Lady Skippers Trophy

Mother and Daughter team on Holidaze wins the Ladies Luncheon Group Trophy.

This event has been proudly sponsored by the Ladies Lunch Group (who meet on the second Tuesday each month). Peta Locke, long-time member (wife of past Commodore David Locke) and a regular at the Ladies Luncheons, presented the flags to the winners. Winners Judy Bailey skippering with daughter Melissa Gasper, navigating unfortunately had plans in the evening and were not available to accept the beautiful glass dancing dolphin trophy. Mel has been a long-time competitor having navigated for her father Vern on Holidaze for many years. Great to see this team win the event in a fleet of 11 boats with just 16 points lost.  Runners up were team Neredes II with Victoria Blanckensee and David Morrison 2nd with 20 points and Lynne Cooper with Kim Muraszko on Purrfect in third place with 21 points lost. I normally don’t comment on the wooden spoon winners but VC Cook’s score of 651 while navigating for Maria deserves a mention. There’s an unwritten law that “it’s never the navigator’s error” (wink wink) this time starting Maria off a minute late, sorry but this must come down to you Cookie…Oops.

Royal Perth Yacht Club’s Seafarers Invitation Marathon on Sunday 15 September

Troy Dalglish skippering with his father, PC Frank Dalglish navigating on Dalusional were clear winners of the trophy for the second year with a loss of 13 points.  6 boats from SoPYC enjoyed a beautiful morning on the river for the invitation marathon event, which is the oldest and the longest Time Trial event on the powerboat calendar, followed by a delicious buffet meal. The trophy of the “half-shell” scale model of historic vessel Seafarer, was presented by the sponsor, Bay Marine and included a voucher for a hull polish. After charging the glasses of all visitors and guests, Troy and Frank stood with the other handicap winners to be congratulated with the traditional rendition of “for they are jolly good fellows” followed by the Royal Perth war cry “Ooopp La Oop La”. They love their tradition at Royal Perth.


Reserve your seats for the Wardroom dinner and be there to congratulate the winners from our Club and the other river Time Trialling Clubs.

Just 2 more weeks of competition…This Saturday’s event is the Patron’s Trophy and a reminder that the Closing Day event on the 28th September is a morning start, followed by the AFL Grand Final viewing in the bar.  If you are going away for the long weekend and not competing, please be courteous and let Bernie know. Thank you.