfully,
Steve Chau
Vice Commodore
Derwent Sailing Squadron
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

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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