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Subject:                                     Squadron News Edition #78



Squadron News Edition #78
August 17, 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:


Peter Connor
Roger Glanvill
Phililp Sheridan
Barry McDonald

Michael Spartalis
Sue Shaw
Mandy McDonald
Lindsay Wells





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
Must join before 1 October 2018 for the season - Don't run the risk of missing out! Email our Membership Manager Sam on to secure your spot.
After all Sunsets are Better on a Cruise.

Cruise Includes:
 Years Worth of Twilight Cruises 
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 



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. The good news is a new date has now been booked by Swan River Racing for Sunday September 9.

Gather your family and friends and come and join us for what will be a fantastic event!
This is always a great day for not only our Power Boaties but for all Members, Families & Guests.

Briefing: 8.00am
Time Trial Begins: 10.00am
Presentations: After 12pm

PFYSC First Prize: $1,000
Visitor First Prize: $1,000
*Door Prize "Slip & Pressure Wash": Valued at $300
**Door Prize "Fuel": Valued at $250

The Bar will be open from 8am for pickup of takeaway alcohol and boat platters (platters must be ordered by Monday September 3). Bacon & egg rolls and a sausage sizzle will also be available from 8am.

If you are interested in getting more information or registering for this event please call Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or complete the entry form here and email it to
Entry forms are to be returned to the PFSYC office by 5pm, Monday September 3, 2018
Please note - If you have previously registered for the cancelled Cork Evans Time Trial on July 22 you will need to register again for the new date.

*Boat must be compatible with PFSYC Slipway 
**Fuel must be PFSYC Fuel



Members Updates from Committee Meetings 

During the recent strategy day, some of the Member feedback included requests for more information on what the General Committee was discussing. As a result of the Committee taking your feedback, we will trial a short summary of some of the issues raised during the monthly General Committee meetings in the Club Newsletter. Not all topics and matters will make it into the newsletter to prevent tedium and some matters are "in camera". This will be for a trial period of six months so your feedback would be appreciated.

Some of the July discussions included:

Constitutions, Policies, and By-Laws onto the Web Portal
Many of the Club By-Laws have been updated to align with the new Constitution and these are being uploaded to the Members Portal on a regular basis for your ease of reference.

Lightning Strike Risk during Racing 
The risk of lightning strikes to vessels during thunder storms during a race is a foreseeable risk, so guidelines will be developed and added to the Club racing rules.

Feedback from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservations and Attractions (DBCA) on the design and footprint was discussed. Some minor design variations have now seen the DBCA recommend the project for approval by the Minister. The Application and Plans are now on the DBCA website for external review.

There was a critique of the strategy day, a lengthy discussion on attenuator issues and a presentation by the attentuator Project Manager on progress to date and tender documents.

John Haddon
Rear Commodore Marina



Sunbeam Working Bee



Sunbeam is a piece of WA Maritime and Club history (mentioned regularly in the Club's history ("Flying at Brick Landing") and it was gifted to the Club some years ago by a long-standing Member, Bruce Prance. She was built around 1910, used during WWII to lay landing lights for the Catalinas and to transport passengers to Rottnest. At one point beached and holed in Thomson Bay during a cyclone.

Unfortunately, she has sat idle in the Club's grounds and has deteriorated to a point where she will no longer be seaworthy unless considerable time and effort is spent on her. The Club has approached WA Maritime Museum, private enthusiasts and the Maritime Heritage Association to see if anyone was interested and able to restore her. Although most were interested due to her being the last known plum stem and stern vessel in WA, no group currently has the available resources.

It was decided at the last Committee meeting that a last-ditch effort is to be organised to try and protect her from further deterioration by the way of a working bee to sand, fill, and paint her hull and replace the deck. for starters. After she has been tidied up we will then approach City of Nedlands in the first instance to see if she can be positioned close to the Club within the foreshore area as a memorial to her history.

There is no promise to her final resting place but all we can do is try and respect her and her previous owners.

This project is being funded by some of our Members of the Committee, but we need your help with manpower at a working bee planned for the weekend of 29 - 30 of September. If you think you will be able to assist with an hour or two, please register your interest with our Rear Commodore Marina John Haddon by emailing him on or by calling Reception on (08) 9386 6437. Closer to the date we will advise Members what needs to be done and what to bring. 



City to Surf Road Closures 

Please be aware that Esplanade, Dalkeith will be closed due to the City to Surf Marathon on Sunday 26 August. Access to the Club along this road will be blocked off until approximately 9.30am. For more information on road closures and times please click here
Please note - Due to this event, Junior Sail Training has been cancelled for this day.



Pen Electrical Issues 

Members are politely reminded that the shore power is designed to keep batteries charged, so that the vessels bilge pumps are permanently operational, and the boat is ready to be started. Additional appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, radios, air conditioning etc, all put an extraordinary draw on the supply, which can prompt dropping the circuit breakers which are installed to protect the various circuits. The general power outlets are set up in loops and each loop could be powering up to ten vessels (or more) which are also individually protected. Should there be a faulty appliance or a vessel drawing too much power within that loop, the RCD on the main sub board is often compromised depriving other vessels of power.
Members may find it useful to refer to our Marina Requirements, in particular Section 11.



Life Raft for Sale



The Club currently has a life raft for sale kindly donated by one of our Members. Should anyone be interested in making an offer please contact Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or by Friday 31 August. All proceeds will go towards our Junior Sailors.



House Support Contribution Period 1 

We are drawing near to the end of our first House Support period with Contribution 2 beginning on October 1. As this fee is paid every 6 months, any funds remaining under your House Support on September 30 will be forfeited.
House Support can be used against Regalia, meals and drinks from the Galley and Bar or by ordering takeaway alcohol (to the value of $200). 
All takeaway alcohol order forms must be submitted to the office by September 15th. Please click here to download our takeaway alcohol order form.
Should you be unsure of your remaining balance please do not hesitate to contact Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email



New Members Induction & Members Question and Answer Night

Just a reminder that our New Members Induction Night will be held on August 31st. This will also be combined with a Members Question & Answer session, followed by an Indian Curry Buffet.
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.



Winter Talk Series - Timeline

We only have two more evenings left of our Winter Talk Series, so if you have missed our last information nights be sure to reserve your spot for the final two. 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 remaining Winter Talks Series are as follows;.
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 - Sail Trimming 

Paul Eldrid, Director of OneSails Australasia, and World Champion Sailor and Coach will be our presenter for our next Winter Talk Series held on Wednesday 29 August, 2018.
Beginning at 6.30pm this information evening is general in nature, and will focus on the basics of sail trim and rig tuning to improve performance and is very relevant to both cruising and racing yachts.
Paul is an accomplished sailor with numerous victories in Australia and internationally, including State, National & World Champion. He has skippered yachts in several Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races and has previously coached the Australian Sailing Team and Paralympic Team, as well as several world champions. His wealth of knowledge will make for a fantastic evening.
For more details please click here
Please note bookings are essential
Bookings can be made through Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email



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 August & September are as follows;
Sunday August 19, 2018 at 1.30pm
Sunday September 2, 2018 at 1.30pm
Sunday September 16, 2018 at 1.30pm
For further details on dates for following months please click here



Storage Units 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 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.



Dinghy Found

It has come to our attention that a dinghy has been placed in our rack which has not been allocated in our system to a Member. If you are the owner of this dinghy please contact our Membership Manager Sam on, Failure to claim this dinghy before Friday 24th of August will be noted and it will be auctioned off to the highest bidder with all proceeds going to Junior Sailing. 



Junior Sailing School Holiday Program



Our Junior Start Sailing School Holiday programs are a fantastic way for your children to build on their sailing skills and encourages them to become confident and independent sailors. The course introduces children to gybing, tacking, man over board recovery, and use of tiller extensions.

Start Sailing is a 20 hour program, which runs over 4 days (9am till 2pm)


  • September School Holidays: 24 September - 27 September
  • December School Holidays: 17 December - 20 December

Should you be interested in registering your child for our school holiday programs email our Membership Manager Sam on 



Club Marine Geographe Bay Raceweek

Join Geography Bay Yacht Club for what will be a fantastic week of sailing on the beautiful waters of Geographe Bay. 
This event is open to all categories of the following 6 boats;

  • Classes and divisions from IRC, AMS, Under 10mtrs
  • Premier Cruising, Jib & Main, Multihull

For more information on this event please click here



Members Tips - Extinguishers

Most vessels have a dry chemical powder fire extinguisher on board, and it is important that it is ready for use when needed. The vibration of a vessel when underway settles the powder inside the extinguisher which may render it useless in the event of an emergency. To prevent this from happening, remove the extinguisher from the bracket and invert it a few times while the powder is loose. This should be done on a regular basis and while it is in your hand read the instructions, so you know how to use it if the occasion ever arises.



Just for Laughs




Dates for your Diary - August & September





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 



AFL Grand Final

The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory!
Come down and watch the Grand Final on our 75" screen.
Watch the final 2 teams battle it out to win the 2018 Premiership while taking advantage of our $20 burger and beer deal, and $15 jugs. 
To avoid missing out on the best seat for the day in our ballroom book now through Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email



Melbourne Cup


Save the date!
Tuesday November 6, 2018 is a date you will not want to miss at the Club. We are currently organising a fabulous day for all Members & Guests.
More details coming soon!




Like us on Facebook & Get 1 Free Drink*

Have you liked us on Facebook yet?
During the month of August 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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