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Tuesday 6 March 2018 - Issue 278

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 7 March 2018
Sailability 0900hrs - Confirmed
Midweek Summer Series 1435hrs
Melanoma March 1800hrs
Thursday 8 March 2018
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace $1250
Twilight Series R17 1810hrs
Cruising Section Meeting 1930hrs
Friday 9 March 2018
2018 Xantippe Night Time Trial 1930hrs
Saturday 10 March 2018
Keelboat Summer Series Racing 1325hrs
Sunday 11 March 2018
Day 5 Off the Beach Club Championships 1325hrs
Tuesday 13 March 2018
Ladies Lunch 1130hrs
Pens and Moorings Meeting 1730hrs
Works Meeting 1830hrs
Sailing Meeting 1830hrs
Members Bar and Restaurant operating hours:
Mondays and Tuesdays 1200 - 1500hrs
Wednesday to Saturday 1200 - 2100hrs
Sundays 1200 - 2000hrs
For bookings call 9364 5844 or click below

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2018 WA Melanoma Flyer

Xantippe Night Time Trial 9 March 2018

Xantippe Night Time Trial 9 March 2018
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Ladies Luncheon 13 March 2018

This months Ladies Lunch speaker is Michelle Dunlop. Michelle Dunlop is a woman who dedicates her time to helping others. From founding the 'Street Friends' volunteering program to provide food and clothing for the homeless every week to co-founding a not-for-profit organisation 'The Grief Centre' to support those who have lost a loved one. Michelle was once a funeral director who found …

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Cruising in Company to East Fremantle 25 March 2018

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Cruising Butterflies 8 April 2018

Sunday 8 April 2018 8am to 2pm Join us for the Annual Cruising Butterflies event when we invite children with special needs and their families for a morning on the water followed by a sausage sizzle lunch for all those involved. We are seeking support from our SoPYC members to offer their services and boat (power or sail) for this …

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Black Friday Party 13 April 2018

FREE EVENT - Save the date for a party in the Promenade Marquee on Friday the 13th! From 6pm there will be food stalls, a cocktail station and a guitar player from 6-8pm, with a band to follow from 8:30pm until 11:30pm. One free glass of bubbles or beer on arrival. Please reserve your place by calling Claire on 9364 5844 or emailing us here.

ANZAC Day Service 25 April 2018

Join us for the 2018 Anzac Day Service from 11:15am at the South of Perth Yacht Club. Wednesday 25 April 2018.

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From the ON WATER GROUP office

For all the latest sailing opportunities
Please see the online CREW FINDER

2018 Laser State Championships 3 - 5 March

Held by South of Perth Yacht Club in conjunction with the Western Australia Laser Association Inc. Watch the VIDEO here For full results see here Day 3 Report - Monday 5 March 2018 The easterlies dominated in the morning and sailing commenced with up to 20 knots barrelling down the course. Two races were put through in quick measure and …

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Sailing Academy - Learn To Sail Courses

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Little Wheel Regatta 2018

South of Perth Yacht Club, WA February 9th, March 2nd, March 16th and the Final on March 23rd 2018 Notice of Race Sailing Instructions NTC Teams Results Gallery

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Disposal of unserviceable flares - temporarily unavailable at DoT offices

Dear Marine Safety Partner,
Due to difficulties with a Department of Transport (DoT) contractor engaged to dispose of expired flares, DoT is unfortunately temporarily unable to accept flares for disposal. Until these issues are resolved please keep your flares in a safe and secure location or dispose of your flares at one of the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) centres listed at the following website
Please do not discard unserviceable flares in general rubbish or landfill.
Up to 10 flares may still be disposed of at the participating Household Hazardous Waste Program centres provided by the WALGA or Volunteer Marine Rescue groups.
For the latest information about when flares will be accepted for disposal at DoT offices please refer to
Marine Safety Community Education
Telephone: 13 11 56

Notice to all Yacht Clubs members accessing the Swan and Canning Rivers. 10th and 11th March 2018

The Sea Scouts of WA will be operating their annual 30-hour Swanabout Sailing Marathon Event from 9:00am Saturday 10 March through until 3:00pm Sunday, 11 March 2018. Whilst our Scout Members will be briefed to stay away from Mid River Start Lines and Yacht Club Finishing Lines, we wish to make your members aware of the additional presence of Scout Boats on the Swan River during that weekend. 85 boats have nominated for the event this year with over 275 young people participating.
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Flying Fifteen Update

The long weekend had the Flying Fifteen fleet heading southwards to the Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club for a short series of races in the turquoise waters of Comet Bay. You know you’re in for a great regatta when the sailing instructions are contained in one page! After the course configuration was put to the vote at the briefing, it would normally be down to the serious stuff but the light and variable easterly required a very active sense of humour. Carl and Kristine ( Faffin ) kept their emotions in check to win the first race with Hamish and Muddy ( Playtime ) from Freshie in second place.
The sea breeze filled in hard for the second race and Greg and, South of Perth’s newest World Champion, Brian DeVries ( Spot the Difference) held the lead early before capsizing. Jen and Adam ( Yes,No, Maybe) had the rig come down around their ears while Nic and Janet (Ineffable), sailing together for the first time this season, went on to win.
Sunday produced an easterly that was just as every bit as “entertaining” as the previous day but that didn’t faze Nic and Janet who won races 3 and 4 by very healthy margins and then retired for the afternoon to leave Hamish and Muddy to win a hastily scheduled fifth race.
Thanks and well done to Ross Davidson of MOFSC and our own Kim Peaker and Fleet Captain Tim for a relaxed and friendly regatta while still maintaining that competitive edge.
Alarmingly, we are getting near the business end of the season with Club Championship heats 9 and 10 next Sunday at the normal start time of 1325hrs.

Support Crew Roster

CEST Si BON - Stephen Robertson
PIPE DREAM II - Gary Millett


PATRICE - Matthew Eastaugh
HIGH ENERGY - Aaron McNally

PURRFECT - John Cooper
LABISE - Anthony Smith

R BAR - Chris Pearson

REST & REC - Andrew Bell
LOLA - John Hladin
EFYC D'ARCY RACE – Saturday 10 March 2018
A popular race that sees SoPYC boats join in with East Fremantle Yacht Club’s fleet for a race that finishes at Rottnest. CLICK HERE for more details.

The 57th F1x5 State Championship will be raced at SoPYC over the Easter long weekend 30 March to 1 April.
Further details will be provided very soon. Volunteers can sign up by CLICKING HERE

Exciting news from over East! The Fremantle to Geraldton Yacht Race in its current format (cat 2 and held in the six months prior to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race) is now recognised as an official qualifying race for this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and will be listed in their NOR this year.
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