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Tuesday 3 April 2018 - Issue 282

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 4 April 2018
Sailability 0900hrs - Confirmed
Next week Tuesday 11 April will be the last day for Sailability for this season. We will see you all again on Wednesday 11 October 2018 for the new season.
Midweek Summer Series 1435hrs
ABBA Meeting 1930hrs
Thursday 5 April 2018
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $1450
Twilight Cruise 1800hrs
Power Meeting 1900hrs
Friday 6 April 2018
New Members Cocktail Party 1730hrs
FINAL Little Wheel Match Racing Regatta 1600hrs
Saturday 7 April 2018
Keelboat Sailing 1325hrs
Sunday 8 April 2018
Cruising Butterflies 0800hrs
Keelboat Social Sail 1530hrs
Monday 9 April 2018
Membership Committee Meeting 1730hrs
Tuesday 10 April 2018
Ladies Luncheon open to men and women! 1130hrs
Pens and Moorings Meeting 1730hrs
Sailing Meeting 1830hrs
Works Meeting 1830hrs
Members Restaurant operating hours:
Monday and Tuesdays 1200 - 1500hrs
Wednesday to Saturday 1200 - 2100hrs
Sundays 1200 - 2000hrs
For bookings call 9364 5844 or email us here
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Diesel $1.34 Ltr
ULP $1.32 Ltr
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High calibre steel fabrication in WA. At Success Fabrication we are equipped to take on projects ranging from 1 to 250 tonnes, with some recent projects reaching 500 tonnes in output. Contact Graeme Phillips on 9498 3000.

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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Ladies Luncheon - Now open to ALL members, men and women! 10 April

April's Ladies Luncheon 10 April 2018 Professor Ross Baker is our speaker this month. Ross Baker is from the Perth Blood Institute, a leading consultant haematologist and Chairman of The Perth Blood Institute and Director of the WA Centre of Thrombosis and Haemostasis at Murdoch University. Together with his team specialises in the management of patients with clotting disorders, bleedings …

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FREE Friday the 13th Party! - April 2018

Black Friday Party Friday 13 April 2018 South of Perth Yacht Club presents a FREE Event 6pm until late. Members bring your guests and come dance the night away at the Promenade Marquee. There will be a food truck, cash cocktail bar, and food stalls. Guitarist from 6pm - 8pm. 'Soozy and the Misfits' band from 8.30pm - 11.30pm. WEAR SOMETHING BLACK …

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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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Power Section Cocktail Party 27 April

Power Section Pre-Season Cocktail Party Friday 27 April 7pm until late. 'Passion Works' live band 7:30pm to 11:30pm. A complimentary beer, wine or sparkling on arrival. Enjoy sumptuous food. $42 per person. Book at or call 9364-5844 Read more

Billy Run 28 April 2018

Race or Cruise to The Cruising Yacht Club of WA - 28 April 2018 Invitational Race EVERYONE Welcome! Saturday 28 April. All yachting, power and cruising members of all clubs are invited to join in the fun at this event! A, B & C fleets - Category 6. Prizes awarded to the overall winner, 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each fleet, …

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Members Opportunity

Premier Publishing are putting together the Club’s Official Corporate Brochure again this year and want to offer existing members and sponsors a chance to profile in the publication for a 16 month period. The brochure will be designed as high-end marketing collateral and will be used extensively by the club and Premier Publishing on behalf of the club to raise our profile within our local area in order to increase revenue streams from new members, use of facilities, events, corporate sponsorship, training & conferencing facilities etc. As such, distribution and circulation is maintained for 16 months.

They are due to publish in late August, and invitations are currently being provided to certain local businesses and organisations to profile themselves in the brochure for the period. Positions are strictly invitation only – you must be local, well established, have products or services of distinct benefit or interest to the readership (particularly the members and the Club) as well as the external readership. It is completed this way to ensure that only the highest quality of services are provided by the advertisers. Premier Publishing offers all members a reduced rate and their design studio free of charge to create an advert for you (optional) with copyright relinquished to you.

The brochures will be situated in high visibility areas around the Club (clubhouse, restaurant, bars, reception etc) for the 16 month period. The brochure is free of charge and all guests and visitors throughout the 16 month period will be offered and encouraged to take copies. All members, sponsors and club suppliers are provided copies. Premier Publishing estimate the total readership to be a minimum of 70,000 per edition.

If you are interested in participating please contact Wayne at Premier Publishing on or mobile 0422 058 799

Free Working With Children Workshops for Club and Volunteers 19 or 26 June 2018

The WA Sports Federation will be running 2 information sessions so that our club can be better informed on issues related to child safety and welfare in our organisation.

Want more in-depth knowledge of the Working with Children Check? There are two workshops delivered by the Working with Children Screening Unit and specifically designed for sports organisations. One during the day aimed at Association staff and one in the evening aimed at Association volunteers:

Working with Children Checks & Child Safety Made Simple - Information for Sport and Recreation Organisations
DAYTIME: Tuesday 19 June. Starts 9.30am REGISTER Here

Working with Children Checks & Child Safety - The Essentials: Information for Sport and Recreation Organisations
EVENING: Tuesday 26 June. Starts 5.30pm REGISTER Here

More information and resources can be found at the links below:
Safe Clubs 4 Kids resources – here you will find downloadable versions of the poster, the booklet provided on the day as well as access to the Safe Clubs 4 Kids video series; 6 short clips aimed at raising awareness and designed to be easily shared with your members.
For more information on these sessions please contact Lorraine Campbell at Fair Safe Sport Project, WA Sports Federation. 0404 065 516
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Flying Fifteen State Championships Wrap-up

Flying Fifteen State Championships Wrap-up
Jerwoods clinch Flying Fifteen title. In a widely diverse range of weather conditions, the husband and wife combination of Nick and Janet Jerwood added another title to their CV when they won the Western Australian Flying Fifteen championship on the Swan River over the Easter weekend. Jerwood, who last month won the World Viper 640 championship at the same venue, …

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Flying Fifteen Club Update

The winds over the Easter weekend were anything but typical and Race Officer Les and his team did a fabulous job in getting 7 heats run in a very efficient manner. A comprehensive report is being prepared for Soundings and the FFIWA website but the good news is South of Perth had 6 boats in the top 10 which include …

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Little Wheel Match Racing Regatta - Final 6 April

South of Perth Yacht Club, WA February 9th, March 2nd, March 16th, March 23rd & April 6th 2018 Notice of Race Sailing Instructions NTC #1 NTC #2 Teams Results

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Not sure what to do with the kids in the holidays?
Tackers Learn to Sail for 7-12 year-olds.
Courses are available for Term 1, 3 & 4 School Holidays. For more information check out our website or call the On Water Group on 9364 5844
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Swan River Channel Closures - 4 April

Please be advised that from 4 April, a 600m stretch of the Swan River between Burswood and East Perth will be closed to all river users to allow for the construction of Matagarup Bridge. The installation and erection of the large arches, which will form the main features of the bridge, requires a complex sequence of anchor lines and cables in and across the navigation channel to stabilise the barges and move bridge sections into position. Following close consultation with the Department of Transport (DoT), the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge Alliance (SRPBA) will be closing the channel to all vessels to protect worker and public safety. The river will be closed to all vessels, 300m to the north and 300m to the south of the bridge piers. Recreational users will not be able to access the area for up to eight weeks, the channel reopening date will be advertised on Main Roads website when it is confirmed. The closures will be marked by signage and rows of navigational buoys. Spotter boats will be used to patrol the closure points and make sure no vessels enter the restricted zone.

SRPBA has been working closely with DoT and commercial river operators to manage the impacts of the closure on their operations. Unfortunately, no access can be provided to recreational river users at this time.
We regret the disruptions we will cause through this period and ask for the public’s understanding while we undertake this critical stage of work. For further information please visit, or contact Main Roads Customer Information Centre on 138 138 or email

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Information Night 16 April

You AMSA-lutley need to see this!

Monday 16 April 6:30pm Wardroom, South of Perth Yacht Club.
Australia is BIG, but our Search and Rescue Zone is BIGGER. Ever wondered what happens when you activate an EPIRB? Interested in seeing new technology, equipment and assets at AMSA's disposal? Or, the finer points of the National Search and Rescue System and its responsibilities? One night only to AMSA all your questions. PRESENTER: Paul Seghezzi, Senior Officer, Standards West. Kindred Club Members and guests are welcome. If you wish to attend, please email to register

Photos from previous Information Night - 19 March

Fire and Water Presentation. Warren Erasmus put his firefighting skills to work for a forum of interested club members last Monday night. Warrens presentation titled Fire and Water went through the basics of what is a fire, what types of fires there are and how to put them out with a presentation in the Wardroom. We were then …

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50th Geraldton Ocean Classic - 20 October

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.
Enter online here

Support Crew Roster

Saturday 7 APRIL
RANI - Robert Goyen
LUCKY LADY - Paul Morgan

Sunday 8 APRIL
SARATOGA - Stephen Winter
SEA-ESTA - Paul Gilham

Saturday 14 APRIL
TOP KNOT II - James White
Travis Fisher

Sunday 15 APRIL
SEA FOX - Jan Becker
SEAQUEST - Denise Phillips

Saturday 21 APRIL
SHAHLA - Gary Althorpe

Sunday 22 APRIL
SHENTIKA - Philip Marsh
OWL Security Services (after hours) T: 0481 304 818
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