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Tuesday 28 May 2019 - Issue 340

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 29 May 2019
Mid-week Autumn Series Race 5. 1435hrs
Thursday 30 May 2019
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $500
Friday 31 May 2019
Radio Controlled DF95 Yacht Racing 1430hrs
Saturday 1 June 2019
Western Australia Long Weekend
Cruising Section - Cruise to Mindarie Marina, Farewell to Fonster
Power Yacht Time Trial - Reserve Day - 1415hrs
Sunday 2 June 2019
Western Australia Long Weekend
No Club Racing
Monday 3 June 2019
Western Australia Day - Public Holiday
Members Dining open until 1700hrs
Tuesday 4 June 2019
Centreboard Committee Meeting 1830hrs
SS27's Committee Meeting 1930hrs
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Chase the Ace is finally WON!

Congratulations go to Ann McCluskey who won a whopping $2,900 last Thursday. Well done finding the ace Ann! Thank you to the sponsor of the Ace of Spades 'Hagstrom Drilling'.
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Keelboat Prize Night 2019

Keelboat Prize Night 2019
Bookings are now open for Keelboat Prize Night, Friday 24 May 2019. Members can now book online by clicking here Tickets are $62 each for a three-course meal 6:30pm arrival for a 7:00pm start Dress Code is Smart Casual To view the menu - click here If you need assistance with booking please call the On Water Group on 9364 5844

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Flying Fifteen Club Report 28 May 2019

The wind was cool, the water cold but the soup was hot (potato and leek) making perfect autumn conditions for the first of our Schweppes Applecross Cup winter regattas. Some of the 10-boat fleet were keen to try out some new gear and train for the World Championships later this year and some felt like they had done enough gardening …

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Mid-Winter Feast - The 22nd Day of June

Guests are summoned to attend this Mid-Winter Celebration in the Ballroom! Price of Admission: $99 ~ Includes three-course buffet style feast dinner and Mulled wine on arrival. Pitchers of beer available Medieval musicians then dancing to Midnight Rambler Entertainment all night long Guests are encouraged to dress in appropriate Medieval attire For more information, please call 9364 5844 or email …

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Keelboat Prize Night 2019

At nearly 200 guests, it was a very well attended prize night this year with excellent representation from across all our Club fleets. The food was delectable, as was the swift service.
An undoubtedly most-worthy person was selected as this year’s Keelboat Sailor of the Year – Bruce Uren, as was the Offshore Keelboat Champion, Chris Higham. Congratulations!
Thanks to the Club’s appointed official photographer for the evening, Bernie Kaaks, all the fine memories have been captured in these fabulous photos.
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Bruce Uren - Keelboat Sailor of the Year

Applecross Cup 2019 Day 2

Day 2 May 26th 2019 Once again we were blessed with consistent breeze's, not too strong and just enough to keep both the Flying Fifteen’s and the Pelicans happy. This year we welcome the windsurfers into the pack and Denis Jones brought a merry throng over from Mounts Bay. For a complete gallery of the day see Rick's webpage here

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CPYC State Championship Heat 1 May 25th 2019

RC Narrowly Beats PC on Countback to take out the Flag!

A fleet of 51 boats competed in the first of the five-event, State Heat Series.
On a new course, the start line was in the Claremont Bay in an 8-knot zone and included the other 8-knot zone just off the old Swan Brewery around Quarry Spit. This made a total of 7 legs of the course a challenge for our 12-knot time triallers.

The afternoon was sunny with a light breeze making the boating conditions perfect for skippers and crew. Regular Stater Garry Morrison had checkpoints on 13 marks which lead to some higher than usual scores.
Rear Commodore (Michael) Cookie and Maria took out the honours on a count back from Past Commodore Guy Skinner and fill in navigator Victoria Blanckensee and Cosmos from RPYC all with 11 points. Cookie 1st, Guy & Cosmos equal 2nd. Other boats that performed well were Dalusional 4th and Amazon 5th on countback both with 12points, Nearly 19 6th place with 14 points and Reel Escape 8th on 15 points.

Worth noting the start boat with Mark Donatti and Brian Cain from RFBYC in charge (Mark recently named Power Boat Person of the Year) kept a very close eye, with only 10 boats in the entire fleet recording a zero start.
Club Flags will be presented in 2 weeks after the Bob Blanckensee Memorial Time Trial on Sat 8th June. Congratulations to M&Ms on their State Heat Least Points win.
With the long weekend coming up, a reminder to all Power Yacht fleet, you’re invited to Mindarie Marina for the “Farewell to Fonster” jetty party with a live band this Sunday afternoon.

Ti-Tu Time Trial & Kindred Clubs Event 6 July 2019

Ti-Tu Time Trial & Kindred Clubs Event 6 July 2019
Ti-Tu Invitational at 1415hrs This trial is open to any power boat registered for competition with their home club. It is an "outright" event without handicaps and the Ti-Tu Trophy is presented to the boat with least points lost. Pennants are also awarded to the top three visiting boats. To nominate please email Followed by Kindred Clubs German 'July-Fest' …

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Whilst there is no Club racing on at SoPYC this weekend, our Pelican fleet will be representing the Club in Geraldton for the Batavia Regatta. We look forward to hearing all about it next week.

C Fleet Pursuit – Wed 5 June 2019
Next week will be pursuit race no. 2. Make sure you have a copy of the latest SSIs. Please click here

Schedule of Events 2018 - 2019
Keep up to date with all the latest event information with the online Schedule of Events – click here.

Geraldton Ocean Classic Race & Rally – Sat 12 October 2019
Entries are now being taken for the 51st Geraldton Ocean Classic.
The race from Fremantle to Geraldton includes race 1 of the covered Siska Trophy series and marks the start of the offshore summer season.
For those considering entering the Fremantle to Bali race and rally starting on 9 May 2020, this year’s Geraldton is a qualifying event.
View Entrants – click here
For full details – click here

Crew Finder Online
Skippers looking for crew or sailors looking for regular crew spots can utilise the online Crew Finder. It is the ‘to go’ place for Members and one of the most viewed pages on our website.
Those with sailing experience are directed to this site – please click here.

Discover Sailing Experiences
Sailing experiences are suitable for those that have very little or no prior sailing experience and just want to give it a go before committing as regular crew. Learn the basics of how to make a Keelboat go and how to fit in as crew.
This is available at no charge for Club Members and non-members. To register, please click here.

Volunteer Roster
SoPYC has utilised an online volunteer roster for the past 2 years and now intend to expand its scope to include the Centreboard Galley, Support Duty (Yachting events) and Checkpoint Duty (Time Trials) rosters. The main benefit to Club Members is that the latest information is always accessible and interactive. This will be implemented over the next few months in stages allowing plenty of time for further information to be provided to Members. The roster can be accessed via the Volunteer webpage. If Members wish, they can create a profile now or one will be created for you in due course.

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Ladies Luncheon 11 June 2019

Dr. Bob is BACK with 'The Angel Case: Leaving Traces Behind' Come listen to this great case study of a 7-year forensic investigation of a body found in a NSW State forest in 2010. Join us and special guest speaker Professor Bob Mead for lunch in the Wardroom. $30 includes a 2-course luncheon. Bookings essential, this lunch is selling out …

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Last Thursday evening the 23 May 2019 the Captain of the Cruising Section, Jan Becker took great delight in officially handing over to our Commodore Phil Warwick, the hard-fought-for Pirate Treasure Chest from Fremantle Sailing Club.

In 1973 this Treasure Chest Trophy was created to commemorate pirate raids conducted between kindred clubs, and inaugurated by the Cruising Yacht Club. It was then competed for by East Fremantle Yacht Club and stolen by Cruising Yacht Club and has continued for more than 40 raids.
On the 23rd March this year the SoPYC Cruising Section led an armada of boats and many enthusiastic pirates who fought a great battle against FSC and successfully stole the chest!

Jan Becker
Cruising Captain

The chest is now on display in the glass cabinet in the Club foyer and will remain there until another club advises us of a challenge.
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'Farewell to Fonster' Cruise to Mindarie 1st -3rd June 2019

'Farewell to Fonster' Cruise to Mindarie 1st -3rd June 2019
Long Weekend Cruise to Mindarie Marina 1st-3rd June Come and join us for the long weekend where we head off to a different cruising destination up the coast. Saturday 1st June 10am - Depart for Mindarie in convoy after meeting outside the heads. Saturday afternoon – Settle into pens & predinner drinks before heading off for a group dinner Sunday …

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SoPYC Mess Night 2019

Mess Night 7pm Friday 12 July 2019 A time honoured, traditional function for all Members and their guests incorporating fine dining and formal Mess. Guest Speaker: Anika Smith, Department of Justice. Cost: $87 per person, all-inclusive. Dress: Mess kit, Black Tie, or Lounge suits, and Cocktail dress for the ladies. Bookings essential: Please call and RSVP to 9364 5844 or …

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Support Crew Roster 2019

Saturday 8 June, 2019
NATALOUKA Ron Reddingius
Ps & Qs Bernie Anson

Saturday 15 June, 2019
MUSCAT Stewart Bailey
PENDRAGON Robert Galloway
LA TANGO Russell Fisher
OLIVE MARIE Les Ballantyne
ADINA Andrew Tate
COMMOTION Martyn Compton
AMIGO William Lane
SCUD IV Bradley Utting
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Today's Fuel Prices

Diesel $1.52

Premium Unleaded Petrol $1.52

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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