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Tuesday 5 March 2019 - Issue 328

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 6 March 2019
Sailability 1000hrs - Cancelled due to predicted rain & high wind gusts
Mid-week Summer Series Race 9. 1435hrs
Twilight Series Race 17. 1810hrs
Thursday 7 March 2019
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $2,350
Training & Development Committee Meeting 1800hrs
Power Committee Meeting 1930hrs
Friday 8 March 2019
Radio Controlled DF95 Yacht Racing 1430hrs
Power Section Xantippe Night Time Trial 1900hrs
Saturday 9 March 2019
Saturday Summer Series 1325hrs
Sunday 10 March 2019
OTB Multiple Race Series Day 8. 1325hrs
Monday 11 March 2019
Membership Committee Meeting 1730hrs
'Bosun's Club' Expressions of Interest Night - Wardroom 1800hrs
Finance Committee Meeting 1800hrs
Security Committee Meeting 1800hrs
So Who Was Houtman - OWG Information Night 1830hrs
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Today's Fuel Prices

Diesel $1.43

Premium Unleaded Petrol $1.39

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Good news for the pelican at SoPYC!

Our Bosuns noticed a sick pelican at the Club last Thursday (the bird not the yacht!) and when it still seemed ill on Friday they notified Lyn at Seabird Rescue. She came down to the Club and went out in a Club RIB with bosuns' David and Gasper to rescue the sick bird. It was a success as you can see from the photos below. Well done Bosuns!!
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On Behalf of Rules Chairperson - Christina Heydon

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SoPYC Offshore Report

Endorfin is a Sydney 47 Cruiser Racer, purchased by Mike and Chris Giles in March 2013. She is crewed by a core group of friends who have sailed together offshore for more than 20 years, with the oldest in his 70’s.

Endorfin has sailed extensively offshore in events, locally in WA, the Eastern States and overseas. These events include the 2014 Sydney Hobart in which she finished a credible 26th from 91 entries on IRC Handicap, followed by Port Lincoln Race Week 2015, where unfortunately due to hull issues did not fare quite so well.

Endorfin was entered in the 2015 Fremantle Bali Race where she sustained some hull damage and as a result, underwent some repairs and a number of structural changes to improve comfort and performance of the Yacht.

In 2017 she again competed in Fremantle Bali Race, finishing 2nd overall and 3rd on IRC Handicap. She was then cruised through Indonesia to Darwin, where she competed in the 2017 Darwin- Dili Race winning Line Honours, IRC and Performance handicaps against much larger competitors. She then returned to Darwin where she competed in the Darwin-Ambon Race and finished a credible 2nd overall, again winning IRC handicap against larger competitors.

Endorfin continues to race competitively Offshore in WA and is in the early stages of planning another assault on the Fremantle Bali, Darwin Dili and Darwin Ambon Races in 2020.

~ Peter Mason, Endorfin Navigator ~
Photographs below: Endorfin
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Notice to all Yachts accessing the Swan River 9th-10th March

The Sea Scouts of WA will be operating their annual 30-hour Swanabout Sailing Event from 9:00am Saturday 9th March through until 3:00pm Sunday, 10th March, 2019.
Whilst our Scout Members will be briefed to stay away from Mid River Start Lines and Yacht Club Finishing Lines, we wish to make your members aware of the additional presence of Scout Boats on the Swan River during the event. Over 80 boats have nominated for the event this year with over 300 young people participating. Your assistance would be appreciated in advising your sailing and powerboat members of this event. This Scouting event is listed with the Aquatic Council.

Thank you - Sea Scout Councill of WA.

On Water Group Information Night -

Monday 11th March 6:30pm. "So who was Houtman?"

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On Water Group Information Night

Monday 18th March 6:30pm. "Rigging"

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Radio Controlled DF95 Yacht Sailing at SoPYC

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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Bosuns Club - Meeting Next Monday!

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

Thank you.
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Xantippe Night Time Trial, this Friday - 8 March 2019

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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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Support Crew Roster 2019

Saturday 9 March 2019
AVONE Brian Maitland
BLUE BAYOU David McCutcheon

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

Saturday 16 March 2019
CHILLIES Peter Chilvers
COHIBA Ashley Thomsett

Sunday 17 March 2019
DEJA Q Roshanna Jalagge
EMELSEA Lyndon Rowe

Saturday 23 March 2019
HIGH SEAS Thomas Vermeltfoort

Sunday 24 March 2019
LUCKY LADY Paul Morgan
MANDUCO Kris Townend

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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