On Water Group News 11 Feb 2020

Here’s a brief summary of what is happening at your Club


Combined Club Invitation Series

SoPYC featured prominently in this season’s Invitation Series. Division 2 results are now available below:

Division 1 PHS IRC
Place Boat  Boat
1st RF1962 The Cadillac RF1962 The Cadillac
2nd SP6669 Arajilla (David Gilham) RF51 Team Saab 
3rd SP196 Farrago (Peter Vlaar) SP6669 Arajilla (David Gilham)


Division 2 PHS
Place Boat
1st SP4242 Don’t Panic (Mathew Selby)
2nd SP557 Natalouka (Ron Reddingius)
3rd RF59 Firebird


Full results available – click here


Windsurfer Class State Championships 2020

SoPYC will be running the State Championships for the Windsurfers on Sunday 08 March 2020. Notice of Race is now available. Please click here for further information.


Schweppes Little Wheel Match Racing Regatta – Rescheduled!

Entries have now reopened for the Little Wheel Regatta to give members another opportunity not to miss South of Perth’s premier match racing competition. Teams that previously registered are invited to register again.

New dates are as follows:

Saturday 07 March (Morning)  + Saturday 14 March (Morning) + Friday 20 March (Afternoon) 2020

To enter a team, please register by clicking here

Teams are able to book training sessions on BW8’s via the event webpage.


The Billy Run 

If you are intending to join in the race or rally to TCYC, Rockingham over the Labour Day Long Weekend (Sat Feb 29), it is recommended that you book a mooring for your boat in advance.

Contact the TCYC Functions Coordinator and Sailing Administrator, Amanda Beenham Ph: 9527 5468 Email: sailing@tcyc.com.au.

For further details, please click here.



Bunbury and Return Ocean Race

Fremantle to Bunbury and return, part of the Ocean Racing WA Blue Water Series, Siska Series and RFBYC 43rd Farrawa Cup Series. Hosted by Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club with the assistance of regional club partner, Koombana Bay Sailing Club.

Safety Category 3   Race starts at 1730 on Friday 14 February 2020   Click here to visit the event website.


Invitational Twilight Time Trial 

The RFBYC Power Committee would like to invite all time triallers, power and sail, and their guests to join them for a summer twilight time trial and dinner. Please nominate by Monday 10 February by adding your details to the form located in the foyer outside the On Water Group office. This could be a good opportunity to prepare for the SoPYC Xantippe Night Time Trial on Friday 6th March 2020. For further information on the Twilight Time Trial, please click here.


HMAS Perth Memorial Regatta

Registrations are now open for the annual HMAS Perth Memorial Regatta held at Nedlands Yacht Club on Sunday 16 February 2020. Open to small dinghies, medium & high performance dinghies and catamarans, cruisers and trailer sailers. Please click here for full details.


D’Arcy Rottnest Race 

EFYC are now taking nominations for the race to Rottnest on the 7th & 8th March 2020. Entries close on Friday 7th February 2020.

Click here for the poster.

Click here for the Notice of Race.



7 Day Wind & Wave Weather Forecast



Club Race Officer Course

Course Details:
Course: Australian Sailing Club Race Officer course
Dates: Sat 15 February 2020
Time: 09:00 – 14:00
Link to enrol: Click here
Cost: $65 per person
Venue: Royal Perth Yacht Club

We are fortunate to have to highly experience Race Officers to deliver this training – John Taylor (International RO) and Pamela Strickland (State RO). Places will fill fast on this course so please ensure you enrol promptly if you intend to participate.

This course is suitable for aspiring race officers and start/finish team volunteers. It is a great opportunity to engage in a hands on course with practical learning opportunities and hear from two fantastic RO’s in WA.

No prior knowledge is needed – once participants enrol they will be sent some resources to help get them started. A great course for those involved in club level Race Management. This course is ideal for people who have a keen interest in Sailing and want to participate in another face of our sport.


Speakeasy Series

Australian Sailing WA presents a series of evenings for Instructors, Coaches, Race Officials and Mark Layers, Umpires and Judges and Measurers.

Officials have the opportunity to engage in professional development, ask questions, network and learn from each other.

These sessions are free to attend, some light refreshments and nibbles will be provided.

Please click here for further details.


First Aid Courses

Need to brush up on your First Aid skills? St John Ambulance will be running a full day course (Provide First Aid certificate) on Tues 28th July 2020 and for those requiring only a CPR Refresher, there will be a course running on Tues 21st July 2020. Interested? Please click here for further information. Numbers are limited.


RST Course for Women

Did you know that out of the 270,000 RST holders in WA, only 17% are women? SoPYC recognise the need to encourage our female members to confidently take up skippering of power boats and in so doing are offering an RST course for women only. Club Member and highly qualified and experienced Tracey Leveridge-Smith will take you through everything you need to know. Want to know more? Please click here.


Safety & Sea Survival Course

The next SSSC is set for 22nd & 23rd February 2020 at Fremantle Sailing Club. These courses fill up very quickly, so be quick to register. Click here for full details.



Off The Beach Post-Race Presentations

Please note that the presentations usually held in the Quarterdeck area on the main clubhouse following the days racing, will now be held at the Centreboard Clubhouse on the following dates:

  • Sunday 12 January
  • Sunday 23 February
  • Sunday 08 March
  • Sunday 29 March


SoPYC Boats Looking For Crew

The Crew Finder page has been updated once again. This time the Boats Looking For Crew list has been refreshed. From this point onwards, Boats Looking For Crew submissions will remain online for a period of 60 days. During that time our Crew Co-ordinator duo of Brian Saleeba and Bruce Uren will do their best to fill your requirements. If after 60 days, you are still needing crew, you will need to submit again.

Crew Finder page – click here


36th America’s Cup 

Kicking off on 23 April 2020 in Cagliari, Italy, the world will see the first generation AC75 high-performance foiling monohulls racing against each other for the very first time in the America’s Cup World Series. For the first three days of the regatta there will be four races per day of round robin competition when all of the four teams will race each other twice. The races will be held on a windward-leeward configuration racecourse and last around 20 minutes each. Race winners will score one point and the losers zero points. On the final day the bottom two teams will contest a single playoff race to decide third and fourth, while the top two teams will face off in a first-to-two-points final.

Check out the latest slick clip from the team to beat…