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Tuesday 5 February 2019 - Issue 324

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 6 February 2019
Sailability 1000hrs - CONFIRMED
Mid-week Summer Series. Race 5. 1435hrs
Twilight Series. Race 13. 1810hrs
ABBA Meeting 1930hrs
Thursday 7 February 2019
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $2,150
Training & Development Committee Meeting 1800hrs
Power Committee Meeting 1930hrs
Friday 8 February 2019
Radio Controlled DF95 Yacht Racing 1430hrs
Saturday 9 February 2019
Summer Series Racing 1325hrs
Sunday 10 February 2019
Viper 640 Short Course Regatta 0900hrs
Off The Beach Club Championship Day 5. 1325hrs
Monday 11 February 2019
Security Committee Meeting (rescheduled) 1800hrs
OWG Information Night 1830hrs
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Today's Fuel Prices

Diesel $1.39

Premium Unleaded Petrol $1.32

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Ladies Lunch feb 2019

Cruising Section launches new 'Ahoy' app!

Click here to view it on your computer and for more information, or for help with installing or registering it contact Stephen Mawhinney on 0413 397 209 or Daniel Sheilds on 0438 949 976.
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Valentine's Day - Thursday 14th February 2019

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Wheelbarrows on Jetties

Dear Members,
Wheelbarrows are provided to assist members in carrying items to and from their boats on the jetties. The customary practice is that wheelbarrows are returned to the start of each jetty gangway as soon as it is finished with so other members benefit from having the convenience of using the barrow to transport items to and from their boats too. Unfortunately, over the last few busy weeks, some members are not returning the wheelbarrows, preferring instead to leave the wheelbarrow at their pen. This understandably is creating anxiety amongst members looking for wheelbarrows to carry items to and from their vessels. Pictured below are some recent examples of wheelbarrows being left at pens while the boat owners are away from the Club enjoying their boating. Please extend the courtesy of returning the wheelbarrows to the start of each jetty gangway so you and others don’t have to go in search of a wheelbarrow thus delaying getting on to the water and enjoying the day!

SoPYC Management

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 propeller 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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Safety and Sea Survival Course March 2019
The March Safety and Sea Survival Course at Fremantle Sailing Club has now been released and places are filling up fast. This may be the final course available before the Albany Race in April.
To find out more and to register today follow the link below:

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact Travis Burtenshaw on 9435 8821 or at

A grey Flying 15 Worlds jacket with Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club logo was lost at the Centreboard Clubhouse very recently. If you have any information leading to the recovery of this much-loved item please contact On Water Group.

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
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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 Club Racing Fleet Report February 5th 2019

A variety of conditions met our fleet on Sunday with a dying easterly to kick off race 1 and then a fresh sea breeze made a busy afternoon for the mark layers and race officers. Hector was back to do all the work for Greg on board Spot the difference and they had a couple of very close finishes with …

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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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Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club - Power Invitational Time Trial 15 February 2019

RFBYC Twilight Time Trial poster 2019

Xantippe Night Time Trial 8 March 2019

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Want to Try Sailing a Keelboat AFrame
Little Ferry Co advert

Support Crew Roster 2019

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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