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26 May 2020

Dear reader,

The Clubhouse may be closed - but we have been busy here...continue reading below.


Pens and Moorings Updates

Shore Power Cables

As at this time, we have only about one third of all vessels that connect to the clubs power supply, that have had their shore power cables tested and tagged. All vessels connecting to shore power must have a current Club test and tag. This is available complimentary, from Doug at Fire & Electrical Services located at Coffee Point Marine Services next to the hard stand area if you bring your cable in. The club does not accept any other testing and tagging other than that done by its Club contractor.

If you are unable to get your cable into Fire & Electrical Services for any reason, we are happy to organise this for you for a small fee of $50.00 to cover our costs. Just send an email to Jess at and she will organise it.

Please make sure that you get your cable into Doug before June 30th as we will begin disconnecting vessels after this time and there is nothing worse than melted ice cream in the freezer.

Marina Safety Compliance

We currently have more than 120 vessels in our marina with either no Marina Safety Compliance or with an overdue Marina Safety Compliance. For those of you who compete, please be aware that if your vessel does not have a current Marina Safety Compliance certificate, you will not be able to compete. New members who have still have not had their compliance done risk losing their pens. Below is a list of the compliance officers to contact, to get you compliance done immediately.

  • John Mewett 0438 176 819
  • Max Simpson 0418 930 121
  • Brad Pearce 0418 958 655
  • Theo Berden 0415 049 941
  • Jason Claricoates 0438 559 781
Please help keep our marina safe

Brian Cross
Pens & Moorings Chairman

Vale - Barry Heatley

VALE  -  Barry Heatley Sadly, in recent days we have lost one of our Honorary 60 Year Club Members, Barry Heatley.  Barry was introduced to sailing when he joined the club in 1957.  Initially Barry sailed in the training fleet, specifically on the second Pelican to be built.  Then on to VJ’s where he crewed for Gillian Metcher, the daughter …
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Effect of Perth's High Tides at SoPYC

Effect of Perth's High Tides at SoPYC
Check out what the high tides looked like here at the Club this weekend - Photos by Rick Steuart.
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The Quarterdeck gets a new floor!

The Quarterdeck gets a new floor!
De-bricking of the quarterdeck or “My Back Hurts” - By Brian Cross An opportunity to get the new floor on the quarterdeck became available last Monday and with less than a week’s notice, Thank you Commodore. The Bosun’s club needed to find some help real quick. A call to arms by Bob Harrap quickly rallied 15 members to the club …
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Bosuns Club Work update

Jetty Walkway Replacement or “My knees, back, shoulders, actually everything, hurts!” Last week 24 members of the Bosun’s Club replaced the ageing and splintering timber deck planks with fibreglass mesh decking, over most of Jetty 3, completing all of the main walkway, the T head and about half of the finger piers. About 10 members fronted up at 0800hrs …
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On Water Group News 26 May 2020

Meet Brian and Annie Rapson onboard their new investment in fun, 'Kiboko' recently arrived at SoPYC direct from the Beneteau factory in France. They both have had completed a trans-Atlantic voyage on a previous adventure and now look forward to joining in next season's Twilight Series and squeezing in some cruises offshore. State E-Championship Last Saturday morning the best of …
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Head Coach Report 26 May 2020

Head Coach Report 26 May 2020
Hope you all survived the 20-year storm.  Our sailors were very keen to get out on Sunday and we managed to squeeze in a quick session before 11:00. I like the photo below of Zen charging out for his session.  Reminds me of Paul Foerster who won 3 Olympic medals for the USA and was notorious in his training for sailing really …
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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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*Please note these amended dates:

The lift is not operating from Monday 25th May until 1st June (public holiday).

The travel lift is operating for bookings from today - 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.

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 were charged on April 1st 2020.

Thank you to our Grand Sponsor of the Week

Grand Sponsor Only 1
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Design and construction – specialising in non-process infrastructure, processing plants, bulk storage and materials handling facilities, industrial facilities and accommodation villages.

Contact: Brian Kerman
Phone: 9364 8466

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

Please call Fiona Whife on 0423 926 217 to book a function or the office on 9364 5844 if you have any 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 $1.15

Diesel $1.11

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