A full week of activity with the start of the Twilight Series this Wednesday. It would be an absolute delight if all 58 nominated boats turned up for race 1. Definitely a call for hot chips and squid rings all round. The usual Sign On procedure is in use for this series as it is with all other Club Keelboat races. It may be a good idea to look at signing on your crew now and make any last minute changes closer to the time. The Sign On link is http://tymob.net.au/1298
With boats navigating in darkness towards the end of the Twilight races, it would be a very good idea to consider downloading the Yacht Bot App on your phone or tablet in order to provide more effective rescue or assistance from Race Control. Your location can be monitored live providing the safety boat, Heathcote a clear route to your boat’s location. Click here for the simple instructions.
There is now a dedicated webpage for Protests found under the On Water menu (click here). Protests can now be conveniently emailed for prompt action by On Water Group if you are unable to lodge your protest form in person. The email address is . The email address is clearly printed at the top of the form. The online Scoring Enquiry form is still available – click here.
On the topic of racing rules, there is now a regular group comprising of both skippers and crew meeting up to discuss the customised scenarios most of you would encounter from time to time on the river. These racing rules sessions are presented by Christina Heydon every week until Wed 25 Nov. Feel free to join in. There is no need to book ahead. Click here to see what the group are discussing this week – see week 3 Summer Rules Sessions.
This Sunday as part of the Little Skippers event, grab the opportunity to get your lifejacket checked/serviced by the Marine Safety guys. Water Police as well as Sea Rescue Fremantle will also be there with their vessels open for inspection and a flare demonstration at 11:45. All this will be happening in the Western hardstand area.
BOATS LOOKING FOR CREW
Listed below are this week’s featured boats requiring new crew. For a complete listing of all boats looking for crew, please click here.
Looking for crew for Saturday Afternoons & Wednesday Afternoons
Presented for your benefit are a series of sessions on the racing rules of sailing by the Club’s Rules Chairperson, Christina Heydon (National Judge).
Sessions are relatively brief starting at 11:30am and designed to finish in time to allow you to grab a bite and ready your boats in good time prior to the Midweek afternoon race. You will be well equipped to put your knowledge into practice during that days race.
Each week a new scenario is presented for review prior to the class and a healthy discussion ensues on the day ably led by Christina.
Experience racing into the sunset and finishing under a brilliant summer moon that only the Twilight Series can offer. If you’re lucky you may even catch the ISS streak overhead. Twilights have been designed with short courses to keep boats relatively close to the Club and being jib and main only boats are not so dependant on skilled crew required for spinnaker work, keeping in line with the more relaxed style of racing Twilights are known for.
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.
With the unfortunate cancellation of the Australian Youth Championships due to COVID-19, SoPYC is announcing a special replacement event for Off The Beach classes on Melville Waters. A Preliminary Notice of Race is now available and entries are open. This event includes the State Championships for both the 29er and the Optimist classes. While national events are being cancelled or postponed left right and centre across the country and borders closed, rest assured there will opportunities to compete with some of the best right here at home.
As the name suggests, this will be more than just a sailing event. A variety of activities and attractions are planned around Coffee Point to keep the family entertained. Much more information will be forthcoming in due course. Please stay tuned!
The Marathon Races for both Division 3 and Red Witch fleets are coming up soon. For either fleet, there is no additional nomination required. If your boat is already in the Saturday Series, your boat is already in the Marathon races. Click the button below for further information.
SoPYC plays host this year to the very special event that brings back all those yachting greats to relive those memories racing S80s. All S80 skippers past and present are invited to participate on Wednesday 25 November 2020. For further information please click on the button below for the Notice of Race.
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.
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.