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Tuesday 8 January 2019 - Issue 320

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 9 January 2019
First Sailability of 2019 - 1000hrs CONFIRMED
First Mid-week Summer Series of 2019. Race 1. 1435hrs
First Twilight Race of 2019. 1820hrs.
Thursday 10 January 2019
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Commences again February 7th 2019
Australian Youth Championships 10th - 14th January - Tasmania
Cruising Committee Meeting 1930hrs
Friday 11 January 2019
Radio Controlled DF95 Yacht Racing 1500hrs
Saturday 12 January 2019
Saturday Summer Series Racing 1325hrs
Sunday 13 January 2019
Wooden Boat Regatta, part of the Swan River Retro Series. SoPYC
Monday 14 January 2019
Membership Committee Meeting 1730hrs
Tuesday 15 January 2019
On Water Committee Meeting 1630hrs
Regatta Committee Meeting 1830hrs
House Committee Meeting 1830hrs

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Premium Unleaded Petrol $1.27

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Wooden Boat Regatta January 13th 2019

Wooden Boat Regatta January 13th 2019
ALL WOODEN BOATS INCLUDING POWER, ARE INVITED TO JOIN US IN CELEBRATING WOODEN BOATS!  Our regatta will coincide with the January 13th 2019 Retro race ending at SoPYC. Come out on your boat and participate as a spectator, then join us back in the clubhouse for drinks and finger food post-race. Visiting yachts may launch at the SoPYC slipway, and …

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Australia Day at SoPYC - 26 January 2019

Australia Day at SoPYC - 26 January 2019
Beachside Marquee Beach Party Cocktail style beach party from 6pm to midnight, finger food, dessert table, glass of sparkling on arrival, two pop-up cash bars. Casual beachwear, acoustic guitar prior to fireworks then live music straight after the fireworks. $65 per ticket or Quarterdeck Set Menu Dinner Set menu for entrée and main course, desserts available from the bar. Cash …

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Crane three on the Western Hardstand - Out of Service

Members are advised that both jib arms on crane three on the Western Hardstand are out of order for the foreseeable future. Vector, the lifting company do not know the availability of the replacement parts. It is possible that it will be later in January before new parts can be supplied.

Jetty and Pen Fastenings

During a recent inspection of the Club jetties it was noted that there are unapproved fastenings and fittings attached to jetties and fingers.

Members are reminded that all fittings and fixtures that are not “normal” jetty fastenings must be approved formally by SoPYC. Many fenders types and hose stands have been attached to the jetties without the formal consent having been applied for or approved.

Many of these unapproved fixtures have not be attached according to Club requirements and the present fastenings such as dissimilar metals may introduce conditions that promote corrosion on the jetties and fingers. This is especially so where the black HDPE sleeves around jetty piles have had penetrations through the HDPE by such things as screws to hold hooks for mooring lines and power cords. The idea of the sleeve is to stop oxygenated water sitting in the gap between the sleeve and pile creating rust on the steel pile wall and reducing the life of a pile (nominally 30 years). Without oxygen, the water become inert and rust action is virtually eliminated. Holes in the sleeve reintroduce oxygen and restarts the rust.

Unapproved fixtures may be removed from jetties and pens without notice to members and any repairs required to make good the damage to the jetties created by unapproved fixtures and fittings will be charged back to members accounts.

A further issue is boat fittings being tied off/secured to safety equipment such as fire hose pipes and up-stands. As a matter of good practice and safety, no item shall be tied off or secured to safety equipment such as fire hose reels, extinguisher boxes or power/water bollards.

SoPYC Wheel Clamp

At the recent Management Committee meeting the subject of car parking was discussed and the Committee is concerned at the number of cars that are being parked improperly, ignoring parking information, inadequately identified (which includes boat trailers), blocking hardstand trailer bays preventing members using their boats, or not being able to return boats to the land pens.

The Security Committee has been asked to resurrect “Jed” (clamp-it) - the colloquial name for the club wheel clamp. So without attaching the clamp injudiciously and without warning, the Security Committee is asking that member’s be conscious of their parking habits around the club. Should the clamp be applied to a vehicle, it can only be released during office hours Monday to Friday and the fee attached to the removal of the clamp is $150.00.
This Friday from 3pm to 5.30pm the Club is conducting races for DragonFlite95 (DF95) radio controlled yachts. You are invited to come and participate in the fun of racing these restricted one-design yachts. There are currently seventeen DF95s belonging to members of SoPYC and they will be happy to hand over the controls for you to 'have a go'. A DF95 …

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There’s been quite a bit of activity on the Club’s online Crew Finder lately.
If you’re short of crew or looking for a boat, do check it out – click here

With the festive season over now, it’s time to focus back on events closer to home. This week’s events include:

1435 Wed 09 Jan – Midweek Summer Series begins
1825 Twilight Non-Consistency Race

1325 Sat 12 Jan - Saturday Summer Series
For Divisions 1 & 2, Saturdays race also includes race 5 of the Combined Clubs Invitational Series.
Div 1 SSIs apply – click here.
Div 2 SSIs apply – click here.
(No H28 racing on Saturday 12 Jan)
1325 Sun 13 Jan - Flying Fifteen Pursuit Race
1255 Click here for the SSIs
Swan River Retro Race (MMW start/SoPYC Box Finish)
This race also includes the H28 Saturday Summer Series – click here for SSIs.

15 – 17 Feb Once again teams will be invited to register for the Schweppes Little Wheel Regatta. New race format includes a series of fleet sprint series.
Start organising your teams. Notice of Race will be out very soon.

1000 Sat 16 Feb Details for this popular race/cruise down to TCYC, Rockingham are available by clicking here.

Sun 20 & 27 Jan We are in need of a second mark laying team for these two days. If you can help out, please sign up online.
Sun 20 Jan – sign up here
Sun 27 Jan – sign up here
A new version of the Sailing Red Book has just arrived and there are plenty of them. Designed to fit most pockets, handbags, man bags, bumbags, they’re a handy way to stay informed . Freely available from the foyer outside the OWG office and around the Club. Please give us your feedback.

Billy Run 16 February 2019

Billy Run 16 February 2019
RACE OR CRUISE TO TCYC Invitational Event - Everyone Welcome! All Sailing, Power & Cruising Members of all clubs are invited to join in the fun! The presentation of results will take place at 1800hrs at TCYC. Please note *moorings & meals should be pre-booked with Amanda Beenham at TCYC on 9527 5468 or Notice of race and entries …

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Information Night February 11th 2019

Managing Boating Injuries - by Dr Helga Weaving

How best to manage injuries sustained on boats including:-

Gunwale rash
Head impacts
Giving injections
Rope burn

Monday 11th February 2019 6:30pm, Heritage Room, SoPYC

Reserve your seat by contacting the On Water Group on 9364 5844 or email

Interclub Events - Expression of Interest (EOI)

Register your interest below to compete for SoPYC in the following events, please note the registrations are an EOI and do not guarantee your entry into the event (s). SoPYC will select teams from the registered sailors. The SoPYC teams for each event will have two compulsory training sessions prior to the event, with the dates of these training sessions TBC following team selection and availability.

2019 Womens Keelboat State Championship – 16th March 2019
Click here for more info on the event. Saturday, 16th March 2019

2019 Youth Keelboat State Championship – 17th March 2019
Previously the “Foundation Youth Cup”. Click here for more info on the event.
Sunday, 17th March 2019

2019 Inter Club Championship – 5th – 7th April 2019
Click here for more info on the event.
Friday, 5th April 2019
Saturday, 6th April 2019
Sunday, 7th April 2019
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Support Crew Roster 2019

Saturday 12 January, 2019
CROWNLINE Antonino Gucciardi
CALMA Steven Davis

Sunday 13 January, 2019
ESCAPE Darren Edwards
ESTORIL Michael Pearson

Saturday 19 January, 2019
ANDIAMO Andrew Ellison
ANTERES George Panayotou

Sunday 20 January, 2019
BELUGA II Bradley Moore

Saturday 26 January, 2019

Sunday 27 January, 2019
HAPPY DAYS David McLleney
HARDYARDS Peter Hopfmueller

MCS Security Services (after hours) phone number: 0413 362 877
Marine Lift & Hard Stand Bookings phone number: 0412 528 270
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