Tuesday 18 June 2019- Issue 343

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 19 June 2019
Mid-week Autumn Series Race 8 1435hrs
New Members Induction- Heritage Room 1630hrs
Thursday 20 June 2019
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $650
Friday 21 June 2019
Radio Controlled DF95 Yacht Racing 1430hrs
Saturday 22 June 2019
Valmadre Cup Series- Arelene Race 0925hrs
State Championship Heat #2- Pelican Section Trophy Course 10- 1400hrs
Sunday 23 June 2019
Applecross Cup Series Day 4 OTB - 1pm
Monday 24 June 2019
SS22 Meeting- Committee Room - 1800hrs
SoPYC Information Night- Tactical Navigation- Ballroom 1830hrs
Tuesday 25 June 2019
Management Committee Meeting - Committee Room 1800hrs
Div One Meeting - Heritage Room 1800hrs

74th Annual General Meeting of South of Perth Yacht Club (Inc.)
To be held in the Senior Club House
on Wednesday 4 September 2019 at 8:15pm

Nominations are called for:
  • Commodore
  • Vice Commodore
  • Rear Commodore (2)
  • Honorary Treasurer
  • Committee Members (7)
Nominations are required in accordance with the Club Rules Clauses 33.2, 33.3, 33.4 & 33.5.
Nominations are to be lodged with the General Manager on the official Nomination Form no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday 7 August 2019. Forms and Declaration are available from the office, Members Portal or the SoPYC website (under club news) or may be emailed to a member on request.
The draw for Ballot positions will be conducted at 5:30pm on Wednesday 7 August 2019.
All members are entitled to attend the AGM however only financial Ordinary, Centreboard, Honorary Life, 60 Year Honorary and Country members shall be entitled to vote at this meeting.
Notices of Motion:
Are to be submitted by voting members in writing to the General Manager in accordance with the Rules and By Laws no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday 7 August 2019.
Absentee Voting:
Lodgment of Absentee Votes can be submitted to the General Manager between Monday 26 August 2019 and Monday 2 September 2019, during office hours. Absentee voting closes at 5:00pm.

David Harries

With the 2018/19 financial year coming to a close, we are in the process of membership renewals for the 2019/20 financial year. A letter is coming to members outlining these items too. For those members who are currently paying the quarterly voucher levy, we have two options for payment of these vouchers:


Option 1

You may OPT IN to pay the vouchers in a lump sum - $460 – which will be valid for the full year. Any unspent voucher amounts as of 30th June will revert to SoPYC.
Please advise in writing by 31st July that you are OPTING IN and confirming the payment to accompany your desire to pay for the full year in advance.

Option 2

You will continue to be charged quarterly for their vouchers. Any unspent amounts will revert to SoPYC at the end of each quarter.

Please notify your choice by advising the Club in writing to no later than Wednesday 31st July 2019.


The new Rules & By Laws have specific requirements in relation to members contact information. To meet our obligation under the Rules we need to ensure that our records are up to date.
Firstly, members may nominate which address they wish to be available on any records that may be provided to members either in hard copy or on the members portal. This can be your street address, email, phone number etc. A postal address is also acceptable.
Secondly, for the use of SoPYC finance and admin staff only, your full residential address is required for club records as are your phone number and email address. You may provide a postal address also, nominating which address you prefer for Statements, publications and so forth to be directed to. Soundings is also available in electronic format through our website. Many members are receiving Statements by email. Please let us know which means of communication and notices you prefer – electronic or postal. Silent phone numbers will be recorded as such. This information will not be disclosed to members
If you have recently changed your contact details, i.e.; residential address, telephone, email, please advise the changes. Alternatively, you may update your contact information by using the members Portal.


For all boat owners, SoPYC requires a certificate of Insurance for a number of purposes – pen occupancy (wet and land) rack storage and moorings as well as summer season and winter season nominations – sailing, off the beach and power.
This must be provided when your boat insurance is renewed. Your insurer will happily send the Certificate to SoPYC on your instructions. Club Marine are the exception. They have an app which can be used to provide the information to SoPYC.
This will assist us to have the correct information of all members for the 2019-2020 membership subscription and pen fee renewal.
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate me.

Kind Regards,
Ashleigh Damore

Safety Bulletin

The following update is issued to raise awareness of the potential risk of using locking safety wire on D-Shackles for jet boat steering systems.

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Bosuns club update

I guess the question on most members' lips is “when will this start to operate”?
I have subjected you all to a lot of surveys and I have used this information to establish a basic profile to gauge interest in the various areas to assist the Bosun Staff in their day to day operations. Out of 92 responses, unfortunately we only had 68 interested members.
With these responses I have formed a committee and convened a meeting last week. From the meeting we agreed, at this early stage, to start with forming a database of personal and skills (Note: skills are only a guideline but not essential) The intention is to contact the interested parties and set up a workshop. I know this a long process and I do apologise. The theory was to record the 92 recipients’ e-mails from the survey, this would then form the database but unfortunately this didn’t happen (the oversight was mine) So, how do I gather the information? I think the easiest method, from my point of view, would be to email me at or
If you could do this I would very much appreciate your time.
A simple few points when e-mailing, please include your:
  • Name
  • Phone No
  • Email address
  • Skills (only a guideline, not essential)
The committee was also keen to start with a basic team. This would involve a method to collate and process jobs, set out a method of allocating jobs and tracking the repairs. This could be a simple as a “whiteboard”, and this would start the ball rolling. As the team evolves we would expand the sections to suit.
At this stage we are still finalising an area to house the newly formed section, management is deliberating over this as we speak.
Some good news, RO Phillip Draber has kindly donated a number of tools to start us off. These will be much appreciated so a big “Thank you” to Phil.

John Midolo
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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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WA State Time Trialling Heat 1

With the start boat in place at Burnside Spit the 2019 Cruising & Power Yacht Committee of YWA (CPYC) State Time Trialling season was underway with 51 boats from four yacht clubs participating in the event which was held on Saturday the 26th of May with many of the fleet returning to try their luck in a new season and a few new to the sport of time trialling but certainly not to the sport of boating like competitor number 120 ”Perie Banou II” Skippered by Jon Sanders and Navigator Mike Hulbert from Royal Perth Yacht Club under motor of course and at a nominated speed of 5knots gained a very respectable total points of 69 in her first event for this season. It was a really spectacular sight to see so many boats out on the Swan River on such a beautiful day and it’s great to see so many clubs competing in these events and making the competition more challenging. Congratulations to the winners on the day South of Perth Yacht Club boat “M&Ms” Skipper Michael Cook and Navigator Maria Cook with a score of 11pts on a countback and Least Points winners of the event. Equal second points win and Least Points also on a score of 11 went to Royal Perth Yacht Club boat “Cosmos” Skipper Terry Mullins and Navigator Sandra Mullins and South of Perth Yacht Club boat “Thanet” Skipper Guy Skinner and Navigator Richard Evans. CPYC Heat 2 on this Saturday 22nd of June followed by a dinner and results hosted at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club information available at your club or contact RFBYC to book for the dinner. If you would like to know how to compete in the sport of Time Trialling contact the Power Captain in your club or contact Brian Smith, Vice Chair CPYC on 0407 121 294.


Head Coach Report

Hi Everyone

The Winter training plan is continuing until a break in July for most sailors, mostly unchanged but I’d like to try a few changes.
  • A foiling experiment is taking place on Thursday afternoons and
  • A participation and cross training session on Friday afternoons in conjunction with the Hobbie Wave training.
  • 29ers are back with training on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
    Early Afternoon
    12:30 - 16:00
    16:00 - 19:00
    School Sailing
    (Southern River)
    29er Training
    School Sailing
    (Applecross High)
    Opti Open
    Opti Intermediate
    Opti Green
    29er Training
    School Sailing
    (Applecross High)
    School Sailing
    (Applecross High)
    Foiling Introduction

    (Hobbie Wave)
    Cross Training Session

    Laser Training
    Winter Event Support
    Winter Event Support
    Winter Event Support

    Nacra Training
    Winter Event Support

    Pelican Training
    Winter Event Support

    Opti Green
    29er Training

    Winter Event Support
Here are a couple of images from the Weekend Winter sailing:

Georgia Payne and Kai Colman. Notice all three leading boats (Nacra, Laser and 29er crew) scanning upwind for the next shift.
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Also A nice medium air momentum tack by Axel and Kieren. Note Axel’s twisted posture when transferring the tiller and Kieren’s light feet getting a free ride with a nice momentum tack as they get ready to press the acceleration phase of the roll tack.
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Great also to see Teyah and Pol showing good technique mid gybe in the 29er racing. Just need to speed up the apparent wind change by turning and running fast at this point.
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Anyone notice this image strange.
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Sailing backwards upwind as a slow boat skill. Give it a try on your boat…

Keep Warm
F18 Worlds 2019 – Ballena Alegre Sailing Club, Spain
Our Conor Nicholas has teamed up with multihull World Champion Darren Bundock to compete in this year’s F18 Worlds from June 27th to July 4th
Click here for details

Classes competing this on Day 4 this Sunday are Pelicans, 125s,Flying Fifteens, Windsurfers & Bic Technos.
Volunteers are needed to fulfil the following roles:
  • Mark Laying x 2 teams
  • Safety Boat Driver x 1
  • Galley Assistants x 2
Please sign up online (click here) or email the Sailing Administrator

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 IMR Technologies 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.

Memberpoint App
An App for all Members is available to download for free on your smartphone or tablet.
Have access to the many handy functions: Crew Finder, Crew Profile, Member’s Directory, view your POS Accounts, view your voucher Accounts, update your membership details, Club News and Events, Push Notifications, Club Calendars and weather plus receive instant alerts!

Available on all Android and Apple devices, just look for the icons similar to those below:

Tactical Navigation 2 (2)
18 June
Winter Frostbite Series (5)
Racing Rules 1
First Aid Course (3)

Cliff Spence Memorial Trophy

A typical Perth winters’ day, sunny, light breeze and chilly afternoon, perfect conditions for time trialling. Some competitors in the fleet were very keen to get back to competition after the 2 week break with bad weather cancelled last weeks event and the long weekend before.
A good fleet of 35 boats passed the start box for the Cliff Spence Memorial Trophy. The new Starter John Meldrum is quickly finding his feet. Welcomed back to the start box, were the experienced team members PC Frank and Barb Dalglish after a few weeks caravaning in Broome. Thank you to Power members who check land marks, Mal & Marg King and Valerie and Greg Power.

Results were boisterous with loads of flags presented for the State Heat #1 and Club results. Proudly coming forward to accept the least points flags for their draw in the State Heat 3 weeks ago. RC Cook & Maria Cook M&M’s pipped PC Guy Skinner & Victoria Blanckensee Thanet for 1st place on a count back.

Each year, the Cliff Spence Memorial Trophy is proudly presented by Cliff’s son, John and daughter in law Pauline. Now 93, John’s mother, was a regular start team member in the 1970s. She still lives with John and Pauline in Morley.

Results: 3rd place Port fleet, Phil and Pam Warwick Time Out & Starboard fleet Mark Hayman and Jared Tickle Innuendo
2nd place Port fleet, Lynne and John Cooper Purrfect and Starboard Clarry Wrenstead and Betty Walsh Champus
1st place Port fleet Anton Jennings & Justin Taylor Magnifique Too and Jim Gooding and Keith Selkeld Open Circuit 1st place and trophy winners.
Least points honours went to Open Circuit and Steve Wall and Amanda Watson Amazon equal with 4 points.

Next week 22/6/19 is the second CPYC State Heat round. The start and finish lines on the course are quite close to our club . Remember to nominate for this event and for a delicious buffet style meal and presentation event afterwards starting 7pm at RFBYC.

The State Heat dinners were, until recently, held after each Heat. Now with the new format, there are only 2 opportunities to enjoy the hospitality of our fellow river clubs after Heats.These nights are terrific fun, provide friendly rivalry and inter club camaraderie. Royal Freshwater Bay are excellent hosts and present a delicious buffet spread.

Clarry Wrenstead Champus
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Winners least points: Steve Wall & Amanda Watson 'Amazon', Jim Gooding 'Open Circuit' and Dina with John and Pauline Spence with Commodore Phil Warwick
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Commodore Phil Warwick and Pam Warwick- 'Time Out' with Pauline Spence
John and Lynne Cooper- 'Purrfect' with John and Pauline Spence
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Ladies Lunch - Tuesday 9th July

We will meet at the Club at 9.45am. The bus departs at 10am for a scenic drive through the Swan Valley including a visit to the Margaret River Chocolate Factory for shopping, then onto award winning Sittella Winery for a wine tasting and 2 course lunch (vegetarian options available). We will return to the Club at approximately 3.30pm. $55 per head. For all bookings and more information please contact Chris Nyeholt on 0407 770 626 or

ONLY 10 SPACES AVAILABLE!! First in first served, book quickly before they go!!

Ladies Lunch July 2019
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RFBYC 07 July 2019 Cruise Poster3
Cruising Calendar 2019 updated

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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Mess Night Poster 2019 Vs2

Support Crew Roster 2019

Saturday 22 June, 2019
LAGO Ken Moore
MANA Warwick Gorman

Saturday 29 June, 2019
SHORT CIRCUIT Jerome Rousset
AEOLUS Brett Molinara
MARTINE David Cole

Saturday 6 July, 2019
IT’S ALL GOOD Daniel Shields
INVINCABLE II Angelo Tatulli
PRIME NUMBER Damian Arkeveld
IGAWA David Atkinson
Ariel Glen Pederson
CHAMOMILLA Michael Rosaman
PLATYPUS 2 Michael Aarons
KISS MY ASP Terrence Foster

Saturday 13 July, 2019
JODIE ANNE Christopher Mills
KATMANDU Jeffrey Winspear
WICKED Richard Evans
MINGARA George Ruul
INTRINZIC John Connell
TRUANT Kris Czarzasty

Saturday 20 July, 2019
SUGARSHIP Graeme Ferguson
V-1 Sam Valado
IDLE TIME Heidi Miller
YO Gavin Lucas
CHERYL FAYE John Sweeting
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Today's Fuel Prices

Diesel $1.47

Premium Unleaded Petrol $1.45

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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