Sail Freo

A lot of our sailors attended the Sail Freo event over the weekend which was a gruelling 8 race regatta. The conditions were fantastic with 10-15 knot seabreezes and nice waves.

Special mention to SoPYC  members:

  • Youri with a 1st in the Optimist Silver
  • Murray with a 1st in the Optimist Gold
  • Flynn with a 2nd in the Open Skiff
  • Ryan and Merrick 5th in the 505
  • David Luketina 1st in the Laser Radial
  • Stefan and Michael 1st and 2nd in the Laser Standard
  • Sam and Jamie 3rd in the 29er
  • Rod and Team taking 1st in the Vipers
  • Aiden and Ben: 4 & 5th in the Windfoil class

And congratulations to all the other sailors who competed, particularly those who had their first regatta in the ocean.     If you didn’t have a great regatta, the good news is that sailing is a very long sport, and you will have many more opportunities.  So, take some notes on areas you can improve on and setup a plan with your coach.

Full Results are here

Womens State Keelboat Championship

Good luck to our Women’s Keelboat team representing the club at the State Womens Keelboat Championship this weekend.

1 Victoria Blanckensee mast
2 Mara Lowry helm
3 Sonja Vlaar trim
4 Wendy Jorgensen trim
5 Christina Heydon main
6 Rachel Baveye bow
7 Jacqui Lund pit

One Sails Sponsorship

A big thankyou to Paul Eldrid and the One Sails Team for their continued support of sailing at SoPYC and particularly today with the donation of an Optimist sail to replace a damaged one on one of our club Bronze Fleet Optimists.

The sailors are going to be super excited to be using a new sail on their first experience on a racing Optimist.

Support Request to any other potential sponsors.

Our junior training program is currently at capacity with 30 young sailors attending each Sunday morning and our projections suggest we will soon be out of boats and start to turn away young sailors as we have no club boats left for them to charter, whilst they look at buying their own.

If anybody is able to assist with sponsorship to purchase additional boats would be most appreciated.  We can get them sign written with your company logo to acknowledge the contribution.

Please contact Denis on email if you are able to assist.