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Tuesday 16 October 2018 - Issue 310

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 17 October 2018
Sailability - 1000hrs depending on weather
Mid Week Spring Series Race 2. 1435hrs
Cruise in Company 1810hrs
New Members Induction Night 1830hrs
Thursday 18 October 2018
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $1650
Friday 19 October 2018
Radio Controlled Yacht Racing 1500hrs
Geraldton Ocean Race Briefing 1830hrs
Saturday 20 October 2018
Fremantle to Geraldton Ocean Race Start 0925hrs
Saturday Summer Series 1325hrs
Sunday 21 October 2018
Little Stinkers Regatta 1000hrs
OTB Non-Consistency Day 1. 1325hrs
Monday 22 October 2018
Geraldton Lobster Pot Regatta - GYC
Racing Rules Lesson 1815hrs
SS22's Committee Meeting 1830hrs
Tuesday 23 October 2018
Management Meeting 1800hrs
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Today's Fuel Prices

Diesel $1.57

Premium Unleaded Petrol $1.61

Grand Sponsor of the Week banner for Coffee Pointers 2018
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The naming sponsor for the Fremantle to Geraldton Ocean Classic & Return Races, IMR Technologies is a privately owned Australian company established in 2011 specialising in the development of safety-related technology. IMR’s core philosophy is “saving lives through innovation” through practical innovation and a commitment to continuous improvement.
Contact: Aya Okano Phone: 0499 918 927
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Time Trialling Champions Announced for 2018

Time Trialling Champions Announced for 2018
It was no surprise when Dalusional, skippered by Troy Dalglish was announced the Power Time Trialing Champion at Prize Night presentations on Saturday evening. Troy with  navigator Dee Kelly competed in every event during the season, fighting off strong competition, sharing the least points flag with PC Guy Skinner and Richard Evans (Thanet) or John and Lynne Cooper (Purrfect) on …

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IMR Technologies Geraldton Ocean Race


Boats are primed and ready to go. You can either watch the start off Leighton Beach at 0900 (Rally Fleet) and at 0930 (Racing Fleet) or from any suitable electronic device by viewing the Yellowbrick website ( or by downloading the YB App from either Play Store (Android Devices) or I-Store (Apple Devices).

Click here for the Race Entrants
Click here for the Rally Entrants

Full details of the event can be found by referring to the webpage (
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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. Email: Mobile: 0499 918 927

Saturday Summer Series
Meanwhile back at the Club, Saturday Summer Series continues for our Keelboats, including the Division 2 John Ingram Memorial Trophy and the H28’s Jim Leach Memorial Trophy.

Sunday Events
Sunday’s program includes the popular Little Stinkers following that the OTB Multiple Race Series OTB racing will be starting at the later time of 1400.

Notice To Competitors
It is a good idea to keep monitoring the NTC’s that get published during the season. Notices are also emailed directly to skippers.
Click here to view the listing. This can be found under On Water - Race Documentation – Notice to Competitors

Incident Report Forms
These can now be found on the SoPYC website on the On Water/Safety page and also in the Members portal area under "Forms". If there is an incident please complete one of these forms and return it to the Club office within 24 hours.

Winners to be announced for Australian Sailing Awards 2018 - SoPYC members have 6 nominations!

Off the back of another hugely successful sailing season in both Australia and around the world, athletes, clubs, officials and contributors will be honoured at the 2018 Australian Sailing Awards and Hall of Fame Induction dinner at Doltone House in Sydney this Friday 19 October. Some of the most decorated world sailors are amongst this year’s nominees, along with some outstanding contributors from clubs across the country.

Look how many SoPYC Members made the list! Well Done Everyone!

Youth Sailor of the Year
  • Natasha Bryant (NSW)
  • Otto Henry and Rome Featherstone (WA/NSW)
  • Zac Littlewood (WA)
  • Cole Tapper (NSW)
Coach of the Year
  • Michael Blackburn (NSW)
  • Mike Leigh (NSW)
  • Ben Walkemayer (WA)
Instructor of the Year
  • Hamilton Nesci (Vic)
  • Alan Polglaze (WA)
  • Locky Pryor (NSW)
Official of the Year
  • David LeRoy (Vic)
  • Trevor Milton (WA)
  • Mike Rogers (SA)
Sailor of the Year with a disability
  • Matthew Bugg (Tas)
  • Chelseann Osborne (QLD)
  • Neil Patterson (Vic)
  • Walter Philippe (WA)
  • Chris Symonds (Tas)
SoPYC Member Walter "Wally" Philippe below - nominated for "Sailor of the Year with a Disability"
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Sailability at SoPYC

The seventh season of Sailability should commence this Wednesday 17th October 2018. As always, 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. We need the help!
Please contact Liz Warman, mobile 0419 949 006 or email We sail Wednesday mornings and help is needed from 9am until noon.
Lynne Newton ~ Sailability at SoPYC
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A message from the Bosuns

If you would like to book the travel lift at SoPYC, the procedure is to fill out a Lifting Data Sheet which is available online at or from the Club office, then call 0412 528 270 to make your booking. Thank you.



All Members will receive a detailed letter by email. A summary of the letter is included below.

The Club’s constitution was written in 1993. It has been updated from time to time but it contains clauses from 1993 and earlier that now do not comply with the laws of Western Australia.
In 2015 the Associations Incorporation Act changed the law governing clubs like ours. Because of these changes, clubs like ours must update their governing documents. Also, the Club’s lawyers have noticed a number of inconsistencies in the Club’s governing documents so now is a good time to remove those inconsistencies.

For a few months now, the Club has been inviting members to comment on the draft new rules and by-laws that the Club proposes to adopt at a General Meeting and put to government for approval to comply with the Associations Incorporation Act.

Now the Club invites you to attend any one or more of a series of open forums so that you can ask any questions you want, or suggest any changes you want, to the draft rules and by-laws. The information sessions will be chaired by Elph Hensler.

These are the dates of the sessions. Please email with your RSVP or call 9364 5844.

Monday 29th October 6.30pm
Monday 12th November 6.30pm
Saturday 1st December 10.00am
Saturday 8th December 10.00am

The documents INFORMATION TO MEMBERS ABOUT CHANGES TO THE ASSOCIATIONS INCORPORATION ACT 2015, the DRAFT MODEL RULES, the DRAFT BY-LAWS and the CURRENT CONSTITUTION are all located on the members portal of our website under "Constitution".

Go to this Member-only link, and login to view them:-

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 Member and Non Member food and beverage pricing scheme. The feedback was overwhelmingly in favour of the proposal to introduce Member and Non Member pricing.

The new pricing scheme is in place and like all new pricing changes there have been hiccups with the introduction which we trust have been sorted out. If you are still experiencing issues please address the issues to the Duty Manager, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager or the Food and Beverage Manager. The General Manager and Vice Commodore are also reference points should there be an issue that Members need to have dealt with.

To help Members understand the application of the changes and how the discount is applied an explanation is set out below.
  • 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).
It is important to note that the price paid by Members before the introduction of the 10% price increase will be the same as the member pricing prior to the change. For example, if a glass of beer is $4.40 on 30th September, it will move to $4.84 on 1st October. Once the discount is applied back to a Member, the price for the beer will be $4.40 so no practical change in the cost unless you are not eligible to receive the discount.
  • Members without their FOB keys must present their Membership Card at the time of the transaction to receive the 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 is almost sold out. Purchase your tickets NOW! 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 …Read more
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Duyfken Line Catchers and Ship Keepers Needed!

Here is your opportunity to take an active role on the Duyfken.
Line Catchers
After each of the Duyfken twilight sails we need to roster a Line Catcher to help secure the ship back against the berth. It's just a matter of catching a heaving line and then placing the mooring lines on a bollard or timber chaffer.

Here are the November dates where we are looking for help.

Twilight Sailing Dates- November 2nd, 3 ,4 , 9, 10,11,16,17,18, 23, 24 & 25th 2018.
This involves being on the jetty from 6.45pm awaiting Duyfken’s return to berth. Usually wrapped up by 7.15pm.

Ship Keeping
Ideally we like to have a ship keeper aboard Duyfken each night of the week. During the summer this can be a most rewarding experience – dinner on the deck watching a beautiful sunset. On twilight sailing days the ship keeper could also serve as the line-catcher.

Anyone interested in Ship Keeping could email Pic Lee Song at
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Please support the Police Dive Squad 24 hours under water relay for Telethon this weekend.

Dear Members, could I ask you to please donate a few dollars to Chucky who is participating in Telethon Fundraising? Even $30 makes a difference. Donating is easy and only takes a minute:
I would really appreciate if you are considering making a donation to this very worthwhile cause, you can donate through this page. If you are in the Scarborough area on the 20th or the 21st October, 2018 please drop in and support the team.
Thank you,
Craig Lawson, Water Police Patrol Officer
Western Australia Police Force
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Radio Controlled Sailing at SoPYC

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 twelve DF95s 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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Support Crew Roster

Sunday 14 October
AWATEA Stephan Wynne
BUSH Tony Poli

Saturday 27 October
Spirit of Olli Anthony Bradley
LOLA John Hladin

Sunday 28 October
Freelance Warren Westphal
High Energy Aaron McNally

Saturday 3 November
J.J. John Williams

Sunday 4 November
LUVIN IT Mark Conacher
MEROO Joe Curtis

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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