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Tuesday 17 April 2018 - Issue 284

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 18 April 2018
Midweek Summer Series FINAL 1435hrs
New Members Induction Night 1830hrs
Thursday 19 April 2018
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $100
Twilight Cruise FINAL 1800hrs
Friday 20 April 2018
Cape Naturalist & Return Race (RPYC)
Saturday 21 April 2018
Summer Closing Day - Commodores Trophy 1330hrs
Sunday 22 April 2018
OTB Summer Closing Day 1325hrs
Club Championship Race Series Day 7 Final
Commodore's Trophy
Monday 23 April 2018
SS22's Meeting 1800hrs
Tuesday 24 April 2018
Management Meeting 1800hrs
Next Wednesday is ANZAC DAY no SoPYC Racing - Diggers Cup at RPYC
Members Restaurant operating hours:
Monday and Tuesdays 1200 - 1500hrs
ANZAC Day Public Holiday - Lunch only 1200 - 1700hrs
Thursday to Saturday 1200 - 2100hrs
Sundays 1200 - 2000hrs
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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.

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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Chase the Ace has a Winner!

Nicki Kukura wins $1,500 dollars - the Ace Jackpot from Perth Timber Floors, pictured here with Cookie and Amanda Watson. WELL DONE Nicki!
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Ladies Luncheon 8 May 2018

Alison Touzel is our speaker this month. She is an experienced bra fit specialist at Intimo Lingerie with an amazing story of how it impacted on her breast cancer survival. Four years on from having a mastectomy and chemotherapy, she’s using her experience to help other women going through breast cancer by gaining qualifications and specialising in mastectomy, bra and …

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From the ON WATER GROUP office

For all the latest sailing opportunities please see the online CREW FINDER

Power Section Cocktail Party 27 April 2018

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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Power Section Apparel Available Now

Time Trialling Season is nearly here. If you would like to order Power Section apparel please contact Lessa Spanos at or Jennifer Armitage at

White short sleeve polos, black long sleeve polos, sleeveless black vests and black hoodies are available this year.
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Power Section Time Trialling Training Sessions 29 April 2018

Invitations are open to all powerboat owners interested in Time Trialling this season. For the training sessions, you can bring your own boat if you wish. You will also need to bring notepads and time-keeping devices. These sessions are open to anyone being a beginner right up to seasoned time trailers. Sunday April 29th 2018 On Water Training: Meet 9.30am: …

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Power Section Season Opening Day 5 May 2018

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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Dark Side Trophy 5 May 2018

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!

Centreboard Prize Night 18 May 2018

Enjoy a night of food, prizes and entertainment as we present the awards for the 2017/18 Centreboard Season. WHEN 6:30pm Friday 18 May 2018 WHERE: Ballroom, South of Perth Yacht Club PRICE: Adult Cocktail tickets $60 18-25-year-old Cocktail tickets $30 Children under 17 years food station tickets $30 DRESS CODE: Dress to impress Cocktail/smart casual) TO BOOK TICKETS: Call the …

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Cruising Section - Winter Cruise to Mindarie Keys 2 - 4 June 2018

Weekend Cruise to Mindarie June 2nd - 4th 2018.

Saturday morning cruise to Mindarie. Welcome Beer Tasting @ Indian Ocean Brewery.

Saturday Group Dinner @ Indian Ocean Brewery.

Sunday Lunch BBQ on Jetty and relax with entertainment from Steve Keene.

Monday cruise back via Fishermans Harbour for lunch.

Cost $130 per boat (Dinner excluded) Book with Paul Stott. Phone:0408 521 …

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Offshore Racing WA Presentation Dinner at RPYC 16 June 2018


President of Australian Sailing, Australian Olympic Committee, Winner of 2017 Rolex Sydney to Hobart
  • Presentation of the Siska Trophy and all Offshore Series Prizes
  • DATE: Saturday 16th June
  • TIME: 6:30pm
  • VENUE: RPYC River Room
  • COST: $75 (includes a welcome drink and 3-course meal)
  • BOOKINGS: Book with Tracy at RPYC on 9389 1555 (Bookings close Monday 11th June)
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Flying Fifteen Club Update

You don’t need conditions to be too boisterous when you have a fleet of boats piloted by people who know a fair bit of the theory but are (mostly) lacking in practice. So it was for the annual crews' race with no more than 10 knots from the west and a near-vacant river. Kristine had Faffin in the lead for most of the race but was eventually caught on the last lap by Tony (She who must be obeyed) and the eventual winner, Russell in Second Breakfast. Consistency winner was Adam in Yes, No, Maybe.
Richard (Electric Diamonds) was under the whip all day from Lillo to be first over the line but didn’t qualify as a crew doing the skippering.
The end is nigh with closing day, the last 2 Club Championship heats and the Commodore’s trophy next Sunday at around 1325hrs.

50th Geraldton Ocean Classic - 20 October 2018

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.
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