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Tuesday 29 May 2018 - Issue 290

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 30 May 2018
Mid Week Winter Series Racing 1435hrs
Thursday 31 May 2018
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $650
Friday 1 June 2018
Keelboat Prize Night 1900hrs
Saturday 2 June 2018
Power Yacht Reserve Day 1415hrs
Sunday 3 June 2018
IGA Keelboat Frostbite Series Race 3 1355hrs
Monday 4 June 2018
Western Australia Day
Tuesday 5 June 2018
Function Committee Meeting 1800hrs
Centerboard Committee Meeting 1830hrs
WALA Meeting 1900hrs
SS27's Meeting 1930hrs
Members Restaurant operating hours:
Monday 4th June WA DAY - 1200 - 1700hrs
Tuesdays 1200 - 1500hrs
Wednesday to Saturday 1200 - 2100hrs
Sundays 1200 - 2000hrs
For bookings call 9364 5844 or email us here
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Today's Club Fuel Prices

Diesel $1.48

ULP $1.46

"Confluence" Light Show Dinner

6pm 22 June 2018, Come and watch the Art In Place event from the Club

Come join us at SoPYC for dinner and the best view of the "Confluence" Art In Place Light Show Two dinner options are available; The Wardroom and the Quarterdeck. Both menus and all the event information are below. ART IN PLACE: Confluence A spectacular night-time celebration of light and art transforming where our rivers meet. ART IN PLACE is the City …

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CRUISING BUTTERFLIES - Thanks from the Families

Members, volunteers and sponsors who supported the Cruising Butterflies event in April may like to read the attached heartfelt thanks from the families that were hosted on the day, many making special mention of their skippers. Such a fulfilling day for all concerned.

We look forward to another successful event in 2019 ~ Bert Giancristofaro

I just want to pass on my thanks to Kalparrin and the South of Perth Yacht club for the amazing day on Sunday with my family.
My Son had such a great time, as did the rest of the family.
Having a Son with a disability means life can be hard sometimes for our family but it’s fun days like yesterday that allow us to relax and have a fun day.

I was hoping you could pass on a message for me to the South of Perth Yacht club.
(I was unable to find an email address for them online, but did fill in an enquiry form, but really wanted to make sure this message got to David)

We had to leave early and didn’t get a change to thank the skipper, David (Pearson??), Charles and Beth, the boat was called the Scalloway. Please pass on my thanks to him, he made my Son`s weekend.
The gift of the Koala bear at the end was really touching and my Son loves it. David was so lovely and made an effort with my Son and my family and I cant thank him enough for his time.

Thanks to everyone involved, keep up the great work


Ryan Kelly Ari and Sage Houston

Thank you so much. Truly appreciated. Wonderful day for us all.

Thank you so very much our family had a awesome day on the river with such beautiful hosts, much appreciated to everyone involved!!
Thank you so much, we had an amazing time. And a very lovely family to meet on our boat.
Adults and kids got on great. Thank u for this experience
I would just like to say a very big thank you to Kalparrin and the crew from Olive Marie. It was an awesome day filled with new experiences for my two sons. Thank you for putting on such an awesome day

Kind Regards
Careen Hall
Just wanted to say a big 'thank you' to you all for organising this event. It was a wonderful day and I cannot speak highly enough of our hosts. They made the day just magical for my son, he was a little hesitant at the start but by the end he was walking around the boat comfortably and also steering. He had the time of his life. We would love to do this event again. Xx
Good morning. Where do I start? First I would like to thank u girls for a job very well done. I would like to thank the staff at the club for their wonderful smiles every time i needed to ask for milk or napkins etc… I would like to thank the Commodore and all his staff at that level for a fantastic job. I feel the minister was wonderful with Joshua my son. Now a huge thank u to Brian and Jan for making my family feel special and for coming and joining us for a sausage sizzle and drink. All in all everyone should take their caps off and give themselves a huge hug for a great job THANK YOU FROM THE WHOLE RUDDY CLAN.
Thanks for a fantastic day you all do a fantastic job XXX. we all loved the day
Thank you so much for the lovely day cruising as a Butterfly.
A great day and great people 😊
We’d also like to include the amazing Skipper Steve and Diane on their fabulous boat BoardRoom Please

Best regards
Natali Hollingworth
We all had a great relaxing weekend. Thank you
Good evening. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Kalparrin management, volunteers and sponsors. You all are awesome! From arrival at the event to the exit we enjoyed every bit of it and its no exception to other Kalparrin events. We made friends with other families, captain of our vessel (John) and his wonderful wife (Lyn).
Once again thanks to the leadership of Kalparrin and the team members. You should be proud of yourselves, leaving a trail of nice examples to the future Australians.

Kind Regards
Faisal and family
Thanks very much for the wonderful day Sunday ... Haz and I enjoyed it immensely ... Craig Donna and family gave us an awesome day on their China Doll boat
That's great, thank you. Love the photo.

We had an amazing time… and our Captain and his wife on the Spritzig were fantastic!

We feel privileged to have been there.

Thank you.
Chris and Julia Spencer.
Thank you for the opportunity. It was a great morning
I would just like to thank all at Kalparrin and South Perth Yacht Club for a wonderful day out at the Cruising Butterflies Day yesterday. Ben and his family had a wonderful day sailing the Swan River and getting to see Dolphins along the way just topped off the day, and making it even more special

Thank You

Kind regards
Janette Hyder
Thanks for such a brilliant day it was so wonderful to see the smiles on the children’s faces
Thank you for giving us the opportunity and thank you to everyone involved for a fantastic day out!! 🙏 😁
It was a wonderful day. Thanks to everyone who generously volunteered their time.
Fantastic work organising the Cruising Butterflies event with the South of Perth Yacht Club. The kids had a ball and sailing on the Duyfken was brilliant!

Ladies Luncheon 12 June 2018

Ladies Luncheon 12 June 2018



Power Yacht Section - State Championship Heat 1

Tough Love Time Trialling is supposed to be one of those laid-back activities where nobody gets over-excited but drivers and navigators combine their talents in an effort to arrive at every mark at precisely the right time or risk losing a point per second for early or late arrivals. State Championship Heat 1 put all those preconceptions to rest.  Winds …

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Keelboat Prize Night Friday 1st June 2018

Get your groups together and book your tickets!

Keelboat Prize Night, Friday 1st June 2018. 7pm SOPYC Ballroom.

3 course menu $62 per person.

(please note that due to the number of guests this is a strictly pre-purchased tickets event with no tickets available at the door. NON-Ticket holders will be politely refused entry}

To purchase tickets please call the Club on 9364 5844 or email Claire on
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Radio Sailing is back at SoPYC on Friday 8 June 2018

Radio Sailing at SoPYC  - Friday 25 May at 2:00pm

Thank you to all those brave souls who ventured down to SoPYC in anticipation of a sail on the 25th. As you are no doubt aware conditions were absolutely diabolical. The combination of the very high storm tide and strong north wind saw waves crashing over the protective groyne making sailing impossible.

However, Mark and Rod Popham took their ‘Dragon Flyte 95s’ into the Heritage room and had a good discussion with several of the interested people that turned up. Considering the weather, it was a good first time showing.

It’s hoped that we can try again on Friday the 8th June with sailing commencing at 2.00pm.

Tim Bussemaker, 29th May 2018


A SoPYC Crew Finder Group has been set up in Whatsapp for quick and easy notifications of available crew and boats for those that are interested.
If you wish to be included in this group, SMS your phone number to 0412 745 844 or email: (stating your name and mobile number.)


To avoid any nasty surprises post-race, It's always worth confirming that your boat appears on the Entrants List before your first race. The List is displayed on the official notice board in the Clubhouse foyer in the hours leading up to the race start. Alternatively, it can be viewed online in the particular series results section. Race results only include boats that have actually nominated

SOLO Winter Series 2018

SOLO Winter Series 2018
Notice of Race and registrations now available – please click here.

As a prelude to South of Perth Yacht Club’s premier Off The Beach Regatta, the SOLO Series offers free entry into the Applecross Cup, 8 & 9 Sept 2018.
Major prizes to be won for overall combined event winners – SOLO Series + Applecross Cup

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On Water Activity Survey - please respond

We would appreciate a few moments of your time to reflect on the past 12 months and provide some feedback on the On Water Operational Plan. PLEASE complete this survey for us here.

VHF Radio Course – Expressions of Interest

SoPYC are looking at running another VHF radio operators course in July. This is the new Australian Waters Qualification (click here for information).
If anyone is interested in getting qualified to operate a VHF radio, then this is for you and all done at your own club.
Tentatively scheduled for Wednesday evenings for 2 hours a session. The number of sessions are up to you but generally 3 or 4 suit most people.
The cost will be approx..$200.
Please send your EOI On Water Group

Race Official Courses

Australian Sailing are offering courses for people interested in becoming Race Officials.
The courses are delivered in a classroom. Once students have successfully completed the course new club race offices must apply to be a race officer with Australian Sailing to be accredited. The cost of the course is $65.00 and includes a redeemable voucher for your race officer shirt with ZHIK. To apply for accreditation online follow the link below. Please continue with the online registration.
The registration cost ($65.00) for junior sailors between the ages of 16 & 21 will be waived on successful completion and accreditation. This course is sponsored by a grant from the WA Department of Local Government & Cultural Affairs. Adults over the ages of 21 may attend the course but will need to pay the $65.00 course fee. Upon successful accreditation, your course fee will be fully refunded by SoPYC.

To register for a course please follow the links below:

Club Race Officer Course @ Australian Sailing Office Sunday 8 July 2018 Cost $65.00
Club Race Officer Course Koombana Bay Sailing Club Bunbury Saturday 1 Sep 2018 Cost $65.00
Club Race Officer Course @ Perth Dinghy Sailing Club Saturday 15th Sep 2018 Cost $65.00
Club Race Officer Course Nedlands yacht Club Tue Nights 23 & 30 Oct 1830h to 2030h Cost $65.00

In addition to the club race officer courses, we will also be offering a club judge course and a measurer course.

Club Judge Course Thur 25 Oct & 1 Nov 1830h to 2030h each night @ Australian Sailing Office cost $65.00
Measurer Course @ Australian Sailing 10 Nov 2018 Cost $65.00

For additional information please contact the Australian Sailing office 9386 2438
Dean Caple, Club Services, Australian Sailing

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.
Enter online here
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Cruise to Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
Sunday 17 June 2018

Cruising Section - Cruise to Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
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Support Crew Roster

EPITOME II - Ed Pitman
WICKED - Richard Evans
STELLARLEAP - Clinton Hayes
CARPE DIEM II - Rhodri Edwards
AVALON - Des Lewis
DOUBLE B - Kenneth Baxter
HALCYON DAYS - Tobias Kane
DR X - David Luketina
YOU GET IN THE BOWL - Rod Beurteaux

DOROTHEA - John Nelson
F'8AL ATTRACTION - Terry Newby
CRITICAL PATH - Malcolm McBride
MELE BILO III - Terence Markham
AVALON - Des Lewis
GLASGOW KISS - Hamish MacAdie
THE RED BOAT - Michael Dunbar

SATURDAY 23 JUNE - CPYC State Championship Heat #2
OUTSIDER - Quentine Wenster
HIS MAJESTY - Steven McWhirter
CROSSBOW IV - Darrell Rice
TALISMAN CLASSIC - Martin Berryman
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