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Tuesday 10 April 2018 - Issue 283

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 11 April 2018
Sailability 0900hrs - Confirmed - LAST ONE THIS SEASON!
This week will be the last day for Sailability for this season. We will see you all again on Wednesday 11 October 2018 for the new season.
Midweek Summer Series 1435hrs
Security Meeting 1800hrs
Thursday 12 April 2018
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $50
Twilight Cruise 1800hrs
Cruising Meeting 1930hrs
Friday 13 April 2018
Black Friday Party 1800hrs
Swan River Sailing Interclub Championships Session 1 - RPYC 1500hrs
Saturday 14 April 2018
School Holidays Begin
Keelboat Sailing 1325hrs
Swan River Sailing Interclub Championships Session 2 - RPYC 0900hrs
Sunday 15 April 2018
OTB Fixed Mark Series Day 5 1355hrs
Keelboat Social Sail (FINAL) 1530hrs
Swan River Sailing Interclub Championships Session 3 - RPYC 0900hrs
Swan River Sailing Interclub Championships Session 4 - RPYC 1300hrs
Monday 16 April 2018
Finance Committee Meeting 1800hrs
Tuesday 17 April 2018
Training & Development Meeting 1700hrs
On Water - Regatta Meeting 1800hrs
House Meeting 1800hrs
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 $1.39 Ltr
ULP $1.34 Ltr
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Crane Keys

Please be advised that the keys for the Western Hard Stand Crane have been changed. New keys are now available for collection from SoPYC reception. Thank you.

FREE Friday the 13th Party! - Tickets Still available - BOOK NOW!

Black Friday Party Friday 13 April 2018 South of Perth Yacht Club presents a FREE Event 6pm until late. Members bring your guests and come dance the night away at the Promenade Marquee. There will be a food truck, cash cocktail bar, and food stalls. Guitarist from 6pm - 8pm. 'Soozy and the Misfits' band from 8.30pm - 11.30pm. WEAR SOMETHING BLACK …

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Cruising Butterflies Event - A HUGE success thanks to all involved!

Thank you to Kalparrin for helping with the organising of this year’s event. Kalparrin is WA's largest community of families caring for children with disability and additional needs. Please click on the Donate Now button on their website if you'd like to support their work. SoPYC would like to thank the Minister for Environment and Disability Services Stephen Dawson, for …
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ANZAC Day Service 25 April 2018

Join us for the 2018 Anzac Day Service from 11:15am at the South of Perth Yacht Club. Wednesday 25 April 2018.

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Free Working With Children Workshops for Club and Volunteers 19 or 26 June 2018

The WA Sports Federation will be running 2 information sessions so that our club can be better informed on issues related to child safety and welfare in our organisation.

Want more in-depth knowledge of the Working with Children Check? There are two workshops delivered by the Working with Children Screening Unit and specifically designed for sports organisations. One during the day aimed at Association staff and one in the evening aimed at Association volunteers:

Working with Children Checks & Child Safety Made Simple - Information for Sport and Recreation Organisations
DAYTIME: Tuesday 19 June. Starts 9.30am REGISTER Here

Working with Children Checks & Child Safety - The Essentials: Information for Sport and Recreation Organisations
EVENING: Tuesday 26 June. Starts 5.30pm REGISTER Here

More information and resources can be found at the links below:
Safe Clubs 4 Kids resources – here you will find downloadable versions of the poster, the booklet provided on the day as well as access to the Safe Clubs 4 Kids video series; 6 short clips aimed at raising awareness and designed to be easily shared with your members.
For more information on these sessions please contact Lorraine Campbell at Fair Safe Sport Project, WA Sports Federation. 0404 065 516
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For all the latest sailing opportunities please see the online CREW FINDER

Little Wheel Regatta Wrap-up

Laser Young Guns Seal the Deal    An emphatic two-zip victory over Guy Skinner’s Power Yacht Team resulted in the 2018 Little Wheel trophy going to Conor Nicholas and his Laser Young Guns in the twilight final on the Canning River near the Start Box.  Light winds and current made crews work hard. The winners did not have it …

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Power Section Cocktail Party 27 April

Power Section Pre-Season Cocktail Party Friday 27 April 7pm until late. EVERYONE WELCOME! 'Passion Works' live band 7:30pm to 11:30pm. A complimentary beer, wine or sparkling on arrival. Enjoy sumptuous food. $42 per person. Book at or call 9364-5844 Read more

Billy Run 28 April 2018

Race or Cruise to The Cruising Yacht Club of WA - 28 April 2018 Invitational Race EVERYONE Welcome! Saturday 28 April. All yachting, power and cruising members of all clubs are invited to join in the fun at this event! A, B & C fleets - Category 6. Prizes awarded to the overall winner, 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each fleet, …

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Dark Side Trophy

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!

Power Section - Season Opening Day

Saturday 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 Keelboats in the Pond 1515hrs    Opening Day Time Trial        Power Yachts – Please register for 2018 season        Keelboats – Please register for the Darkside Trophy Time …

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Flying Fifteen Club Update

Despite a few post-State Championship absentees, it was still a healthy fleet of 13 boats to contest Club Championship heats 11 and 12 in a lightish autumn westerly. There was something familiar about the proceedings with Nic and Janet ( Ineffable ) leading and everyone else chasing them. At the end of the day, even with Ineffable winning both races, Tim (Special) Walker and Plonky hold a commanding lead in the Championship with Team Knowles (A2) 14 points adrift.

An event that strikes fear into boat owners and insurance companies alike looms on our calendar for next weekend. The crew’s race, where the person who normally does all the hard work gets to steer and watch the action from the comfort of the dry end of the boat while the person who (often ) pays the bills gets to lean as well. What could be more fair?? Start is at 1400hrs from the start box and we’re going around the fixed marks.

Information Night Next Week - 16 April

You AMSA-lutley need to see this!

Monday 16 April 6:30pm Wardroom, South of Perth Yacht Club.
Australia is BIG, but our Search and Rescue Zone is BIGGER. Ever wondered what happens when you activate an EPIRB? Interested in seeing new technology, equipment and assets at AMSA's disposal? Or, the finer points of the National Search and Rescue System and its responsibilities? One night only to AMSA all your questions. PRESENTER: Paul Seghezzi, Senior Officer, Standards West. Kindred Club Members and guests are welcome. If you wish to attend, please email to register

50th Geraldton Ocean Classic - 20 October

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

Saturday 14 APRIL
TOP KNOT II - James White
Travis Fisher

Sunday 15 APRIL
SEA FOX - Jan Becker
SEAQUEST - Denise Phillips

Saturday 21 APRIL
SHAHLA - Gary Althorpe

Sunday 22 APRIL
OWL Security Services (after hours) T: 0481 304 818
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