The annual Red Book publication for sailing is now available for members to collect from the On Water Group office. The Notice of Race and Schedule of Events contained in the Red Book are also available online under Race Documents Keelboat/Off The Beach. Please note that the online Schedule of Events will be updated throughout the season. The Schedule can be found under On Water – Race Documents – Schedule of Events. Changes to the Schedule will be detailed in Notice to Competitors (NTC) also found under Race Documents.

Opening Day – Sunday 03 Oct 2021

76th SoPYC Opening Day is only 1 and a bit weeks to go. Please get your season nominations in quick together with the appropriate Equipment Audit Form. Supplementary Sailing Instructions for all Keelboats are available by clicking here. For Off The Beach Boats, please consult the Schedule of Events together with the season sailing instructions due out shortly.

Season Online Entries

Please enter online via TopYacht. Links below:

Keelboats – Enter Here

Off The Beach Boats – Enter Here

Equipment Audit Forms

Equipment Audit forms are also available online as well as on paper in the On Water Group office.

Keelboats – click here

Off The Beach Boats – click here 

Crew Sign On

The biggest change to this coming season is the introduction of the Sail Pass system around the country. At SoPYC and many other yacht clubs, Memberpoint App will be used to register Sail Pass members as well as signing on crew to Keelboat races.

During the month of September it is recommended to test out and familiarize yourself with the App. The login details to access the App are the same as the login details required for the Members Portal on the Club’s website. If you are still unsure of your login details, the username is your 4-digit member number and your password is the day and month of your date of birth i.e. DDMM or it may be your member account ALPHA CODE (case sensitive). If you still have no luck please call Reception during working hours Monday to Friday.

Please click here for the Crew Sign On instructions.


Being introduced this season Australia-wide is the new SailPass system where non-members can sail for free before being required to take out one of the Club’s membership subscriptions. Non-members can download the same Memberpoint App and obtain a SailPass at no cost for up to 15 race days. Once the Sail Pass holder has registered, their name will appear in the App for skippers to sign them on their boat.

Please click here for the Sail Pass instructions.

Midweek Racing

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.

Notice to Competitors

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

Notice to Competitors



SAIL TRIM MASTER CLASS  Tuesday 21 September

Presented by Paul Eldrid, OneSails

“Sails… how to make them last longer and stay fast!”

This seminar will explain the technology and engineering behind sails and how to maintain and care for them.

Suitable for owners and sailors of all cruising, racing and one design classes.

It will discuss:

  • Materials & how they influence design
  • Advances in technology
  • Engineering and manufacturing process
  • Maintenance & care of sails

Click here to book your spot!


The second race of the Siska Series is being organised by South of Perth Yacht Club and is called the Centaur Run, a new offshore day race starting off Leighton Beach on Saturday 09 October at 0930. One of the early entrants and new to the offshore racing scene is King Canute, a Spacesailer 27 owned by SoPYC member Matt Rose who regularly races on the river and recently featured in Fremantle Sailing Club’s Valmadre winter series. Matt intends to complete at least 4 races in he ORWA Short Haul series of which the Centaur Run also forms part of. We will watch Matt’s progress with interest.

For further information – click here.


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 WICKED, Richard Evans
Division 2 MORNING FLITE, John Woolhouse
Division 3 WILDFIRE, Bruce Uren
H28 SWIFTSURE SAGA, Bill Richards

Upcoming Races

Race Date Start
Winter Series R9 22 September 1440
Winter Series R10 FINAL 29 September 1440

* Division 3 Pursuit Race

Keelboat Sign On
Entrants List
Enter Event


The 2021-22 Swan River Retro Yacht Series, hosted by Royal Perth Yacht Club is open to boats designed in 1975 or earlier. Replicas of old boats such as gaff and gunter rig are also considered for inclusion by the Organising Group boats. Old timber boats are our priority but old fibreglass boats like the Endeavour 24 and Spacesailer 22, 24 & 27 are also welcome.

Series Leader Board

Division Boat
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3

Upcoming Races

Race Date Start
1 17 October 1330
2 14 November 1330
3 05 December 1330
4 16 January 1330
5 20 February 1330
6* 20 March 1330
Resail option 03 April 1330
7 10 April 1330

* Finish at SoPYC

Notice of Race


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 Dragon Flite 95 (DF95) yacht for racing, simply use the entry button below and select the Singlehanded classes section.

Championship Leader Board

Place Skipper
1st Kevin Fulwood
2nd Mark Sherburn
3rd Keith Morris

Upcoming Races

Event Date Time
Winter Series 24 Sep 1500
Club Championship FINAL 01 Oct 1500
Event Details
Enter Online


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 3, 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.

Yacht Safe


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.

Contact Scott by Email:

Replay Race


An Australian Sailing (AS) Number is your unique identifier in the sport of Sailing in Australia that recognises you as a member of an affiliated club. Once you are registered in the system, you are generated:

–    An Australian Sailing number
–    A system username
–    An online profile

Click here to find your AS number.


Your mySailor profile allows you to view and manage the information Australian Sailing has about you, including;

Basic details – name, DOB, gender
Contact details – email, mobile number, address
Membership history
Course history
Qualification history
Invoices – course fees, instructor renewal fees, event registration fees

Click here to login.


Keep up to date with all the notifications issued by the Department of Transport for the Swan and Canning Rivers.

Click here