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Tuesday 13 March 2018 - Issue 279

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This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 14 March 2018
Sailability 0900hrs - Confirmed
Midweek Summer Series 1435hrs
Thursday 15 March 2018
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace $1300
Twilight Series R18 Final Race 1810hrs
Friday 16 March 2018
Club Championship Series Day 7 1625hrs
Saturday 17 March 2018
Keelboat Summer Series Racing 1325hrs
Sunday 18 March 2018
Swan River Sailing - Carbine Club Youth Cub. Hosted by SoPYC 0900hrs
F15 Coaching Day 0900hrs
OTB Fixed Mark Series Day 4 1355hrs
Tuesday 20 March 2018
Information Night - Fire & Water 1830hrs
Finance Meeting 1800hrs
Members Bar and Restaurant operating hours:
Mondays and Tuesdays 1200 - 1500hrs
Wednesday to Saturday 1200 - 2100hrs
Sundays 1200 - 2000hrs
For bookings call 9364 5844 or click below

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Information Night - Fire and Water - Monday 19 March 2018

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Corrosion Seminar - 20 March 2018 at Royal Perth Yacht Club

Bay Marine, one of our Grand Sponsors would like to extend their welcome to South of Perth Yacht Club Members to attend their Corrosion Seminar night next Tuesday night at Royal Perth Yacht Club. There will be plenty of door prizes and they are putting on complimentary nibbles and drinks also. Should be a great informative night.
Please register here:-
Bay Marine-Corrosion-Seminar

Cruising in Company to East Fremantle 25 March 2018

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Cruising Butterflies 8 April 2018

Sunday 8 April 2018 8am to 2pm 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 and boat (power or sail) for this …

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FREE Friday the 13th Party! - April 2018

Black Friday Party Friday 13 April 2018 South of Perth Yacht Club present a FREE Event 6pm until late. Members bring your guests and come dance the night away at the Promenade Marquee. There will be a Food Truck, cash Cocktail bar, and food stalls. Guitarist from 6pm - 8pm. 'Soozy and the Misfits' Band from 8.30pm - 11.30pm. WEAR SOMETHING BLACK …

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ANZAC Day Service 25 April 2018

Join us for the 2018 Anzac Day Service from 11:15am at the South of Perth Yacht Club. Wednesday 25 April 2018.

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Billy Run 2018

Race or Cruise to The Cruising Yacht Club of WA - 28 April 2018 Invitational Race EVERYONE Welcome! Saturday 28 April. All yachting, power and cruising members of all clubs are invited to join in the fun at this event! A, B & C fleets - Category 6 Prizes awarded to overall winner, 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each fleet, …

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From the ON WATER GROUP office

For all the latest sailing opportunities
Please see the online CREW FINDER

Sailing Academy - Learn To Sail Courses

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Little Wheel Regatta 2018

South of Perth Yacht Club, WA February 9th, March 2nd, March 16th, 23rd and the Final on 6 April 2018. Notice of Race Sailing Instructions NTC Teams Results Gallery

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Disposal of unserviceable flares - temporarily unavailable at DoT offices

Due to difficulties with a Department of Transport (DoT) contractor engaged to dispose of expired flares, DoT is unfortunately temporarily unable to accept flares for disposal. Until these issues are resolved please keep your flares in a safe and secure location or dispose of your flares at one of the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) centres listed at the following website
Please do not discard unserviceable flares in general rubbish or landfill.
Up to 10 flares may still be disposed of at the participating Household Hazardous Waste Program centres provided by the WALGA or Volunteer Marine Rescue groups.
For the latest information about when flares will be accepted for disposal at DoT offices please refer to
Marine Safety Community Education
Telephone: 13 11 56
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Flying Fifteen Update

A gusty easterly must be a race officer’s nightmare with the risk of a course destroying gust always looming. It does present some great opportunities to gain and lose ground during the race and tales of what might have been, were recounted at a couple of long tables in the clubhouse over dinner. Nic and Janet (Ineffable) did more gaining than most to win both races by large margins. This left a tight bunch of 6 boats to fight over the minor placings. For specifics, see the results section on the website. The “X” flag had a good work out with boats misbehaving at each start. Some took their medicine and returned to start correctly while others were not so diligent.
Move of the day goes to Andrew Knowles (A2) who ignored doctor’s orders to clip-in his hobbles. No prizes for guessing what happened. At least he hung onto the mainsheet. Doctor, wife and crew ( same person) not happy !!
Recent sales mean we have a couple of different faces in different boats. Returning to the class after a long absence, Jeff Vance has purchased Ffast Lane (3719) from John Wilson and Karen Dawes has bought the, soon to be re-named, Fragrant Fuzzy (3858) from Greg ( Mudguts to his friends) Andrews.
Next Sunday we’re sailing around the fixed marks with a box start and finish. Start time will be around 1400hrs rather than 1325hrs.
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Always plenty of stories after 2 races in an easterly.

Cruising Section March long weekend cruise to MOFSC

Another great long weekend was had at Mandurah with the Cruising Section on the long weekend 3-5 March. There was great support for this event with 22 boats going down including 2 yachts San Michelle and Carpe Diem. It was excellent to have some ‘yachties’ joining us for the long weekend.
Rob Schmitz – skipper of San Michelle won the Mandurah Cruising Section Yacht Challenge trophy donated by Neil Martin for sailing on his own in his SS24 San Michelle from SoPYC to Mandurah which as we know is no mean feat especially taking down the mast to get under Fremantle Bridge by yourself!!
The MOFSC organised a great meal for 60 of us in our own function room on Saturday night. On Sunday night 30 of us had dinner on the foreshore at Murphy’s Irish Pub. During the days many of us took advantage of the great weather and did a host of activities from spending “happy hours” on different boats, walking along the foreshore, visiting an Art Gallery in the main street of Mandurah, visiting the Mandurah foreshore markets (including pony rides for some of the kids) on Sunday morning and some walked across the new Mandurah Bridge which is very impressive.
It was a great weekend with being able to enjoy Mandurah and have a wonderful relaxing time with friends new and old.
Again thank you to our Cruising In Company Committee who have organised another great social event for ALL the South of Perth Yacht Club members to come and enjoy. It is always good to be able to go to other clubs and enjoy their hospitality. This is what the Cruising In Company section is all about, getting our members together to enjoy a wonderful time together at different venues.
The Cruisy Scribe :)

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Don’t forget to read your “Coffee Pointers” to check our next great day out!!

Support Crew Roster

PATRICE - Matthew Eastaugh
HIGH ENERGY - Aaron McNally

PURRFECT - John Cooper
LABISE - Anthony Smith

R BAR - Chris Pearson

REST & REC - Andrew Bell
LOLA - John Hladin

FLYING 15 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 30 March to 1 April 2018
The 57th F1x5 State Championship will be raced at SoPYC over the Easter long weekend 30 March to 1 April.
Further details will be provided very soon. Volunteers can sign up by CLICKING HERE
Exciting news from over East! The Fremantle to Geraldton Yacht Race in its current format (cat 2 and held in the six months prior to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race) is now recognised as an official qualifying race for this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and will be listed in their NOR this year.
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