Keelboat sailing and racing is a core element of activity a South of Perth Yacht Club. You may be completely new to sailing or a seasoned ocean racer, young or not so young, male or female. No matter what your background and experience, South of Perth Yacht Club can offer you sailing that will suit your skill level and sailing ambitions. All enquiries are welcome.
CLASSES The boats are organised into ten different fleets based on the size of the yacht or, in some cases, the class or design of the yacht.
PENS A water or land pen will usually be available for your yacht on joining the Club, provided you intend to regularly compete in Club sailing events. Retention of a pen will be conditional upon your continued participation in events.
RACING Our main fleet racing events are held on Saturday afternoons, October – April. We also run a Wednesday afternoon series throughout the year, Twilight Sailing on Thursday evenings and Social Sails on the first Sunday or the month. Check the calendar for more information.
NOMINATING If you wish to enter your boat in keelboat races, please click here.
TRAINING If you are a novice or inexperienced skipper we will provide a special introductory training program to help you obtain the knowledge and experience necessary to skipper a keelboat. An experienced skipper from your fleet will mentor you through this program.
CREW Keelboat owners and skippers are always on the lookout for people to help them sail their yachts. If you are not a boat owner and are looking for some healthy and inexpensive outdoor exercise and seeking the fun and rewards that being part of a team can bring, you are welcome to register your interest as a crewperson or just come on down to the Club and give it a try. You will be allocated to a boat in your fleet of choice. If you like it and want to be part of the Club, you can then Join the Club as a crew member. Crew training courses are also available. Click here to access the Crew Finder