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Keelboat Sailing at PFSYC

Whether a supremely ambitious Olympic hopeful or a relative sailing novice still wet behind the ears, boat owner or not, Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club can offer you competitive sailing at a level to suit.

The experience of our sailors may differ greatly and their craft may come in all shapes and sizes, but there is one constant that is guaranteed - the thrill and the exhilaration that comes with racing out on the water.

​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 & 4. The Squadron's keelboat racing is competitive and well managed by experienced sailors. 

In Summer, PFSYC boat owners and their guests can participate in Twilight cruising on Wednesday nights. This is an immensely popular way to enjoy some social sailing followed by a BBQ dinner on the lawn overlooking the river.

Opening Day is one of the Club's highlights of the year! Official guests and dignitaries gather in the Clubhouse for the Opening Ceremony, which is followed by the traditional Sail Past and Blessing of the Fleet. After the formalities, it's on to racing and from then on it's full-on sailing for the rest of the year.

Should you be interested in joining a Crew, please fill out the form below and our staff will be in contact with you as soon as possible.
Any other queries can be directed to

Regatta Races
Parmelia Night Race

Invitational Regatta Race held in Summer which covers most of the river.  This Flag Event is held on a Friday evening during summer and attracts yachts from most other Clubs. Yachts sail around the river, passing checkpoint marks along the way. Lots of Prizes up for grabs.

Date - TBC

Wally & Glenys Pickford Memorial Race

Invitational Regatta Race named after Past Commodore Wally Pickford. This marathon is held in Summer and covers most of the river and is one the Club’s most prestigious Flag Events attracting yachts from most other Clubs. Lots of Prizes up for grabs.

Date - TBC

Opening Day Regatta Race

Invitational Regatta Race held on the Opening Day of our Sailing Season. Held on the first Sunday in November this is always a great afternoon out on the water racing with Members from our Club and other Yacht Clubs. Flags & prizes awarded to Fastest Time, First, Second & Third Place in Division 1 & 2, and First, Second & Third Place Division 3 & 4.

Date - Sunday 3 November 2024

Click here for more information and to register for our 2024 Opening Day Regatta Race

Squadron Sailors Facebook Community
Our Squadron Sailors Facebook Community provides a way to keep in touch with your fellow Club Members. After such great success with our Power Cruisers Facebook Group Page, Squadron Sailors was subsequently born in order to enhance the communication in our network of Sailors. 
This private Facebook Group provides a safe place for you to ask questions, share knowledge, make friends and talk everything yachts. It also is a great opportunity to meet your fellow Squadron Sailors.
This page is a great way to stay informed on what is happening at your Club by continuously staying up to date with; 
  • Racing News
  • Junior Sailing
  • Twilight Evenings
  • Future Events
  • Tips & Advice
If you are interested in meeting and gathering with other Members of your Club as well as staying in touch with all our latest news than this is the right place!
  • Facebook
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