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Tuesday 1st May 2018 - Issue 286

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 2 May 2018
Mid Week Winter Series Racing 1435hrs
Thursday 3 May 2018
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $600
Power Meeting 1930hrs
Friday 4 May 2018
Saturday 5 May 2018
Power Yacht Opening Day 1300hrs
No Lunch in Quarterdeck today, kitchen to open at 1500hrs
Sunday 6 May 2018
Keelboat Frostbite Series 1355hrs
Swan River Sailing - College Cup - RFBYC 1355hrs
Monday 7 May 2018
Tuesday 8 May 2018
Ladies Luncheon 1130hrs
Sailing Meeting 1830hrs
Centreboards Meeting 1800hrs
Works Meeting 1830hrs
Members Restaurant operating hours:
Monday and Tuesdays 1200 - 1500hrs
Wednesday to Saturday 1200 - 2100hrs
Sundays 1200 - 2000hrs
For bookings call 9364 5844 or email us here
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Diesel $1.40 Ltr
ULP $1.36 Ltr
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Dear Members and Friends,

We are saddened to inform members that Graeme Trousselot passed away on 15th April 2018. Joining in 1992, Graeme had been a member of South of Perth Yacht Club for 25 years.
On behalf of the Commodore, Flag Officers, members and staff we would like to express our condolences to Graeme's family on their loss.

Power Section Cocktail Party

Power Pre-Season Cocktail Party More than 130 guests enjoyed the annual Power Section Pre-Season Cocktail Party in the Wardroom on Friday evening. After a few thank yous, acknowledgments and introduction to the traditional R.I.P. Trophy (Rapidly In Pursuit presented by Season Champion to the runner-up), competitors, officials and guests enjoyed catching up outside on the unseasonally balmy night, with delicious cocktail …

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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 1 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
Midweek Winter Series – 2 May to 3 October 2018
This series kicks off tomorrow. Skipper’s, if you wish to compete check that your boat appears in the Entrants List – click here. If your boat doesn’t appear and you wish to enter, you still can. To enter click here. Need assistance? Contact the On Water Group
Keelboat Winter Series at Fremantle Sailing Club
A number of our boats make the journey under the bridges to compete in the FSC Winter events. If your boat intends to compete, please let us know so we can keep any eye on your results.
Click here for full details.

Power Time Trialling Training Sessions

Training Day.

The Power Yacht Section held the annual Time Trialling Training Session on the morning of Sunday, April 29th. 31 visitors from the Royal Perth and Royal Freshwater Bay Clubs and new SoPYC Time Triallers were keen to learn our sport, that has no other training manual or online course. Thank you to our Power Fleet members who gave up …

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Power Section Opening Day 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 Keelboat in the Pond
1515hrs Opening Day Time Trial:
  • Power Yachts - Please register for 2018 season
  • Keelboats - Please register for the Darkside Trophy Time Trial
1800hrs Presentation of Results
1500hrs A La Carte Meals available
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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

IGA Frostbite Series – 6 May to 16 September 2018
Canning Bridge IGA have once again supported this event and will be supplying those fantastic hampers again for each division.
Please note that the series consists of 10 races, ending on 16 September 2018.
To check the Entrants List or to enter the series – click here.

Visit Canning Bridge IGA Facebook page here Canning Bridge IGA Instagram page is here
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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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Cruising Section Quiz Cruise 20 May 2018

The Cruising Section invites all our fleet members, social members, yachties, friends and family to a fun-filled Quiz Cruise. Sunday 20th May 2018 Registration and collect Quiz 1030hrs on the front lawn There are 2 courses, either up-river to Perth Water or Downwater towards Fremantle (suitable for yachts). Answer questions, find clues, and learn about Perth, our Swan River and …

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Knot Tying Information Night 21 May

Part of the SoPYC Information Nights, this practical learning evening is open to all SoPYC members and members of kindred clubs regardless of age. Receive one-on-one help from the Canning Sea Scouts, fresh from their Master Mariners where the Juniors achieved first, fourth and fifth out of 13 teams and the Seniors achieved first place overall.

Canning Teams at MM2018(1)
Most of the Venturers standing next to me you will recognise from Red Witch sailing and being members of SoPYC. Both the Scouts and Venturers achieved top score in the knotting (ropework) section covering 22 knots and splices, so they are well prepared and their skills are good.
We’ll see you on Monday 21st May for knotting and line heaving.
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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Race Official Courses

Australian Sailing are offering courses for people interested in becoming Race Officials.
The courses are delivered in a classroom. Once students have successfully completed the course new club race offices must apply to be a race officer with Australian Sailing to be accredited. The cost of the course is $65.00 and includes a redeemable voucher for your race officer shirt with ZHIK. To apply for accreditation online follow the link below. Please continue with the online registration.
The registration cost ($65.00) for junior sailors between the ages of 16 & 21 will be waived on successful completion and accreditation. This course is sponsored by a grant from the WA Department of Local Government & Cultural Affairs. Adults over the ages of 21 may attend the course but will need to pay the $65.00 course fee. Upon successful accreditation, your course fee will be fully refunded by SoPYC.

To register for a course please follow the links below:

Club Race Officer Course @ Australian Sailing Office Sunday 8 July 2018 Cost $65.00
Club Race Officer Course Koombana Bay Sailing Club Bunbury Saturday 1 Sep 2018 Cost $65.00
Club Race Officer Course @ Perth Dinghy Sailing Club Saturday 15th Sep 2018 Cost $65.00
Club Race Officer Course Nedlands yacht Club Tue Nights 23 & 30 Oct 1830h to 2030h Cost $65.00

In addition to the club race officer courses, we will also be offering a club judge course and a measurer course.

Club Judge Course Thur 25 Oct & 1 Nov 1830h to 2030h each night @ Australian Sailing Office cost $65.00
Measurer Course @ Australian Sailing 10 Nov 2018 Cost $65.00

For additional information please contact the Australian Sailing office 9386 2438
Dean Caple, Club Services, Australian Sailing

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

Checkpoint Duty - Saturday 12 May. I Sherwell Memorial Trophy
POWERBLUE BAYOU - David McCutcheon
SS22 CROSSROADS - Peter Lewis
DIV II ARIEL - Glenn Pedersen
DIV III AEOLUS - Brett Molinari
SS22 ABRACADABRA - Margaret Oakley
SS27 BELLISSIMO - James Currie
FLYING 15 STORY TELLER - Chris Paterson
FLYING 15 SWIFFT - Peter Emby

Checkpoint Duty - Saturday 19 May. Linfox Australia Trophy
POWER ANTERES - George Panayotau
POWER HELP NEEDED - Vince Acalinovich
POWER BOSE - Thomas Grove
DIVI I ARAJILLA - David Gilham
SS22 BANSHEE - Brian Mongon
SS27 BREAKIN' EVEN - Jeremy Smith
S80 SPECTRE - Michael Kennedy
FLYING 15 FAFFIN - Carl Pettersson

Checkpoint Duty - Saturday 26 May. CPYC State Heat #1
POWER DETOUR - Malcolm Taylor
POWER THE SHACK - Michael Matthews
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