Tuesday 30 July 2019- Issue 349

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 31 July 2019
Mid-week Winter Series Race 2 - 1435hrs
Thursday 1 August 2019
Training & Development Committee Meeting 1800hrs
Power Committee Meeting 1930hrs
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $950
Friday 2 August 2019
Radio Controlled DF95 Yacht Racing 1430hrs
Winter Friday nights - 'A Pint & Parmy or Pizza for $25' starts tonight
Saturday 3 August 2019
No Club Racing
Offshore Race - Valmadre Cup Series FSC 0925hrs
'The Big Top Spectacular' Commodore's Ball 1900hrs
Sunday 4 August 2019
IGA Keelboat Frostbite Series Race 7 1355hrs
Monday 5 August 2019
Racing Rules of Sailing Information Session - Rules 6 1800hrs
Security Committee Meeting 1800hrs
Tuesday 6 August 2019
SS27's Committee Meeting 1930hrs
Centreboard Committee Meeting 1830hrs
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Time Trial Double Header 27-28 July 2019

Last weekend saw the first of this year's double-header time trial events, with the ‘weather gods’ unfavourable conditions earlier this year forcing the cancellation of one event, thus the Seafarers Measure (Navigator/Skipper event) and the re-run of the Bob Blanckensee Memorial Trophy falling on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Luckily, this past weekend was very favourable. The Seafarers Measure saw 10 …

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'Big Top Spectacular' - Commodore's Ball

Last days to book!

The Commodore’s Ball is the highlight of the Clubs’ social activities and the ball is renowned for the entertainment that members and guests enjoy on the night. This years’ theme is a night at the circus.

The night starts a stand-up entrée in the Promenade Marquee with the first part of the circus acts. Guests will then be invited to take their seats in the Ballroom for what is going to be a truly spectacular evening. Following an exciting floor show, you will be able to dance the night away with music being provided by 7 piece dance band LA Gold.

A glass of champagne on arrival, a superb three-course menu and fabulous entertainment plus dancing is all wrapped up in the $99.00 ticket price - what more could you ask for! Seating for the Big Top spectacular evening is limited to 250 members and guests. To book your table please email Claire soon on or call 9364 5844 tickets are limited!

This Friday starts a new special in the Yachties Bar -

"Pizza or Parmy with a Pint of Fat Yak for only $25".

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Call for Nominations - Management Committee

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 Club office, Members Portal on the SoPYC website (under Forms) 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.
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Ladies Lunch Aug 19 vs3


IGA Canning Bridge Frostbite Series
This Sunday is Frostbite race no.7 in this exciting 10 race series. Scores are still very close. For Series results – click here.
There is still time to enter your boat. Simply email the Sailing Administrator and your entry will be made for you.
Geraldton Ocean Classic Race & Rally – Saturday 12 October 2019
Entries are now being taken for the 51st Geraldton Ocean Classic. The race from Fremantle to Geraldton is included prestigious 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
50th Anniversary Geraldton Ocean Classic Shirts
There is only 1 of these limited edition shirts left – size XL.

Only $50 available from the On Water Group office.
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Man Overboard Dummy
Members are encouraged to borrow Mr D. and practice their MoB drills. Please contact the OWG to make a booking. Email:

Division Backstay Flags
Need to replace your backstay flag? See Coffee Point Marine Services on site. They have quite a collection of flags and will soon have plenty of the Saturday JAM Series backstay flags (Naval Numeral 4) in stock.

Yacht Safe
It’s pleasing to see boat audits rolling in via Yacht Safe. If you’re having problems submitting your form, it is more than likely because an item or field has not been completed and is still red. An example is shown below. In the anchor section, if this item is not applicable, and you have ticked the relevant box on the right, also include a ‘dash’ or ‘N/A’ in the rectangular field on the left, then the field will turn from red to green.
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Login to Yacht Safe – click here


Head Coach Report
It’s been a busy week getting sailors ready for their Overseas regattas and the WA Club Conference and Instructor Conferences over the weekend.

The Club Conference was very informative and covered a lot of things including, how Australian Sailing’s WA branch is helping WA sailors and clubs; Successful Marketing of Club Events, SailPass alternative membership, injury prevention and new initiatives to grow our membership base. Many of these we have been discussing at SoPYC for a while

The Instructor Conference included: Research-based proposed changes to training drills for Tackers, Child Safeguarding Workshops and Managing Conflict and Difficult People.
Hope we don’t need this one too much, but some really good skills were gained.
For our competing sailing, in the 29ers, Axel and Kieran representing SoPYC and WAIS are coming 22nd with a 1, 7 and 15 in a 175 boat regatta split into 4 groups. Good start to the regatta and look forward to seeing more. Results can be followed here
In the Laser Radial Youth World Championship, SoPYC and WAIS member Zac Littlewood is coming 3rd after 8 races, which follows his recent 2nd in the World Youth Title in Poland last week. Michael Compton is coming 15th and Stefan 28th. Both also SoPYC and WASS members. Well done in a hot 54 boat Gold fleet.
Their results can be followed here
Caitlin Shaw from SoPYC and WASS currently in 23rd in the girl's Laser Radial Worlds division proudly carrying the flag at the opening parade in Kingston, Canada.
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Winter Training resumes this weekend.
Winter Frostbite Series (5)
Racing Rules 1
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Support Crew Roster 2019

Saturday 3 August 2019
Commodores Ball

Saturday 10 August 2019
COHIBA Ashley Thomsett
BINGARRA Stephen Ferguson
INDI Ben Dagger
FREYJA II Sten Soderstrom
MORNING FLITE John Woolhouse
GALADRIEL II Simon Beatson
CARINA Geoff Reason
STRIKER Paul Brown
NEW TRICKS Bernard Pickett

Saturday 17 August, 2019
GRANDA Peter Northover
LAZY LODGE Steven MacMillan
OUTSIDER Quentin Webster
PATRICE Matthew Eastaugh

Saturday 24 August, 2019
SEADHUCER Geoff Simmons
AUSTIN’S POWER Darren Austin
NEVERMIND Todd Forknall
REVERIE Alan Polglaze
PIPE DREAM II Garry Millett
ABEELAS Brian Saleeba
FINOVOLA Murray MacLean
LADY CLAIRE Brian Easterbrook

Saturday 31 August, 2019
ENDLESS SUMMER Michael Holtham
MEROO Joe Curtis
FARRAGO Petrus Vlaar
SERENITY John Leccesse
ADINA Andrew Tait
TANDERRA Tony Rikkers
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Today's Fuel Prices

Diesel $1.46

Premium Unleaded Petrol $1.48

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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