On Water Sailing

The sport of yachting is what South of Perth Yacht Club is all about. As Western Australia’s yachting club of choice, South of Perth Yacht Club is an active and successful yacht club which strongly encourages on-water competition and participation of members.

Our sailing fleets comprise boats from eight feet long children’s dinghies to ocean racing keelboats, sixty feet in length. Sailing is very much a family sport and active sailors at our club range in age from eight to eighty years, girls and boys, women and men, children and parents, grandparents and grandchildren. All are welcome!

Our sailing programs operate all year long, on Saturday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings for keelboats and Sundays for dinghies and centerboard yachts. We have extensive training and development programs in operation, particularly for children and younger sailors.

If you would like to know more, read on under the headings “Keelboats” or Centreboards”, or call us on 08 9364 5844.


Starters (Race Officer Phone) Phone 0412 704 945.
This phone is either in the Start box or on board the Race Committee vessel if a mid-river start is scheduled.

The Safety Boat (Checkpoint Phone) phone 0412 179 855
This phone is on board Checkpoint when the vessel is manned. Wednesday afternoon and Saturday afternoon. We have a licensed driver for this boat and he is assisted by volunteers.

The SoPYC Club can be reached on 08 9364 5844.
Be aware that you must follow the options given to you and choose 1 or 2 depending on who you would like to talk to.

OWG Office Mobile Numbers:
Sailing Administrator Phone 0412 745 844.
This phone is manned during the Sailing Administrator office hours.
Our current staff roster is;
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 08.00-16.00 Bernie Kaaks
Saturday and Sunday or during events 10.00 – 18.00 Scott Nunn
During Special Events our opening times may change or be altered.
Sailing Development Officer Phone 0411 834 258.
This number isn’t a emergency phone number, however in the event you are unable to reach can be reached almost all the time.



Saturday Start 1st Fleet 1330 hours (1:30pm) – Keelboat racing

Sunday Start 1st Fleet 1330 hours (1:30pm) – Off the Beach racing

Wednesday Start 1st Fleet 1440 hours (2:40pm) – Keelboat racing

Thursday Start 1st Fleet 1815 hours (6:15pm) – Keelboat twilight racing


Saturday Start 1430 hours (2:30pm) – Powerboat time trials

Sunday Start 1st Fleet 1400 hours (2:00pm) – Keelboat Frostbite Race  (every second weekend) 


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South of Perth Yacht Club's Centreboard Section caters for juniors, teens and adults in a variety of centreboard classes. Centreboard activities are predominantly on Sunday, with boats rigged and launched from the lawn areas in front of Centreboard Clubhouse. The South of Perth Yacht Club supports training and coaching programs as well as learn to sail courses all of which are are...
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Keelboat sailing and racing is a core element of activity a South of Perth Yacht Club. You may be completely new to sailing or a seasoned ocean racer, young or not so young, male or female. No matter what your background and experience, South of Perth Yacht Club can offer you sailing that will suit your skill level and sailing ambitions. All enquiries are welcome. CLASSES OF KEELBOATS SAILED -...
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Ocean Racing

OFFSHORE UPDATE - Getting your boat ready Blue Water Championship The Blue Water Championship is true offshore racing at its challenging best.  Boats compete over a 7 race series comprised of WA's premier offshore races.  The overall winner is awarded the Siska Trophy and crowned WA's Blue Water Champion. The Blue Water Fleet requires boats to comply with YA Catagory 2 & 3...
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Dirk Hartog Ocean Classic

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Twilight Sailing

If you'd like to participate in social sailing, South of Perth Yacht Club conducts Twilight Sailing on Wednesday evenings throughout the Summer Sailing Season. Twilight sailing takes place every Wednesday evenening througout the summer season commencing  at 1815 hours.  If sailing at sunset with spectacular city views appeals to you, remember everyone is welcome, so please come along and...
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Red Book

2017-18 Red Book Keelboat (click here to download) 2017-18 Red Book Off the Beach (click here to download)
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Red Book 2017/2018 Amendment Date Posted Affects Details  1  13/10/2017 OTB  Click Here  2 13/10/2017 KB Click Here 3 19/10/2017 OTB Click Here 4 19/10/2017 OTB Click Here 5 01/11/2017 OTB Click Here 6 10/11/2017 KB Click Here 7 10/11/2017 OTB Click Here 8 11/11/2017 OTB Click Here 9 16/11/2017 KB Click...
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WEATHER FORECASTS Local Waters Forecast Latest Coastal Weather Observations for Melville Water Weather Chart Prognosis  Perth 2011 Environmental Monitoring Portal YACHTING  Australian Sailing Yachting WA World Sailing  MEASUREMENT RATINGS IRC    AMS & SMS GENERAL Dept of Transport WA Marine Section Nautical Dictionary, Glossery and...
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Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016

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Crew Finder

CREWING AT SOUTH OF PERTH YACHT CLUB Keelboat owners and skippers are always on the lookout for people to help them sail their yachts. If you are looking for some healthy, outdoor exercise and seeking the fun and rewards that being part of a team can bring, you are welcome to register your interest as a crewperson or just come on down to the Club and give it a try. You will be allocated to a...
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Race Area

RACING AREA Click here for larger image
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Race Forms

RACE DOCUMENTS   Scoring Enquiry Scoring Enquiry forms should be used to query your position in the results. Forms should be completed and forwarded to the Race Committee via the On Water Group Office. Scoring Enquiry Form Protest Form Protests, requests for redress and scoring enquiries are to be lodged within the appropriate time limit as per 18.1 and 18.2 of the...
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Historical Results

PREVIOUS YEARS RESULTS   2013-2014 Saturday Keelboats Sunday Centreboards Wednesday Series Winter Frostbite Series  Special Events  2012-2013  Saturday Keelboats Sunday Centreboards Wednesday Series Winter Frostbite Series  Special Events  2011-2012 Saturday Keelboats  Sunday Centreboards  Wednesday Series Winter...
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Club Results

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Special Events

  DATE EVENT NOTICE OF RACE ENTRY FORM  Sailing Instructions RESULTS PHOTOS  Season 2017/2018 21 April Summer Closing Day SSIs 07 April SS22 State Champ Race 7 SSIs 30 March F15 State Champs NoR SIs 18 March Carbine Club Youth Cup Refer to event page 03 March Laser State Champs Refer...
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