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Tuesday 7 August 2018 - Issue 300

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 8 August 2018
Mid Week Winter Series Racing 1435hrs
Thursday 9 August 2018
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $1150
Cruising Committee Meeting 1930hrs
SS27's AGM 1930hrs
Friday 10 August 2018
Saturday 11 August 2018
Power Section "R" Marine Mandurah Time Trial Trophy 1415hrs
Sunday 12 August 2018
Monday 13 August 2018
Membership Meeting 1730hrs
Ocean Racing Meeting 1830hrs
Tuesday 14 August 2018
Ladies Luncheon 1130hrs
Sailing Committee Meeting 1830hrs
Works Committee Meeting 1830hrs
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Today's Fuel Prices

Diesel $1.48

Premium Unleaded Petrol $1.50

Commodore's Ball Photographs 4 August 2018

The Commodore's Ball was a great success last Saturday. Thank you to everyone involved. A sample of the photographs from the evening can be viewed below. A full gallery of all photographs will be available tomorrow after logging in here with your Member details. Here is the direct link. If you wish to order a print of your photograph please contact Daniel …

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New Security Company Engaged by SoPYC

After a lengthy tender and rigorous selection process we are pleased to advise members that MCS Security has been engaged to provide security services to SoPYC. MCS Security commence their engagement on Wednesday 8th August. The company will provide on-site static guard services seven evenings a week, Saturday morning gate control during the summer sailing season and crowd controller services at SoPYC functions. The new guard contact number is 0413 362 877 so please discard the old security contact number that you may have in your phones as the company that the number is attached to is no longer a provider at SoPYC. Members will be notified of the new number via the Club App (Member Point) and a general bulletin. The number will also be available on the website and members portal.

SoPYC House Survey

Shortly, Members will receive an email link to a survey developed by the House Committee as part of the House Operational Plan which was adopted by the Management Committee in September 2017. For members' information, the House Operational Plan 2017-2018 was developed over five months by a committee consisting of the Vice Commodore, three House Committee members, General Manager and the Food and Beverage Manager. The full report can be accessed on the Members Portal on the SoPYC Website.

The Plan is designed to implement the strategic direction given by the South of Perth Yacht Club’s Strategic Plan 2016-2020. The Strategic Plan charges the House Committee with accountability for four main strategies:

 Facilitate and conduct member surveys to set baselines for satisfaction ratings and establish targets for improvements.
 Develop specific strategies with professional staff (through the General Manager) to improve satisfaction measures.
 Review the nature, scope, duration and timing of club functions with a view to maximising their appeal to the broad spectrum of members.
 Review the current state and potential enhancement of facilities with a view to optimising their utilisation.

Strategic Results for House will be measured in three Key Result Areas - Financial Performance, Member/Guest Satisfaction Ratings and Staff Engagement.

The role of the House Committee is to focus upon the development, implementation and review of the House Operational Plan to assist in achieving the Club’s strategic goals. Day to day matters are handled directly between member representatives and appropriate professional staff, such as the Food and Beverage Manager or the General Manager. The plan has an annual cycle which will be implemented from September to September. The Plan was developed through extensive feedback from House Committee and representatives of all associated committees and the Management Committee.

The information gathered will be used to plan for Club activities/facilities/services and to ensure that your membership provides what you want in the future. We would be grateful for your participation in this process so that we can take steps to provide, wherever possible, what it is that members want of the Club. Our testing shows that the survey should take between 6 to 7 minutes to complete.

Club members who complete the survey will be eligible to take part in a prize draw for one of five (one each for sailing, centreboard, power, ocean racing, cruising) $100 dinner vouchers. At the end of the survey, you will be prompted to go to a separate page where you can provide your name and any contact details. This is being done on a separate page to ensure the anonymity of your response. Hard copies of the Survey will be available at the Club and responses can be lodged in a box to be passed to Perth Market Research who are conducting the analysis of the results. The information you provide will remain completely anonymous and confidential. The information you provide will only be used for the purpose of this survey and will not be provided to any third party. All contact details will be deleted following the prize draw.
Management Committee

A proposed change to Half Yearly

General Meetings

Each year the Club holds two general meetings of members – the Annual General Meeting held each September, and the Half Yearly General Meeting which is held in April each year to set various subscriptions and fees. There is often a difficulty getting a quorum for these general meetings.
As part of the current project of updating the Club’s governance documents to comply with new laws governing associations like the Club, management committee is considering a change so that the Half Yearly General Meeting would only be held if there were a proposal to increase subscriptions and fees by more than CPI (that is, CPI + 2%), or if there was other business that couldn’t wait until September. As there may be strong opinions about making such a change, the Club would be interested in hearing members’ thoughts about this, before we finalise a draft to put to members formally.

If any member would like a copy of the current draft rules (which are being drafted to replace the current constitution) and current draft bylaws (which are being drafted to replace the current rules), please let the Club know and a copy will be sent. The Club welcomes any comments on the drafts.
Please send any feedback to
Management Committee
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Cruise to Fremantle Sunday 19 August 2018

South of Perth Yacht Club invites one and all to cruise to Fremantle Sailing Club for lunch and an afternoon of great company and fellowship. Contact Jan Becker on 0419 718 351 or Bob Wright 0417 096 241 for details.
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AGM Notice of Meeting 5 September 2018

NOTICE OF MEETING 73rd Annual General Meeting of South of Perth Yacht Club (Inc.) To be held in the Senior Club House on Wednesday 5 September 2018 at 8:15pm Nominations are called for: Commodore Vice Commodore Rear Commodore (2) Honorary Treasurer Committee Members (7) Nominations are required in accordance with the Club Constitution Clauses 7.1, 7.3, 7.4 and 7.5. …

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Racing Yacht Wash-Downs - Special Rates

We are pleased to advise skippers of racing yachts and twilight participants, that we are able to offer a special rate for hull wash-downs. The wash-down is for a lift and drop and 30 minutes cleaning of the hull. It can be organised by telephoning the bosun to arrange a time that is convenient for the skipper and fits into the lifting bookings. Should the wash-down be longer than 30 minutes, the rate will increase in $15 increments per quarter hour.

For racing yachts less than 8m the price is $45.00; 8m- less than 10m the price is $60.00; 10m- less than 12m the price is $75.00; 12m- less than 15m the price is $90.00 and for vessels 15m – less than 18m the price is $100.
Please call Paul the Bosun to arrange on 0430 109 859

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Ladies Luncheon 14 August 2018

BOOK NOW for next weeks luncheon. ACCUSED AND CONVICTED: A Talk on Investigation Bias in a Homicidal Poisoning Case. Dr Bob Mead is a biochemist and molecular toxicologist. He established Murdoch University’s Bachelor degree programme in Forensic Biology and Toxicology in 2004 and has developed, coordinated and taught many of the key units in the degree. He is the author of two textbooks and regularly delivers expert …

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Sailing Red Book - Out NOW!

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This year’s Red Book covering the 2018-2019 season is out now. The book contains documents that are downloadable from the Race Documents webpage. Grab your free copy from the foyer outside the On Water Group office.

Notice to Competitors
OTB - The racing on the 21 October 2018 is now a Multiple Race Series day.
All Notice to Competitors will be viewable online on the Race Documents page
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Memberpoint App
Members are encouraged to download the free App on their smartphones and log in using their SoPYC website login details.
Notifications are being sent out informing members instantly on important matters like weather warnings and abandoned races via the alert function included in the App.
The image above is what the icon looks like when searching for it in the Play Store (Android smartphones) or iTunes store (Apple smartphones).
If you still have the previous SoPYC App from a few years ago, please delete it.

2019 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta
The Warren Jones International Youth Regatta is returning to Perth Waters for the third time in 2019, hosted by the Royal Perth Yacht Club from Monday, 28th January through to Friday, 1st February.
Applications are open to males and females under 25 years of age as at Friday, 8th February 2019, from any nation, as long as they are members of a yacht club.
Event Organisers are now accepting Expressions of Interest to fill the twelve entry positions for the event's seventeenth year. All Expressions of Interest are to be completed online via the Swan River Sailing website.
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IGA Canning Bridge Winter Frostbite Series 2018

The next race is on 19 August. For full results click here. Visit Canning Bridge IGA Facebook page or Canning Bridge IGA Instagram page here. Read more
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Geraldton Ocean Race Information Evening 1 August 2018


There was standing room only for the 50th Anniversary Geraldton Race Information Evening. Given the appalling weather conditions last Wednesday evening, it was thought that 50 seats would be plenty. Our F&B staff responded quickly with an additional twenty chairs, but even that was not enough as more sailors arrived. The response has exceeded …

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Geraldton Ocean Classic

The Race The Fremantle to Geraldton and Return Ocean Classic is amongst the oldest and longest of the traditional annual Blue Water races held in Western Australia. Now in its 50th year the race is a traditional pre-qualifying race for WA based yachts aiming to compete in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Both the northern and southern legs are Category 2 …

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2018 cruising calendar

Support Crew Roster


POWER LITTLE ITCH Juliann Lloyd Smith
DIV II R2D2 Ian Stewart
DIV III GOANNA Martin Houchin
H28 KAROLEEYLA Graham Lewis
SS22 TANDERRA Tony Rikkers
SS27 THAT’S IT Stan Figgins

POWER PANACEA Graham Spalding

POWER KATMANDU Jeffrey Winspear
H28 GEORGINA George Barr
S80 ALCHEMY Con Macarlino

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