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12 May 2020

Dear reader,

Corona Virus Updates

In recent days the Australian Government and Western Australian Government have relaxed the current set of Covid-19 restrictions. As most of the community is aware the size of gatherings has increased and some restrictions on physical activity have been relaxed. The social distancing rules still apply with 1.5m between individuals wherever we are. Inside premises, the requirement is 4m2 per person. WA clubs are seeking clarification on what boating activities can resume and when as we fall under two classifications – community club and non-contact sport. As soon as we hear, we will communicate with members.

Hospitality venues are permitted to have 20 people for seated meals per venue and no bar trading. This is unfortunately too low to justify opening the clubhouse for members to enjoy the amenity of the club. This has become a significant issue for many clubs and hospitality venues in Perth. Hopefully, the review of restrictions in mid-June will see a further relaxing of restrictions such that we will be able to open the doors of the clubhouse to members.

Junior and youth, single handed training commenced last Sunday and will continue within strict guidelines. The Head Coach is communicating directly via Team App to members about training on Tuesday and Fridays.
E-Sailing Championship


Club e-sailing has quite a following now! Feel free to join in.

Look out for the CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1600hrs. Race or watch, your choice.

Read more about the championships in the On Water News.


On Water Group News 12 May 2020

Club E-Championship This Wednesday will be the first time ever the Club has run a Club Championship online. For a few weeks now, Members have been racing in J70 Keelboats in a series of short sprint sailing on a Wednesday afternoon from the comfort of their armchair, bean bag, bath tub or who knows what else. Now the time has …
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Notice of Proposed New Members

In accordance with the Rules and ByLaws of the Club, Proposed New Members names must be prominently displayed to the Club Members for no less than 14 days prior to formal approval by the Management Committee at the regular monthly meetings. Currently, the approved means of doing so is by way of the Club Notice Board. With the current Social …
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The storms last week were a timely reminder as to one of the reasons why members are asked to bring the wheelbarrows back to shore. Wheelbarrows that were left on the jetties and fingers ended up in the river. This causes a problem for vessels using the marina, river, the environment and the club. Wheelbarrows should be taken back to …
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Head Coach Report 12 May 2020

With the easing of restrictions, we attempted to start training last Tuesday with the Optimist Gold fleet, but the weather was a little too extreme for our junior sailors.  The sailors were keen.  Safety of the sailors, coaches and coach boats were the main factor canceling the session. Two Youth sailors Toby and Annabelle got out in a Laser 4.7 …
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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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*Please note these amended dates:

The lift is not operating from
Tuesday 12th May until Monday 18th May and
From Monday 25th May until 1st June (public holiday).

The travel lift is operating for normal bookings from Tuesday 19th May until Friday 22nd May and from Tuesday 2nd June will operate for normal bookings.

Members can still work on their boats during this time, 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

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.

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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 $1.06

Diesel $1.11

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