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Tuesday 2 April 2019 - Issue 332

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 3 April 2019
Sailability is cancelled Wednesday 3rd April
Mid-week Summer Series Race 13. 1435hrs
Cruise in Company (sunset 1903hrs) 1800hrs
Thursday 4 April 2019
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $2,550
Training & Development Committee Meeting 1800hrs
Power Committee Meeting 1930hrs
Friday 5 April 2019
Radio Controlled DF95 Yacht Racing 1430hrs
Swan River Sailing Inter-Club Championships VETERANS - SoPYC 1630hrs
New Members Cocktail Party 1730hrs
Saturday 6 April 2019
Swan River Sailing Inter-Club Championships WOMANS - SoPYC 0845hrs
Offshore Cat 3 - Cape Vlamingh Race (RFBYC)
Rottnest Festival of Sail Regatta
Sunday 7 April 2019
Cruising with Butterflies Special Event 0800hrs
Swan River Sailing Inter-Club Championships OPEN - SoPYC 0945hrs
OTB Non-Consistency Race 1325hrs
Rottnest Festival of Sail Regatta
Monday 8 April 2019
Membership Committee Meeting 1800hrs
OWG Information Night Satellite Communications 1830hrs
Tuesday 9 April 2019
Ladies Luncheon 1130hrs
Pens & Moorings Committee Meeting 1730hrs
Grand Sponsorship Committee Meeting 1830hrs
Works Committee Meeting 1830hrs
Sailing Committee Meeting 1830hrs
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Offshore Notes 2 April 2019

Twitch is a Beneteau First 44.7 owned by Barry and Betty Walsh. It’s Barry and Betty’s first foray into Offshore Racing. Their offshore journey has been an interesting one. Barry, Todd and two others brought Twitch across from Melbourne. Two weeks later Barry and Betty did their first offshore race and have been competing ever since. There have been many …

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Flying Fifteen Club Racing Fleet Report April 2nd 2019

There’s nothing like a shifty dying easterly to shuffle the results around and add plenty of fuel to the “who got the worst start” debate. And there was plenty to discuss post-race with a healthy fleet of 19 boats, our largest so far this season, for the penultimate day of Club Championship races. In the first race, John and Matt …

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Cruising Butterflies 2019 - This Sunday

The annual Cruising Butterflies event is 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. You are encouraged to dress up your boat and yourselves to add to the fun and excitement on the day. For more information about the day please contact: …

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Ladies Lunch April vs4
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Pre-season Cocktail Party 12 April 2019

South of Perth Yacht Club's Power Section invites all Members & guests to their PRE-SEASON COCKTAIL PARTY. When: 7pm Friday 12th April 2019 A sophisticated evening to catch up with friends before the Power Season starts. Live music by Chelsea Gibson. Tickets: $42 for a sumptuous cocktail food and a complimentary beer, wine, sparking or soft drink on arrival. Dress: Men, …

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Anzac Day Service 2019


Championship Weekend

SoPYC is hosting the Inter-Club Sailing Championships this weekend. April 5th - 7th
Friday – Veterans Championship
Greg Tonnison
Mat Selby
Mark Nicholas
Kristine Petterson
Mike Dunbar
Paul Dunbar
Saturday – Women's Championship
Amanda Willmott
Christina Heydon
Ann Hind
Mara Lowry
Michelle Richardson
Caitlin Shaw
Jess Walshe
Sunday – Open Championship
Richard Maher
David Whait
Oliver Pabbruwe
Conor Nicholas
Kai Colman
Matt Lingard
Stefan Elliott-Shircore
Notice to Competitors – Saturday 6th April 2019
This race remains as a non-consistency race, however, the starting location will be mid-river and not at the Box as originally scheduled. For full details, please click here.
Notice to Competitors – Sunday 7th April 2019
The Off The Beach program for Sunday 7th April 2019 will be a non-consistency race starting at the Box and using Club Courses.
Please click here for the Notice to Competitors.
Please click here for the Supplementary Sailing Instructions.
Pursuit Racing
Following some positive feedback from last Saturday’s pursuit racing using the new and permanent LED Timer at the Start Box, additional pursuit style races are planned for Wednesday afternoons. Further details will be made available very soon.
Midweek Series Course Change
Courses have changed for C Fleet and H28s beginning next Wednesday, 10 April 2019. King Buoy (61) replaces Foam Buoy (55). Please click here for Notice to Competitors and revised course sheet.
Jane Brook Wines
We'd like to welcome back Jane Brook Wines as our Wednesday afternoon racing sponsors for the next twelve months. We appreciate your ongoing support! Thank you.
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Palma, Mallorca - Spain

Western Australia features heavily in the Olympic training.

A little more than a year out from the Tokyo Olympics, the Australian Sailing Team is tuning up with the first of a number of regattas in Europe, the 50th Trofeo Princess Sofia in Palma, Mallorca.
WA is well represented in the team.

Nia Jerwood and Monique de Vries will line up in the Women’s 470 class while Fremantle Sailing Club’s Chris Charlwood joins with Josh Dawson in the 470 Men’s.
Brothers David and Lachie Gilmour from Royal Freshwater Bay will be aboard one of four 49ers in the Australian contingent. Their competition will be intense as they fight for a spot in the Olympic team.

Caitlin Elks will be the sole Western Australian in the 49er FX, joining Amelia Stabback as one of three 49erFX crews.
For the full entry list at
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On Behalf of Rules Chairperson Christina Heydon, National Judge

Week 6 – Who’s zone is it? RRS18 Mark-Room!
Over the following weeks we will cover RRS18 and aspects that are relevant. When we start talking about mark-room, the Zone and Big boat vs Small boat comes into question.
Definition: Zone: The area around a mark within a distance of 3 hull lengths of the boat nearer to it. A boat is in the zone when any part of her hull is in the zone.
I am not going to “reinvent the wheel” as the following Q&A covers this.
Please read RRS18 & the Definitions Mark, Mark-Room & Zone.

World Sailing Racing Rules Q&A - B 011 Q&A 2016.001 Published: 5 January 2016
  1. There are different types of boats racing in a Yardstick race.
  2. Two boats (different kinds & different boat lengths) are approaching a leeward mark.
  3. In the diagram, the three-length zones for each of the two boat’s hull lengths are drawn.
  4. Position 1 Blue is clear ahead of Yellow.
  5. Position 2 Yellow (sailing faster) establishes an inside overlap on Blue, but still Blue is the boat nearer to the mark.
  6. Position 3 Before Yellow reached the smaller circle, she became the boat nearer to the mark.
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Question: How does rule 18 apply in respect of the mark rounding in these circumstances? Who, if any, is entitled to mark-room?
  1. In position 3, Yellow is entitled to mark-room under rule 18.2.
  2. The zone in rule 18 is the area around the mark within a distance of 3 hull lengths of the boat nearer to the mark.
  3. In position 1, Blue is nearer to the mark and therefore the zone based on three of Yellow's hull lengths is not relevant.
  4. If Blue is still the boat nearer to the mark when she enters 'her' zone (before position 3), then Blue will be required to give mark-room to Yellow under the first sentence of rule 18.2(b).
  5. However, if Yellow has become the boat nearer to the mark before Blue came within three of her hull lengths from the mark, the first sentence of rule 18.2(b) cannot apply. If they remain overlapped at the mark, rule 18.2(a) applies and requires Blue to give mark-room to Yellow while the boats are overlapped.

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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Today's Fuel Prices

Diesel $1.44

Premium Unleaded Petrol $1.46

Support Crew Roster 2019

Saturday 6 April 2019
BONECRUSHER Matthew Van Riessen
CARMA Mark Harper

Sunday 7 April 2019
CHAR-TAY Chris Somas
GOLDEN EYE David Purnell

Saturday 13 April 2019
HIS MAJESTY Steven McWhirter
ISLAY MIST Peter Stevenson

Sunday 14 April 2019
KATMANDU Jeffrey Winspear

Saturday 27 April 2019
MISFORTUNE Stuart Pidgeon
INDIANA Brian Smith

Sunday 28 April 2019
R BAR Chris Pearson
CARMA Mark Harper

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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