South of Perth Yacht Club invites you to come along to the 2022 Power Yacht Opening Day and to participate in the 2022 Time Trialling Season.

Time Trialling provides you with an enjoyable opportunity to use your boat, big or small, sail or power, on the river during the winter months.

Power Opening Day will be held on Saturday, 30 April 2022

Format for the Day  – See the Official Programme HERE

  • 1300 Arrival of Official Guests
  • 1315 Members and guests assemble in the Quarterdeck
  • 1330 Immediate Past Commodore John Midolo calls for order for the Official Ceremony
  • 1331 Welcome to Country—Marie Taylor, Elder-in-Residence
  • 1334 Welcome by Commodore Michael Cook
  • 1338 Address by Rear Commodore Troy Daglish
  • 1340 Announcement of Rodney Nott Sheild
  • 1345 Commodore declares the Season open. Cannon is fired. Club burgee is broken out by RC Dalglish to officially open the time trial season.
  • 1350 Official guests move to the main jetty for new vessel Christening.
  • Power yacht members adjourn to their vessels immediately after to prepare for the Sail Past.
  • 1355 Immediate Past Commodore asks Official Guests to
    adjourn to VIP vessels on Jetty 1 for the sail past.
  • 1430 Commodore Michael Cook salutes the sail past.
  • 1455 VIP Boats depart Jetty to watch Time Trial from the river
  • 1515 Opening Day time trial—first boat away on Course 401.
  • 1630 VIP boats return and Official Guests move to the Quarterdeck for snacks.
  • 1700 Competitors return to the Quarterdeck. Food platters available for competitors.
  • 1800 Announcement of results and evening a la carte meals.

The Opening Day time trial is a social and enjoyable event for everyone (no time trialling experience required!).  All boats with a motor (yep sailing boats too) are invited to participate in time trialling on Opening Day and throughout the season. The day begins with a ‘Best Dressed Boat Sail Past’ before the ‘non-consistency time trial. Jetty Parties usually follow before we all meet at the main bar for presentation of results.

Nominations for the Season including Opening Day are now open – Complete the nomination form HERE

If you intend to compete on Opening Day, nominations are required by 5.00pm on Wednesday 27 April to allow sufficient time for start times to be prepared and issued on Thursday morning 28 April.