The 2-day event is to recognise and celebrate the truly outstanding contribution to sailing and boating, made by WA naval architect, Len Randell.
Len is a longtime member and patron of SoPYC. He is in remarkebly good health at 96 years of age. When others have slowed or stopped all together, Len enjoys a very busy life, including skippering a 36’ yacht in the competitive Wednesday afternoon fleet.
Randell designed boats are extremely popular with boat owners in West Australia and can be found in waters around the globe. By the end of the 1990’s, hundreds and hundreds of Len’s distinctly designed boats were built as either leisure craft, training vessels, commercial ferries, cray boats and prawn trawlers. Many strong reliable, seaworthy former crayfishing and ferry boats have been converted and repurposed as leisure craft and Rottnest cruisers.
Are you the proud owner of a Randell designed power yacht or sailboat? Maybe a backyard built boat from plywood or a luxury cruiser built by local boat builders, Alf Fury, Alan Johns, Seachrome Marine, Back & Mather, Back Bros. and Colman and Sons just to name a few. Precision Marine in North Fremantle became the home of Randell in the new era of fibreglass construction.
If as a kid, you learned to sail on Pelican or Scow Moth or been lucky enough to be onboard Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Sail Training Ship, you have benefited from Len’s design genius.
This is your chance to be part of history by joining the inaugural Rally to gather Randell boats of ALL types over-night on the beautiful Swan River at the multi award winning South of Perth Yacht Club.
Enjoy award winning marina and shore facilities, Restaurants and Bars, casual beachside BBQ and lawns, at South of Perth Yacht Club, celebrating the 75th Anniversary in 2021.
Day 1 - Sunday 26th September 2021
1200 Welcome and Marina Check in: SoPYC Start Box Marquee
Each REGISTERED boat will receive a complimentary “Welcome Pack” with:
- Commemorative Randell Burgee to fly during the event.
- Commemorative Boat Signage including boat and owner details* to display during event.
- Program with times and assembly instructions.
- Maps and Layout of the Club and Marina.
- Raft Up location and Rope / Fender checklist (weather dependant).
- Menus and specials for Club In House Dining Sunday Evening: Reservations are essential.
- Professional photographers on site.
1400 RAFT-UP (location to be confirmed)
Details will be provided in the "welcome pack"
SoPYC Clubhouse will be open for guests and visitors to enjoy our hospitality.
Dinner won't be part of the event. If you want to enjoy a casual dining on the Quarterdeck with an a la carte menu selection, daily specials, pizzas and bar snacks, it is essential to book. Reservation’s Ph: 9364 5844 . Note Minimum dress standards apply.
OVER-NIGHT FREE ANCHORAGE OR VISITOR MARINA BERTH
(STRICTLY BY ARRANGEMENT & SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)
Monday 27th September 2021
900 FREE BBQ at Centreboard Clubhouse and Lawns
Boat Owners and all members of the Community are invited to Free Brunch with the opportunity to meet and chat with Len Randell. The BBQ breakfast provided and cooked by volunteers from the Power and Cruising Sections of the SoPYC.
1130 SAIL PAST
Assembly (Follow instruction sheet and marshall boat)
Leaving Start Box at SoPYC travelling NORTH to Perth Water via RPYC, the Old Swan Brewery under Narrows Bridge.