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Power Section Update 17 June 2017 – Cliff Spence Memorial Trophy

20.06.2017
Competition for the Cliff Spence Memorial Trophy was intense and resulted in a three-way tie between Audacity 11 SKIPPER: Peter Melsom NAVIGATOR: Kathy Melsom, Sunhunter SKIPPER: Brett Morrison NAVIGATOR: Dilana Ramirez and The Board Room SKIPPER: Stephen Clarke NAVIGATOR: Diane...

3 SOPYC Optimist sailors in Singapore Nationals

14.06.2017
Isaac Teo, Aaron Teo and Andrew Dempsey joined Team Aus in Singapore this week for the Singapore Nationals with the Optimist Worlds, Asians and North American Teams comprising a total of 18 Australian sailors. A busy start line of 92 boats and a combination of shifty light winds and strong currents...

WHISKEY A Go Go Long Weekend!!!!

13.06.2017
Dancing, singing, complimentary beer tasting, jetty party and stunning weather - life just couldn’t get better for this absolutely fabulous Cruising In Company weekend at Mindarie Keys! With the ocean being flat as a pancake 9 boats cruised up to Mindarie Keys arriving there about 12 just in...

POWER SECTION: Claremont Yacht Club 2017 Lloyd Anderson Marathon Time Trial 11 June 2017

13.06.2017
‘Dalusional’ SKIPPER: Troy Dalglish NAVIGATOR: Frank Dalglish from South of Perth Yacht Club won the 2017 Lloyd Anderson Marathon Time Trial narrowly beating Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club’s  ‘Endless Summer’ SKIPPER: Bunn Lynn NAVIGATOR: Peter Wisbey.  With both losing 6 points, the...

POWER SECTION UPDATE: Robert E Blanckensee Memorial Trophy 10 June 2017

13.06.2017
The continued run of fine weather attracted a fleet of 40 boats to contest the Robert E Blanckensee Memorial Trophy. The rain must come soon but in the meantime our Time Triallers are making the most of the sunshine; none more so than ‘Jola’, SKIPPER: David Millard, NAVIGATOR: Jordan Fry,...

Little Stinkers – Junior Powerboat Training Regatta 28 May 2017

30.05.2017
Heidi Kenney’s call for help was answered in true South of Perth Yacht Club style.  19 ribs and tenders were lined up on the beach to welcome the participants in the inaugural Junior Powerboat Training Event on Sunday morning.   Heidi also managed to arrange a gloriously sunny autumn day for...

Centreboard Prize Night 26 May 2017

30.05.2017
Centreboard Prize Night was the place to be last Friday night with copious quantities of silverware handed over to the deserved few while copious quantities of food and liquid refreshment was negotiated by the gathered hordes.  A broad selection of novelty head wear was on display and the...

Ocean Racing Update 30 May 2017

30.05.2017
OFFSHORE UPDATE – REVIEWS – TRAINING - PLANNING The winter lay off has well and truly settled in with several weeks now gone by without a starting gun being fired in earnest out to sea so the masses are no doubt getting restless. Ocean Racing in winter is all about the Valmadre Series run...

Cruising Section – Lunching at RFBYC 21 May 2017

30.05.2017
The weather may not have been good but did that matter to the Cruising In Company folk?  No way!  We were off to enjoy lunch at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club on Sunday 21 May. Most of us arrived there in style on board Fonster while a few of us came by car.  That is the beauty of our...

Power Section 20 May 2017 – Linfox Australia Trophy

23.05.2017
Fortunately, the rain held off and the long-awaited Linfox Australia Trophy (cancelled last year due to bad weather) was fought out before the storm broke.  Commodore Mark Nicholas commented “all the tax dodgers and trendsetters were tucked up in their pens having a drink before the rain...
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