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.


Listed below are this week’s featured boats requiring new crew. For a complete listing of all boats looking for crew, please click here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Extra hands are needed for the operation of the Centreboard’s galley ‘Port of Call’ on Sundays to serve our ever hungry sailors.

No experience necessary, training will be provided.


Karen Lingard

SoPYC Galley Coordinator

Ph: 0422805385


Notice to Competitors

Please keep checking here for important race information for both Keelboats and Off The Beach Boats.

Notice to Competitors

Upcoming Courses

Theses courses below will all be held at SoPYC and are very relevant, if not mandatory for all on-water activities. Please use the appropriate button below.

VHF Radio Course

5, 12, 19 Nov 2020

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Racing Rules of Sailing

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.

Follow the progress of the class by visiting the Racing Rules section on the SoPYC website: https://sopyc.com.au/on-water/racing-rules-sailing/

Skippers, crew and others invited to come along. Bookings not required

Racing Rules Information

Summer Rules Sessions

Date Time
Wed 21 October 11:30
Wed 28 October 11:30
Wed 04 November 11:30
Wed 11 November 11:30
Wed 18 November 11:30
Wed 25 November 11:30




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.

Last Season’s Series Winners

Division Boat
Division 1 NUMBERS GAME, Chris Higham
Division 2 MAVERICK, Ted Heysed
Division 3 WINSOME, John Glaister

Upcoming Races

Race Date Start
1 Wednesday 04 Nov 1815
2 Wednesday 11 Nov 1815
3 Wednesday 18 Nov 1815
4 Wednesday 25 Nov 1825
5 Wednesday 02 Dec 1825
6 Wednesday 09 Dec 1825
7 Wednesday 16 Dec 1825
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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 Leaders Board

Division Boat
Division 1 WICKED, Richard Evans
Division 2 MORNING FLITE, John Woolhouse
Division 3 TALSIMAN, Bob Harrap
H28 SWIFTSURE SAGE, Bill Richards

Upcoming Races

Race Date Start
5* Wednesday 04 Nov 1440
6 Wednesday 11 Nov 1440
7 Wednesday 18 Nov 1440

* C Fleet Pursuit Race

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Most fleets are holding their Club Championships this weekend with the addition of the S80 Association and the Farr 9.2 Association fleets.

Club Championship Leaders

Division Boat
Div 1 Sp347 MINDS EYE, Peter Burtenshaw &

SP6669 ARAJILLA, David Gilham

Cole 32 SP139 COLUSION, Barry Arnold
Div 3 SP325 BLUEGRASS, Craig Gee
SS27 SP191 KARINA, Paul Rees
SS22 SP254 WILDFIRE, Bruce Uren
Red Witch SP166 ORACLE, Peter Gillett
Viper 640 Not yet raced

Saturday 07 November

Division Event
S80 Assoc Summer Series
Farr 9.2 Assoc Metro Series
Division 1 Club Championship
Division 2 Club Championship
SS27 Club Championship
H28 Club Championship
Division 3 Doug Rickman Series
SS22 Club Championship
Red Witch Saturday Series
Viper 640 Club Championship
Division 4 Saturday Series
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It’s Club Championships for all classes this Sunday and it’s actually looking like a return to hot spring weather.

Club Championship Leaders

Class Boat
Optimist PRESSURES ON, Aaron Teo
Optimist Int. SEE ME, Youri Karantonis
Pelican JUST MAGIC, Finn Caldwell & Lachie Hart
Laser FR8 TRAIN, David Whait
Laser Radial TEEN SPIRIT, Stefan Elliott-Shircore
125 RUSH, Ryan Sherburn & Kimberley Lanter
29er SHIP SHOW, Annabelle Jones & Jenna Everett
Flying 15 INEFFABLE, Nick Jerwood & Brad Sheridan
Moth not yet raced

Sunday 08 November

Class Event
Optimist Club Championship
Pelican Club Championship
Laser Club Championship
125 Club Championship
29er Club Championship
Flying 15 Club Championship
Moth (Non Foiling) Club Championship
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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!

Event Details

Marathon Races

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.

Event Details

S80 Legends Race

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.

Event Details


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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Event Details


Now there really is something for the armchair sailor. Join us each Thursday starting at 2pm for some close short racing online. New sailing venues each week:

Aarhus   Auckland   Cagliari   Copenhague   Cowes   Fecamp   Hong Kong   Kiel   La Trinite sur Mer   Marseille  Newport   Palma de Mallorca   Porto Cervo   Portsmouth   Rio Janeiro   San Francisco   Sydney

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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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