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YOU CANNOT JOIN THIS GROUP WITHOUT HAVING BEEN A MEMBER OF PERTH SAILING MEETUP GROUP AND HAVING ESTABLISHED CAPABILITY AND EXPERIENCE AND REGULAR ACTIVITY and thereafter by invitation by me Andrew.
This is a subdivision of Perth Sailing Meetup Group for regular/experienced sailors who thus get a priority over other less experienced sailors in the regular Perth Sailing Meetup Group which undertakes both river and ocean cruising but not competitive racing. It is a closed group and persons need to have been aboard one or more of my private boats and proven their sailing proficiency even if that is only in one particular task initially. There is a joining fee and at sometime a fee per period of time which may be either ( to be determined ) 3mo 6mo or 12mo but thereafter sailing trips are at no cost although you will be required to bring your own and/or shared food etc. It is preferable but not essential ( some aboard ) that you have your own low profile lifejacket and waterproofs. You also have priority over ordinary "crew" in the main meetup group for your guests. You will be expected to properly inform your guests however re appropriate clothing food/drink supplies and bedding if overnighting. Generally this is bring a pillow slip with or without a pillow and either a sleeping bag or two single sheets with a blanket ( thin in summer thick in winter! ) You WILL be expected to undertake your sailing tasks relevant to your experience efficiently and to be able to instruct ordinary "crew" from the general sailing meetup group in what to do. You WILL be expected to contribute towards menial tasks including cooking washing up and cleaning toilets deck etc etc.
You MUST have Fremantle Sea Rescue in your mobile phone .. 9335 1332 and/or any other relevant numbers for that journey eg Rockingham, Hilarys and Mandurah Sea Rescues AND .. to ensure your guests if you have any have the same. You are also responsible for correct and detailed instructions relevant to Quattro or the relevant boat to your guests including ESPECIALLY MARINE TOILET USEAGE. YOU WILL BE EXPECTED to aim to get your Recreational Skipper's Licence ( easy one day course half in the classroom half on a small boat .. or briefer for experienced persons ) so that you can drive a boat over 6HP eg MINI ME which is 75HP. You MUST have my mob 0438 520330 in your phone and SMS'd it to me and you MUST have emailed me on email@example.com so I have your email address and vice versa. I have 5 boats .. two in the water sailboats ..
Quattro 50+ft motor sailer in Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour via the locked gate at the end of the left hand (western) arm of Jetty 2 Capo D'Orlando Drive South Fremantle. Free parking there. Generally ordinary crew are picked up from the boardwalk at the back of Little Creatures however. My Kuti ... at Aquarama Marina 110 Riverside Rd East Fremantle ( next to Eat Greek ) ..end of Jetty C on the left.
Also ..two support boats .. 8 man inflatable DS977 ( Mini Me ) which we use for wine cruises etc on the river and tow behind Quattro on the ocean. Also a 4 man inflatable tender which lifts behind Quattro. Also a carbon fibre/plastic trimaran for 1 to 5 people generally 2 occasionally 3 including skipper which is not put up on general meetup but will occasionally be for you as regular/experienced crew .. it's fast and wet and exhilarating. Wet suits ( I have for you ) are req'd. But bring your own if u have ... 2 to 4mm ideal.
SAILINGS are generally nearly EVERY WEEKEND Sept to May alternating roughly with Day trips on Sunday one weekend to weekend trips the other on Quattro in the ocean ( I work approx one in two Sat ams and one in six Sundays/weekends ). Aso Sept to May 4pm to 11pm twilight sailing on MY KUTI from E Freo to Royal Perth YC where we BBQ/party from around 7.30 to 9.30 before motoring home to E Freo. In winter and occasionally other times MINI ME inflatable is used upriver for wine cruises/other and occasionally by arrangement for water skiing.
You may apply to me to come on to this group if you are a very experienced sailor after one trip on Quattro/My Kuti or if not after approx 5 or 6 trips and have competency in coming in and out of the pen at the very least. Fees for being in this priority to sail group are to be determined shortly and may vary according to many variables. I look forward to cruise sailing with you and your priority guests.
Andrew Dunn owner 0438 520330 firstname.lastname@example.org