On Water Group News 14 January

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



Schweppes Little Wheel Match Racing Regatta

This club event is fast approaching and time is running out to register your team. Deadline is Wednesday 22 January 2020.

For further details including registration, please click here.


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.


Jane Brook Wines Midweek Series

The Midweek Summer Series commences this Wednesday. Is your boat entered? – click here.

Please note that there will be now a discard after every 5 races for each Midweek Series. Previously there was a discard after every 6 races. This should encourage participation by allowing boats to stay in the hunt longer improving the odds somewhat.

Please refer to the NTC – click here.


Combined Clubs Invitation Series

The final races of the Invitation Series are coming up on Saturday 1st Feb 2020. Both Division 1 & 2 will be racing at RFBYC. There will be Supplementary Sailing Instructions issued for the day and will be posted to the event webpage – click here. Races on this day do not count toward consistency for SoPYC Saturday Series.

Division 1 results so far have Farrago in 2nd place PHS and Arajilla in 2nd place IRC. Division 2 series results will be posted as soon as they come to hand.


Windward / Leeward Series 

Saturday 1st February, Division 1 & Division 2 boats will be racing at RFBYC as part of the Combined Clubs Invitation Series, while other divisions and classes will be competing in the SoPYC Windward / Leeward Series. For further details, please click here.


Odyssey Expeditions Twilight Series

Twilight season resumes this Wednesday and the forecast looks very comfortable at this stage. 1st warning signal is at 1820 hrs.


39th 125 State Championships

South of Perth Yacht Club will be hosting the 125 State Championships over the Easter Weekend. If anyone is wanting to get involved on the Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th April 2020, please click here to view the volunteer roster or contact the Sailing Administrator, Email: sailingadministrator@sopyc.com.au.


Australian 9er Championships 2021

SoPYC is proud to be working with the Australian 9er Association in delivering the next 9er Aust Championships. These championships include the 49er, 49erFX & the 29er classes.

Dates are:

Sun 03 Jan    Registration

Mon 04 Jan   Racing

Tue 05 Jan    Racing

Wed 06 Jan   Racing

Thu 07 Jan    Racing

Fri 08 Jan      Racing and Presentation


Australian Youth Championships 2021

This time next year, South of Perth Yacht Club with the assistance of Royal Perth Yacht Club will be hosting the Australian Youth Championships from 9th to 14th Jan 2021. This event attracts competitors not only from all over the country but overseas as well. This event is currently being run at Sorrento Sailing and Couta Boat Club in Victoria. Catch some of the action in the video at the bottom.

Invited classes include: 29er, 420, Techno 293, Techno 293 Plus, Laser 4.7, Laser Radial & Nacra 15.

Dates are:

Sat 09 Jan    Registration

Sun 10 Jan   Registration, Opening & Practice Race

Mon 11 Jan   Racing

Tue 12 Jan    Racing

Wed 13 Jan   Racing

Thu 14 Jan    Racing and Presentation



Mini Series 2020 Dinghy Regatta

Royal Perth Yacht Club is welcoming entries for the upcoming Mini Series 2020 Dinghy Regatta on the 1st – 2nd of February 2020

Click here for all of the information, NoR, SIs and competitor, volunteer and support boat registrations.


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.




7 Day Wind & Wave Weather Forecast



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.



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 Crew Finder

Users of the Crew Finder service available on the website (click here) may be pleased to know that we have now two Crew Coordinators diligently working on matching crew with boats.

If you’re looking to join a crew on a boat, the online registration has become much simpler and as soon as you submit your request, either Brian Saleeba or Bruce Uren will be in contact to get you onboard as soon as possible.

Skippers can now add a photo of their boat when registering their call out for new crew. The boat listing is now auto generated and sorted by registration date.