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Tuesday 27 November 2018 - Issue 316

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 28 November 2018
Sailability - 1000hrs CONFIRMED
Mid-week Spring Series Race 8 1435hrs
S80 Association Legends Day Race
Twilight Series Race 6 1810hrs
Thursday 29 November 2018
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $1950
Friday 30 November 2018
Radio Controlled DF95 Yacht Racing 1500hrs
CU@ Sunset Party 1800hrs
Saturday 1 December 2018
Changes to the Constitution Session 1000hrs
Saturday Summer Series 1325hrs
Flying 15 Short Course Regatta 1655hrs
Sunday 2 December 2018
OTB Club Championship Day 4 Series 1325hrs
Monday 3 December 2018
Security Committee Meeting 1800hrs
Changes to the Constitution Session 1830hrs
Tuesday 4 December 2018
Centreboards Committee Meeting 1830hrs
WALA Committee Meeting 1830hrs
SS27's Committee Meeting 1930hrs
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The Club is seeking Member’s help in finding/recognising the youths who recently broke into a vessel on jetty 7. Do you recognise the individuals shown in the security images below?

These three individuals were caught on camera breaking into a boat on jetty 7 at 4:00am on Monday 29 October.

If you recognise someone shown in the images captured by cameras on the vessel please contact the water police on 08 9442 8600.
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Power Yacht Section Xmas Raft-Up 24 November 2018

On what couldn’t have turned out to be more perfect conditions, the Power Yacht Section's annual Christmas party took a change in direction from previous years and pulled together for a raft-up on the Western Hardstand. With well over 150 members and guests in attendance and a mix of both sail and power boaties, all were treated to live music …

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Radio Controlled DF95 Yacht 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 fifteen 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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Current and former skippers of S80s are amassing for this special event tomorrow. They will start mid-river off ‘Coffee Point’ 10 minutes ahead of the Midweek fleets starting from the Box.
Further details can be found on the S80 Association WA website – click here.
Numbers are starting to build as the weather begins to warm up and that’s exactly what’s in store for this week according to the forecast.
Please note that course 3 and course 4 have changed. The revised course sheet is available from the course sheets racks and also available online – click here.
Another round of Club Championship racing is scheduled for this Saturday for most fleets. Please note that the staring order has changed. Division 3 and Red Witches will be starting first.
Please click here for the Notice to Competitors.
Division 3 and Red Witch fleets will be stretching their legs this Saturday for their second marathon race. Supplementary Sailing Instructions will be available on Thursday.
This Sunday everyone is back for another full-on race day for the last Club Championship day for 2018.
OTB Volunteer Requirements for Sunday
  • Mark Layer 1 – Driver + Crew
  • Mark Layer 2 – Driver + Crew
  • Support Boat – Driver + Crew
If you can help out, please sign up online – please click here.
Thank you!

Over the next 2 weeks, you may receive an email requesting confirmation of relevant on-water certifications. It would be very much appreciated if you could take the time to have them ready for us. Once this exercise is complete, and OWG have compiled the data, appropriate refresher courses and up-skilling can be offered for our volunteers. These courses will be widely publicised and members are encouraged to participate.
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Flying Fifteen Update
The breeze wasn’t quite as strong as predicted on Sunday but still enough for 3 solid races with some great rides under spinnaker. Andy and Anne (A2) were fastest for two races and John and Kevin (She Who Must Be Obeyed) fastest in the other one. Consistency winners were Greg and Leanne (Enuff Rope), John and Kevin (She Who Must Be Obeyed) and Kim and Neil (Aussie Way). See the SoPYC website for the full list of results.
Sad to report that the “Person Overboard Trophy” will have to stay in the cupboard this week as all sailors managed to stay above the waterline of their respective craft. Either everyone is becoming a bit more aware of their footing or the favourites for the award are still drying out from a big effort earlier in the season.
Another busy weekend coming up with heats 3 and 4 of the Club Championships on Sunday starting at 1325hrs preceded by the David Knight Short Course Regatta in the late afternoon of Saturday.

S80 Legends Day - Tomorrow! 28th November 2018

The S80 Association is conducting their annual Legends Day race at SoPYC this year.
We are inviting all ex S80 sailors (Legends), to participate in lunch at the Club, followed by a jam race and then a presentation of the Ron Tough Memorial Trophy after the race.
This race has proved immensely popular with 24 S80's participating last year and a similar number are expected to front the line again this year. Many past skippers and crew have already nominated but we would like to see you all there on the day. It is a day where you can renew old friendships, tell tall tales and quench your thirst after an exciting day on the river.

If you would like to be part of the fun (and why wouldn’t you), please contact Wally Philippe on 0417 948 449 or and I will arrange a place for you if you wish to sail or possibly a place on a power boat as an observer. Don’t procrastinate. Contact me now.
Wally Philippe



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.

Unfortunately, the Rules Forum on 12th November was postponed due to illness.
We are pleased to advise we have rescheduled the session which will be conducted on MONDAY 3rd December, 2018 at 6.30pm. The session will be in the Ward Room.

Two other sessions will be conducted on Saturday mornings in December. These dates are:
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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Cruising Section - Cruise to Mangles Bay 17-18 November 2018

As we headed off to Mangles Bay the weather was very hazy with visibility of around 1.5 nautical miles. It made for an eerie but interesting trip down especially when a cargo ship emerged out of the mist behind us! 6 power and 2 sail boats, 26 people and 3 dogs went down on Saturday for another great weekend at …

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Support Crew Roster

Saturday 1 December
WOLF PACK Morrie Stevens
AMAZON Steve Wall

Sunday 2 December
AUDACITY II Peter Melsom

Saturday 8 December
BRIDGET John Mewett

Sunday 9 December
CRYSTAL C Ian Howard

Saturday 15 December
CHE VITA Luciano Giancristofaro
COCONINO II Matthew Birney

Sunday 16 December
COOINDA Brian Cross

Saturday 12 January, 2019
CROWNLINE Antonino Gucciardi
CALMA Steven Davis

Sunday 13 January, 2019
ESCAPE Darren Edwards
ESTORIL Michael Pearson

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