Tuesday 8 October 2019 - Issue 359

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 9 October 2019
Pelican Power Up Training Camp
Jane Brook Wines Midweek Spring Series begins - 1435hrs
Thursday 10 October 2019
Pelican Power Up Training Camp
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $1450
Cruising Committee Meeting - 1930hrs
Friday 11 October 2019
Radio Controlled DF95 Yacht Racing - 1430hrs
Geraldton Ocean Classic Pre-Race Briefing - 1830hrs
Saturday 12 October 2019
Geraldton Ocean Classic Race starts in Fremantle - 0930hrs
Saturday Series Racing - 1325hrs
Power Section Prize Night, Ballroom - 1900hrs
Sunday 13 October 2019
Last Day of School Holidays
Consistency Series/Club Championship/Patrons Trophy - 1325hrs
Flying Fifteen Forward Hands Race
Cruising Section - Cruise to Lilac Hill for Picnic Lunch
Monday 14 October 2019
Security Committee Meeting 1800hrs
Tuesday 15 October 2019
House Committee Meeting - 1800hrs
On Water/Regatta Committee Meeting - 1630hrs

Sailing Opening Day 6 October 2019

Click on the photo below for a selection of the day's photos
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Photos by Bernie Kaaks, Power Admin SoPYC
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Power Prize Night is this Saturday -

Book your table Today! Call 9364 5844

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October 23rd in the Beachside Marquee

Bruce was the winemaker at Pierro and is a bit of a superstar in the winemaking world - so this is no ordinary tasting! Join us in the Beachside Marquee to meet the wine-maker and enjoy a very special wine tasting. $40 per person includes a SoPYC branded acrylic wine glass, cocktail finger food paired with the wines and live music. Takeaway wine at cellar door prices available on the night. Book with Brenda here or call her on 9364 5844 or email
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with Claire on 9364 5844 or

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Tickets are available to pick up at Club Reception weekdays between 8:30am & 5pm
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Geraldton Ocean Classic - this weekend

Entries have closed for this year’s 51st classic ocean race.
In the Racing Fleet, there are 14 boats, joining them will be 3 rally boats.
Race starts off Leighton Beach this Saturday at 0930.
For all details, please visit the Geraldton Ocean Classic webpage – click here.

You can watch their progress via Yellowbrick tracking – click here.
Live tracking will also be available in the Members Bar for the duration of the event.
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Keelboat Start Team

Help is needed in the Start Box on Wednesday afternoons and on the Start Boat on Saturdays running the Keelboat races.
Simple tasks with a friendly bunch of people. No experience is necessary but an interest and understanding of sailing will go a long way. If you can do either or both, please contact the On Water Group office
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Viper 640 Events

SoPYC is once again running a series of events for the Vipers this season and we’re looking for some on-water volunteers. All races are run from 0900 to 1130 mornings.

Viper 640 Short Course racing
Day 1 Sun 20 Oct 2019
Day 2 Sun 08 Mar 2020

Viper 640 State Championships
Day 1 Sat 7 Dec 2019
Day 2 Sun 8 Dec 2019

If you are happy to help out, please sign up on the Volunteer Roster or contact
Are you nominated?
With the Summer Season now upon us, it is important to double-check that you have nominated your boat.

Keelboats - Please check here

Off The Beach Boats – Please check here

If you still need to nominate, please go to Online Entries and make your nomination or contact On Water Group for assistance Email:

Swan River Retro Yacht Series

On behalf of RPYC and the SRRYSOG, we would like to announce that the Registration page for the upcoming SRRYS is up and running.

To login to the site you will need your Australian Sailing number.
To complete an entry you will need your insurance policy number and credit card handy. If you don’t know the AS number of each of your crew just put in TBA.

We’re looking forward to receiving your entry which will go towards making this 11th series a success.

Please get your entry in before 5pm Monday 14th October so that the handicappers can weave their magic.

Flying Fifteens Preseason Regatta 29 September 2019

Photos courtesy of Rich Steuart @Perth Sailing Photography

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Pelican Power Up The annual Peli Power up training camp is on again, hosted by SoPYC.  This is a “real” camp with tents, plus sailing in Pelicans and some keelboat cross over fun and training.  The sailors were straight into it today whilst the breeze held in. Opening Day What a …
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Check out this new form of Off The Beach Dinghy being trialled by the Head Coach last Friday! :
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Dear Members,
AMSA wants your feedback on the proposal to cease high frequency (HF) radiotelephone monitoring of distress and safety communications in Australia.

The consultation is open until Friday 29 November 2019.

In Australia, the States and Northern Territory marine agencies or volunteer marine rescue organisations monitor the HF radiotelephone distress and safety calling frequencies. However, the use of HF radiotelephone as the first and only means of distress and safety calling has steadily declined, especially given the prominence of HF DSC equipment.
For this reason, the Maritime Agencies Forum (MAF - a national forum for marine safety agencies) has recommended that the States and Northern Territory cease HF radiotelephone monitoring of distress and safety communications in Australia on 1 January 2022.
Stakeholders are invited to provide comments on the proposal, particularly those with vessels operating outside very-high frequency (VHF) coast station range and without a Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) radio, such as Inmarsat, or HF digital selective calling (DSC) radio.
This consultation is about the proposal for marine agencies or volunteer marine rescue organisations to stop monitoring the HF radiotelephone distress and safety calling frequencies. Other services, such as communicating with other vessels and weather broadcasts will not be affected.

For more information, read the HF voice monitoring consultation paper.

How to have your say


Click here to send through your feedback


Have your say in writing using their public comment form.

If using this form, then you can either:
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Australian Maritime Safety Authority
GPO Box 2181
Canberra ACT 2601

Department of Transport
Marine Safety Hotline: 13 11 56
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Saturday 12 October 2019
EMILY MAY Robert Wright
APOLLO Craig Billings

Sunday 13 October 2019
AWATEA Steven Wynne
BEACH LEGS Rick Rimmington

Saturday 19 October 2019
BESSIE LEE Robert Velletri
BOAT TORQUE John Levingston

Sunday 20 October 2019
BETTER DAYS Geoff Rutherford

Saturday 27 October 2019
DEED IMPACT Matthew Sharkey
ELAINE Russell Francis
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Today's Fuel Prices

Diesel $1.53

Premium Unleaded Petrol $1.57

Members Restaurant operating hours:

Monday & Tuesday Lunch 1200hrs - 1500hrs
Wednesday to Saturday Lunch & Dinner 1200hrs - 2100hrs
Sunday's Lunch & Dinner 1200hrs - 2000hrs
To make a reservation 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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