Melville Water is Perth’s primary sailing location with steady sea breezes on really flat water.  SoPYC is only minutes away from the best part of the river.  We can use a window of the days sunlight to sail in almost any wind strength.  Perfect for Skiff Sailing

SoPYC is relatively central to the Perth region and easily accessible by car, bus, or rail.  Shops including IGA, Woolworths, Take Away foods and restaurants are all close by.  Also pharmacies, doctors, and other shops.  From South Perth its’ quick access to Perth City, Fremantle, Northbridge, Local beaches and the Airport.

South of Perth Yacht Club enjoys a spectacular location on the Swan and Canning Rivers overlooking Perth City.
It is a club with around 2000 members and covers a substantial area with great resources as follows:

Junior Clubhouse

  • Registration, Merchandise, and Media.
  • Canteen and outside BBQ area.
  • 8 toilets, 8 male and 4 female showers.
  • Boat sheds for charter boards

Main Clubhouse

  • Race Committee (Committee room), Jury ( Heritage Room), 2 toilets areas.
  • Ceremonies ( External Stage and Grass area)
  • Ist Floor viewing room with external stairs and bar – seats 120, standing 150 ( Ward Room)
  • Wet weather ceremonies – seats 250, standing 500 ( Promenade Marquee)
  • Ballroom with stage – seats 250, standing 350 ( Main Ballroom)
  • Restaurant and bar – seats 100 ( Members Bar and Restaurant)


  • 250 car spaces inside the club area
  • Workshop with 3 bosuns onsite for repairs
  • Massive grass areas, sandy launch sites, pontoon launch sites.
  • 40m wharf for viewing close demonstration sailing.

Local Amenities within 1 kilometer

  • IGA Supermarket
  • Multiple of coffee shops, restaurants, delis, and a large hotel with a restaurant and bar.
  • Medical Centre, chemist, hairdresser.

We suggest visitors conduct a “Google” review of the normal websites for self-catering accommodation near Applecross, Perth City, Fremantle.


In addition, the following sites specifically promoting accommodation in the vicinity of South of Perth Yacht Club are worth reviewing;

  • Metro Hotel Perth 5.5km
  • City accommodation –large choice of price and quantities

St Georges College – for cheap university Accommodation across the river

The University Of Western Australia, St George’s College, has student rooms and even a few townhouses that it rents out during Uni holidays.
Different options range in price, depending on whether you have an en-suite or if you’re willing to share a room. At the cheapest, (shared double room and shared bathroom) your looking at $70 pp per night. 5 sharing one of their townhouses would be $95 pp per night. If you want your own single room with an en suite that’s $140 a night.
The accommodation is 11km from the South Of Perth Yacht Club. It’s a $20 Uber ride. This is an excellent option if you can share the ride.

Phone +61 8 9449 5555
Email Gayjoong Bhutii 
Booking link
Use Booking Code 9erNationals
Address Mounts Bay Road CRAWLEY WA 6009

Townhouses must be booked offline. Please get in touch directly using  mentioning the booking code in the email.

We plan on providing boat transfers to assist

Quest Apartment Hotels – 12% Discount for 9er Nationals

Quest Apartment Hotels are offering travelers 12% off the Best available online rates for the 9er Nationals.

Visit Quest Discount Page     
Simply enter the promotional code “9ER” and select your hotel to redeem your exclusive discount.

PERTH AIPORT TO SOPYC – TAXI    18km AUD$45.00 ( EUD$30 ), 25 minutes.

PERTH AIRPORT TO CITY HOTELS – TRAIN – Exit arrivals hall then take lift to elevated 250 metre walkway to Airport Central Station. the train to Perth City platform 8 – 19 minutes.

PERTH CITY TO SOPYC- TRAIN -Underground station take Mandurah line to Canning Bridge Station – 8 minutes, then a 15 minute flat walk to SOPYC.

PERTH CITY TO COMO HOTELS  – BUS –  Perth Bus Port to Hotels,  Route 30 – 17 minutes, 2 minute walk

COMO HOTELS TO SOPYC – flat walking (40 minutes) and bike paths (15 minutes)

PERTH AIRPORT to UNIVERSITY of WESTERN AUSTRALIA -TAXI – 19km AUD$45.00 (EUD$30) 25 minutes, there will be a morning and afternoon boat shuttle from the SOPYC to the University of Western Australia wharf.

BIKE PATHS from local Airbnb and motels

CANNING BRIDGE train station to SOPYC is a 15 minute flat walk.

Flying to Perth International Airport

Perth is serviced with 1-stop flights from Europe stopping in Dubai, Doha, Singapore and Kuala Lumpar by Emirates , Qatar , Finnair, Air France, KLM and Malaysian.

Perth is serviced with 1 stop flights from West Coast USA ports via Asian or Australian east coast ports.

Perth has direct flights from most Asian ports.

Don’t just come for the sailing, make it a once-in-a-lifetime holiday to Western Australia.  Great beaches and wineries up and down the coast.  We suggest you do your own research as there is so much to see and do and we would suggest you look at the following websites;

We have ample space to store containers on site.  For quotes use the following delivery address:

South of Perth Yacht Club
Coffee Point
2 Canning Beach Road

ME Freight Management from Perth is run by a helpful dinghy sailor Clayton Erwin, if you need a contact.  Generally, containers go on trains and depart on Fridays from the East Coast and land in Perth on Monday.

40-foot containers are needed to keep masts in one piece.  It’s fairly tight to go 4 high.  3 is more manageable and leaves space for masts.

Below is an image of our last configuration for 6 boats and 1 RIB in a high-top 40-foot container.