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These include Cruising in Company, fishing competitions, and social events. There are also many informal activities that are organised by members where people hold similar interests. An example of this is the sharing of moorings at Rottnest Island. This is done inline with the RIA regulations and mooring sharing is encouraged between members to promote ease of access to the Island and boating with friends.
The Club has held several very successful Cruising in Company events over the past year, the first to Mandurah and the second to Mindaire. Commencing from the Fremantle Annex on a Friday night, the trips have included vessels varying from 6 - 20 metres. Along the way the crew of each vessel have participated in a Boat Rally with questions designed not only to test their navigation and saftely skills but also a few brain teasers thrown in for good measure. Saturday afternoon and evening includes fellowship, excursions and dinner and dancing at a restaurant near to the Host marina.
All members are encouraged to fly the Club Burgee when aboard the boats. This makes us easily identifiable to other members and is a great catalyst to introductions between members, particularly when away from the club at Rottnest Island, Mandurah etc. Power yacht owners are also encouraged to participate in other club events such as twilight sailing on a Thursday evening and the great selection of social events held by the club.
Royal Perth Yacht Club have formed a strong allegiance with Perth Game Fishing Club. Please visit www.pgfc.com.au to have a look at their coming activities.
In Western Australia it is now a requirement to hold a Recreational Skippers Ticket to be in charge of a powerboat. This qualification is based on a set of marine safety competencies that must be demonstrated to an authorised assessor. Royal Perth Yacht Club can assist with this process by providing help and arranging an assessment.
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Wanting to advance your basic boating skills, our powerboat courses are the perfect place to start. These courses provide the next step on from the Recreational Skippers Ticket covering everything in greater detail. If you are looking to become a dinghy sailing instructor or help on a Club safety boat then these courses are a must.
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