Power boating at South of Perth Yacht Club is designed to allow members a range of choices to get the best out of the powerboat of their choice.
The headline power activity is time trialling, where boats compete over a set course at a speed which they themselves select. Points are awarded for early or late arrival at each mark of the course. The activity has obvious benefits. Skippers and navigators quickly gain an intimate knowledge of the Swan River and also gain in boat handling skills. The camaraderie within the time trial group is second to none, leading to enjoyable sessions both on the water and ashore.
Many owners who do not enjoy competition aspire to more leisurely pursuits and join the Cruising Section, a composite group comprising of both power and sail craft. Cruises are many and varied, some venturing no further than the Swan River while others venture as far afield as Geographe Bay and the Abrolhos Islands.
Information evenings conducted by the club from time to time encompass a host of topics which will interest power boat owners – for example, navigation, radio usage and protocols, cruising destinations and so on.
There is also a Ladies’ Luncheon Group which meets monthly at the Club, an enjoyable social outing appealing to many of the ladies in the power boating community.
One of the joys of membership of any club is the camaraderie which develops between people with like interests. This inevitably flows on to social events and of all the sections within our fine club, it is the Power Yacht fraternity which seems to set the standard when it comes to having fun. Power social events are always well attended.
So regardless of your intended use of your precious powerboat, the South of Perth Yacht Club has a niche designed just for you.