From:                                         Squadron News <> on behalf of Squadron News <>

Sent:                                           Friday, 27 July 2018 2:59 PM

To:                                               Reception

Subject:                                     Squadron News Edition #77



Squadron News Edition #77
July 27, 2018



The Commodore, Committee and Staff at Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club would like to extend a very warm welcome to the following new club Members:


Gary Roscoe
Mitchell Zoccoli
Ben Power
Sonja Paterson
Fraser Ferguson
Ben Cox
Nev Cridge
Thomas Trenear
Luke McClean
Tom Coyle
Jacqueline Pontre
Paul Schapper
Nigel Emmans
Sarah Valette
Danielle Dinse

Dean Jones
Lyn Fowler
Marianne McAdam
Melissa Callanan
Ainslie Gatt
Alexis Berard
Christine Caseris
Viola Gibson
Jeff Gibson
Jocelyn Rosette
Steven La Rosa
Tommi Harbeck
David Thomas
Karen Pollard
Thiago Pimentel Ribeiro





Cruising Club Membership



Looking for a way to unwind from your week? What could be better than enjoying our beautiful Swan River at Sunset with a drink in hand. 
Whether you are celebrating a special event, organising a group night, or just looking for a beautiful evening on the water with your loved ones, then this Cruising Club is for you...
Sit back, relax, leave your troubles at the shore, and enjoy the atmosphere and views as you cruise along the river
Don't run the risk of missing out! Email our Membership Manager Sam on to secure your spot for this season ....
After all Sunsets are Better on a Cruise.

Cruise Includes:
12 Tokens 
Hor's D'oeuvres
Complimentary Drinks
Wine Tasting
Picturesque Swan River Cruise

Day: Friday
Duration: 2 hours
Summer: 6 - 8pm
Winter - 5 - 7pm

Only $550 per year
Includes Social Membership Benefits 
Use all 12 tokens at once or spread them out



Committee Planning Strategy Day 



As you know the Club recently sent out a short survey in order to better understand the needs, wants and values of the Members.  The response rate was unbelievably high with 61% of those surveyed responding.  The key issues that were raised by Members were recently addressed, with the Committee spending an entire Saturday here at the Club in a Strategic Planning day, evaluating the Members’ responses so they could better understand the Members.
So thank you to all the Members who responded to the Survey.  The Members raised the values of the Club, and the Committee listened.
The Committee formulated four Strategic Themes for the Club to become the Club of choice for Perth Boating and Social Events.  Our Mission is to encourage and support recreational boating and camaraderie by providing and maintaining services and facilities for members.  The four Strategic Themes for 2018/19 are:

  1. Members: To understand, maintain and grow our membership.
    1. To understand and communicate with our members


  1. Services and Facilitates: To protect, maintain and renew services and facilities
    1. Provision of a wave attenuator to protect the club facilities and boats
    2. To maintain the quality and standard of the club bar and food


  1. Events: To provide members with a range of boating and social events
    1. Increase land-based events
    2. Maintain the club’s current boating events
    3. Development of junior and dingy sailing program
    4. Develop a bank of incentives to encourage member participation in the club


  1. History and culture: To respect our history and maintain our culture
    1. Review, revise and communicate our club charter / code of conduct to members
    2. Review and revise our club induction

The Committee will continue with the short surveys each quarter and combine the results with the New Member Induction Evenings and Members Q&A session on the last Friday of each quarter.  The next New Member Induction Evening is scheduled for 6pm on Friday, August 31, followed by the Members Q&A session at 6.30pm.  The quarterly buffet will follow in the Members lounge at 7pm.
Once again, thank you for your support and participation.
General Committee



Crew Register & Sailing Dates for Winter Frostbite 

Our sailing calendar includes regular Club racing with fixed and laid mark courses and special events. On a weekly basis our keelboats race in a mixed fleet, divisions 1, 2, 3, and 4. Should you be interested in participating or joining in a crew please register your interest on the Crew Register whiteboard located in our Reception foyer.
Dates for Winter Frostbite in July & August are as follows;
Sunday July 29, 2018 at 1.30pm
Sunday August 5, 2018 at 1.30pm
Sunday August 19, 2018 at 1.30pm
For further details on dates for following months please click here



Jetty Gates


Just a friendly reminder that shortly we will have automatic openers and closers on all Jetty Gates. Members will be able to access the Jetty using the keypad (code to be supplied to each Member on each Jetty) or a fob (which will also open the main gate). To exit the Jetty you will simply have to push the green button on the Jetty and the gate will automatically open and close. This means you will need to carry with you your fob at all times.
Should you have any queries on concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.



Winter Talk Series - Timeline

Our Winter Talk Series are held on the second Wednesday of each month. These evenings are a great way to come down with your friends, get to meet other Members of the Club, have a meal and a drink, and learn some interesting information. 
Dates for the Winter Talks Series are as follows;.
8 August, 2018 - History of the Swan River
During tonight's session, Richard will entertain us with the many stories centred around the Swan River and her history.
29 August, 2018 - Sail Trimming
This is a non-commercial presentation and focuses on the basics of sail trim and rig tuning to improve performance. Relevant to both cruising and racing yachts.
12 September 2018 - Yacht Racing Starts, Flags, & Protocols 
Primarily for those yachties interested in racing. 



Winter Talk Series - History of the Swan River

Richard has spent his life educating the masses but since 1989 has been dedicated to preserving history across the world. In 2017, Richard retired, but during those 12 years gained popularity as a lecturer and broadcaster on both radio and television. As a mark of recognition for his work in promoting heritage to a wide audience, Richard was honoured by the WA Heritage Council in their 2014 Heritage Awards, winning 'Outstanding Contribution to Heritage by a Professional in the Heritage Industry' category.
During this session, Richard will entertain us with many stories centred around the Swan River and her history.
For more details please click here
Please note bookings are essential
Bookings can be made through Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email



New Members Induction & Members Question and Answer Night

Our New Members Induction Night will be combined with a Members Question & Answer session.
Commencing at 6pm our new Members Induction is where all new Members are welcome to come down and participate in the Induction to our Club. As this is a compulsory event for full voting Members, should you not be able to make it please let our Membership Manager know by calling Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or by email so we are able to note you down for our next Induction.
Following the Induction, from 6.30 - 7.00pm will be our Members Question and Answer session. This is a great opportunity for all Members to come down and ask any questions you may have about the Club.
Following both the Induction and Q&A our Indian Curry Buffet will begin at 7pm and you will be spoilt for choice with a selection of amazing dishes.
Details of the Buffet and prices are found below in our Club Functions & Events.



Cork Evans Time Trial

As many of you know our Cork Evans Time Trial was cancelled on Sunday July 22 due to bad incoming weather. We are still in the process of submitting our application to Swan River Racing to secure a new date. Once a new date has been confirmed we will be in contact with all previous registered applicants as well as placing the information on our Notice Boards and social media. 



Storage Units (Lockers) Available 

Tired of having to bring down all the supplies every time you head out or have some maintenance to do. Don't forget we have lockable storage units (lockers) available for hire. Approximately 2m x 2m x 2m, and if that's too much space you can always share with a friend. Great for storing all those items that take up room at home or on the boat (skis, ropes, spare sails, cleaning products, tenders and outboards, fuel containers etc).
Just think, another shed, a place to hide those extra little purchases, make room to move around the shed at home, and reduce that nagging feeling.
We only have a few left so please contact our Membership Manager Sam on for further details or to secure your spot.



Dinghy Racks Available

Don't forget that we have Dinghy Racks for hire if you want to keep your decks clear during your Winter day trips. Keep those kayaks, paddle boards, or tenders safe but still in a convenient location at the Club so they are there when you need them. 
Take advantage of our Winter Special - $100/rack from June 1 2018 - November 1 2018
Please contact our Membership Manager Sam on for further details or to secure your spot.



Junior Sailing Prize Donations

Should anyone be interested in donating prizes for our Junior Sailing Raffles please contact reception on
Any donations big or small would be greatly appreciated.



Members Tips - Refuelling

When refuelling at our Club, and most other outlets the following should be observed;

  1. Moor boat securely, but with the ability to vacate quickly if requried
  2. Turn motor off
  3. Move passengers to the shore side of the fuel dispenser
  4. Avoid radio and phone use
  5. Ensure you know where the boat and land extinguishes are located
  6. Advice Club/business/authorities if there has been a fuel spill



Just for Laughs




Dates for your Diary - July & August





Jetty Parties

Life is short... Wear your party pants!
Our Jetty Parties so far have been a hit, and with only 2 more to go you do not want to miss out!
This is a great way to meet your boatie neighbours and participate in a little in house rivalry with a game of Killa Pool.
We will be providing happy hour drink pricing starting at 7pm, along with FREE canapes. 
C & D Jetty - July 27
E & F Jetty - August 3 
Please RSVP 2 days prior to your event by calling Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email



Hardstand Party

It wouldn't be Party without you!
Hardstand Members, we told you your time would come! 
Following the great success of our Jetty Parties, our Hardstand Party will be held on Friday August 10 starting at 7pm.
With happy hour, free canapes, fun games and activities throughout the night, this is an event you want to be at. Keep a lookout for an invite coming to your vessel soon.
Please RSVP 2 days prior to your event by calling Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email



Indian Curry Buffet

Life Begins on a Friday Night!
New Members come on down for a 6pm start for your Induction to our fantastic Club. Following the Induction, from 6.30 - 7pm, the floor is open to our Members to ask any questions they may have about the Club. Finishing off the night, our fabulous Hospitality team will have a Indian Curry Buffet ready for you to delve into. 
To reserve your spot call Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email
For those securing a spot for the New Members Induction please email



Father's Day Lunch

Spoil your Dad this Father's Day!
Stuck for ideas for Father's Day, then look no further. We are providing a bottomless pint of beerlands (KölSCH, lager, and pale ale) in combination with a delicious steak cooked by our amazing chef where you can choose your sauce and side.
Full menu will also be available.
Lunch will begin at 12pm and finish at 3pm.
Be sure to reserve your spot now by calling Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email 



Like us on Facebook & Get 1 Free Drink*

Have you liked us on Facebook yet?
During the month of July we will be giving our Members 1 free drink at the bar when you like us on Facebook. By liking our page you will stay up to date with our current events, functions and general Club information.
To get liking and claim your free drink please click here to be redirected to our Facebook page
*Terms and Conditions Apply



Sunday Roast 

A Sunday well spent brings a week of content...
Don't feel like cooking on Sundays? Come down and make the most our beautiful view and enjoy our Sunday Roast cooked by our amazing Chef. With a choice of chicken/beef/vegetarian roast served with roast potatoes, vegetables and yorkshire puddings you will not be disapointed.
This day is becoming a popular favourite so ensure you reserve you spot by placing a booking with Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email



Galley Hours

Good Friends, Good Food, Good Times
Wednesday from 3pm - 8:30pm
Thursday from 3pm - 8:30pm
Friday 12pm - 8:30pm
Saturday 12pm - 8:30pm
Sunday 11am - 7:30pm
Please click here to view our Galley Menu.






Mobile Marine

Mobile Marine WA is a business that caters to all of your boating needs, servicing inboards, stern drives and outboard motors of all sizes and brands. Pete has more than 10 years of experience in the industry and is well known for his quality service, reliability and attention to detail.
Please contact Pete Griffiths on 0428 225 877 or




Pure 1 is a locally owned company and is fully trained in the art of Shipwright, and is available to complete all repairs and maintenance issues that you may have with your vessel.
Please contact Nick Barker from Pure 1 on 0413 096 660.




Major Club Sponsors


The club wishes to recognise and greatly appreciates the ongoing support of our major sponsors.  
Please support the sponsors that support our club.




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