Princess Royal Sailing Club Newsletter

Issue Seven, 12 February 2020



At a glance:

  • Cultcha Kitchen: Guest Chef Damien is back to cater 14 February.
  • HANSA Class State Championships Welcome BBQ: 14 February 2020, 7:00pm. Book here
  • HANSA Class State Championships Regatta: 15 and 16 February 2020. Information here.
  • HANSA Class State Championships Dinner: 15 February 2020, 7:00pm. Book here
  • Le Dejeuner en Blanc, 12noon-4pm, Sunday 23 February. Information here.
  • Walpole in the Trees Regatta: Saturday 29 February to Sunday 1 March 2020.
  • Dinghy Sailing and Club Racing as usual this weekend.

Sailing News

Exciting racing on Dymes Cup Day

Racing Saturday 8 February


The annual Dymes Cup Day produced some thrilling performances in three different fleets on Saturday. The handicap start harbour course events were held in warm, balmy weather with a south easterly that rarely reached 12kn and made for colourful spinnaker runs down the harbour.


Div1 and 2 competed for the original Dymes Cups which are more than a hundred years old and the most coveted trophies at the club. The founding commodore, Frank Dymes, donated the first cup in 1910 and any skipper who could win it three times in succession gets to keep it. Lionel Austin did just that and so Frank Dymes donated the second.


Div1 had five contestants and Harold Keay was away first with Shagabull. Keay won this trophy in 2017 and was out to do as well. Jack Spaanderman had Crunchtime doing battle with Keay for much of the journey and it was close racing.


Marco Giuntoli and Craig Anderson in Scappata had a slow start but then hit top gear. Murray Deere, after his brilliant win last week with Wild One, couldn't really get going. Enter Murray Howson, skippering the scratch boat, Sitting Bull, which had the daunting task of chasing and catching the leading yachts.


Scappata was under threat from the fast finishing Sitting Bull as they neared the finish line. With only a hundred metres to go, Giuntoli  must have seen the trophy already in his grasp and held Howson at bay to win narrowly. Howson took second place and recorded fastest time in a fine effort. After a tough encounter with Spaanderman's Crunchtime, Harold Keay took Shagabull into third place.


Div2 competed for the second Dymes Cup and eight yachts began their quest for glory. The limit boat was Grey Moose skippered by Karen Timmins who was on a hat trick of wins and had opted to go JAM (jib and main). The scratch boat was Excitabull, skippered by Geoff Oliver, and he meant serious business as he methodically moved through the fleet and towards the end had only Grey Moose to catch. Timmins still held a handy lead but made a navigational error by sailing too far away from the last mark and handed the race to a much relieved Oliver. Timmins recovered to finish in second place in another good effort. Bob Giles, who had a fine day's sailing, stayed well up and took third place.


The Flying Fifteens competed for their own Dymes Cup Day trophy and Aileen Lucas was given a generous two minute handicap with Crazy. Lucas was still using the extra weight which worked better than last week. Simon Lucas began the chase with FForever Young but could only knock off about thirty seconds, which saw Crazy win and take the trophy. What a season these two skippers are having!


Picture: (Above) Div1 Dymes Cup winners on Scappata. Craig Anderson and Marco Giuntoli  top right.


Race Day Photos

To see more of Des' photos, including some contributions by others, see the link below.

Walpole in the Trees Regatta 2020

The Walpole Yacht Club is again looking forward to hosting the Walpole in the Trees Regatta on the Labour Day long weekend, Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March, 2020.

The Regatta program includes five races over two days and is open to the following:

  • All off-the-beach dinghies, Trailer Sailers (JAM only) and Catamarans
  • Any shallow draft keelboats, eg: Red Witch, Flying Fifteen
  • Any veteran off the beach yachts

The regatta is a safe, family-focused event to be enjoyed by all, and an ideal way to experience the beauty of the Walpole and Nornalup Inlet Marine Park.

The Notice of Race is available here and nominations open 1 January 2020 via

Membership News

Lost Property


A gold bracelet has been found. It has a saying engraved on it, which will need to be quoted to claim. To claim the bracelet, or any other items of value as per the picture, visit the PRSC office in office hours, phone (08) 9844 4033 or email


We highly recommend club members, their friends and family check out the movie Maiden showing at Orana Cinemas as part of the Film Harvest on Wednesday 19 February.


This film follows a sailing theme and comes highly recommended by movie rating site, Rotten Tomatoes. Check the link out here.


Tickets are available at Orana Cinemas.

Search for the Sesqui Centenary Trophy

The Sesqui Centenary Trophy is a King George Sound Trophy for Div2 and unfortunately it appears to be missing in action.


Do you, or anyone you know, have it? The club would very much like to restore it to its rightful place, on display at the club.


If you have it, or know where it is, please arrange for its return or call the office with information. Thank you for your help.

Membership map

Princess Royal Sailing Club is a friendly, family club committed to promoting all aspects of sailing and ensuring that the sport of sailing is available to all.


To this end, PRSC has adopted the national Australian Sailing initiative SailPass, designed to offer a flexible and affordable sailing opportunity for those keen to try sailing, some for the first time.


The SailPass can be purchased here at a cost of $15 per sail, up to a maximum of 10. Club skippers are able to purchase a book of 10 passes which they can offer to guests, if they wish. The SailPass ensures that all participants are covered by Australian Sailing insurance and that all members of the club are able to access facilities in an equitable manner.


Please refer to the club's membership matrix below to see what each type of membership offers.


Please click on the image to expand.


Please use this form to nominate a new membership.

Twilight Cruising

Thank you for a great start to the Twilight Sailing season!


PRSC now has a Twilight Sailing Facebook group. You can ask to join here to stay up to date on weekly twilight sailing plans.



Saturday night meals at the club

Lucky winner of last week's meat raffle was Keith, pictured left with our able assistant Amelia.


Please note there will be no catering at PRSC this Saturday night, however there will be a meat raffle. Come armed with your spare change!


Volunteers are welcome to have a shot at arranging catering and to run the raffle. If you are interested, please text Karen on 0427 756 012 to see what can be arranged.

Friday Restaurant Meals @ PRSC

Chef Damien of Cultcha Kitchen will cater at PRSC on Friday 14 February with a distracting view of the twinkling lights across Princess Royal Harbour.


Check out the menu on his Facebook page.

Buy Local, Support a Club Member's Business


Cameron Caravans

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Synergy Graphics

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If you're interested in seeing your business listed, FREE, in the Periscope as part of a member directory, please email with your business name, phone number, website and email address.


No logos, photos or descriptions will be published, just an alphabetically-listed directory of member businesses that will be published when sufficient numbers have been contributed.

Yoga @ PRSC



Le Dejeuner en Blanc

🥵It’s a pretty difficult way to raise money.


🥳... have fun
🎺... be entertained 
⭐️... get creative with decorating your table
💃🏼... ask some friends to come too


But I think we’re up for the challenge! Make sure you have booked your table... you don’t want to miss out on the super-cute, tiny musicians we have booked! 


You can help make 2020 Le Dejeuner en Blanc a great success by forming a table of up to ten friends and purchasing a table ticket. All funds raised are donated directly to Sailability to maintain boats and purchase essential sailing equipment such as life jackets.


Clive and Georgie Walker generously host this white-themed picnic in the beautifully treed parkland next to PRSC.

When: Sunday 23 February from midday to 4pm.

Where: PRSC on the grassed area to the south of the club.

Theme: White, with a prize for the best presented table.
What: BYO everything including tables, chairs, food, drinks.
Cost: $100 per table, up to 10 people which makes it $10 head. A table of 1-9 people is still $100.
Tickets: Contact Clive and Georgie on 0428 425 293 or Mark on 0429 216 453 to purchase.


Please help Sailability by supporting our major fundraising event of the year.

Weather & Handy Links

Weather Tools

  • Southern Ports' new weather tool, here. The weather is derived from the beacon in the channel. 
  • Seabreeze
  • MetEye


Eligibility to Race

Just a reminder that at PRSC, every sailor shall register their crew and meet the Eligibility to Race criteria.

Potential crew can register and race at no cost the first three times. Thereafter, they choose:

Please fill in the membership form.

PRSC Crew for You

Crew needed: Shagabull

Shagabull is currently looking to fill three positions in her crew.
Experience is not a requirement, however, commitment to weekly Saturday racing is.
Positions available include:

  • mainsheet trimmer;
  • cabin top rope trimmer; and
  • if you ask Dave he would probably swap his for foredeck job for a cushy job back in the cockpit!

If you would like to take up the challenge, call Harold on 0428 413 122.

Want to crew?

If you are interested in exploring crewing opportunities, PRSC can assist in matching you to appropriate opportunities.


Please visit this link to register your interest in crewing. She Sails graduates welcome!

Club Classifieds

PRICE REDUCED: Classic Wood Yacht

This piece of history was built in Auckland in 1965.


It now resides at Princess Royal Sailing Club, complete with 4kW inboard diesel motor and all sails.


Fully functional but requires some TLC to return to its former glory.


Registered to 1 October 2020, $1500.


Phone 0420 672 335 for more information.

Djinn for Sale

Djinn is a Van de Strat Spirit 28 with a full sail wardrobe and a Bukh diesel inboard.

It also has:

  • 100lt Freshwater tank with an electric pump
  • 2 radios
  • flares & lifejackets
  • metho stove
  • icebox
  • wind gauges
  • solar panels and near new batteries
  • New opening ports not fitted
  • Heaps of other gear, including 20L+ of antifoul

To enquire, call John on  0412420386.



$5000 ONO

John Riches has a 22 foot Herman Borrow (Star) aluminium yacht of classic design for sale. It's had some work done to the outside but below deck needs as complete refit. It has a new battery and is fitted with a 3.5Hp Tohatsu outboard motor. 

The trailer has new brakes and bearings and the boat is freshly painted all over - both deck and hull.

Please call John on 0409 118 255 to arrange a viewing in Gairdner.

For Sale

  • 2 large galvanised shackles -$130 for both (originally $130 each)
  • 2 large galvanised thimbles - $50 for both (originally $50 each)

Contact Colin on 0427 098 098.

Shed cleanout

I am cleaning out the shed and some gear from the boat. All items are new unless otherwise stated. Most items that are new are offered at half price or less (excluding rope and a few other things). Some items are advertised elsewhere.


Contact Hank on 0419 849 879, or


1. Autopilot Coursemaster CM600, although now 15-18 years old, never installed or used, includes, rudder sesnsor, flux compass, main board, and display, manual; can be used for hydraulic system or linear drive, (the latter 2 items are not included) $400

2. Autopilot hydraulic pump Octopus, 1212 model, $400

3. Bolt cutters 30” / 75 cm, not new, but beaks are perfect, made in Japan, $60

4. Boom, round Aluminium 115mm, 4.4 mt long, SS endcaps, used $50

5. Boot hooks, choice of 3 well used ones from $10 to $20

6. Circuit breakers DC, 100 amp made in USA $50

7. Circuit breakers DC, 100 amp, made in ??, new one $25, used one $20

8. Circular saw, Ryobi, 8.25”, with tungsten tipped blade, sharp in good order, used, $40

9. Cleats, various plastic, aluminium and stainless steel, most are used

10. Containers/jerrycans for diesel or petrol, used $20 each

11. Door/hatch catches, a few in SS available

12. Door/hatch catches, plastic, mostly white, a few black, $5 each, approx. 30 available

13. Exhaust hose, 38 mm, 0.7 mt, 38 mm, $5

14. Fibreglassing stuff, acetone 4lt $15

15. Fibreglassing stuff, bottle of MEK

16. Fibreglassing stuff, chop mat 450 g, many metres

17. Fibreglassing stuff, woven mat about 950 g, many metres

18. Float, large pear shaped black (hard) plastic, approx. 500 mm, as mooring buoy, used $25

19. Fridge, with small freezer compartment, Electrolux, runs on 12 Volt, gas and 230 Volt, however not really suitable for a heeling sailing boat, good for powerboats and caravans, works well, used $250

20. Genoa cars for tracks 19, 25 and 32 mm, all used, from $25 each

21. Jigsaw, AEG for 230 Volt, as new, $35

22. Marinedeck, cork (check, some 50 and 75 mm wide planks, 9 mm thick, about 3.5 M2 in total, can instruct how to install

23. Outboard, Honda 2 HP, 4 stroke, running well, kill switch at times not working, will fix that, used $250

24. Panel meters, digital, for Volt, and Amps, choice of about 10 units, $10 each, shunts are extra if needed

25. Plastic cladding to line showers, cabins, ceilings, 3mm thick, PVC, new about 15 M2

26. Rope, 16 mm nylon, 3 strand, approx. 60 mt, $3.50 per mt

27. Rope, 18 mm poly ethylene rope (silver rope), 3 strand, NZ made, approx. 60 mt,  $2.50 per mt

28. Rope, 24 mm rope PE (silver) 3 strand, NZ made, approx. 50 mt, $5 per mt

29. Rope, double braid variety of diameters (mostly 10 to 16 mm)  and assorted lengths, mostly used, good for halyards, sheets, docking lines

30. Seacocks bronze, 38 and 50 mm

31. Selftailing winch Arco 40,  new,  two for $1000 (will not split)

32. Sheet MDF 14 mm (900x2400) $15

33. Sheet MDF 19 mm (1200x2400) $30

34. Silicone guns, used, $2 each

35. Single, double and triple blocks, turning blocks, from 25 to 75 mm, nearly all new

36. Skin fittings bronze 38 and 50 mm

37. Skin fittings SS 1” and 1.5” (25 and 38 mm)

38. Skin fittings, plastic, at least 20 of them , mostly new, from ½ to 2” (12 to 50 mm)

39. Solar and wind controller (for air marine and air X only), Blue Sky, wind controller is working, $30

40. Solar controller Blue Sky, 20 amp, controller working, voltage display is not, $40

41. Solar controller Steca 30 Amp, 12 Volt, working well, used, $100

42. Solar panel Unisolar 60 watt, near new, $70

43. SS deck fillers: water, diesel and waste, $20 each

44. Steering pump hydraulic, with SS wheel to fit, used but working well, $150;  to install on boat one needs a hydraulic ram as well

45. Stirling automatic battery isolator/combiner, 240 Amp, choice of two (if I sell one, will keep the other)

46. Tank fittings, mostly by Hansen (made in NZ), black PE, in sizes from ½”to 2”, come browse through the large tub of hundreds of items

47. Taps hot and cold mixing for sink (for use with pump)

48. Tile cutter, used $5

49. Toilet seat TMC, may fit other brands as well, new, $10

50. Valves, ball,  SS ¾” and 1”

51. Waterpumps electric, choice of 3 new, all for sink/shower etc. 12 Volt

52. Waterpumps, driven by engine, one is new, 3 are used, ie for salt or fresh water cooling, from $40 to $200

53. Wind controller, only for those wind generators with internal brake like Air Marine, Blue Sky, with circuit breaker, amp meter is not always working, used, $25

54. Workbench, chipboard top 1200x2400, heavy steel frame for legs and shelf under top, $100, delivery is extra

I have also SS (316 type) nuts/bolts and self tappers in most sizes. Although I want to keep a range of these on my boat, I have many surplus to my needs. Just ask.

Casual Bar Staff Required

PRSC seeks keen and RSA-certified casual bar staff from January 2020 onward. 


Regular Friday and Saturday evening shifts are available, as well as others as required to suit functions.


Applicants are encouraged to contact Bar Manager Sue Vickers on 0448 891 926. Experience preferred but not essential.

For Sale: Ailsa

Doc Watson’s much loved MB24 Ailsa is for sale.

This boat is:

• Ideal for racing or cruising
• Equipped with an inboard diesel
• Has four jibs and four spinnakers
Most recent survey is available.
Ailsa is for sale for $6000 ono. Phone 9842 2604 for more information.

Who's Who at the Club

PRSC Board members

  • Commodore: Susette Evans
  • Vice Commodore: Chris Oldham
  • Sailing Director: Neil Worrell
  • Finance Director: Russell Harrison
  • Social Director: Kriss Logan
  • Communications Director: Karen Timmins
  • Facilities Director: Harold Keay

Mark Paynter continues as Sailability Coordinator. All enquiries can be directed to the club office on 9844 4033. Normal office hours apply and all messages to are being attended to.


Please offer your support to the committee. We welcome the skill and experience of many volunteers at PRSC and look forward to growing our membership base.If you have any questions, please get in touch via the methods found here.


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