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Tuesday 23 October 2018 - Issue 311

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 24 October 2018
Sailability - 1000hrs CONFIRMED
Mid-week Spring Series Race 3. 1435hrs
Twilight Series Race 1. 1810hrs
Thursday 25 October 2018
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $1700
Friday 26 October 2018
Radio Controlled Yacht Racing 1500hrs
Geraldton Return Ocean Race 0925hrs - GYC
Saturday 27 October 2018
Saturday Summer Series Race 3. 1325hrs
Sunday 28 October 2018
OTB Non-Consistency Day 2. 1325hrs
Monday 29 October 2018
Changes to the Incorporation Act - Information session 1830hrs
Tuesday 30 October 2018
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Today's Fuel Prices

Diesel $1.57

Premium Unleaded Petrol $1.61

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Power Yacht Section - Little Stinkers Regatta 21 October 2018

Now in it’s 2nd year, the 2018 Regatta was bigger and better.....masterminded and organised by Heidi Kenney. 50 kids aged 6-11 years, registered and were eager to get started by 9.30am Sunday morning. Each participant received a goodie bag full of activities information, hydration water bottles, their course sheets, club hat and an auto inflate PFD. This was made possible …

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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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IMR Technologies Geraldton Ocean Classic Race 20 October 2018

We have a winner! Hats off to the crew and skipper James Halvorsen, on "Giddy Up" for their win in Division 1 IRC! James's father Robert Halvorsen is a long standing SoPYC member - Giddy Up started strongly and by Lancelin, sailing wide of the rhumb line, they found enough breeze to work their way to the front of the fleet …

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IMR Technologies Geraldton Return Ocean Race THIS FRIDAY

You don't need to be in Geraldton to see the race start. You can watch 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
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 also be found under On Water/Race Documents/Notice to Competitors.

Incident Report Forms
These can now be found on our website at Onwater/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.
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Flying Fifteen Update
Well done to those who considered the weather forecast and went sailing anyway. Typically, the skies clear, the breeze moderates and the temperature gets, at least, into the 20’s…………..but not this time. The breeze actually kicked up a bit for the second race and there were some tired bodies with chattering teeth at the end of a big day.

Fleet Captain Tim and Crowbar had No Bull in “Tilt” mode for an extended time while the kite entertained itself around the forestay and David and Mary-Anne had their day cut short with a recalcitrant main halyard on Double Nickel. Greg and Leanne (Enuff Rope) won the first race on consistency with the other Tim and Plonky (Ffollow Us) fastest and, in the second race, John and Kevin (She who must be obeyed) were first and Greg and Hector (Spot the difference) were fastest.

Back to our earlier time slot for racing next Sunday and make preparations for the Windward Leeward racing on Saturday the 3rd of November with the Freshie folk.
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ABOVE: Tim Walker was fastest in the first race on Ffollow Us.

Winners announced for Australian Sailing Awards 2018

The Australian Sailing Awards 2018. We are pleased to announce the winners in each category:
Male Sailor of the Year: Matt Wearn (WA)
· Female Sailor of the Year: Wendy Tuck (NSW)
· Sailor of the Year with a Disability: Chelseann Osborne (QLD)
· Youth Sailor of the Year: Zac Littlewood (WA)
· Sport Promotion Award: Nicole Douglass (NSW)
· Sport Professional Award: Jordan Reece (NSW)
· Offshore Sailor of the Year: Wendy Tuck (NSW)
· Volunteer of the Year: David Kemp (QLD)
· Official of the Year: Mike Rogers (SA)
· Instructor of the Year: Alan Polglaze (WA)
· Coach of the Year: Michael Blackburn (NSW)
· Lifetime Achievement: John Longley (WA)
· CYCA SOLAS Trusts Bravery: Phil Somerville-Ryan & Crew (WA)
· Club of the Year: Sandringham Yacht Club (VIC)
· President's Award - Kevin & Ross Wilson

Sailability at SoPYC

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 your 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



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:-

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Only 20 tickets left!. Purchase your tickets now! Come join the other 300 guests and 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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Cruising Section Up River Cruise 20 October 2018

The Cruising Sections annual up-river cruise took us to the surprisingly peaceful inner suburb of Ascot Waters. With the grey sky’s threatening to rain on the parade, the day remained dry and we cruised up at a very leisurely pace, popped the champagne corks and unpacked a seemingly unless abundance of food. With all the boats tightly packed together, the …

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Survey - Aquatrash – Protecting the Marine Environment

The Aquatrash barge operates over the peak Christmas and New Year period to provide extra rubbish removal from bays around Rottnest Island that Programmed Facility Maintenance provide to the boating community. As you can imagine, keeping the pristine waters off Rottnest free from rubbish and pollution is a critical issue that most people unanimously agree upon. A survey will be placed in the OWG foyer from tomorrow to collect as many signatures as possible to support this valuable service as there is a planned diminish of this service in the near future. If you do not wish to put a contact number on the survey, please list that you are a member at SoPYC or other.
The survey will remain in the foyer until the middle of November and then will be submitted to the Rottnest Island Authority Board by barge operators Commercial Maritime.

Thank you for your assistance in raising the awareness amongst the boating community and the general public. Should you require any further information on this please contact Tina Smith at

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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Support Crew Roster

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

Saturday 10 November
PEEL ESCAPE Vincent Nichols
RASTA William Stibbs

Sunday 11 November
REST & REC Andrew Bell
SAINTLY Peter Stevenson

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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