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Tuesday 11 December 2018 - Issue 318

This Week at a Glance

Flying Fifteen - 11th December 2018

Strangely, there were a few tired bodies at the end of Sunday’s sailing and plenty of stories to tell if the volume in the bar afterwards is anything to go by. Spot The Difference (Greg and Alex) were fastest in each race with winning margins of about a minute.

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Frank Sampson Pursuit Race

Frank Sampson Pursuit Race
In remembrance of the Club's very first appointed Commodore, Frank Sampson, the annual memorial pursuit race in his name will be run this Saturday starting at 1330. All Keelboats entered in the Saturday Summer Series will be eligible to race. Visiting Keelboats are also welcome to compete. For further details please click here.

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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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CU@ Sunset - Featuring Slim Jim & the PHATTS band

CU@ Sunset - Featuring Slim Jim & the PHATTS band
Friday 30th November 6pm to Midnight Relax, watch the sun set over the Swan River from the Promenade Marquee and dance the night away to live music at South of Perth Yacht Club. Food Van, food stalls, full bar and live music. Entry $25 includes a glass of champagne of arrival and a dessert and coffee. Book early to secure …

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Wednesday 12 December 2018
Sailability - 1000hrs CONFIRMED
Mid-week Spring Series Race 10 1435hrs
New Members Induction Night 1800hrs
Twilight Series Race 8 1820hrs
Christmas Set Menu Lunch or Dinner $55
Thursday 13 December 2018
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $2050
Cruising Section Meeting 1930hrs
Christmas Set Menu Lunch or Dinner $55
Friday 14 December 2018
School Holidays Begin
Radio Controlled DF95 Yacht Racing 1500hrs
Live Christmas Music in the Quarterdeck 1800hrs
Christmas Set Menu Lunch or Dinner $55
Saturday 15 December 2018
Summer Series, Frank Sampson Pursuit Race 1325hrs
Christmas Set Menu Lunch or Dinner $55
Sunday 16 December 2018
OTB Multiple Race Series Day 5 1325hrs
Flying 15's Christmas BBQ 1325hrs
Christmas Set Menu Lunch or Dinner $55
Monday 17 December 2018
SS22's Committee Meeting 1830hrs
Finance Committee Meeting 1830hrs
Christmas Set Menu Lunch $55
Tuesday 18 December 2018
Regatta Committee Meeting 1700hrs
Management Committee Meeting 1800hrs
Christmas Set Menu Lunch $55


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Crane three on the Western Hardstand - Out of Service

Members are advised that both jib arms on crane three on the Western Hardstand are out of order for the foreseeable future. Vector, the lifting company, do not know the availability of the replacement parts. It is possible that it will be January before new parts can be supplied.

Jetty and Pen Fastenings

During a recent inspection of the Club jetties it was noted that there are unapproved fastenings and fittings attached to jetties and fingers.

Members are reminded that all fittings and fixtures that are not “normal” jetty fastenings must be approved formally by SoPYC. Many fenders types and hose stands have been attached to the jetties without the formal consent having been applied for or approved.

Many of these unapproved fixtures have not be attached according to Club requirements and the present fastenings such as dissimilar metals may introduce conditions that promote corrosion on the jetties and fingers. This is especially so where the black HDPE sleeves around jetty piles have had penetrations through the HDPE by such things as screws to hold hooks for mooring lines and power cords. The idea of the sleeve is to stop oxygenated water sitting in the gap between the sleeve and pile creating rust on the steel pile wall and reducing the life of a pile (nominally 30 years). Without oxygen, the water become inert and rust action is virtually eliminated. Holes in the sleeve reintroduce oxygen and restarts the rust.

Unapproved fixtures may be removed from jetties and pens without notice to members and any repairs required to make good the damage to the jetties created by unapproved fixtures and fittings will be charged back to members accounts.

A further issue is boat fittings being tied off/secured to safety equipment such as fire hose pipes and up-stands. As a matter of good practice and safety, no item shall be tied off or secured to safety equipment such as fire hose reels, extinguisher boxes or power/water bollards.

SoPYC Wheel Clamp

At the recent Management Committee meeting the subject of car parking was discussed and the Committee is concerned at the number of cars that are being parked improperly, ignoring parking information, inadequately identified (which includes boat trailers), blocking hardstand trailer bays preventing members using their boats, or not being able to return boats to the land pens.

The Security Committee has been asked to resurrect “Jed” (clamp-it) - the colloquial name for the club wheel clamp. So without attaching the clamp injudiciously and without warning, the Security Committee is asking that member’s be conscious of their parking habits around the club. Should the clamp be applied to a vehicle, it can only be released during office hours Monday to Friday and the fee attached to the removal of the clamp is $150.00.

Club Out Gate

Please note that after 5pm Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday Members may need their fob keys to operate the gate.
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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Here’s your chance to purchase the once-off, limited edition 50th Anniversary Geraldton Ocean Classic sailing shirts before they’re gone forever. For $50 they’re a bargain and will keep your skin protected from that killer sun or frosty wind. For details please click here. Remember – be quick!
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There have been numerous contacts between boats competing on the river lately, which most if not all, could have been avoided if only skippers and crew kept a sharp eye out for converging boats. By all means continue to race for those sheep stations, but do it in a considerate and safe way please.

It was reported by Nedlands Yacht Club last Sunday 9th December that two keelboats identified as belonging to SoPYC sailed straight through their start line while it was in use for another event. When the orange on-station flag is displayed, unless it is your start, keep well clear of the start line. This applies to races conducted at SoPYC or any other sailing club.

The second of our all-in Keelboat pursuit races is on again this Saturday. Keelboats already entered in the Saturday Summer Series need not do anything more to enter. Keelboats that are not in the Saturday Summer Series and want to compete this Saturday, there is still time to enter. Keelboats from surrounding clubs are also welcome to join in. Big Bertha (LED timer) will again be used. For further details – please click here.

From time to time, sailors having finished a long, gruelling race find themselves frustrated at not getting a result. This is usually due to the boat not being entered in the series. All competing boats must enter online via the Online Entries webpage. Once entered, the skipper should receive an auto-generated email confirming entry. This can be further checked in three places:-
  1. Online entries page
  2. Series results online (see Entrants List)
  3. Entrants list posted on the official noticeboard before each race.
Remember, all entries must be submitted at least 24 hours before the race. If you ever need any assistance, please contact Scott Nunn, Sailing Administrator in the On Water Office.

Kindly be reminded that whenever a boat changes skipper either for a single race or more, this must be communicated to the On Water Group before the race. If this is not done, that boat may risk being penalised.
Please use the official Change Form or pop into the On Water Group.
A new version of the Sailing Red Book has just arrived and there are plenty of them. Designed to fit most pockets, handbags, man bags, bumbags, they’re a handy way to stay informed . Freely available from the foyer outside the OWG office and around the Club. Please give us your feedback.
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Flying Fifteen - Club update 11th December 2018

Strangely, there were a few tired bodies at the end of Sunday’s sailing and plenty of stories to tell if the volume in the bar afterwards is anything to go by. Spot The Difference (Greg and Alex) were fastest in each race with winning margins of about a minute. Lots of results …

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Support Crew Roster

Saturday 15 December, 2018
CHE VITA Luciano Giancristofaro
COCONINO II Wilson Casado

Sunday 16 December, 2018
COOINDA Brian Cross

Saturday 12 January, 2019
CROWNLINE Antonino Gucciardi
CALMA Steven Davis

Sunday 13 January, 2019
ESCAPE Darren Edwards
ESTORIL Michael Pearson

Saturday 19 January, 2019
ANDIAMO Andrew Ellison
ANTERES George Panayotou

Sunday 20 January, 2019
BELUGA II Bradley Moore

Saturday 26 January, 2019

Sunday 27 January, 2019
HAPPY DAYS David McLleney
HARDYARDS Peter Hopfmueller

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