Blinking Billy 23 April 2015


Commodores Update

As our minds turn to winter sports don't to RSVP for Prize Night.  For parents the AGM will be held immediately before prize night and it is essential that sufficient numbers attend for this meeting to go ahead.   Last night we held our third Night of Memories event looking at the Cadet Class at SBSC up until the 1969 World Championships.  A big thank you to Peter Read who has done a fantastic job on gathering our history and provided a riveting presentation on the cadet class at SBSC.
AGM and Prize Night - Saturday 16 May
Where: Derwent Sailing Squadron, Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay 

When: Saturday 24th May
            5:00pm - AGM
            5:45pm - Prize Dinner

Cost for extra tickets: $15 children 12 or younger and $20 per adult
Menu to include;
Curry and Rice.
Pasta dish.
Vegetarian dish which will be gluten free.
Fish and chips.
French salad ,coleslaw bread rolls and condiments.
Ice cream to finish.
Main meals will be served buffet style.

Dress: neat casual

RSVP: Please RSVP for both the AGM and/or dinner by Wednesday 13th May via the following link:
Notice to Club Coaches

On Saturday and Sunday 23-24th May 2015 SBSC will be running a, “Coach the Coaches” course.
The course will be run by Sean Bly with Tony Bull and Elliott Noye working with Sean to deliver coaching knowledge including Coaching
Philosophy, Planning & Evaluation, Athlete Characteristics, Physical Conditioning, boat handling, starts, regatta coaching and on water training techniques.
All club coaches are urged to attend this and the following weekend for some on water practicals.
This course is fully funded by SBSC for the benefit of all members and available to anyone who is coaching or assisting with coaching and over the age of 15 years - please email to register your desire to attend – course numbers are limited and notification of acceptance will be sent out closer to the event. 

Optimist Open, Intermediate and Green Fleets
Heading north this winter?
Queensland Youth Week and Sail Brisbane.
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron
Friday 3rd till Tuesday 7th July

Thursday 9th till Sunday 12th July

Two great regattas to compete in to kick start the 2015-16 season. Not to mention time to warm up 
after a long winter here in Tasmania.
Option to do one or both.
Optis will be available to charter or pop the opti on the roof and drive.

Unsure? Call Ric Buchanan 0409 168332
Cadets - ICC National Training Camp

June Long Weekend ICC National training Camp.
Where: SBSC
When: June 6, 7, 8.
Time: First briefing 10.30am Saturday 7 June
Everyone invited and encouraged to attend.
This annual event will once again include the last get together of the Australian Cadet team prior to leaving for Europe
National Coach, Tony Bull will be in attendance
Several other leading local coaches participating.
Come along and have fun in the sun !!!!
Fleet V will be organizing a BBQ after sailing on Saturday and all sailors/classes are warmly invited to attend a fun, social gathering.
Please email Paul on to confirm your attendance.
Confirmation of your attendance is important to ensure we have adequate coaches and support vessels.

First Aid Course for Club Members

With the support of Ian Cooksey from Marine Solutions Tasmania, SBSC is offering members the opportunity to gain an accredited first aid and resuscitation qualification.
This course will consist of two x three hour sessions held over two evenings. The course will include the use of the clubs resuscitation equipment and on-water trauma kits.
As the course co-ordinator is donating their time, we are able to offer the course at cost (accreditation fee + face shields), so don’t miss a great opportunity to gain or update your first aid qualification at a reduced rate.
For those who hold current first aid certificate, but wish to update their annual CPR certification, you are able to attend a single session on Thursday.
These qualifications are also well regarded in many workplaces.
Course Information
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Qualification is valid for three years (resuscitation component -1 year)
  • Course facilitator Ian Cooksey
  • Course duration 6 hours (2 x 3hr sessions)
  • 20 places available
  • No pre-requisites
  • Approximate Cost $100 (Full Course)
  • CPR Recertification only - Cost TBA
Session dates/times
                  Tuesday 19th May 6-9pm (pizza provided)
                  Thursday 21th May 6-9pm                   (CPR Recertification Session)
                  Sandy bay Sailing Club
Booking Details
To reserve your place please contact Ben Galbraith via e-mail this week on:
The SBSC treasurer will invoice participants (via e-mail) 1 week prior to the course commencement

Derwent Sailing Squadron News
You are invited to...

Upcoming SailTrain courses:
COURSE                                                          DATE
Inshore and Coastal Nav                                 Wednesday 29 April (Starts)
RYA Marine Diesel                                          Wednesday 6 May (Starts)
MAST Power Boat                                           Sunday 10 May
Marine Radio (MROCP)                                  Monday 11 May (Starts)                                      
Outboard Motor                                              Wednesday 10 June (Starts)
MAST Power Boat                                            Sunday 14 June
VHF Marine Radio                                            Monday 15 June (starts)

See the full list of SailTrain courses here.
If any SBSC members would like to go on to the DSS mailing list could you please email Claire Goodfellow on:

Squadron News - Read the Autumn 2015 edition here.

Footy Tipping - feel like doing a bit of tipping during the footy season, the DSS AFL football tipping competition starts on 2nd April, more details here.

Food Menu - Latest Menu  PS!!  Takeaway Pizza now available.  
Check out the Thursday Pizza and Parmi 

Venue Hire - The DSS is an ideal location for your next function...

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. 

Lost (posted 23 April)
MacPac sleeveless puffer vest with hood
Black, size 14 ladies.  Left on the lawn at SBSC.  Please phone or SMS Rachel ph: 0409 728 192

For Sale (posted 12 Mar)
29ER AUS 1933 $9,500 ono
This boat has had very little use and is in excellent Condition.

3x JIBS (2x training, 1x good condition) 2x MAINS (1x good condition)
Spare mast top section
Packed centreboard/rudder
Assorted spare fittings

Top cover

Beach trolley

Currently in storage in Melbourne
Please contact Don Bailey via: email -
PH 0438 252 464

For Sale (posted 12 Mar)
Brand new Optimist Quantum sail, $400
Contact Andrew Crisp
PH 0424 033 927

For Sale (posted 5 March)
Fiberglass Optimist
AUS268 "Spicy Rice"
3 sails, one near new racing sail, all covers
Very good condition, Ready to race
$2,000 ono

Contact  Sally Lowe

PH 0400 760 252 or

For Sale (posted 5 March)
Optimist for sale AUS 1104
Very good condition (ready to race)
Comes with protective cover for boat/rudder/centre board
1 Sail and trolley (housed at SBSC)   $2200
Contact Pete 
PH 0403 345467


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