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.
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Sailing Fixtures 2019 - 2020
International Code of Signals & Numeral Pendants
Frostbite Invitation Series
Sportsmanship & the Rules
Rules of Sailing
Wally Pickford Memorial Marathon Race 2021
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 commemorate Wally Pickford our annual Memorial Marathon will be held on Sunday, 7 March 2021 commencing at 11am.
This year our sponsor Hemsley Paterson Valuers & Property Advisors has contributed $700 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 12 March 2021 commencing at 7:00pm in the Mele Bilo Ballroom.
To register your participation in this event please call Reception on (08) 9386 6437 or complete the entry form and return it to the PFSYC office or alternateively you can email your entry form to firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE - Entry forms must be returned to the office by 5pm on Wednesday 3 March 2021.
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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;
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