On Water Group News 19 May 2020

The Commodore exchanging bumps while awarding James Keating the E-Championship prize.

 

Club E-Champion

After several weeks of furious virtual racing, James Keating has be crowned SoPYC’s first ever E-Champion! James will go on to represent the Club in the State Championships starting this Weekend. We have every confidence James will emerge again victorious, this time as State Champion and go on to compete in the Zhik Australian e-Sailing National Challenge.

Club Championship

Click here to view full results.

State Championship starts this Saturday 23rd May 2020 at 1000 AWST.

Click here for list of entrants / results

National Championship (Zhik Australian e-Sailing National Challenge) starts next Thursday 28th May 2020 time TBA

Trans Tasman Championship starts Friday 5th June 2020 time TBA

If you think that this e-sailing is a sport reserved for the tech-savvy Gen Z , then think again. The average competitor age in the recent Club Championship was 53 and only 1 competitor under the age of 20!

Anyone can watch all the action as a spectator in any event. For instructions, please click here.


Midweek E-Series 

Whilst the Club Championship has been run and won, weekly Wednesday afternoon club e-racing continues. To register please click here.

Races start at 1400 and consist of 4 races, 20 minutes apart.


MarineVerse VR Sailing – Competitive sailing in virtual reality. Join a community of VR sailors competing in thrilling yacht races everyday.

You may recall SoPYC’s partnership with MarineVerse at last year’s Perth International Boat Show showcasing their VR Regatta simulator using a headset and hand controllers. Now they have released a racing Keelboat game – MarineVerse Cup – big boat racing and for the more laid back sailors, they have launched Big Boat Breezy.

Check out more on Facebook – click here.


WEATHER FORECAST

7 Day Wind & Wave Weather Forecast


River Clarity

While surface traffic has ground to a halt, it’s busy as ever below. Been a long time since the bottom has been this visible. However, the warning is still to not consume fish, crabs, or shellfish.