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5 May 2020

Dear reader,
Here is our weekly update. Please feel free to send in any interesting stories you have about being a Member during these unusual times, or join together on Facebook to stay connected .
E-Sailing Championship
Virtual Midweek Racing Takes Off! - Join in again tomorrow!

Club E- Sailing is taking off! Well done to everyone participating.
We are now holding a CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP on May 13 at 1600hrs.

All you 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.


On Water Group News 5 May 2020

Club E-Racing Last week saw the introduction of the twilight series in addition to the Midweek Afternoon series. Once again James Keating aka Chombies trounced the afternoon 16- boat fleet while our past Commodore Mark Nicholas took out top spot in the Twilights. Amazing what a bit of practice can do. Full results are available by clicking here. Club Championship  …
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Head Coach Report 5 May 2020

Hi Sailors, Great News! SoPYC is able to resume coaching but strictly within the government guidelines. Today is meant to be the first session and if safe we are doing a storm training session. At the time of writing it is a beautiful 15 to 30 knots. We then resume training as per the Team App schedule. For anyone in …
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Marina Safety Compliance Officers Needed

Help Required Due to the large number of non compliant vessels in the club, the Marina Safety Compliance officers are asking for another two people to assist them, and to be trained up as compliance officers. No training required. Crappy hours. No pay, but a great bunch of guys and you get to meet lots of other club members. Please …
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Club Rubbish Bin Use

Please note that rubbish bins are to be used for general waste from your vessel only. Examples of items that should be taken to the tip or placed in your garbage bin at home include: Lemon trees Fridges Freezers Air conditioning units Chairs Tables Children’s toys e.g. doll house Picnic tables Clothes horse Filling the bin with items listed above …
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Vale to two of our past Club Members

Vale – Jim Merton Jim joined the South of Perth Yacht Club in 1992, arriving with an impressive record in International 14ft skiffs. With a talent for sailing, an inquisitive mind and organisational skills that came with his work at Telstra, Jim was at the forefront in the development of the class.  At the recent world championship hosted by the …
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Let's Catch Up & Viral Kindness, two ways to stay connected

#ViralKindness The GetUp group’s latest project is dubbed #ViralKindness, which aims to engage and connect local communities for solidarity, support and assistance in times of need - and honestly, we can’t think of a better time than the present for this uplifting initiative. The #ViralKindness movement is perhaps best known for its printable PDF community care postcards, which users can …
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Staying Connected with Facebook

How social media is easing social distance. In 2020, one of the most practical ways Australians can connect is via online communities on social media. A whopping six in ten Australians use Facebook - and thanks to its popular ‘group’ functionality, it’s never been easier to build digital communities of people with similar locations, interests, or passions. One such Facebook group that …
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Let's #EatAloneTogether

A new campaign encouraging people to #EatAloneTogether has been launched by Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA), in partnership with some of Australia’s most high profile food industry personalities. They’re calling for all Australian’s to unite and support their local restaurants, cafes, eateries and artisan food producers that have been greatly affected by the COVID-19 restrictions. The campaign encourages people to …
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Between 12th May - 2nd June 2020

Members can still work on their boats, but the lifting service will not be available between these dates.


For current comprehensive advice and information we are providing the link below from the Australian Government advisory services. The site is updated daily.

Here is the Western Australia Government link.

COVID-19 Update for WA Boaters


There will be temporary access to the exclusion zone off Rottnest Island to get your cray pots.

Recreational fishers, if you want to collect equipment you will need to register by contacting 9372 9788 or to arrange a Rottnest Island ranger supervision.

You will only be allowed to retrieve your equipment. Fishing, other recreational activity and going ashore to Rotto is forbidden.

For the latest COVID-19 boating advice and information visit our website


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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9309 2888

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 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 $1.12

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