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Tuesday 15 May 2018 - Issue 288

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 16 May 2018
Mid Week Winter Series Racing 1435hrs
Radio Sailing WA Meeting 1730
New Member Induction 1830hrs
Thursday 17 May 2018
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $550
Friday 18 May 2018
Centreboard Prize Night 1800hrs
Saturday 19 May 2018
Power Yacht - Linfox Australia Trophy Time Trial 1415
Sunday 20 May 2018
Frostbite Winter Series Race 2 1355hrs
Monday 21 May 2018
Information Night: Knot Tying 1730hrs (all welcome)
Finance Committee Meeting 1800hrs
Tuesday 22 May 2018
Management Committee 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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ULP $1.32 Ltr
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Register for the Quiz Cruise this Sunday!

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Sherwell Memorial Trophy Time Trial 12 May 2018

The first consistency time trial of the season produced an unexpected result when the Sherwell Memorial Trophy was won by a skipper in his first event as a member of the Club. Campbell Durrant and his navigator Michael Laurance are no strangers to time trials on the Swan River however, having been visitors from Fremantle …

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Knot Tying Information Night 21 May 2018

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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Radio Sailing at SoPYC

Friday 25 May at 2:00pm

A ‘try out’ invitation regatta is to be held at the club for Radio Sailors on Friday the 25th May.

To that end, the Perth RSC has agreed to transfer its Thursday (24th May) program to Friday the 25th May (commencing at 2:00pm) to the club. The nearby Wanderers RC club through Mark Popham has been invited as well, and Wanderers may be joining us on the day.

PRSC has agreed to supply marker buoys and a starting box, leaving SoPYC to provide a rib or poly boat for mark laying and retrieval of any ‘runaway’ boats.

Interestingly, this will not be the first time that radio yachts have been sailed at SoPYC. In the early 2000’s, a National Championship at SoPYC was held. The regatta was held in early January, and those who attended still talk about the jellyfish! There were days when the sailing was terrific, and days when it was a disaster. Provided there is a good understanding of the movement of the jelly’s, SoPYC could be a good venue.

I see the introduction of Radio Sailing to the club as another pathway through which interest in sailing can be promoted. As a matter of interest, I took part in a school demonstration of Radio Sailing, where students were given the controls of the yachts. A lasting comment was that this ‘was a video game on water’. I believe use of radio yachts at school training sessions would greatly enrich students’ sailing experience. The club would do well to include them in sail training sessions.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 25th.

Tim Bussemaker

Keelboat Prize Night 1 June 2018

Keelboat Prize Night, Friday 1st June 2018. 7pm SOPYC Ballroom. 3-course menu $62 per person. Get your groups together and book your tickets! {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 …

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Ladies Luncheon 12 June 2018

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From the ON WATER GROUP office

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

IGA Canning Bridge Frostbite Series

Race 2 this Sunday!

Ready for Race 2? With 80 boats entered in this series and with a light sunny day forecast, it should be a good one!
It is requested that all boats contact Race Control via VHF radio prior to the 1st warning signal, with the following information:
1. Boat name 2. Sail No. 3. No. of people onboard (PoB)

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 AQS 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 to On Water Group
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Cruising Section Quiz Cruise 20 May 2018

The Cruising Section invites all our fleet members, social members, yachties, friends and family to a fun-filled Quiz Cruise. Sunday 20th May 2018 Registration and collect Quiz 1030hrs on the front lawn There are 2 courses, either up-river to Perth Water or Downwater towards Fremantle (suitable for yachts). Answer questions, find clues, and learn about Perth, our Swan River and …

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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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Cruising Section - Cruise to Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club

Cruising Section - RFBYC Cruise 17 June
Email to for more information or to register!

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
  • DRESS CODE: Jacket and Tie
  • COST: $75 (includes a welcome drink and 3-course meal)
  • BOOKINGS: Book with Tracy at RPYC on 9389 1555 (Bookings close Monday 11th June)

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

Support Crew Roster

Checkpoint Duty - Saturday 19 May. Linfox Australia Trophy
POWER ANTERES - George Panayotau
POWER HELP NEEDED - Vince Acalinovich
POWER BOSE - Thomas Grove
DIVI I ARAJILLA - David Gilham
SS22 BANSHEE - Brian Mongon
SS27 BREAKIN' EVEN - Jeremy Smith
S80 SPECTRE - Michael Kennedy
FLYING 15 FAFFIN - Carl Pettersson

Checkpoint Duty - Saturday 26 May. CPYC State Heat #1
POWER DETOUR - Malcolm Taylor
POWER THE SHACK - Michael Matthews
OWL Security Services (after hours) T: 0481 304 818
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