In accordance with the Premier Mark McGowan’s announcement yesterday of the 4 day lockdown, the Midweek Autumn Series as well as Friday DF95 racing have been abandoned. This includes all on-water training. We do hope following the expected end to the lockdown Saturday morning, Power Time Trials as well as the Frostbite series can continue as scheduled.
In the meantime, as we have just past winter solstice it’s time to start preparing for the new season. Last week we reminded boat owners that Equipment Audit forms expire at the end of June and a fresh form needs to be completed before their first race of the season starting in October. The new forms will be available in YachtSafe as well as the usual paper forms. Either format is acceptable. Further information is available here.
When it comes to boat insurance, it is a Club requirement that the latest copy of the boat’s Certificate of Insurance be held for their records. Whenever the boat insurance is renewed, a copy of the CoI be emailed to . There is no requirement to send an additional copy to On Water Group. It is recommended that race cover be included in your policy otherwise you may find yourself short following any incident while racing.
Once the Notice of Race for the 2021-2022 is published, skippers can begin to nominate online via TopYacht. This will be well promoted in due course.
Catch our safety guru Warren Erasmus present a session on cruising up and down the west coast as well as basic firefighting. This presentation will be held in the Wardroom at 1830 on Tuesday 20 July 2021. Further information will be published shortly but for now please diarise.
If you can help out during the Australian Women’s Match Racing Championships Sept 16 – 19 2021, please register online (click here) or contact Scott Nunn, Sailing Administrator via email . Accommodation is also needed to host the various teams and interstate race officials. We are asking for home owners to consider billeting a team for the duration of the event. Please direct all enquiries to .
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
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CLUB CONFERENCE WEBINARS
That’s it for the series of information webinars brought to you by Australian Sailing. No doubt there will be more in the near future and we continue to publish them here. If you didn’t catch last week’s webinar by Darren Eager on the updated Racing Rules of Sailing, please watch it below.
Clubs and Performance Pathways
Club Insurance with Network Steadfast
Racing Rules of Sailing
CLUB CONFERENCE WA 17th July
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.
JANE BROOK WINES MIDWEEK AUTUMN SERIES
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.
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.
Attention all Keelboat, Off the Beach Boats and boards, 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!
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REMOTE CONTROL YACHT RACING
Friday 2nd July 2021 – racing abandoned due to Perth lockdown.
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.
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.
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