Sailing Season 2018 - 2019

As we sail towards the start of our 73rd Sailing Season, the On Water Group have prepared a brief guide below on how to ready your boat for a full summer of racing.
Firstly, we would like to draw your attention to the new website and in particular the menu items located under ‘On Water’.
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All your sailing needs including Power Yachts can be found in this one drop-down menu.
All sailing results are processed using Top Yacht software and most conveniently remain at the same URL location forever. If you like to bookmark each season’s results page, please remember to update your bookmark for the new season starting in October.

Race Documents
The 2018-2019 Notice of Race is now available together with the Schedule of Events.
The 2018-2019 new format Sailing Instructions and course sheets will be available late August online and hardcopy. Members will be notified once they are published.
By clicking here, you will be directed to the Race Documents webpage.
Online Entries
Entering your boat for the 2018-2019 season follows the same procedure as the previous season and can be lodged now.
For Off The Beach skippers and crew, there is a brief guide to help you – click here.
By clicking here, you will be directed to the Online Entries webpage.

The New Red Book
The new format Red Book (including the Notice of Race and Schedule of Events) is now available from the On Water Group Office.

Boat Insurance
A copy of your boat’s Certificate of Insurance is required to be submitted to the main administration office. However, you are no longer required to submit a second time when nominating your boat for racing.

Equipment Audit Forms
All boats – Keelboats and Off The Beach are required to submit the Equipment Audit Forms to OWG before their first race in the 2018-2019 season.
Safety Cat 7 is suitable for keelboat racing on the river.
Safety Cat 6 is required for keelboats competing in the SoPYC Billy Run race to TCYC in Feb 2019 and will also cover river racing.
The forms are self-auditing. You do not need an Equipment Auditor to inspect your boat and equipment, however, spot checks will be carried out during the season by our Club Equipment Auditors. These inspections are done to ensure the minimum level of safety is maintained for your boat and crew. In the unlikely event your boat does not pass an inspection, you will be given appropriate advice and time to fix up any inconsistencies. Auditors are available to assist you with any queries you may have.
SoPYC has 5 National Equipment Auditors:
A full list of Australian Equipment Auditors can be found by clicking here.

Geraldton Ocean Classic
Anyone interested in this year’s 50th Geraldton Ocean Classic Race & Rally, there will be an information night held at SoPYC on Wednesday 1st August 2018 at 6:30pm. Please register your attendance by clicking here.
The official webpage can be found by clicking here.

Volunteers are a vital aspect of keeping activity alive at the Club. There many and varied roles available both on-water as well as onshore that come with very flexible rosters. If you can spare some time, energy or expertise, please consider it for this summer. Further details will be publicised soon.

Crew Finders
As you are probably aware that there are a number of crew finder platforms available these days. To list a few:
  • SoPYC Memberpoint App
  • MySail App/Website
  • WA Crew Finder Facebook Group
  • Gumtree
  • SoPYC Whatsapp Crew Finder Group
The previous SoPYC website had a list of available crew and boats. This is available once again on the new website. Complete the online form and a full list will be generated very soon. The Crew Finder page can be found by clicking here.
If you have any questions related to Crew Finder, please contact the On Water Group (OWG).

Racing Rule Sessions!!!
Free for all Keelboat and Off The Beach Skippers and Crew.
These popular information sessions run by our own National Judge, Christina Heydon, are scheduled on the following Monday evenings at 6:15pm
Monday 3rd September – Rules 101 - brush up ahead of Applecross Cup and the new season.
Monday 10th September – Rules 102 - prior to Westsail and the State Youth Championships.
Monday 1st October – Start sequence and flags 101 - aimed at new sailors, but also brush the cobwebs off and bring your crew into the picture!

All members are encouraged to attend.

Twilight Series
Due to popular demand following SoPYC’s recent online survey, Twilight racing will now be run on Wednesday evenings once again. Thank you to all those who took the time to contribute their views.

Memberpoint App
Recently launched is the new Club app "Memberpoint" is available to download on all smartphones and tablets (iPhone and Android). It gives you access to your Voucher and POS accounts, Member Directory, Crew Finder, Boat Finder, Weather, Club News and Events, and Calendar. Please ask anyone in the office if you'd like help with the app and logging in.
Memberpoint Screen Grabs
If you have any questions relating to any of the above, please don’t hesitate to contact the
On Water Group at 9364 5844 or email: