Welcome to the home page for SBCC (our "Home Port").
Take a look at What's
New below, and find out what we are all
about in About the SBCC
To the right is a list of recent
additions to our web. Whenever we write an entry in our ship's log,
change our schedule, or add anything else to our web, we'll put a
notice here. Periodically we'll remove the oldest items. The most
recent changes are listed first, and many items are linked
to the page with the updated content.
The racing PHRF regulations have been
Presentations from the SBCC Program
Events are here.
The South Bay Cruising Club objects
to the proposed dock expansion by Oakdale Yacht Services. More details are
2013 Cruise/Rendezvous Schedule
2013 Two Week Cruise Schedule have been posted.
A terrific presentation on the Two
Week Cruise is available
here. Warning: it's just over 24MB. It might take a while to
download, but it's worth the wait.
Residents of Suffolk County operating
a pleasure vessel on the waters of Suffolk County must have taken a
recognized boating safety course and be able to produce a completion
certificate upon demand or face an initial fine of $250. This
requirement takes effect 11/6/13. Exceptions include people with
licenses from the Coast Guard.
More details appear here.
It appears a certificate from the
BoatUS free online course is acceptable for New York and Suffolk
New York and Delaware recognize the
BoatUS free online boating safety course. But that free online
course is not accepted for operating a boat in the waters of New
Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maryland
according to BoatUS
Added a web
page for distribution of presentation materials, starting with
Rich Troy's seminar on Technology for Boaters, and also including
Harry Manko's seminar on Video Techniques.
Here are the
Race Course Charts, along with an
updated PDF showing all
Here are the
racing handicaps for the 2013
You can use Google
Search to look for content on our website SBCCsail.org
The Cruising Awards
have been documented online.
The documentation has been updated for
the SBCC Notice of
Handicap Form has been updated, and the
Handicap Appeal Form has been posted.
If you're going to be an SBCC Cruise
Captain, an SBCC Rendezvous Host, or an SBCC Race Committee Boat,
please review and help us improve our guidelines.
Here is a picture of our 2012-2013
FaceBook Group is alive and well, with members sharing
their sailing and related experiences. The SBCC FaceBook Group
is set up for members only - members
should have received their invitation to join the group via email
- if you need a new invite, contact
members have joined - have you connected yet?
Sail Magazine, a web-based, free subscription magazine
specializes in keeping us informed of all sailing activities on
Long Island. Go to www.lisail.com
to view or subscribe.
Album has the latest posted photos of our
events. Be sure to
try out the "Full Screen" button in the lower-left
corner. We want to encourage SBCC members to submit their
photos of rendezvous, cruises, races, and events for all to
see. Simply email your photos with descriptions of
the event to
Flag Etiquette -
Where do we fly what? This article in
can help sort it all out.
Overboard" strikes a chill in every
sailor. Do you know what to do when someone on your boat
goes overboard? Well, the best descriptions I could find
were in the following articles:
Read them all and then practice, practice.....
for Mariners seminar presentation is available for
Bob Forman has
provided a copy of his Yacht
Preventive Maintenance list he developed with the help
of Rusty Bradford who used to head up service at Hinckley.
Bob would like this to become a living document that we constantly
look to improve, so if you can, send suggestions for additions or
changes to him.
BoatUS has good
suggestions on how to prepare for a hurricane and other useful
information in their
hurricane resource center.
South Bay Cruising Club (SBCC) was established to promote cruising and
racing under sail on the Great South Bay, Long Island, NY and nearby
waters. Since it's founding in 1951, it has grown to a group of over 200
sailing families. The only requirement for membership is owning a
sailboat with an enclosed cabin in which one can prepare a meal and
spend a comfortable night. The boat must be berthed on the Great South
Bay or adjacent waters.
The SBCC exists to provide
fun and camaraderie for its members and to promote all aspects of
sailing. Between early May and the end of October, the Club conducts
about 60 races
each season mostly on Tuesday and Thursday
evenings, with some races taking place on Saturdays and Sundays. Course lengths vary from 4 to 30 miles. The
SBCC also hosts weekend rendezvous
in various harbors around the bay from Amityville to
Bellport. All members and their guests are invited to
raft up or to anchor off and dink over to the party. You
can find the SBCC somewhere on the bay every weekend from
May to the end of October.
Several SBCC coordinated cruises
are conducted each year. These cruises traditionally
include a one-week cruise either confined to the Bay or
perhaps extending to Peconic or Gardiners Bay, a two-week
cruise which might include Block Island and Mystic
Seaport, and more ambitious cruises to such areas as Cape
Cod, Narragansett, Buzzards Bay, or the Chesapeake Bay.
A number of shore-based parties and events
are also held each year. Events include Spring & Fall
Cocktail parties, Commissioning Day, Dinner meetings, and
our infamous Great River Blast! Lectures on yacht racing,
safety at sea, first aid procedures, cruising issues, and
similar subjects are also provided from time to time.
In 2012, the SBCC produced a 112 page Yearbook,
had 58 Races, 28 Rendezvous, a 2-week Cruise off the Bay and a 1 week
Cruise in the Bay. Of the 58 scheduled Races, 50 were run by the SBCC.
Many thanks to all our members for helping to make the SBCC what is
probably the most active sailing club in the area!
If all of this sounds appealing to you, and you would
like to know more about the South Bay Cruising Club,
please contact one of the officers listed in blue in the Officers &
Committees section via Email. We look
forward to having you join the fun and camaraderie under
the "green & white".
... use this list of References,
Schedules and other topics of interest. Note that this is not a full
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June 26, 2012.