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28 April 2020

Dear reader,

We trust all members had a memorable ANZAC Day and enjoyed the rest of the weekend. From the number of empty pens, it would seem that many members took advantage of the opportunity to enjoy their vessels. It is heartening news that the Government is relaxing some of the restrictions on the number of people that can gather for certain activities while maintaining social distancing and the 4m2 rule. The Management Committee is considering what activities might be restarted with the new maximum number of people gathering for activities and will communicate their decision in the coming days.
E-Sailing Championship
Virtual Midweek Racing Takes Off! - Join in the FuN tomorrow!

SoPYC announces their first ever E- Sailing Club Championship. All those keyboard warriors out there, time to put those fingers to good work and go for gold!

The overall winner will be announced as Club Champion and go on to represent SoPYC in the Australian Sailing State Championship followed by the Zhik E-Sailing National Challenge which will include some of the nation’s elite Olympic sailors.

Read more about the championships in the On Water Group News.


Head Coach Report 28 April 2020

Hi Sailors, I’m sure you are all eager to get back to normality, including sailing.  The directions given by the government aren’t completely clear as is the knowledge of the Covid-19 Virus.  I’ll update you after getting a considered opinion and guidance from our Management Committee very soon. We need to balance the benefit and risk to everyone. Virtual Racing …
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How to Simulate Sailing Life at Home

How to Simulate Sailing Life at Home
Sleep on a shelf in your closet. Replace your closet door with a curtain. 5 hours after you go to sleep have your wife or significant other whip open the curtain, shine a light in your eyes, and say “time to go on watch”. Renovate your bathroom. Build a wall across the middle. Move the shower head down to chest …
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Another Activity for the Kids - Rock Painting

Try this activity at home if the kids need a hobby!
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Lockdown Abroad- When Sailing Life Comes to a Screeching Halt

When life comes to a screeching halt Meg Reilly is a circumnavigater who runs an international sailing team, Ocean Racers, with her partner Morgen Watson on their Pogo 12.50 Hermes. The duo is currently quarantined on anchor in St Maarten, where the last race of their season left them. I write this on quarantine month two, beginning lockdown week four in …
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History of 2020 Video - Somewhere Over the Rainbow Just sharing, this is a beautiful. All the credit goes to the creator of the video. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Album. Facing Future Licensed to YouTube by: mountainapplecompany (on behalf of Big Boy Record Company); BMG Rights Management (US), LLC, Concord Music Publishing, LatinAutor, Audiam (Publishing), LatinAutor - Warner Chappell, PEDL, ASCAP, SOLAR Music Rights Management, UMPI, LatinAutor - …
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On Water Group News 28 April 2020

Club E-Racing Offshore aficionado, James Keating was a clear winner last week, putting a temporary dampener on 14 y.o. Opi champ Aaron Teo's ambitions. Against 15 other competing boats, Choombies beat them all in every race. A clear contender for the inaugural Club Championship on 13 May 2020. Read on for further details. Results available here. James Keating 'Choombies' under the pump. Club …
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For current comprehensive advice and information we are providing the link below from the Australian Government advisory services. The site is updated daily.


Can I go boating?

We recommend if you don’t need to go out on your boat, then please don’t. Non-essential activities should be postponed or cancelled.
Please view State Government Directions on gatherings and social distancing.

Is there a ban on boating?

No, there has been no direction to prohibit people from going boating - but you should stay at home if the planned activity is non-essential.

Can I go kiteboarding, windsurfing, kayaking or take out my paddle craft?

Advice from the Federal and State Government is to stay at home unless shopping for food, going to work, exercising or attending a medical appointment. If you consider kayaking or paddling essential as a form of exercise, you should follow social distancing directions.

If boating is an essential activity, possibly for fishing or exercise, what do I need to remember?

The two-person rule applies unless you are boating with members of your family or those you live with. If boating with one person that you do not reside with, ensure you maintain social distancing (at least 1.5 metres apart). Use hand sanitiser where there is any contact with shared surfaces. If you are boating alone, please ensure you tell someone where you are going, check the weather and wear a life-jacket.

Should I do anything different at the SoPYC launch ramp?

Remember to maintain social distancing and personal hygiene at all times.

Are there restrictions on where I can go boating?

Skippers should be aware of the current notices to mariners, including those in place restricting access to Rottnest Island. There is also advice on travelling to and within Western Australia preventing vessels crossing regional boundaries.

Can I buy fuel or ice for my boat at SoPYC?

Yes. However, in line with Government advice, you should stay at home unless shopping for food, going to work, exercising or attending a medical appointment.

Can I still slip my boat & do maintenance at the hardstand?

Yes, SoPYC slipping and hardstand activities will continue at SoPYC. Please download the Lifting Data Sheet here and then call the Club bosun on
0412 528 270 to book your boat in.

The ice box and the fuel bowser at SoPYC are still in operation.

Are DoT maritime facilities open?

Yes. However, in line with Government advice, if your visit is not essential, please reconsider your need to attend.

Will there be a pause on DoT boat registrations?

No. DoT is continuing to process recreational boat registrations.

Club Access

The Main Clubhouse and Centerboard Clubhouses' are closed until further notice, the grounds and car park are still accessible with your member's key.

There will be 24 hour access to the bathrooms and showers via the eastern entrance near Jetty 4 car-park.

How can I pay my account?

I have received my statement by email or in the post. How can I pay it?

Accounts can be paid in the following way:
  • Over the phone using credit card
  • Bpay
  • Cheque
  • Online banking
Should you be unsure of how to pay over the phone or by BPay, please call one of the office staff who can help you through the process. Staff will be in the office from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and can be contacted on 9364 5844.

Last quarter's vouchers will now last until August 31st 2020. No Vouchers will be charged on April 1st 2020.

Thank you to our Grand Sponsor of the Week

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Contact: Michael Harders
Phone: 0418 927 843

Support Crew Roster

No help is currently required - Please keep an eye out here for when we are back racing again. Thank you.

Quarterdeck Restaurant Hours

The Clubhouse has closed for the foreseeable future due to restrictions from the government regarding the Covid-19 virus. Please call Fiona Whife on 0423 926 217 or the office on 9364 5844 if you have any future function enquiries.

Useful Contacts

9364 5844
Sailing Administrator
Scott Nunn
9364 5844 ext 242
Head Coach
Denis Jones
9364 5844 ext 240
Head Bosun
Robbie Wilson
0423 079 724
Marine Lift & Hard Stand Bookings
0412 528 270
After Hours Security
MCS Security Services
0413 362 877

Fuel Prices

The fuel bowser is still open

Premium Unleaded $1.02

Diesel $1.15

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