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Tuesday 24 April 2018 - Issue 285

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 25 April 2018
ANZAC Day Service 1115hrs
No Racing - Diggers Cup RPYC
Thursday 26 April 2018
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $550
Half Yearly General Meeting 1900hrs
Friday 27 April 2018
Power Section Pre-season Cocktail Party 1900hrs. Everyone Welcome!
Please come and pick-up your tickets from Reception before 1700hrs on Friday!
Saturday 28 April 2018
Billy Run 1000hrs
No Racing
Sunday 29 April 2018
School Holidays End
Power Section Time Trailing Training Sessions 0930hrs
No Racing
Tuesday 1 May 2018
Functions Meeting 1800hrs
Centreboards Meeting 1830hrs
WALA Meeting 1900hrs
SS27's Meeting 1930hrs
Members Restaurant operating hours:
Monday and Tuesdays 1200 - 1500hrs
ANZAC Day Public Holiday - Lunch only 1200 - 1700hrs
Thursday to Saturday 1200 - 2100hrs
Sundays 1200 - 2000hrs
For bookings call 9364 5844 or email us here
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Diesel $1.39 Ltr
ULP $1.35 Ltr
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  • Please don't forget to pick-up your Power Section Cocktail Tickets from Reception before 1700hrs on Friday!
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  • CRANE KEYS. Please be advised that the keys for the Western Hard Stand Crane have been changed. New keys are now available for collection from SoPYC reception. Thank you.

ANZAC Day Service 25 April 2018

Please join us TOMORROW for the 2018 Anzac Day Service from 11:15am at the South of Perth Yacht Club. Wednesday 25 April 2018.

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Half Yearly General Meeting 26 April 2018


Power Section Cocktail Party 27 April 2018

Power Section Pre-Season Cocktail Party Friday 27 April 7pm until late. EVERYONE WELCOME! '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

Ladies Luncheon 8 May 2018

Alison Touzel is our speaker this month. She is an experienced bra fit specialist at Intimo Lingerie with an amazing story of how it impacted on her breast cancer survival. Four years on from having a mastectomy and chemotherapy, she’s using her experience to help other women going through breast cancer by gaining qualifications and specialising in mastectomy, bra and …

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Keelboat Prize Night 1st June 2018

Keelboat Prize Night, Friday 1st June 2018. 7pm SOPYC Ballroom. 3-course menu $62 per person. Get your groups together and book your tickets! {please note that due to the number of guests this is a strictly pre-purchased tickets event with no tickets available at the door. NON-Ticket holders will be politely refused entry} To purchase tickets please call the Club …

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From the ON WATER GROUP office

For all the latest sailing opportunities please see the online CREW FINDER

Participation Plaques

For anyone wanting a participation plaque, you can find the forms outside the OWG Office.
*Please note no more forms will be accepted after the 12th May.

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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Power Section Apparel Available Now

Time Trialling Season is nearly here. If you would like to order Power Section apparel please contact Lessa Spanos at or Jennifer Armitage at

White short sleeve polos, black long sleeve polos, sleeveless black vests and black hoodies are available this year.
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Power Section Time Trialling Training Sessions 29 April 2018

Invitations are open to all powerboat owners interested in Time Trialling this season. For the training sessions, you can bring your own boat if you wish. You will also need to bring notepads and time-keeping devices. These sessions are open to anyone being a beginner right up to seasoned time trailers. Sunday April 29th 2018 On Water Training: Meet 9.30am: …

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Power Section Opening Day 5 May 2018

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Saturday 5 May 2018

1300hrs Arrival of Guests

1330hrs Official Ceremony and Guest Speaker

1400hrs Sail Past led by Power Yachts, followed by Keelboats

1400hrs Pacer Racing: Centreboard vs Keelboats in the Pond

1515hrs Opening Day Time Trial

Power Yachts – Please register for 2018 season

Keelboats – Please register for the Darkside Trophy Time …

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Dark Side Trophy 5 May 2018

Come on you yachties! Just for one day, take a walk on the Dark Side!

For those in the know, the Dark Side Trophy is awarded to the best performing yacht in the Opening Day Time Trial. Yachts which normally traverse the Swan River under sail, take part in the time trial under motor, most selecting a speed of either 5 or 6 knots for the day – well within the capability of most yachts. Shades, Theophis and Windjana are just some of the yachts who have tried their hand at the not so subtle art of time trialling, with varying degrees of success but all reported thoroughly enjoying the change.

It would be great if the sailing fraternity took up the once a year Dark Side challenge.
The mechanics are simple. The Club will provide each yacht with a temporary competition number for the day, a course sheet and even a mud map to illustrate the course. Each boat needs a skipper, a navigator and a clock capable of showing seconds as well as hours and minutes. Many use the traditional kitchen style clock with a big sweep second hand, while others prefer digital clocks or watches. The aim of the contest is simple. You are given a set course and a sheet which sets out the times from mark to mark. After being allocated your start time, it is a simple matter to calculate the actual time of arrival at each mark of the course – the skill lies in the skipper’s ability to judge his speed to arrive at precisely the right moment. Every second early or late will cost the boat one point. Time trials are a fun way of doing something different with your sailboat. Go on – take the challenge and be one of the 2018 contenders for the DARK SIDE TROPHY!

Canning Bridge IGA's Winter Frostbite Series 2018

Starts May 6th 2018 Visit Canning Bridge IGA Facebook page here Canning Bridge IGA Instagram page is here

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Feedback sought to plot future of local nautical chart program - Due by May 18th

Dear Marine Safety Partner,
Skippers and other enthusiasts who use Department of Transport (DoT) nautical charts are being asked for feedback to determine the future of the service. A review of the production and distribution of nautical charts is occurring to provide a plan that will best meet the future needs of the State’s boating community.

Skippers have always been able to access DoT produced nautical charts in a paper format. However, Royal Australian Navy chart production, advances in technology and the growing popularity of electronic navigation systems on vessels and other digital platforms have prompted a review.

Currently, DoT produced nautical charts of the WA coastline are available for free download to skippers ( and the agency’s valuable data is also used by a number of chart plotter distributors under a licence agreement. As part of the review DoT will gauge the value of DoT’s chart production program, consider provision of charts in other digital formats, including those available for free download and investigate current and future partnership opportunities across Government and with the private sector.

Participate in the review by visiting until May 18, 2018.
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Centreboard Prize Night 18 May 2018

Enjoy a night of food, prizes and entertainment as we present the awards for the 2017/18 Centreboard Season. WHEN 6:30pm Friday 18 May 2018 WHERE: Ballroom, South of Perth Yacht Club PRICE: Adult Cocktail tickets $60 18-25-year-old Cocktail tickets $30 Children under 17 years food station tickets $30 DRESS CODE: Dress to impress Cocktail/smart casual) TO BOOK TICKETS: Call the …

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Quiz Cruise 20 May 2018

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Knot Tying Information Night 21 May

Knot Tying Information Night 21 May 2018
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Cruising Section - Winter Cruise to Mindarie Keys 2 - 4 June 2018

Weekend Cruise to Mindarie June 2nd - 4th 2018.

Saturday morning cruise to Mindarie. Welcome Beer Tasting @ Indian Ocean Brewery.

Saturday Group Dinner @ Indian Ocean Brewery.

Sunday Lunch BBQ on Jetty and relax with entertainment from Steve Keene.

Monday cruise back via Fishermans Harbour for lunch.

Cost $130 per boat (Dinner excluded) Book with Paul Stott. Phone:0408 521 …

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Winter Solo Series Day 1. June 10th 2018

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Offshore Racing WA Presentation Dinner at RPYC 16 June 2018


President of Australian Sailing, Australian Olympic Committee, Winner of 2017 Rolex Sydney to Hobart
  • Presentation of the Siska Trophy and all Offshore Series Prizes
  • DATE: Saturday 16th June
  • TIME: 6:30pm
  • VENUE: RPYC River Room
  • DRESS CODE: Jacket and Tie
  • COST: $75 (includes a welcome drink and 3-course meal)
  • BOOKINGS: Book with Tracy at RPYC on 9389 1555 (Bookings close Monday 11th June)

Cruising Section - Cruise to Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club

June 17 2018

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Flying Fifteen Club Update

Season 2017-18 certainly finished with a rush with the occasional squall at the upper limit for some classes but some beautiful sailing conditions between the rain clouds. At the end of the day, the most important things were that the beer was cold and the showers hot.
Janet Jerwood avoided the crew’s race last week but still had to singlehandedly take the helm of Ineffable, douse the spinnaker and sail back to pick up her wet and embarrassed husband. Tim and Plonky took advantage of the situation to win the first race and seal the Club Championship.
Andrew Knowles (A2) left the injured Anne on the beach in favour of Matt Summers (40kgs heavier and a half metre taller) to win the second race by a minute from Ineffable.
On days like that our thanks, in particular, go to the dedicated crews of our rescue boats. We, the Flying Fifteens, didn’t need your help on the day but very reassuring to know you are there and help is available.

50th Geraldton Ocean Classic - 20 October 2018

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

Checkpoint Duty - Saturday 5 May. Opening Day - Commodores Cup
H28 Anna - John Wright
H28 Wynella - Glen Stanley
H28 Corella - David Locke
H28 Nerrima - Les Brooker
H28 Marina - Brian Cross
H28 Swiftsure Saga - Bill Richards
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