There is no Keelboat racing this weekend as it is designated an Off The Beach day, specifically Day 2 of the OTB Winter Series for the Lasers, Optimists, 29ers, Open Skiffs, Wasps and Moths. Boats not yet entered for the Winter Series still have time. Click here for more information.

The next round of The Good Grocer Frostbite Series is scheduled for Sunday 04 July 2021.

As a reminder, all Equipment Audit Forms submitted by skippers for the previous season will expire by 30 June 2021. But don’t panic! Skippers have until their first race of the new season beginning with SoPYC Opening Day, Sunday 03 October 2021 to submit a new form. Just to be clear that is 4 months to get this done. This is applicable for Keelboats and Off The Beach Boats. Those skippers who submitted via Yacht Safe can (from 1st July) log into Yacht Safe, and submit a new form electronically. Your previous audit form will be still sitting there for reference. Further information is available towards the bottom of this bulletin.

Don’t forget each Monday evening from 1800 to 1900, there is an open invitation for all interested parties to participate in the Racing Rules workshop sessions run by our Rules Chairperson, Christina Heydon. Normally held in the upstairs Wardroom.

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.

Notice to Competitors

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

Notice to Competitors




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.


Following the popularity of the last series of information webinars, Australian Sailing have come back with another series. This Thursday 24th June 2021, Chair of the Victorian Racing Rules Officials Committee, Darren Eager will provide a presentation on the updated Racing Rules of Sailing. World Sailing’s updated Racing Rules of Sailing came into effect on 1st January 2021 and will govern the sport for 4 years; until December 31st 2024.

To register, please click here. Otherwise a playback will be available from here in next week’s Coffee Pointers.

To learn more about what’s on offer, please click here.

Clubs and Performance Pathways

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This year’s Australian Sailing Club Conference will be held at East Fremantle Yacht Club on Saturday 17th July from 0900 – 1600. All Club Commodores, key officials and management are encouraged to attend. Register here.

The conference brings together clubs from across the state and are a great way to engage with other clubs and Australian Sailing. Hear from industry experts and learn from your peer clubs as they share success stories and best practice ideas that can help develop skills, capacity and further improve your club.

Entry to the club conference is free however places are limited and registration is required.


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 CHAIN REACTION, Greg Northover
H28 SWIFTSURE SAGA, Bill Richards

Upcoming Races

Race Date Start
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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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 SAGACIOUS IV, Chris Hind
Division 2 SIDEWALK CAFE, Denise Bradley
Division 3 COMMOTION, Martyn Compton

Upcoming Races

Race Date Start
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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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


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


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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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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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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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

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