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Tuesday 12 February 2019 - Issue 325

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 13 February 2019
Sailability 1000hrs - CONFIRMED
Mid-week Summer Series Race 6. 1435hrs
Twilight Series. Race 14. 1810hrs
Thursday 14 February 2019
Valentines Day Dinner from 1900hrs - Promenade Marquee
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $2,200
Cruising Committee Meeting 1930hrs
Friday 15 February 2019
Radio Controlled DF95 Yacht Racing 1430hrs
Saturday 16 February 2019
Billy Run Race & Cruise 1000hrs
Little Wheel Regatta - Cancelled
Summer Series Racing Non-Consistency 1325hrs
Sunday 17 February 2019
Off The Beach Club Racing Non-Consistency1325hrs
Monday 18 February 2019
Finance Committee Meeting 1800hrs
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Today's Fuel Prices

Diesel $1.39

Premium Unleaded Petrol $1.32

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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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Member News

Our member Madeleine Rennie was, last Thursday, awarded one of Japan's highest honours at a ceremony at the Consulate of Japan in WA at which we were present as guests to witness. She was awarded The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays by the Consul General, Mr Toru Suzuki, at the Official Residence in Peppermint Grove.

There have been only 3 other Australians ever awarded this honour and in Madeleine's case, it was for exceptional services rendered to Japanese citizens through the City Sisters Association from 1985 to present.
Peter and Kathy Melsom
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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. 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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On Water Group Managers Report

Club Training, there is a positive vibe around the Club with Club training back on and sailors are now preparing for the March Long Weekend and Easter Weekend which is when most 2019 State Championships are held around the state.

2019 Mini Series. In the wake of recent successes at the Nationals the WA Regatta season continued with the Royal Perth Yacht Club 2019 Mini Series. SoPYC sailors participated and made our club look great on Matilda Bay. For Mini Series results please click on the links below.

Alpha Course (Lasers, 125, Nacra15, 29er and Finn)
Bravo Course (Sailboards, Optimist, Open Bic, Hansa)

Royal Perth Yacht Club did an awesome job keeping it simple and started multiple classes on the same line to keep waiting times minimum. We have reported each day from the regatta so if you want to read more please log on to the SoPYC Facebook page.

Learn to Sail. Our Learn To Sail programs have been filling up nicely and with the BW8s back in action we are finishing off a 'Start Crewing & Helming' course this week and they will, of course, be encouraged to become members and come sailing here on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Some of the course participants want to do the spinnaker course which will make them attractive as crew members in a few months.

Kind regards,
On Water Manager
Mikael Lundh
Racing This Weekend – Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th February 2019

The Little Wheel Regatta is replaced by normal weekend events for Keelboats and OTB. All races are non-consistency.
Please refer to Notice to Competitors #15 for details.

Saturday 16 February 2019
Keelboats 1st warning at 1325

Sunday 17 February 2019
OTB 1st warning at 1325

Interclub Events - Expression of Interest (EOI)

Register your interest here 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

Tackers 2 Learn to Sail Course SPECIAL OFFER $220

Starting Saturday morning March 9th 2019 at 8:30am for four Saturday classes!
Click here to register. Only 20 spots available!
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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
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It’s surprising how, with a bit of extra breeze, a group of finely tuned athletes can turn the most basic of manoeuvres into a regular fire drill and end up in a tangle of flaying ropes and flapping polyester. Still through all the mayhem the language is calm, collected and civilised (maybe).
She Who Must Be Obeyed had hardly cleared the jetty when lucky John Hassen took a dip and even though Kevin was holding the tiller at the time, rule #1 of sailing: It’s never the crew’s fault, applies. Vice Commodore Midolo and Gordon had their world on an angle when approaching the leeward mark in the first race and as observed by Rear Commodore Carl, the only current World Champion sailing in our fleet on Sunday, Brian De Vries managed a baptism (of sorts) while crewing aboard Spot The Difference. When quizzed after the race Greg (the skipper) was decidedly vague on the details but did mention that they were leading at the time. Again refer to rule #1
The following weekend (Sunday the 24th) are another two heats in the Club Championship. Further out on Labour Day weekend is the regatta at Mandurah. The NOR has been circulated by Fleet Captain Tim.

Volunteers Thank You BBQ - Friday 8th February 2019

A club like ours is heavily dependent on volunteers.  Without them, the Club simply could not function. To demonstrate how highly the Club values its volunteers, a BBQ last Friday evening, hosted by Commodore Phil Warwick, Vice Commodore John Midolo, Rear Commodores Carl Pettersson and Michael Cook, was attended by more than 150 volunteer members. Guests assembled on the lawns …

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Messages from the Vice Commodore

An expression of interest evening is happening on Monday, March 11th 2019 at 6pm. Don't miss this opportunity to discuss the new Bosuns Club! For more information please contact Vice Commodore John Midolo on 0419 964 971 or email

John Midolo would also like you to note his new email address is:-
Thank you.
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Cruising Section - Weekend Cruise to Rottnest 9th February 2019

Fabulous Rotto Overnighter What better place to be than at Rotto on a really hot weekend! A perfect summer’s day enjoying good food and fine friends overlooking the turquoise clear waters of Thomson Bay jam-packed with boats! Great venue, great atmosphere, a really fun time for around 30 of us who headed over to enjoy the sun, sea and local …

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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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Support Crew Roster 2019

Saturday 16 February 2019

Sunday 17 February 2019
LABISE Tony Smith
LAZY B Gerard Dundas

Saturday 23 February 2019

Sunday 24 February 2019
MARGARITA Rex Lodge- Calvert
MASTERCRAFT Stephen Rivers

Saturday 2 March 2019
No Club Racing

Sunday 3 March 2019
No Cub Racing

Saturday 9 March 2019
AVONE Brian Maitland
BLUE BAYOU David McCutcheon

Sunday 10 March 2019
CEST Si BON Stephen Robertson
CHAMPUSS Clarry Wrensted

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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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