Support for last week’s prize nights was awesome! Thank you to all those who braved the cold, miserable weather to get here.

This weeks Midweek race includes a pursuit race for Division 3. Please note from recent changes to the Midweek Sailing Instructions that a pursuit race can now be shortened by the Race Officer.

DoT have been working ahead of schedule with their river mark replacement program. The new Sampson Spit is now in place as well as an orange pimple buoy in place of Bond Spit.

This Sunday, 6 June is race 4 of The Good Grocer Frostbite Series starting at 1400. If you haven’t nominated for this event, there is still time. The entry button can be found in the Frostbite section below or go to Online Entries at www.sopyc.com.au.

The next instalment of the OTB Winter Series is Sunday 13th June. Classes racing that day include 125, Flying Fifteen, Pelican, Windsurfer LT and Bic Techno. Entries are still open. Please scroll down for further details.

A reminder to those keen on brushing up on their Racing Rules, the workshop sessions begin in 2 weeks – Monday 14 June starting at 1800. Room will be advised.

Attention Midweek sailors: Just as a general bit of advice, following the start and when the RPYC boats are charging down towards Foam Buoy for the first time, do try to keep well clear of that area otherwise your pleasant afternoon sail could turn into a real demolition derby. We want to avoid ugly scenes like this, so after rounding Sampson Spit, pass Foam Buoy (55) to starboard and stay safe.

Alright, that’s it. Let’s roll!     Hey, let’s be careful out there.

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EVENTS

KEELBOAT AWARDS 2021

The Ballroom was packed for Sunday’s Keelboat Awards with skippers and crew representing over 50 boats. Our Master of Ceremonies Vice Commodore Cookie played the audience with his reputable humor and wit accompanied by Commodore John Midolo and Rear Commodores Stephen Grover and Troy Dalglish presenting the goodies.

Keelboat Sailor of the Year was awarded to our Acting Sailing Captain, Cliff Lawrence for a lifetime of devotion to growing the sport of sailing at SoPYC and beyond.

Thanks to Rick Steuart for his fine photography on the night. Please click below for all the photo gallery:

OCEAN RACING WA ANNUAL AWARDS

Celebrate the 2020-2021 season of ocean racing and congratulate the champions at the annual awards night. To be held on Saturday 19 June at Harbourside Fremantle. Tickets need to be booked prior to Sunday 13 June and are available online using this link:

https://www.oceanracingwa.com.au/eventsregister/100297/

Cost is $80 per person and includes dinner and drink tickets. Bring your partners and friends for an evening not to be missed. Doors open at 6pm. Upstairs on the waterfront and behind the Little Creatures silos at 42 Mews Road in Fremantle.

CENTREBOARD PRIZE NIGHT 2021

Centreboard Prize Night was an exceptional night with over 100 sailors in attendance. We started on time and completed the presentations and thankyou’s within an hour. A choice of 4 $10 meals were available as well as The Quarterdeck menu. The Centreboard Captain, Emily Jones and Junior Captain, Regan Somerville worked productively throughout the season, culminating in the quality presentations to the Junior fleets on the night.

The Remote Control DF95 fleet were present for their inaugural prize night and the first Club DF95 Champion Nick Jerwood was also awarded the Centreboard Achievement Trophy for his achievements at Club, State & National Level.

Please click on the link below for a pictorial record of the event courtesy of Bernie Kaaks.

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RACE OFFICIALS TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Australian Sailing have secured funding to present a range of free training seminars for the following official roles:

Race Officer (Club, State, National), Equipment Auditor,  Umpire (Club, State, National),  Judge,  Measurer.

If this interests you, please click here for course details.

JANE BROOK WINES MIDWEEK AUTUMN SERIES

A Keelboat series of races consisting of 4 divisions under jib and main only. There are 4 series in one season  – Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring. A very popular event during the week that keeps on rolling on month to month all year round.

Series Leader Board

Division Boat
Division 1 PROBLEM CHILD, Glenn Thomas
Division 2 EMPATHY, Brian Orr
Division 3 Ps&Qs, Bernie Anson
H28 SWIFTSURE SAGA, Bill Richards

Upcoming Races

Race Date Start
6* 02 June 1440
7 09 June 1440
8 16 June 1440
9 23 June 1440
10 30 June 1440
11* 07 July 1440
12 14 July 1440
13 21 July FINAL 1440

* Division 3 Pursuit Race

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THE GOOD GROCER FROSTBITE SERIES

Held on selected Sundays during the winter months, this series is often used as an opportunity for training in preparation for the summer season. Consisting of three divisions, with Spacesailer 27s combined with Division 2 and H28s combined with Division 3. Racing on Club Courses with spinnakers. End of series prizes this year will be generously supplied by our new Frostbite Sponsor,  The Good Grocer.

Series Leader Board

Division Boat
Division 1 PROBLEM CHILD, Glenn Thomas
Division 2 FAIR GAME, Dean Picot
Division 3 COMMOTION, Martyn Compton

Upcoming Races

Race Date Start
4 Sunday 06 Jun 1400
5 Sunday 20 Jun 1400
6 Sunday 04 Jul 1400
7 Sunday 18 Jul 1400
8 Sunday 01 Aug 1400
9 Sunday 15 Aug 1400
10 Sunday 29 Aug FINAL 1400
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WINTER SERIES

This season sees a change to the program with the introduction of the Off the Beach Winter Series. Dates for invited classes are available. Notice of Race and online registration to follow.

Winter Series Schedule

Date Classes Start
Sun 23 May Lasers, Optimist, 29er, Open Skiff, Wasp, Moth 1300
Sun 13 Jun 125, Flying Fifteen, Pelican, Windsurfer LT, Bic Techno 1300
Sun 27 Jun Lasers, Optimist, 29er, Open Skiff, Wasp, Moth 1300
Sun 25 Jul 125, Flying Fifteen, Pelican, Windsurfer LT, Bic Techno 1300
Sun 08 Aug Lasers, Optimist, 29er, Open Skiff, Wasp, Moth 1300
Sun 22 Aug 125, Flying Fifteen, Pelican, Windsurfer LT, Bic Techno 1300

WINTER RULES SESSIONS

Keelboat, Off the Beach Boats and Kiteboaders, your Rules session “workshops” commence in June 2021.

Years ago, the rules sessions were Lectures, which later became a mix of Lecture/Tutorial. This year we will be changing to a Workshop/Tutorial format. We have a constant core of sailors who have been advancing their rules knowledge every year & the new format will enable these Core sailors to keep advancing & not get bored.
The “Core” sailors consist of a range of demographics. I would like the experienced sailors to step up and present their tactics and how they use their knowledge & the rules to advance around the course. Then the group can discuss both the tactics and the relevant rules.
The sessions will start at 1800 & last for one hour. It will be beneficial to come to every session as every session will be different & you will be expanding your knowledge from one week to the next. If you cannot attend every week, that is OK, because each week is a stand alone session.
This group has a strong bond which has been created over the years & I hope that experienced sailors who have not attended will come to the sessions to assist & mentor others. Experienced sailors need competition!!!!!
Experienced Sailors we need your assistance so that everyone will benefit and the less experienced Sailors, it is time to get into the heads of the boats at the front!

Winter Schedule

Date Time
Mon 14 June 1800
Mon 21 Jun 1800
Mon 28 Jun 1800
Mon 05 Jul 1800
Mon 12 Jul 1800
Mon 19 Jul 1800
Mon 26 Jul 1800
Mon 02 Aug 1800

REMOTE CONTROL YACHT RACING

There is a regular group of Members who meet each Friday afternoon at 3pm on the Western Hardstand for a couple of hours of intense racing and camaraderie.

Visitors are warmly welcomed to sit and watch or even give it a go. You only need to ask.

To register your DF95 yacht for racing, simply use the entry button below and select the Singlehanded classes section.

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EQUIPMENT AUDIT FORMS

Skippers, please note that your Equipment Audit Forms have now expired as of June 30. To be eligible to compete in the new season starting from Opening Day on Oct 4, a new Equipment Form must be submitted online. Most, if not all Skippers have had their previous Audit form submitted online via YachtSafe already, so it should be relatively easy to resubmit a new form in time for your first race of the new season and the good news is that you can view your previous form in Past Audits on your YachtSafe dashboard.

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YACHT TRACKERS

The ability to replay club fleet races is now available. Try the free Yacht Bot tracking software yourself. It can be downloaded and installed on your smartphone or tablet via an App. If you interested and don’t mind taking your electronic device with you on the water, please let us know. Past races can be viewed using the button below.

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