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Sent:                                           Tuesday, 27 August 2019 1:40 PM

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Subject:                                     Squadron News Edition #96



Squadron News Edition #96
August 27, 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:


Phil Montgomery
Mike Majewski 
Grant Mills

Peter Gatchell
James Chittick





Committee 2019/2020


Thank you to all Members who came and participated in our AGM on Wednesday August 21st. Congratulations to our New Committee for 2019/2020;

  • Commodore - Norm Roberts
  • Vice Commodore - Givenchy Langer
  • Rear Commodore Power - John Wood
  • Rear Commodore Regatta - Denise Luscombe
  • General Committee - Colin Keevil
  • General Committee - Julian Hamlet
  • General Committee - Bob Freeth
  • General Committee - Gary Roscoe
  • Honorary Treasurer - Clarinda Ho 



Cork Evans Time Trial 2019




Cork Evans Time Trial 2019 turned into a fantastic day with perfect weather for some healthy competition. It was great to see so many PFSYC Members down at the Club and getting involved in this annual tradition.
Congratulations to;

  • First Place - Liberty from RFBYC - David Russell-Cargill & Scott Baumgartel
  • Second Place - Havana from RFBYC - Tim Cummins & Ken Stevenson
  • Joint Third Place - Sirius from RFBYC - David Grocutt & Don Tregonning and Westwind from PFSYC - Givenchy Langer & Fynn Langer

PFSYC First Place - Westwind from PFSYC - Givenchy Langer & Fynn Langer

A huge thank you must go out to our Checkpoint volunteers;

  • Colin Keevil
  • Phil Dickson
  • David Boon
  • Matt Wright
  • Jodie Buswell
  • Ben Power
  • Peter Jarman
  • Julian Hamlet
  • John Collins

Photography - Aya Okuma



Annual Commodore's Evening 



Lock this one in your diaries because we have a night prepared that you will never forget! If there is one event during the year you should attend THIS IS IT!

The 2019 Annual Commodore's Night is locked in and boy do we have a night planned for you all.

Lay your bets on the table because we will have 2 professional croupiers playing rounds of Roulette & Money Wheel from 7.30pm till 10.30pm.

Complimentary drinks and canapes will be available from 7pm till 10pm. Winners Trophy and Door Prizes will be up for grabs.

Tickets are $79 and can be taken off your house support so why not join us with your flapper dress and boas, pinstripes and tommy-guns to celebrate one of the biggest nights in the PFSYC calendar!!!

Date - Saturday October 19, 2019
Time - 7pm
Ticket Price: $79 (can be taken off your house account)

Bookings are essential for this event. Please book by 5pm Friday October 4, 2019 by calling Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email



House Support - Contribition Period 1

Members are politely reminded that we are coming to the end of the first House Support Period with Contribution Period 2 commencing 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 Members Lounge 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 Alternatively all account balances are also available on your Members Portal. 



Winter Talk Series - Sail Trim Seminar

These evenings are a great way to come down to the Club with your family and friends, get to meet other Members of the Club and learn some interesting information. This is our final Winter Talk Series for 2019 so be sure to make the time to come down and enjoy our Curry Buffet for only $25 while learning some useful information.

The Sail Trim Seminar will be held on Wednesday September 11th. 2019, and will cover all topics relating to Downwind Sailing, Club Racing, Cruising, Offshore Racing and One Design. PFSYC has the pleasure in attaining World Champion Sailor, Sailmaker and Australian Team Coach Paul Eldrid. 

For more details please click here.
Please note bookings are essential!
To book for the Information Evening please call Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email
It is recommended to come down early and enjoy our Curry Buffet. To book for the Buffet please call Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email



Rottnest Island Mooring Information Night



The Rottnest Island Authority have been working on a range of initiatives to improve the Rottnest experience including the new Jetty facilities and a new booking system for rental moorings.

One of the major changes taking place is the introduction of a more simpler administration of the waiting list for mooring site licences. From July 1, applicants no longer need to renew their applications annually in order to remain on the waiting list. Applicants will continue to receive an annual prompt to check that their details are up to date, and to advise them of their position on the wait list, but they will not have to contact RIA, except to advise of changes.

With so many changes taking place RIA will be holding an information evening providing an update on these intiatives.

In addition RIA will be providing information and seeking feedback on the draft Rottnest Island Management Plan 2020 - 2024 and to provide the results of the 2019 RIA Boating Survey.

Bookings are Essential!!!
Please book by calling Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email



Scavenger Fire Safety



This is too good of an opportunity to miss!!

The team at Scavenger Fire Safety will be at the Club on Saturday October 5th from 9am till 11am to service and check the maintenance of your boat fire extinguishers.
This a great opportunity to make sure all your boat equipment is up to date and ready to tackle the Summer ahead. SFS will also have vehicle first aid kits available to purchase for just $22.

On top of that, they are promoting a special offer on heavy duty UV & water resistant marine kits - a must for any in the boating industry!
These marine kits have been designed specifically for marine environments with a full wall mount bracket. Pre-orders are required for this product.

Bookings are Essential! To place a booking or to pre-order your marine kit please call Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email



PFSYC Busy Bee 



It is approaching to that time of the year again where we are calling on all Members to assist us in getting the Club spruced up and ready for Opening Day. 

Start: 9am
Finish - Approximately 12pm

What to Bring:
Paint brushes, rollers, containers
Tree pruning equipment
Weeding equipment
Gloves, hats & sunsreen

We will be providing a sausage sizzle for all our hardworking partipants so lets work together to get our Club ready for one of the biggest events of the year and make it something to be proud of!

Should you have any queries please do not  hesitate to contact Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email




Note of Thanks to Darron Baynham
The Club would like to recognise and thank Member Darron Baynham for donating two bottles of Port to the Junior Sailing Program. The Port was raffled, raising much needed funds for the Junior Sailing Program. 
If anyone would like to contribute to our Junior Sailors please contact Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email



With Winter still lingering on, you may have noticed that outside dirt and limestone gravel has been making it's way into the Club. It would be greatly appreciated if all Members and their guests be mindful of those wet, rainy days and kindly wipe their feet on the front doormat when entering the Club.



Volunteer Starters Required

The Club is reaching out to Members who wish to volunteer in our Start Box for our Friday and Sunday racing at PFSYC. No experience is necessary and the Club will fully train you on what is required in the Start Box. Starters receive a $25 voucher for an evening meal or drink each time you are rostered to start. Should anyone be interested in volunteering for this position it would be greatly appreciated if you could contact Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email



Discount on Slip Fees


We are offering a 10% discount on all slip fees until September 30, 2019. This is a great time to get those required jobs done on your boat before Summer commences. Please keep in mind the Slip does get booked very quickly during the Summer months, so this is a great opportunity to book in now while there is still availability. 




Mooring in Pig Trough Bay at Garden Island 

We have a primary user membership which entails Members at PFSYC the ability to use moorings at Pig Trough Bay at Garden Island. Should any Members be interested in making use of this benefit our mooring number is 105.




Junior Sailing



Family Members do you know your children can sail for FREE at PFSYC?

We are nearing the end of the Winter Sailing Season with our Junior Sailing taking place every 2nd Sunday (with the exception of school holidays) from 9am till 12pm.

Should you wish to enrol your child in our Junior Sailing Program and get them involved in a fun sport on a Sunday morning led by our fantastic head coach Francis, please do not hesitate to contact our Membership Manager on

Our next Junior Sailing Training will be held Sunday September 8, 2019.



Winter Sailing Series 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.

Sunday Frostbite racing is every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month commencing at 1:30pm
Dates for Final Frostbite Sailing September;

  • 1 September 2019
  • 15 September 2019

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



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



Twilight Sailing - Recommencing 9 October 


Enjoy a mid-week break on the water while watching our gorgeous sunset. Twilight Sailing recommences on 9 October at 6:20pm and is a great opportunity to beat those mid-week blues. 
After your sail take advantage of the Members Lounge Wednesday specials - Rotating Weekly Sailor Special & Steak Night Special.  We also offer chicken and beef BBQ packs which are available after your cruse when pre-ordered. 
For dinner or BBQ pack bookings plesae call Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email



MBSC - Moth Worlds - December 2019




Members Tips - Weather Terminology

  • Gust: A sudden increase in wind strength of a very short duration, usually a few seconds.
  • Squall: A brief violent windstorm, often with rain which lasts for several minutes. A heavy rain squall also tends to flatten the seas for a short period.
  • Waves, Fetch & Swell: Waves are created by passing over the water surface and is often called Seas in forecasts. The distance of water over which the wind blows is called Fetch. The stronger the wind and the longer the fetch, the bigger the waves become. These waves can join together to form Swell, which can travel for hundreds of kilometres due to their energy. Sea and Swell can occur at the same time, often in different directions, but if a swell and sea wave align, they can create a wave larger than the prevailing conditions, possibly causing a dangerous situation.



Just for Laughs




Dates for your Diary - September & October





Father's Day Lunch

Treat Dad this Father's Day to a traditional Sunday Roast Carvery and a pint of tap beer for only $30!!
We will also be drawing the winners to all THREE HAMPERS in the Members Lounge (tickets 3 for $5).
Hamper 1 = Tool box valued at $200, kindly donated by JLG Electrical, Hamper 2 - 2 bottles of House Wine
Hamper 3 - 2L of Kolsch beer in takeaway growler.
Bookings for Lunch are Essential! To place a booking please call Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email


Winter Talk Series - Curry Buffet

With each of our Winter Talk Series we will also be holding a Curry Night for only $25!!
You will have the choice of 3 delicious curries - chicken, beef or vegetarian, all served with rice, naan bread, poppadoms & condiments. This will be sure to leave you full and satisfied and ready to absorb all information for the evening.
To place a booking please call Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email


AFL Grand Final 

Come down and watch the final 2 teams battle it out to win the AFL 2019 trophy on our big screen. We will have games out on the Lawn for the kids to be kept entertained! For the adults, we are offering $20 jugs to enjoy during the game. Not only that, but with every Jug of house beer purchased you will receive a FREE FOOTLONG hot dog which will be served at half time. Bookings are essential! To place a booking please call Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email


Gangster & Molls Casino Night 

The Event of the Year! Don't miss out this year and be sure to book your tickets in now! Lay your bets on the table with our 2 professional croupiers and enjoy playing rounds of Roulette & Money Wheel. Complimentary drinks and canapes will be available from 7pm till 10pm.
Tickets = $79 (can be taken off your house support)
Bookings are Essential by October 4th. Book by calling Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email





Wednesday Steak Night

Nothing ruins a Friday like realising it's only Wednesday...
So why not combat those mid- week blues and head on down to the Club for our Steak Night Special. For only $25 divulge yourself into a succulent steak with your choice of sauce and side.
To place a booking call Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email


Thursday Pizza & Pint Night 

You say Thursday, I call it Friday Eve...
Every Thursday is Pizza & Pint Night at PFSYC!
Why not gather your family and friends and make the most of our beautiful view and enjoy our Thursday night special for only $17.
Bookings are recommended. To place a booking call Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email


Friday Fish Fry Night 

It's Friday...Time to go make stories for Monday..
Come on down to the Club and enjoy our Friday special of Fish, Chips and Mushy Peas for only $13.50.
This is proving to be a popular evening at the Club so take advantage of this deal while it lasts.
Bookings are recommended.
To place a table booking please call Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or email



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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
Please click here to view our Bar Snacks 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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