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Tuesday 06 November 2018 - Issue 313

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 7 November 2018
Sailability - 1000hrs CONFIRMED
Mid-week Spring Series Race 5. 1435hrs
Twilight Series Race 3. 1810hrs
Thursday 8 November 2018
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $1800
Cruising Committee Meeting 1900hrs
Friday 9 November 2018
Radio Controlled Yacht Racing 1500hrs
New Members Cocktail Party 1830hrs
Saturday 10 November 2018
Saturday Summer Series R4 1325hrs
Geraldton Race Prize Night 1830hrs
Sunday 11 November 2018
Short Course Regatta 0900hrs
OTB Multiple Race Series Day 3. 1325hrs
Monday 12 November 2018
New Constitution Information Evening 1800hrs
Tuesday 13 November 2018
Ladies Lunch 1100hrs
OWG Works Committee Meeting 1800hrs

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New Members Cocktail Party

The New Members Cocktail Party is being held this 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 as soon as possible.

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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Flying Fifteen Update
Sunday’s action wasn’t just contained to the race course with John and Kevin attempting to give their windex a wash on the way out of the marina. Our photo shows She Who Must Be Obeyed checking that they took their rudder cover off not sitting on her normal lines during the rather intricate manoeuvre. The yellow arm gripping the port side stay is that of a then semi-submerged John Hassen who, being a responsible and considerate skipper, completely exonerated Kevin, his crew, of all blame regardless of who was ( or wasn’t ) hanging onto the tiller at the time. John was awarded the port for his efforts and our thanks to the, as yet, un-named photographer for capturing the moment.
Elsewhere, a fleet of fifteen fifteens enjoyed some tight racing and a couple of fabulous reaching legs to compile a range of results that can be perused at .
Next weekend is our first 2 Club Championship heats which will be followed by the centreboard section BYO everything barbeque at the centreboard clubhouse. Critical to this event is the catering so please advise Centreboard Captain Kate via email if you require salad and a bread roll to be provided on the day.
Hope you backed a winner this afternoon.
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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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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:-
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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 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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