What we're about
OPEN GROUP FOR MEMBERSHIP Our main coordinator Andrew G Dunn ( he and this Club is on facebook ) has several boats which he allows the club to use at NO COST TO MEMBERS. MEMBERSHIP will be of limited numbers exact figures to be determined but will be reduced from the current 1,000 coming from our old website Perth Sailing Meetup Group with over 285 previous sailings over from 2009 to 2016. This club has been born from this aforementioned sailing meetup group. No once off day trippers plse only those interested in sailing/boating.
We utilise for ..
OCEAN..a 50ft motor sailer QUATTRO (penned in S Fremantle ) with 4man inflatable tender and also supported by MINI ME 8 man inflatable ( which is used on river and ocean ). We go out most weekends either for day trips to eg Garden /Carnac Is OR overnight weekend trips to eg Rottnest. Quattro sleeps 9 to 15 people aboard with two bathrooms/showers and one bath. Longer trips are being planned. Day trips generally a max of 20 adults plus 5 children.
RIVER ... MY KUTI 28ft steel sailboat penned at Royal Perth Yacht Club Australia 2 Drive Crawley. Used for Thursday twilight sailing and some weekend day trips for 6 max sailing 12 crew max motoring. Also a fast and furious TRIMARAN for 2 to 3 young nimble crew wearing wetsuits. MINI ME 8 man inflatable is used on the river for pub crawls, wine cruises ( mainly in winter ) and occasionally water skiing.
SOCIAL ... The sailing is very SOCIALLY ORIENTATED and you will meet a lot of different people and the entire age range albeit the over 50s and/or unfit/overweight should confine themselves initially only to Quattro and day trips.
SAFETY ... All crew are expected to take orders from The Skipper and more senior crew. Legally The Skipper is responsible for you when aboard and your safety can only be guaranteed by you adhering immediately to orders given.
CANCELLATIONS ... Crew will be likely to be removed from membership for last minute cancellations without good cause. The Skipper determines if the weather is suitable/safe or not .. not individual crew members and "fine weather cancellers" of a last minute nature will be removed from membership ( as would anyone with a major misdemeanour ) without return of their membership fee.
ALL NEW CREW MUST SMS/text Andrew on 0438 520330 when FIRST booking
ALL CREW MUST .. put Fremantle Sea Rescue 9335 1332 into their phones. These boats have no peers so are not used for racing. The club is a cruising club. Crew are expected to take an interest in and learn from more experienced crew how to sail and to contribute to the workload associated with sailing including galley (kitchen) and cleaning duties aboard.
WINTER 2018 ... We need to train up more boat savvy people NOVICES WANTED .. for sailing and teaching "the ropes" .. for cruise /picnic/weekend sailing and/or BOATING... NO RACING. ... RELAX !