From:                                         Squadron News <>

Sent:                                           Friday, 22 February 2019 3:28 PM

To:                                               Reception

Subject:                                     Squadron News Edition #87



Squadron News Edition #87
February 22, 2019



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:


Merilyn Adamsonb
Joanna Giles

Marika Auret
Russell Giles





Wally Pickford Memorial Marathon Race 



Every year Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club holds the Wally Pickford Memorial Marathon named after Past Commodore Wally Pickford. Wally was born and bred on the Goldfields and had rarely seen a river before a job opportunity brought him to the big smoke. Wally quickly grew fond of the water and before he knew it, he was sailing on the Swan at every opportunity. It wasn't long before Wally was a respected Member of the Club Committee and in 1995 Wally was elected as Commodore. He went on to serve as Commodore for 3 years. 

The Marathon covers most of the river and is one of the Club's most important races attracting yachts from most other Clubs. Wally Pickford has sailed Seafarer, Rhumb Runner and in the later years his beloved Shibumi, in every possible race. 

Shibumi although not a fast boat could hold her own in strong winds. Such a day occured in 2002. Wally had been undergoing a long period of treatment for a debilitating cancer. Despite being ill, he was determined to at least start the race. Not only did he start, but he won the race which now bears his name. Sadly, Wally passed away a few weeks later. The battler from the bush more than made his mark as the Squadron's number one flag bearer and his legacy will live on forever.

To commerate Wally Pickford our annual Memorial Marathon will be held on Sunday, March 10 2019 commencing at 11am.

This year our sponsor Hemsley Paterson Valuers & Property Advisors have contributed $600 for our winning sailors, which will be divided over Division 1 & 2, and Division 3  & 4. 

Prizes and Presentations will be held on the Friday after the Marathon on February 15, 2019 commencing at 6.30pm in the Members Lounge.

To register your participation in this event please call Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or complete the entry form by clicking here and return it to the PFSYC office or alternateively you can email your entry form to

PLEASE NOTE - Entry forms must be returned to the office by 5pm on Wednesday March 6, 2019.
To guarantee a table in the Members Lounge for Presentations please email



Annual Subscriptions Notice
As you know, we are approaching the end of our financial year (March 31), which means that the annual subscription and fee invoices will be sent to you shortly via email (they will be emailed to you by March 1 this year). Once again, your Committee has been very successful in sustaining the Club's financials to the point where it now has a very bright future, and is considered financially stable.
It is important to note, that your Committee have been able to achieve these results without increasing fees and subscriptions to Members for the past three years; apart from the mandatory CPI increase to cover the costs of inflation, your Committee has kept prices on hold, which is an amazing result. And once again this year, your Committee has determined that apart from the mandatory CPI increase, membership fees and subscriptions for the 2019/20 year will not increase.
Please remember that your subscriptions and fees are due on April 1, 2019. To avoid incurring any administration charges for late payments, please ensure you pay your invoice by April 1.



House Support - Contribution Period 2

As mentioned above we are drawing near to the end of our financial year with our second House Support period near completion. As this fee is paid every 6 months, any funds remaining under your House Support subscription on March 31 will be forfeited.
House Support can be used against Regalia, meals and drinks from the Members Lounge or by ordering takeaway alcohol (to the value of $200).
All takeaway alcohol order forms must be submitted to the office by March 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



Understanding Your Statement 

In order for Members to better understand their statements we have included below a mock statement similar to the one that you will receive shortly. 
Should you have any queries regarding your statements please do not hesitate to contact Reception on (08) 9386 6437.




Member Database Form 

Thank you to all Members who have promptly filled out and returned the Member Database Update Form emailed to full Members last week. A friendly reminder to those Members who have yet to return the form, could you kindly take the time to complete it and return it to the office at your earliest convenience. 



Complimentary Social Membership 

Any Members that had received a Complimentary Social Membership will have now received their invoice for our next financial year beginning April 1 2019. Should you wish to continue with your Social Membership please ensure your payment is submitted by the above date. In the event you do not wish to continue your Social Membership please contact Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email



New Members Induction & Members Question & Answer Evening

Our New Members Induction & Question & Answer evening will be held on Friday March 8, 2018.
Commencing at 6pm our New Members Induction is where all new Members are welcome to come down and participate in your Induction to our Club. Please keep in mind that your Membership is not ratified until you have attended at least one Induction Night. If you are yet to do so, please confirm your attendance or absence by calling Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or emailing
Following the Induction, from 6.30 - 7.00pm, we will be holding our Members Question & 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 is our Irish Buffet commencing at 7pm. Details of the Buffet and prices are found below in our Club Functions & Events. Bookings are essential for the buffet.



Insurance & DoT Registration

Members are reminded that we require a copy of the current DoT Registration and Insurance Certificates for all vessels at the Club. We require this documentation at each renewal and should be forwarded to
It is also a Club requirement that all registered owners of vessels are full Members of the Club. Details can be found on our Club website. Should you have any queries in regard to Membership please contact our Membership Manager on the above email address.



Policy for the Sale of Vessel 

Members are reminded that they are required to notify the Club of any change in ownership relating to their vessel. Full details can be found in Policy for the Sale, Disposal or Removal of Vessel from PFSYC in the Members Portal.,



Contractors & Boat Brokers 

Members must not give their jetty key or pin code out to any contractors or boat brokers. Should a contractor or boat broker need jetty access and the Member is not available to come down to the Club to let them in, the contractor or broker must come into the Administration Office to sign our contractors log book during the hours of 9am and 5pm on Monday to Friday, a staff member will then let them on to the jetty.



Launching Ramp & Washdown Area

Members are politely reminded that proper use of the launch ramp is essential, particularly during busy periods. With the Rottnest swim this Saturday, Members are reminded of the following;

  • The Launch Ramp can only be used by voting Members who's boat is registered with the Club. Members should not allow non-members access to the launch ramp
  • The floating jetty is for short term use. Please do not leave your boat tied up to the jetty for long periods
  • Trailers must be returned to the correct hardstand and cars parked in the appropriate parking areas



Fuelling Jetty 

Many Members may not be aware but the Club's fuelling jetty has credit card facilities. Should a Member forget their Great Southern Fuel Card or does not have one, you are able to use your credit card at the fuel pump in order to purchase your fuel. 



Bosun Tip 
It is a good idea to check your shackles, chains and ropes in your pens as often as possible. Should there be an arising issue you can then notify a Bosun immediatly to rectify the situation sooner rather than later and avoid damage to your vessel.



Public Holiday Notice 
Please note that both Administration (including on-site Bosun's) and the Members Lounge will be closed for the Labour Day Public Holiday on Monday March 4, 2019.



Junior Sail Training 



Family Members did you know your children can learn to sail for free at PFSYC? 
Junior Sail Training takes place every Sunday morning during the school term from 8am till 11am.

The aim is always "fun" and Head Coach Francis Clarke together with her qualified team of coaches will ensure that all our Junior Sailors will grow more confident on the water throughout the season.

If you are interested in registering your child and joining in on the fun, please contact our Membership Manager on for more information.



Junior Sailing Sponsorship 

We have now received our Opi's for our Junior Sailors! We are reaching out to Members who would like participate in our Junior Sailing Sponsorship Program. Junior Sailors are on the increase at the Club, and as such the Club has purchased brand new Junior Sailing Boats for our Development program. Our Juniors sail on Sunday morning throughout the year and we also offer School Holiday Programmes. Members can sponsor the new boat, which will form part of our new Tackers program being launched this year, in addition to the existing programs. For only $1,000 your business can enjoy the following;

  • Boat Naming: The boat will have your business name on the side of a brand new Opi
  • Junior Regalia - Sponsors name on the Junior Rashies/T-shirt's
  • Naming Rights - The Club awards a "Junior Sailor of the Month' throughout the year. Your business' name will be displayed on the award and advertised to Members through our newsletter
  • Club TV Screen - Your Logo displayed on the Club screens at Club Events

For further details please contact our Membership Manager on



Parmelia Night Race Presentations

The presentations for our annual Parmelia Night Race will be held on Friday March 1, 2019 commencing at 7pm in the Members Lounge. To guarantee a table in the Lounge for Presentations please call (08) 9386 6437 or email



Crew Register

Are you interested in being part of a Crew? We have spots available for our Friday and Sunday Sailing Races. Should you be keen to participate and be part of the racing atmosphere please register your interest on the Crew Register whiteboard located in our Reception foyer or please email



Sailing at PFSYC

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.
Please click here to get your copy of our Summer Sailing Fixtures for 2018-2019.



Twilight Sailing

We can't direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails...
Have a mid week break and enjoy an evening on the water. 
After your sail take advantage of our Wednesday night Steak Night Special for $25 while enjoying a drink in the Members Lounge. 
We also offer chicken and beef BBQ packs which are available after the cruise when pre-ordered.
For restaurant and BBQ pack bookings please call Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email



CYC Commodore's Cup - Sunday March 17, 2019




FSC Pirate Raid - Saturday March 23, 2019




City of Nedlands 60th Anniversary - Sunday March 31, 2019




Top of the Gulf Regatta - 30 April to 5 May 2019




Members Tips - Head on Situation

When power boats are approaching each other on a collision course, each boat should alter course to starboard.



Just for Laughs




Dates for your Diary - March





Irish Buffet 

Calories don't count on the weekend...
To wrap up our New Members Induction and Question & Answer session, our amazing hospitality team will be dishing out an Irish Buffet filled with all your favourites. 
Start Time : 7pm
Adults = $35, Children = $12, Under 5 = Eat Free.
Bookings are essential! To place a booking for this event call Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email



Facebook & Instagram

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Stay up to date with our current events at the Club by liking us on Facebook and following us on Instagram.
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Instagram page - @perthflyingsquadron



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.


JLG Electrical

JLG Electrical is a locally owned business that specialises in the supply, installation and maintenance of all your electrical and lighting requirements, whether you need a power point in your residence or a large scale installlation within your industrial complex. James has extensive experience and provides excellent, efficient service.
Please contact James Gardner on 0438 095 047.



Allegro Pizzeria

Allegro Pizzeria located on Stirling Hwy. Claremont is offering our Members 10% off their orders.
Orders can be placed online at or by calling 9386 1347.




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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