With COVID no longer being a factor in terms of restricting the Club’s on-water activities (For now anyway), all that is left to deal with now is the weather. The Race Committee are keeping a close eye on the weather forecast for this week’s Jane Brook Wines Midweek Autumn Series. Let’s hope the winds die down just enough to allow us to race.
This Sunday 18th July will be race 7 of The Good Grocer Frostbite Series and for a change the weatherman is forecasting very light winds. From one extreme to the other but we do expect to see a good turn out nevertheless.
This is an advance notification for next season’s Billy Run Race and Rally to Rottnest Island which will be held on Saturday 12 March 2022 in conjunction with East Fremantle Yacht Club. If you are planning to participate and stay overnight on the island, it is best to starting booking now.
Accommodation bookings can be made online here https://www.rottnestisland.com/, over the phone or in person. Please contact Central Reservations on 1800 111 111 Monday to Friday 08.30am to 5.00pm or visit their visitors centre located at E-Shed, Victoria Quay Fremantle.
Please also note there is a 2night minimum stay on Saturday nights year-round (excluding Campground & Youth Hostel mixed dorm beds). Minimum stays do also apply over peak periods and long weekends/WA public holidays.
Moorings will be available to book through the EFYC when the Notice of Race goes out at the end of this year.
Another reminder to diarise is the next Information Night session on Safety at Sea by Warren Erasmus on Tuesday 27 July. Most will know that when Warren talks about safety, you won’t leave without having learnt something new. If you want to be prepared for those little emergencies at sea of anywhere for that matter, be sure to attend this one. Entry is free but please register. Scroll down for details.
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.