Gipsy Moth IV Royal Gala Dinner Australian Yachting Awards 2006
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal
was Yachting Australia’s special guest of honour for the Gipsy Moth IV Royal Gala Dinner & Australian Yachting Awards 2006 held in Sydney on 12 July. President, Alan Tough and the General Manager, Tony Claydon represented Yachting WA and to support the West Australian nominees:
Female Sailor of Year Award
Elise Rechichi & Tessa Parkinson
Male Sailor of Year Award
Sailor of Year with a Disability Award
Jamie Dunross, Colin Harrison & Graeme Martin
Youth Sailor of Year Award
Belinda Kerl & Chelsea Hall
Although they were not successful, we congratulate our nominees on being finalists in these prestigous awards.
Australian Sailing Museum
Mr. Rolly Tasker AM and his wife, Kerry have proudly announced the commencement of the building of WA’s newest museum - The Australian Sailing Museum.
The museum in Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah, Western Australia will trace the history of Australian sailing since 1850.
The many interesting and interactive displays will include models of each class of Australian yacht to have attained fleet status (132) along with models of 63 America’s Cup yachts and feature life size wax figures of famous Commodores, designers and icons like Denis Conner and John Bertrand, our Australian Olympic and sailing champions will be remembered, memorabilia displayed and a history will be brought to life within the museum walls for all ages to enjoy and for a sports group to treasure.
The Museum complex will also house the Peninsula Art Gallery, the Boardwalk coffee shop and Rolly Tasker Sails - Australia offering sails made by Roly.Yachting WA congratulates Rolly and Kerry and extends its best wishes for the new venture.
Never Time Trialled ? Uncertain of What's Involved ?
Want a Winter Sport without having to fly to Thredbo?
If your boat is capable of navigating at a speed of between 5 and 15 knots under power, time trialling could provide you with an excellent opportunity to:
- Use your boat during the winter months
- Learn the local waters
- Learn the navigational marks and hazards
- Learn the capabilities of your boat
- Enjoy a great social atmosphere and make new friends
It doesn’t take a special boat or high speed electronics. All you need is:
- A Boat
- A Crew of 1—2
- A Compass
- A Tachometer
- A Clock
- A better understanding of your boats’ performance
- Increased confidence in your own boating skills
- New friends with a common interest
- & a trophy or two to remind you what a great sportsperson you are!
For guidance and more information—phone Alan Johns on 0412 902 049
Help!                             Help!                            Help!                         Help!
Fremantle Traffic Bridges
The effect of wash from powered vessels on sail boats with masts lowered for passage beneath the bridges  is considerable and at the same time avoidable  —   if each skipper is aware of his/her duty.
- Power Yachts – please take care to minimize wash when near yachts with masts lowered.
- Power Yachts – please do not pass yachts with lowered masts under the bridges
- Yachts – please be aware of your responsibility to ensure your masts are secured safely when lowered.
Skippers - Should there be incidents, it is imperative that in order to address these and to attempt to resolve problem areas, the Department for Planning and Infrastructure (DPI) requires you to complete and submit a Marine Incident Report (available from DPI or from Yachting WA website).
Marine Radio Operators Certificate ………….
Interested in learning how to better use your VHF and HF radios?
You are welcome to join a course commencing early August, conducted over 4 evenings, covering marine radio communication equipment, VHF and HF Radios, use of radio in recreational vessels, sea, search and rescue in Australia, emergency position indicating radio beacons, operating procedure and practical experience for communications, distress, urgency and safety communications, digital selective calling, communication with coast and limited coast station, telegrams and other communications.
Telephone: 9435 8800
Recreational Skippers Ticket
Do You Have Yours Yet?????
Venture out of your winter hibernation and take advantage of shorter queues during this quiet off-season to apply for your RST.
Come on—just do it— pick up the phone and contact the centre most convenient to you:-
| Training Centre
||08 9339 4444|
||0418 918 341|
|Bunbury Sea Rescue Group
||0438 937 038|
|Denmark Sea Rescue Group
||08 9840 8183|
|East Fremantle Yacht Club
||08 9339 8111|
|Exmouth District High School
||08 9949 2633|
|Fremantle Sailing Club
||08 9435 8800|
|Geographe Bay Yacht Club
||08 9752 2522|
|Geraldton Sea Rescue Group
||08 9964 3543|
|Geraldton Senior College
||08 9965 8411|
|Hillarys Yacht Club
||08 9246 2833|
|IFAP (North Fremantle)
||08 9430 6611|
|Jurien Training Centre
||08 9652 1518|
|Mandurah Offshore Fishing & Sailing Club
||08 9535 6251|
|Mandurah Water Rescue Group
||08 9582 9288|
|Peaceful Bay Sea Rescue Group
||08 9771 1863|
||08 9840 8378|
|Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club
||08 9386 6437|
|Perth Recreational Boating Academy
||0417 918 945|
|Pilbara Camp School
||0418 938 268|
|Rec-Skip WA (Hillarys)
||08 9243 8515|
||0427 230 799|
|Rockingham Senior High School
||0428 283 770|
|Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
||08 9384 9100|
|Royal Perth Yacht Club
||08 9389 1555|
|Shelley Sailing Club
||08 9259 0641|
|Skippers School (Fremantle)
||0414 859 275|
||08 9430 4522|
|South of Perth Yacht Club
||08 9364 5844|
|Southern Cross Sailing School (Fremantle)
||08 9314 2559|
|Swan Yacht Club
||08 9339 3520|
|TS Canning (Naval Cadets)
||08 9361 6632|
|TS Marmion (Naval Cadets)
||08 9246 3246|
|Two Rocks Volunteer Sea Rescue Group
||08 9561 1303|
|WA Marine Skippers Training (Ocean Reef)
||08 9300 6902|
|WA Yachting Foundation
||08 9386 9488|
|Warnbro Community High School
||08 9593 4055|
|Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue Group
||0409 882 577|
this is your opportunity to have your say on issues close to your heart.
The Rottnest Island Authority is seeking comment on the Draft Marine Management
Strategy for the island and the marine environment.
This is not just about fishing as the Strategic Objectives of Marine Management
of the island include:
"To provide the opportunity for appropriate and compatible commercial
and private recreational water sports and activities."
The RIA invites you to visit their website to read the Strategy and to provide your comments by 15th July 2006.
Queen’s Birthday Honours List
Well known local identity, Mr Rolly Tasker was made a Member of the Order of  Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for service to sailing as a sailmaker, yacht designer and builder, as a competitive yachtsman and to maritime related cultural institutions.
Yachting WA will be represented by Board Member, Peter Farrell who has been elected to the State Marine Policy Stakeholder Group by the Minister for the Environment.
Calendar & Reminders
2006 WA Open, Women's and Youth Match Racing Championships
At Fremantle Sailing Club  on 19/20 August 2006
National Power Boat Scheme: Safety Boat Handling 2006
On 25/26 August 2006 (Clubs please note: - this if for operators of all safety boats)
Keelboat – Inshore Instructors Course
On 18/19/20 August 2006
National Yacht Cruising Scheme (Keelboat) Instructor Course
On 25/26/27 August 2006
Safety & Sea  Survival Course—Racing & Cruising for Power & Sail
On 4/5/6 & 10 September 2006
Yachting WA Juniorsail  Camp:  16/17 September 2006.
Enquiries invited from any parent whose child has their own boat, is confident on the water and who would like to know more about  an invitation to this residential coaching camp
YachtingWA Westsail Camp:   30 September —3 October 2006
Invitations to be mailed soon