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Tuesday 21 May 2019 - Issue 339

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 22 May 2019
Mid-week Autumn Series Race 4. 1435hrs
Thursday 23 May 2019
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $2,900
Friday 24 May 2019
Radio Controlled DF95 Yacht Racing 1430hrs
Keelboat Presentation Evening - Ballroom 1830hrs
Saturday 25 May 2019
Power Yacht Time Trial - CPYC State Championship Heat 1 - 1400hrs
Sunday 26 May 2019
Applecross Cup Series Day 2 1300hrs
Monday 27 May 2019
SS22 Committee Meeting 1830hrs
Tuesday 28 May 2019
Management Committee Meeting 1800hrs

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Keelboat Prize Night this Friday, May 24th

To find out more click here. To book online for the Keelboat Prize Night click here
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Linfox Australia Trophy 18 May 2019

Another perfect day for time trials last Saturday saw a healthy fleet of thirty-three power boats competing, with mixed success. It was a heartwarming response to the sport, with a number of competitors missing from the fleet to attend Mark and Jared’s wedding at Rottnest Island. Domini Coyle and Rob Perks became the fourth newcomer to join the fleet this …

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Denis Jones joins SoPYC as Head Coach

Denis has spent a life time on the water with extensive experience as a competitive sailor and passionate coach across many codes of the sport from beginners to youth sailors, skiff sailing, match racing, foiling, windsurfing and Americas Cup.

Close to home Denis won his first National Championship at SoPYC in the Flying Ant class and went on with a passion in the sport to springboard into success including junior titles in four different classes for another five years culminating in three Youth World selections and two Podium results.

After just missing Olympic selection in 1984, still as a junior, Denis went on to sail in the America’s Cup as one of the youngest ever sailors at 19 and later moved into 49ers.
Mixing work as an Engineer and sailing, it was back to the Americas Cup and Olympic coaching with the USA team which brought home a Bronze and Silver medal as part of the strongest sailing nation, at that time, over two Olympics cycles.

Always wanting to pass on knowledge to younger WA sailors, Denis has coached many young sailors to National titles and Youth Worlds selection and was specifically involved with coaching Elise Rechici and Tessa Parkinson to multiple Youth Worlds and Open World titles and then as a mentor for their Olympic Gold medal

Denis has always coached and competed and has over fifteen National Titles and many World Title top five places in a range of classes including 420, 470, 49er, Musto Skiff, Etchells, International 14’s, Viper 640.

In the current Olympic squad, Denis was engaged as the 49er Australian coach in 2017 which included Australia’s best ever 49er squad result with five podium results.
Recently Denis coached the Open Bic WA team for the last World Championship and is currently the WA WAIS and WASS skiff coach concentrating on the 29er.

We look forward to welcoming Denis to his new role at the Club on Thursday 30th May.

“I have coached many champions and worked and raced with and against some of the best in the business. My focus has always been on skill development and not really worrying about results. They have a way of looking after themselves. I am most proud of helping sailors who have become great ambassadors of the sport with or without results and pass on the love of the sport.

Some say that sailing is dwindling, but I haven’t seen that. There are many success stories and SoPYC has started rejuvenating their program with a good process. When I look at young sailors it is scary how good they are getting in the various craft that are on offer. The future options for boats that fly on foils has very exciting opportunities for the future of our members and WA sailors as we have one of the best venues in the world.

What a place to grow your sailing skills.
I look forward to working with SoPYC and the future of coaching opportunities at the club.”
~ Denis Jones ~

Unidentified Dinghy Trailers

If you are the owner of the following dinghy vessels or trailers please contact the General Manager or Pens and Moorings Secretary on 9364 5844.
  • 49er Sail Number: 613
  • Sabre Sail Number: 2089
  • 49er Sail Number: 814
  • Trailer Rego: BSN164W
  • Trailer Rego: 1TMN379
  • Trailer Rego: 1TOR382
Thank you.

Lost Property - Masts & Rigging

Would the Members who have lost or mislaid these spars (pictured below) please remove them immediately or clearly mark them with your name, phone number and boat name. Should this not be done in a timely manner (7 days) the Bosuns' will be instructed to remove the spars from Club premises.
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C Fleet Pursuit Races
For Wednesday C Fleeters, your next Pursuit Race is scheduled for 05 June.
The SSIs have been updated following the first race on 01 May.
Please click here for the updated SSIs

Schweppes Applecross Cup Series – Day 2
Classes racing this Sunday include Pelicans, 125s, Flying Fifteens, Windsurfers & Bic Technos
Cut-off for Sunday’s entries is this Friday at 1600
For full details please click here
Volunteers: It would be really nice if we had a 2nd mark laying team. If you can spare some time on Sunday afternoon, please sign-up here or contact On Water Group.

Crew Finder Online
Skippers looking for crew or sailors looking for regular crew spots can utilise the online Crew Finder. It is the ‘to go’ place for Members and one of the most viewed pages on our website.
Those with sailing experience are directed to this site – please click here.

Discover Sailing Experiences
Sailing experiences are suitable for those that have very little or no prior sailing experience and just want to give it a go before committing as regular crew. Learn the basics of how to make a Keelboat go and how to fit in as crew.
This is available at no charge for Club Members and non-members. To register, please click here.

Volunteer Roster
SoPYC has utilised an online volunteer roster for the past 2 years and now intend to expand its scope to include the Centreboard Galley, Support Duty (Yachting events) and Checkpoint Duty (Time Trials) rosters. The main benefit to Club Members is that the latest information is always accessible and interactive. This will be implemented over the next few months in stages allowing plenty of time for further information to be provided to Members. The roster can be accessed via the Volunteer webpage. If Members wish, they can create a profile now or one will be created for you in due course.

Memberpoint App
An App for all Members is available to download for free on your smartphone or tablet.
Have access to the many handy functions:
Crew Finder, Crew Profile, Member’s Directory, View your POS Accounts, View your voucher Accounts, Update your Member Details, Club News and Events, Push Notifications, Club Calendars and Weather plus receive instant alerts!

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Cruise to Garden Island, Pig Trough Bay 19 May 2019

Another very happy group of campers (actually the Cruising Section boaties), enjoyed a stunning day at Pig Trough Bay at Garden Island on Sunday. With very light winds, it was an easy cruise over there with plenty of moorings to tie up to. The glorious winter weather sunshine made it a perfect …

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Support Crew Roster 2019

Saturday 25 May, 2019 State Heat #1
FOX SEA LADY Peter Pride
CASAMER Antony Middleton
LA VIE Peter North
SUNBEAM John Millman

Saturday 8 June, 2019
NATALOUKA Ron Reddingius
Ps & Qs Bernie Anson

Saturday 15 June, 2019
MUSCAT Stewart Bailey
PENDRAGON Robert Galloway
LA TANGO Russell Fisher
OLIVE MARIE Les Ballantyne
ADINA Andrew Tate
COMMOTION Martyn Compton
AMIGO William Lane
SCUD IV Bradley Utting
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Today's Fuel Prices

Diesel $1.50

Premium Unleaded Petrol $1.52

Members Restaurant operating hours:

Monday & Tuesday Lunch 1200hrs - 1500hrs
Wednesday to Saturday Lunch & Dinner 1200hrs - 2100hrs
Sunday's Lunch & Dinner 1200hrs - 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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