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Tuesday 2 October 2018 - Issue 308

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 3 October 2018
Mid Week Winter Series FINAL 1435hrs
ABBA Meeting 1930hrs
Thursday 4 October 2018
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $1550
Power Committee Meeting 1930hrs
Friday 5 October 2018
Radio Controlled Yacht Racing 1500hrs
Saturday 6 October 2018
No Club Racing
Sunday 7 October 2018
School Holidays End
SoPYC 2018/19 OPENING DAY 1200hrs
Sail Past Commences 1305hrs
Centreboard Racing Commences 1400hrs
Warning Signal for Keelboat Racing 1420hrs
Monday 8 October 2018
OWG Racing Rules Lessons 1815hrs
Tuesday 9 October 2018
Ladies Luncheon 1130hrs
Pens & Mooring Committee Meeting 1730hrs
Works Meeting 1830hrs
Grand Sponsor Committee Meeting 1830hrs

HOUSE SURVEY $100 Dinner Voucher Winners

Thank you to all the members who took the time to complete the recent House Survey.

More than 450 members completed the House Survey, which is about a quarter of the surveys distributed to Members. In statistical terms, this is an excellent response rate and provide a high degree of accuracy when analysing the opinions and response of members. Some 200 members anonymously put their names into the ring, so to speak, to win a dinner voucher valued at $100.

Congratulations to the winners who are:

Paul Gilham, Sandy Dunn, Tim Mulcahy, Julie Edmeades, and Kevin Fulwood

We will contact the winners shortly and arrange to get the vouchers to them.
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Today's Fuel Prices

Diesel $1.54

Premium Unleaded Petrol $1.58

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Power Section Closing Day 29 September 2018

POWER YACHT CLOSING DAY – the “other” Grand Final. Even cloudy skies, cold winds and showers could not quell the enthusiasm of our brave time trial fraternity and fourteen of the fifteen nominated yachts completed the course. If there was a bravery award, it would have been decided as clearly as the preliminary footie final between West Coast and Melbourne …

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Power Section Prize Night 2018

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The Sailing Season kicks off this Sunday 7th October 2018. To receive a result this weekend, make sure you have entered your boat for this season. Leaving it all to Sunday will only be met with disappointment.

Online Entries
Please click here to enter your boat for events OR to check current entrants.

Off The Beach
This Sunday’s Opening Day races are included in the Club Championship as well as the Multiple Race Series.
Having trouble with entering your boat or crew? Click here for the Guide to Nominating.

The SSIs for Patron’s Trophy are available online. Please read the new starting sequence carefully.

Equipment Audit Forms
These forms are required to be submitted for ALL boats. Select the most appropriate for your boat:

Category 6 Form
Category 7 Form

Off The Beach:
OTB Part 2 Form

Racing Rules Sessions
There are two more sessions remaining run by our effervescent Rules Chairperson, Christina Heydon. There will be further Rules sessions at a later date.

Monday 6th October Rules 101 – Mark Rounding.
Monday 22nd October Rules 201 – Mock Protest.


Sailability at SoPYC.

The seventh season of Sailability will commence on Wednesday 10th October 2018. As always it is weather permitting. We have lost a few of our volunteers this season so if you feel like a new position, with huge pay increases weekly, fantastic working conditions and wonderful mates please come along and join us.

The lady to contact is Liz Warman, mobile 0419 949006 or email We sail Wednesday mornings and help is need from 9am until noon.

Last Sunday was the final of the Frostbite series at the Club and also Barts Bash Day. Sailability ran a raffle in the members' area after racing and it was really well supported. We raised $300 and I thank all of you for supporting us.

Lynne Newton ~ Sailability at SoPYC
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Flying Fifteen Update

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The predicted storms and 20+ knots didn’t eventuate for Sunday so, after a short delay under the AP to allow the breeze to settle and our heads to clear, racing in the pre-season regatta got underway with a light westerly that built to something a bit more solid in the afternoon.
We are grateful to the AFL for organising a lesser sporting event for Saturday to serve as a curtain raiser to the main event and even more grateful to PC Les and his start team for 8 quick fire races and to Tim, Doug, Tony and Gordon for doing the mark laying duties.
Fair to say, we were all a bit rusty after winter and Nic and Janet showed they were the least corroded (?) to win from Philippa and Dean ( RFBYC ) and Greg and, his new crew, Hector in third. Full results on the SOPYC website.
There may be a few sore bodies at the beginning of this week but they’ll be all heeled up ( or heavily medicated ) in time for opening day next Sunday.
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SoPYC members have been asked to support the Pirates Raid at Cockburn Power & Boating Assoc by attending in pirate costume and help defend the invasion of Fremantle Sailing Club to steal the treasure chest. If you are interested please contact Daniel Shields or Bob Wright
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IMR Technologies Geraldton Ocean Race

20th October. Click here for all the current race information

Below is a SPECIAL PRICE for the IMR Technologies AIS Emergency Beacon - Offer is now OPEN to EVERYBODY

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SIMY AIS-MOB 10.8.18 IMR Technologies.Rev2
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If you have any questions or require further information, you can contact IMR directly at:-
IMR Technologies
Aya Okano, Business Development Manager
Mobile: 0499 918 927

Member and Non-Member

Food & Beverage Pricing

At the AGM on 5th September, Members were asked to provide an indication of their views about the introduction of a Members and Non Members food and beverage pricing scheme. The feedback was overwhelmingly in favour of the proposal to introduce Member and Non Member pricing.

We are writing to notify members that the proposed two-tier or Member and Non Member pricing was adopted by the Management Committee and is effective from Monday 1st October, 2018.

The pricing structure will work in the following way;
  • Beverage and dining prices will rise by 10% from Monday 1st October, 2018. Function pricing will be priced as per the current packages on offer.
  • Members will automatically have a 10% discount applied to their purchases when they use their FOB key (member key) at the point of sale. (Grand Sponsors will therefore have a 20% discount).
  • Members without their FOB keys must present their Membership Card at the time of the transaction to receive the 10% discount.
  • The discount will not be applicable without either the FOB key or your Membership Card (which should be carried by Members at all times)
  • Any person unable to demonstrate they are bona fide members of the Club will be obliged to pay the new Non Member prices for any purchases they make at the Club.
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Melbourne Cup 2018 Tickets on Sale now!

This event will sell out quickly! Limited Tickets available! Watch the race live on the big screens in our Promenade Marquee. Enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival. Roving entrée & sit down two-course lunch on the lawns. Live entertainment and dance along to music by ‘Pump’, plus dress to impress with our annual fashions on the field. This event …

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Racing Rule Lessons 2 new dates
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Radio Controlled Sailing at SoPYC - Every Friday 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Each Friday from 3pm to 5.30pm 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 eight DF95s belonging to members of SoPYC and they will be happy to hand over the controls to you to 'have a go'. A DF95 …

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Support Crew Roster

Sunday 7 October
ECLIPSE Tony Green
PATRICE Matthew Eastaugh

Saturday 13 October
APOLLO Craig Billings

Sunday 14 October
AWATEA Stephan Wynne
BUSH Tony Poli

Saturday 27 October
Spirit of Olli Anthony Bradley
Help Needed

Sunday 28 October
Freelance Warren Westphal
High Energy Aaron McNally

Members Restaurant operating hours:

Monday & Tuesday 1200 - 1500hrs
Wednesday to Saturday 1200 - 2100hrs
Sundays 1200 - 2000hrs
For bookings 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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