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Tuesday 14 August 2018 - Issue 301

This Week at a Glance

Wednesday 15 August 2018
Mid Week Winter Series Racing 1435hrs
Security Meeting 1800hrs
New Members Induction Night 1830hrs
Thursday 16 August 2018
Flavoursome Thursday/Chase the Ace - Jackpot $1200
Friday 17 August 2018
Saturday 18 August 2018
Power Section CPYC State Championship Heat 4 1415hrs
Sunday 19 August 2018
Cruising Section Cruise to FSC
Keelboat IGA Frostbite Series R8 1355hrs
Monday 20 August 2018
OWG Information Night - Offshore Tactics & Navigation 1900hrs
Membership Meeting 1730hrs
Ocean Racing Meeting 1830hrs
Tuesday 21 August 2018
OWG Meeting 1630hrs
Training & Development Meeting 1700hrs
Regatta Committee Meeting 1830hrs
House Committee Meeting 1830hrs
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Today's Fuel Prices

Diesel $1.48

Premium Unleaded Petrol $1.51

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B.C. Zero Points Lost Trophy & R Marine Mandurah Trophy 11 August 2018

R-Marine Mandurah Trophy overshadowed by a Big ZERO! Very special news for the Power Section! B.C. Zero Points Lost was scored at Saturday's Time Trial. Congratulations to Brett Morrison & Dilana Ramirez on Sunhunter! The last time this was won was about 8 years ago and it's only been awarded about 7 times in the Club's history! Considering the tough …

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Injured dolphin at the club needs your help

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A dolphin and her calf have been frequenting the marina, probably due to the calmer waters. The mother has fishing line caught on her dorsal fin which is filling up with debris and weed. Mum also has an infection on her skin which is probably caused by her immune system not working properly. To keep Mum and bub healthy they need to be caught so that Mum can be treated and freed from the fishing line. If members see her can they please contact Wildcare on 9474 9055. Any photos that can be taken of Mum and her calf and shown to the Wildcare Officers are appreciated.
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Cruise to Fremantle Sailing Club this Sunday 19 August

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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2018 cruising calendar

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. 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. They are off to a good start and the action of Kevin the first rostered MCS guard resulted in identifying a minor fire aboard a powerboat on jetty 6. He was assisted by Brett and Garry Morrison, and John Cooper who were close by playing cards on Purrfect. Thank you to everyone involved.

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

Changes in Roles for Admin Staff

We are pleased to welcome Jess Oakley to the role of Pens & Moorings Secretary and Secretary to the General Manager. Jess has a wide experience in Pens and Moorings having performed this role at MOFSC and Fremantle Sailing Club. Two other changes are a reallocation of duties. Lynda Mackillican will be responsible for Grand Sponsor and Publications and digital media. Her Membership responsibilities will be taken over by Ashleigh Damore who has acted in the role assisting Lynda for the last three months. Please welcome Jess & Ashleigh.

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
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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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Our NEW App - Memberpoint
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.

Bring the kids for the School Holiday programs!

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Racing Rule Lessons 2
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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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AMSA Updates - August 2018

Connect with us

Introducing a single place to access national system services means a new way of doing things for many of you—new systems and application processes, updated forms and a new website to navigate.
While you become familiar with how to do business with us, our AMSA Connect team are here to help you. They can assist you to find information, guide you on how to apply for certificates and other permissions and answer general questions. If you need guidance about something more technical then they can put you in touch with one of our specialist team.
Call on 1800 627 484—8 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday Australia-wide
Send us an email—
Find a regional office—customer service outlets
Applications for certificates and exemptions can only be processed after we receive payment for the application.
If you need your certificate or exemption processed quickly, the fastest way to pay is by credit card on the AMSA portal using your payment reference number. All other methods are subject to the processing times of your banking institution. If you would like to know more about processing times, please contact your bank directly.
A total of 41 domestic commercial vessel incidents were reported to AMSA in the month of July. Of those 14 were serious. Reporting marine incidents is an important part of ensuring the safety of people and vessels. By reporting marine incidents to AMSA you are meeting your reporting obligations under Australian laws. Other mandatory reporting requirements include requirements to report dangers to navigation and certain incidents involving people on board.
Find out more about Incident reporting
Read about your reporting obligations

Support Crew Roster

POWER PANACEA Graham Spalding

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

Members Restaurant operating hours:

Monday & Tuesday 1200 - 1500hrs
Wednesday to Saturday 1200 - 2100hrs
Sundays 1200 - 2000hrs
For bookings call 9364 5844 or email us here
NEW: MCS Security Services (after hours) phone number: 0413 362 877
NEW: Marine Lift & Hard Stand Bookings phone number: 0412 528 270
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