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Tuesday 30 October 2018 - Issue 312

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 31 October 2018
Sailability - 1000hrs CONFIRMED
Mid-week Spring Series Race 4. 1435hrs
Twilight Series Race 2. 1810hrs
Thursday 1 November 2018
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $1750
Power Committee Meeting 1900hrs
Friday 2 November 2018
Radio Controlled Yacht Racing 1500hrs
Saturday 3 November 2018
S80 Association Swan River Championship R1 & R2- 1200hrs
Sunday 4 November 2018
OTB Multiple Race Series Day 2. 1325hrs
Monday 5 November 2018
Security Committee Meeting 1730hrs
Final Racing Rules Information evening- Keelboat & OTB Skippers/Crew- 1815hrs
Tuesday 6 November 2018
Melbourne Cup 1100hrs
SS27's Meeting 1900hrs
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New Members Cocktail Party

The New Members Cocktail Party is being held on Friday 9 November 2018 from 6.30pm in the Wardroom. It's for all new members who have joined the Club in recent months and will provide an excellent opportunity to meet with the Club’s Flag Officers, Management Committee, Past Commodores and Senior Staff. Members will receive a commemorative certificate, and complimentary sandwiches and finger food will be served, Drinks are available to purchase at the bar on the night!
Invitations have been sent out, so be sure to RSVP to or give Ashleigh Damore a call on 08 9364 5844 by no later than 5pm Monday 5 November.

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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SoPYC Open Day 2018

The South of Perth Yacht Club Open Day is being held On Sunday 18 November 9am-3pm.

Come along to this free event and enjoy the Club's facilities. With 6IX broadcasting live on the day, on-water on off-water activities for the whole family, membership specials, face painting, sausage sizzle lunch and plenty more, it will be a fun day for all!


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IMR Technologies 50th Anniversary Geraldton Ocean Classic Wrap

Everyone expected something special from the Golden Anniversary of the Club’s signature ocean race and we certainly weren’t disappointed! The Geraldton Ocean Classic was much lighter than expected – so much so that competitors agreed at the briefing to sail a shorter course by taking the Rottnest Island rounding out.  It turned out to be a very good move, allowing …

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Flying Fifteen Update
Difficult to imagine conditions any better for sailing than on Sunday. So good, in fact, that RO Les threw in an extra race to take full advantage of a moderate westerly in a near vacant river. As a result, there are lots of results that are better viewed at .
It must have been international visitor day as we had Andrew Knowles’ parents from Scotland watching from the starting boat as Andrew and Anne won two of the races. Hector, who normally crews for Greg on Spot the difference took the week off and had his mum, Pascale Paturau, who is visiting from Mauritius, take over the crewing duties. Pascale is no stranger to Flying Fifteens having been instrumental in establishing the fleet in Mauritius.
Plenty on the program for next weekend starting with windward/leeward races on Saturday on Melville Water West with the Freshie fleet and then back to our end of the river on Sunday starting at the normal time.

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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.
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The first forum was conducted last night. 10 members attended, 5 of whom were members of the Management Committee. There are 3 more sessions and we encourage interested members to attend to hear about the changes and have a say.

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.

The dates of the sessions are:

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

Please email with your RSVP or call 9364 5844.

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:-

Melbourne Cup 2018 Tickets Sold out!

Melbourne Cup for 2018 is fully booked!! This is a ticketed event so if you haven't already, please ensure you collect your tickets form Reception by Friday 2 November 5pm. Remember- no ticket no entry!!
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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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Got Rythm??? Research Volunteers wanted!!

Research Volunteers needed - Murdoch University

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Support Crew Roster

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

Saturday 17 November
FREE STYLING Brendon Quinn

Sunday 18 November
STRATEGY William Forbes

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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