Where would you like to sail? Up the east coast of Australia?, down to Tasmania?, in the islands of Sardinia and Corsica or the Aegean? or maybe to Sydney Harbour or a little more south to Jervis Bay?. Then there are all those wonderful Pacific destinations waiting to greet you!
Members of RPAYC have enjoyed all this, and are keen and happy to share their knowledge and experiences and link up with you should the sailing opportunities coincide.
Enjoyable social evenings, often with an interesting speaker, are held on the First Friday of each month. All Club members are very welcome.
Organised cruising activities range from short week-end sails within the Pittwater/Hawkesbury area through to major cruises to the Whitsundays. Typical offshore trips involve Sydney Harbour, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and Port Stephens.A cruise to Sydney Harbour may have its ultimate destination at the fish markets, the historic explosives storage area at Bantry Bay or an exploration of the Lane Cove River.
A Christmas period cruise to a coastal destination is undertaken over a period of around two weeks. Sailing is generally planned on the basis of reaching the day's destination by mid afternoon in order to enjoy a relaxing evening.Regular VHF Radio scheds are maintained between boats. Cruise planning is undertaken with the acknowledgement that cruising sailors do not venture out in unsuitable weather conditions!
Inshore cruises in the Pittwater/Broken Bay/Hawkesbury area, with their myriad of secluded bays, are enjoyed on a regular basis. Most weekends will reveal cruising yachts from the Club enjoying this area. Those who cruise together develop strong friendships and many social activities revolve around talk about the last or the next cruise.
For Information on Cruising, contact the Sailing Office or Jim Cormack, Rear Commodore Cruising or any member of the Cruise Committee (Debbie Cordukes, Rob Starkey, Kay Bidwell, Ann Asker, Debbie Henry, Jim Bullough and Leon Wilson.)