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What's on this week: 15 September 2020

Dear reader,
In a world with a high level of consciousness of recycling, and waste management, we are closely monitoring the waste services and recycling done by the club. We are taking small steps to do our bit and will be expanding our sustainability efforts on the land and water over the next year or so. From time to time we will be using Coffee Pointers to inform Members of the steps we are taking to minimise our footprint. As a teaser and an awareness prompt we will offer a bottle of red and a bottle of white wine to the member who can best guess, to the nearest tonne, how much waste we generate as a Club in one year. The answer will appear in next week's Coffee Pointers. Please email your estimates to
On a farewell note we would like to sincerely thank Lynda Mackillican our Coffee Pointers editor for all her efforts and contributions over the past few years. This will be Lynda's last issue of Coffee Pointers. We wish her well in her new role at FSC.

Thank you to our Grand Sponsor of the Week

South of Perth Yacht Club Grand Sponsor only-1
Coffee Point Marine Services
Coffee Point Marine Services
Is your boat seaworthy for summer? We can fix, clean, polish or maintain your boat - power or sail, new & old. Pop in to the shop sometime, we have a wide range of marine accessories; shackles, clips, ropes, sealants, hoses, flags, cleaning products and much more.
Open every day – see you soon.
Doug Smith
Phone: 9364 9409


Wednesday 16 September 2020

1435hrs Jane Brook Wines Midweek Winter Series

1830hrs Skippers Pre-season Briefing

Thursday 17 September 2020

1400hrs E-Racing. Please click here for further information and to enter.

1800hrs Chase the Ace the jackpot this week is at $1,650!

Thank you to all our Chase the Ace Sponsors, Stottsure Financial, Tyrepower, Leamans Auto Electrics, Hagstom Drilling, Prowest Financial Solutions, Penside Boat Detailing, Wilson Marine, Coffee Point Marine & The Label Factory

1930hrs New Members Induction

Friday 18 September 2020

1500hrs DF95 Radio Controlled Yacht Racing

Saturday 19 September 2020

1405hrs Power Yacht Section - Patron Trophy Time Trial

Sunday 20 September 2020

1355hrs Canning Bridge IGA Frostbite Series - Final

Followed by Keelboat Presentation AWARDS Afternoon

Monday 21 September 2020

1800hrs Finance Committee Meeting

1745hrs 125's Committee Meeting

1800hrs 'Racing Rules Session' with Christina Heydon

Tuesday 22 September 2020

1800hrs Management Committee Meeting

Latest Results

Latest News

CPYC Presentation Night This Friday 18 September

CPYC Presentation Night This Friday 18 September
Garry Morrison welcomes Members aboard Lone Star for the trip over to RFBYC leaving the pen on jetty 3 at 5.45pm prompt! We have permission to berth at the fuel jetty. Please contact Garry on 0475 285 746 If you’d like to join the group. To book online for dinner, follow this link Bookings close this Wednesday. Be among …

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Drag Diva Night 2020 - a Huge Success

Drag Diva Night 2020 - a Huge Success
Drag Diva Musical Cabaret Saturday 12 September 2020 This years event was even more popular than last year with almost two hundred guests attending!! The Divas sang and danced to great musical numbers from the 80's & 90's, there were superstar imporsonations and a bit of adult humor and tounge in cheek comedy. Our members from all age groups, danced …

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Coffee Point Marine Power Yacht Presentation Night

Coffee Point Marine Power Yacht Presentation Night
BOOK NOW Power Section Presentation Night is Saturday 10th October 2020 Everyone is welcome to celebrate the results of the 59th Power Yacht Time Trialling Season & find out who will be crowned this year's victors. Enjoy a sumptuous cocktail menu & enjoy the social style of the evening.  $43 per person includes cocktail style food & one complimentary beer, …

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On Water Group News 15 Sept 2020

On Water Group News 15 Sept 2020
Schweppes Applecross Cup Series is done and dusted for another year! Thanks to our sponsor Schweppes and support from Boating Hardware  as well as our tireless and dedicated team of volunteers who work through rain, hail and shine just to bring you the best competition possible. Congratulations to those winners listed here and well done to all those who competed …

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Power Yacht Section Update 15 September

Power Yacht Section Update 15 September
Lady Skippers Time Trial 12 September 2020. Victoria Blanckensee wins the Lady Skippers Event. A fleet of 17 boats competed in Saturday’s event which included Suzette McMahon onboard Forgetful Girl, a visitor from PFSYC and 2 of our male skippers, Jim Henry & Kim and new time trailers Colin Stevenson & Barry Skinner on Colin’s self designed & built yacht, …

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Flying Fifteen Report 15 September 2020

Flying Fifteen Report 15 September 2020
The Applecross Cup wrapped up on Sunday with a solid fleet of 15 Flying Fifteens and a south-westerly that was cool and brisk.  A few bruises on bodies and gear, left Nick and Brad winning the day with Greg and Mike and Hamo and Muddy keeping them honest. Just because your face or boat doesn’t appear in this article …

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October Ladies Luncheon - The Science of Sleep

October Ladies Luncheon - The Science of Sleep
The Science of Sleep with Dr Kathleen Maddison If you’d like to learn more about why we sleep and how it helps keep us healthy then you should attend this Luncheon.  You will learn about the science of sleep, why it is sometimes difficult to fall sleep and how inadequate quantity, or quality sleep is bad for your health.  Common …

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Club Clothing on sale - Limited stock left!

Club Clothing on sale - Limited stock left!
All SoPYC branded club clothing is still on sale, there are limited sizes left now - Get yours today!  Stop by the office or phone 9364 5844. Polo shirts, Ladies: RRP 89.95                          Sale price $42.95 Size 8 - 8 left Size 10 - 3 left Size 12 - 2 …

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Racing Rules Sessions 2020 Schedule

Racing Rules Sessions 2020 Schedule
Racing Rules with Christina Heydon Free for all Keelboat and Off The Beach skippers and crew. All Members are encouraged to attend.

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Celebration of Life for Past SoPYC Member Jim Merton - 26 September 2020
Celebrating the life of Jim Merton
Blue Water Classics Book for Sale by Author
Hi There,
Hope you're well...I'm emailing about a book I have published called Blue Water Classics: Portraits of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, in collaboration with Di Pearson (Journalist and Race Media Director).
The book is currently available for pre-order through my website, and if interested, I would like to offer club members and affiliates 15% off the purchase price of either the Standard Edition, or signed and numbered Deluxe Edition – through the use of a unique code.
Members can order direct from my website, and I will coordinate all the packing and shipping. *The books arrive in late October so members can expect their order to arrive in November.

About the Book
Blue Water Classics is a 520-page book takes readers behind the scenes via a vast array of intimate and drama-filled interviews with some of the legends of the race, inclusive of owners, competitors, officials, search and rescue personal and more. The interviews are interspersed by Pearson’s personal accounts from her 30 plus years involvement in a sporting event watched by millions every year.
Combined, these ocean racing escapades encapsulate the Sydney Hobart’s line honours and overall winning victories, the near misses, disputes, rivalries and emotive accounts of the tragic storm ravaged years synonymous with this iconic race. All are illustrated by over 400 portraits and seascapes captured by Wilson during the four years he documented the race. Each photo captures the salt encrusted faces of yachties and breathtaking scenery from the start on Sydney Harbour to rounding Tasman Island, sailing in Storm Bay and finishing under the mountain in Hobart to cheering crowds.

Andrew Wilson
p: 0418568086
SoPYC Blue Water Classics
What early reviewers are saying:
‘This is a rare book on the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, full of stories about the sailors - the women and men who participate and challenge the elements of nature every year between Boxing Day and New Year. The underlying thread in all the stories has been the challenge, the skill, the seamanship and, most importantly, the comradeship - as well as, in some cases, the incredible story of survival.’ – David Kellett, AM, Australian yachting identity/yachting administrator/past winner of the J.H. Illingworth Trophy and Tattersall Cup

‘Andrew’s book makes us dream. A wonderful, pictorial coffee table book – on the greatest offshore race in the world. It’s the next best thing to sailing to Hobart! – Philippe Kahn, technology innovator/entrepreneur/international yachtsman
Links In The Media

Food and Beverage Hours

The Quarterdeck is open now from noon with full bar service and lunch every day between noon and 2pm, and for dinner from 6pm Wednesday to Sunday.

Please call the front office on 08 9364 5844 to book for lunch or dinner, or use our NEW online reservation form in the Members portal area Click Here, login and book your own table from anywhere on your laptop or smart phone.
It is still essential that any Member, guest or staff stay at home if they are feeling unwell or displaying any Covid-like symptoms. We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you.

Checkpoint Duty Roster

Saturday 19th September (checkpoints to arrive 1230 – 1300hrs)

MOMBASA Malcolm McBride
WYNE TIME Geoff Glazier
KHE SAN Greg Hill
MY TYME Paul Shand
LINDY LOU Ron Bomford
MORNING FLITE John Woolhouse
SERENITY II Jennifer Armitage

Saturday 26th September (checkpoints to arrive at 0900hrs)

GEORGIE Bob Meredith
INVINCIBLE II Angelo Tatulli
REDLINE James Lewis
THE RED BOAT Michael Dunbar
TRUANT Kris Czarzasty
A SQUARED Andrew Knowles

Useful Contacts

Head Coach
Denis Jones
9364 5844 ext 240
Sailing Administrator
Scott Nunn
9364 5844 ext 242
Power Administrator
Bernie Kaaks
9364 5844
Head Bosun
Robbie Wilson
0423 079 724
Marine Lift & Hard Stand Bookings
Paul Scorer
0412 528 270
After Hours Security
MCS Security Services
0413 362 877

Fuel Prices

Premium Unleaded $1.22

Diesel $1.17

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