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Tuesday 29 January 2019 - Issue 323

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 30 January 2019
Sailability 1000hrs - CONFIRMED
Mid-week Summer Series. Race 4. 1435hrs
Twilight Series. Race 12. 1820hrs
Thursday 31 January 2019
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Commences again February 7th 2019
Friday 1 February 2019
Radio Controlled DF95 Yacht Racing 1430hrs
Saturday 2 February 2019
Swan River Championship - Windward Leeward Series 1200hrs
Sunday 3 February 2019
School Holidays End
Off The Beach Racing 1325hrs
Monday 4 February 2019
Security Committee Meeting 1800hrs
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Today's Fuel Prices

Diesel $1.38

Premium Unleaded Petrol $1.33

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Ladies Lunch feb 2019

Valentine's Day - Thursday 14th February 2019

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Testing and Tagging of Shore Power Leads

It is a requirement of South of Perth Yacht Club that all vessels with a shore power lead are to have their lead tested and tagged once a year. Compliance expiry dates for all member's electrical cords was 1 January 2019. For all of those members who are yet to have their lead tested and tagged, the club electrician Doug Smith is available to do testing and tagging for a small charge. Doug is located on the grounds of SoPYC and is the owner of Coffee Point Marine Services. His contact details and opening hours are below.

Coffee Point Marine Services. Phone: 9364 9409
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm
Sunday Closed

Alternatively, you are welcome to use your own electrician. Your electrician must provide their own tag for your lead. Your tagged lead then needs to be taken to the SoPYC office where a SoPYC tag can be obtained and applied to your lead next to the tag applied by your electrician.

To view the policy relating to the Connection of Vessels to Shore-Based Power Supply please log in to the Members Portal.

Boat Ramp

It is important that all boat ramp users adhere to the Club rules when recovering their vessels from the water and putting them back on trailers. Unfortunately, in recent weeks a number of members have been seen and spoken to about, “driving” their vessels on to trailers when retrieving vessels from the water. Driving vessels onto trailers on the boat ramp is strictly prohibited. The damage that the thrust of the motor's propellers underwater does to the ramp leads to undermining the ramp leading to expensive repair bills. There is also the safety issue for the boat operators and people in the close vicinity of the vessel itself.
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Racing Yacht Wash-down - Special Rates

We are pleased to advise skippers of racing yachts and twilight participants that we are able to offer a special rate for hull wash-downs. The wash-down is for a lift and drop and a 30 minute clean of the hull and can be organised by telephoning the bosun to arrange a time that is convenient for the skipper and fits into the boat lifting bookings. Should the wash-down be longer than 30 minutes, the rate will increase in $15 increments per quarter hour.

For racing yachts less than 8m the price is $45.00;
8m- less than 10m the price is $60.00;
10m- less than 12m the price is $75.00;
12m- less than 15m the price is $90.00;
and for vessels 15m – less than 18m the price is $100.

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. Vector, the lifting company, have advised they will be starting repairs to the jib arms in the next week or so.
Every Friday from 2.30pm to 5pm 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 twenty-three DF95's 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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CoffeePointers On Water Managers Report 29 jan

This weekend is day 2 of the Windward/Leeward Series.
Division 1 & 2 are racing at RFBYC, while SoPYC conducts racing for the following classes.
  • S80 Association
  • S97 Association
  • Viper 640
  • Spacesailer 27
  • Spacesailer 22
  • Red Witch
  • Endeavour 24
  • H28
  • & Division 3
The SoPYC SSI’s are available by clicking here.

Schweppes Little Wheel Regatta – 6 DAYS LEFT!
We have now 4 confirmed teams, with room for another 8. If you are considering forming a team, please do so Monday 4th February 2019. That’s only 6 days to go!
  • Team 1 - Laser Old (& Young) Guns
  • Team 2 – Don’t Panic
  • Team 3 – TBA (Andrew Knowles)
  • Team 4 – 4 Flags
For further details of this fun, fast & furious event, please view the event page – click here.
Please note, when entering, all crew members must register individually.

Billy Run Race & Cruise – Sat 16 Feb 2019
Just 18 days away now but there is still time to enter your boat, as a racer or cruiser. We have received our first confirmed cruiser – Malcom Taylor’s ‘Detour’
If there are any other cruisers out there that want to join in, just email
Click here to see the latest racer list

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 …Read more

Schweppes Little Wheel Regatta 2019

February 15 - 17th 2019 Enter your teams now! Click here. Read more
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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
Managing Boat Injuries

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 Women's 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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Flying Fifteen Update 26th January 2019

What better way to dodge the heat of Sunday (and the hangover from Saturday) than with 3 races in glamour conditions. Thanks to all race officials for giving up that portion of their long weekend to run a great afternoon. John and Kevin won the first race in She Who Must Be Obeyed but then John’s recent run of remarkable …

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Cruising Section - Cruise to Mandurah 2nd - 4th March 2019
March Long Weekend, Cruise to Mandurah with the Cruising Section. Convoy departs Fremantle heads at 10am Saturday 2nd March. Bring the family and friends for a great three days in magnificent Mandurah! Includes a raft-up on Sunday afternoon, Saturday dinner at Dolphin Quay Marina, shopping, sightseeing and dolphin watching! Power and sailing yacht owners please register with Stephen Mawhinney at or 0413 397 209. Hurry as pens at MOFSC are limited.

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Pirate Raid 23 March 2019

SoPYC Cruising Section invites all our pirates to prepare their vessel for the attack at FSC by contacting Bob Wright on 0417 096 241.

Cruising Butterflies 2019 - Seeking your support

Join us for the annual Cruising Butterflies event when we invite children with special needs and their families for a morning on the water, followed by a sausage sizzle lunch for all those involved. We are seeking support from our SoPYC members to offer their services, power and sailboats for this event. You are encouraged to dress up your boat …

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RFBYC Twilight Time Trial poster 2019

Xantippe Night Time Trial 8 March 2019

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Invitational Golf Day 2019

Attached is an invitation for the Marine Industry Corporate Golf Day 2019. Book in at 10:30am, driving range and hire available, includes buggies, an opportunity to advertise on the screens, electronic scoring. Noon shotgun, lunch and light supper included. $550 per group of 4. Fantastic prizes. RSVP Lynleigh Gordes at
Pages from Golf Day May 2019
BIA Golf Day Registration Form

Charity Boat Trip - You are invited

Annual Boat Trip 1 page Overview
Little Ferry Co advert

Support Crew Roster 2019

Saturday 2 February 2019
HOW ‘BOUT IT Olaf Frederickson

Sunday 3 February 2019
JOY-SEA Richard Whitehead

Saturday 9 February 2019
NARRATOR Matthew Lively
JUST CHILLIN Brendon Thorp

Sunday 10 February 2019
PURRFECT John Cooper
JUMP ABOUT Robert Gough

Saturday 16 February 2019

Sunday 17 February
LABISE Tony Smith
LAZY B Gerard Dundas

Members Restaurant operating hours:

Monday & Tuesday Lunch only 1200hrs - 1500hrs
Wednesday to Saturday 1200hrs - 2100hrs
Sunday's 1200hs - 2000hrs
To make a reservation call 9364 5844 or email us here
MCS Security Services (after hours) phone number: 0413 362 877
Marine Lift & Hard Stand Bookings phone number: 0412 528 270
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