16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106   Tel: 61 2 9998 3700
 
 

       

16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106
Tel: 61 2 9998 3700

 
 

Team Tiger place 2nd at Platu Cup

Team Tiger finished second in the final event of the 2018 season, the Platu Cup held Oct 13-15 at Ocean Marina Pattaya, also ending up second overall for the overall 2018 Thailand Platu 25 Series.
 
Held over three days the event was held in shifty breezes between thunderstorms with two races on day one, six races on day two and six races on day three.
 
Team Tiger comprising club member Chris Way with crew Guy Kennard, Peter Gregg, Yves Ernst and Martin Mok had a ding dong battle with Rolf Heemskerk of Malaysia trading wins numerous times to eventually lose out by six points in the 14 race no drop event. The win gave Heemskerk the overall Platu Thailand series for 2018.
 
Racing commences again next season with the international Transworlds event in March followed by the Coronation Cup in May.

Any members interested in sailing these mini Farr 40’s in Thailand please contact Chris Way via the club. Charter boats are available each season.
 

Pitt Point Scotland Island - Part 2

Greg and Louise were sitting out on the terrace of ‘Pitt Point’ and took some shots of the Wed 26.9.18 race start, with Wild Oats very apparent. 

The 7m day yacht Greg built some years ago (with the assistance of some offshore RPA members – the David Payne design to Greg’s specifications) is on mooring to the left.

A number of people have now seen ‘Pitt Point’ from the water – hard to miss with the huge ‘For Sale’ sign over the boatshed.

Some have asked – how would you describe the house?  Greg refers to the article in the fairly recent ‘Houses’ magazine for architects and designers (Issue 120) – ‘The house is a collection of buildings and shapes in a seemingly ad hoc arrangement, “as if they developed over time” according to architect Walter Barda, who was an Associate Director of Ken Woolley’s practice at the time and produced designs and drawings for the project.

“The idea was a small village of clustered vernacular elements: main house, the guest wing building, the lookout  tower – it’s an island house after all. To that we gave skewed geometries and overscaled pitched roofs chopped in half [living room and master bedroom].  From an aerial perspective, the plan kind of wiggles through the site, some of its elements intersecting or colliding.  It’s all very informal but structured.”

Being ostensibly an adult retreat, its key spaces in the main house are the living area, with the luxuriously sized main bedroom above. These are gathered up under two pitched roofs that intersect above the stairs. They both face north to the water, with views right up the Pittwater to Barrenjoey lighthouse, winking in the dark.

Behind the bedroom, the plan splits under a shallow skillion roof with a skylit ensuite, tiled in terracotta, followed by two interconnected studies, facing west and south into the rear bush garden, with its series of ponds and tumbling water  – a feature of most Woolley houses, along with meticulous craftsmanship’.

Greg and Louise ‘downsized’ to ‘Pitt Point’ from their Bayview waterfront  home when they were thinking about  future retirement  – they wanted to stay on the water.  And that was 24 years ago .

And now for a further downsizing back to the mainland.

  

More information, with many photographs and some historical background are available at www.modernhouse.co/listings/pittwater-waterfront/ 'Pitt Point' by architect Ken Woolley AM. 

More historical information on Scotland Island and Andrew Thompson is available as follows:-
• A very thorough and interesting account of Thompson, back in England, then his life in Australia is at http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com/andrew-thompson---pittwater-patriarchs-history.php
• A shorter account can be found at www.visitsydneyaustralia.com.au/scotland-island.html .
• Also www.cawb.com.au/andrew-thompson.html .
• Another interesting one is https://dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/scotland_island

All part of the fascinating story on the development of Sydney and the Pittwater area.


‘Pitt Point’ on Scotland Island - Part 1 

As many will know, Pitt Island, named by Captain Arthur Phillip, was renamed Scotland Island by Andrew Thompson, to whom it was granted by Governor Macquarie on 1st January 1810 for his good works including rescuing many people from a major flood in the Hawkesbury River.

Andrew Thompson, who built and operated a number of trading ships, was building ‘Geordy’ on his Island when he died. At that point, he had progressed from being sent to NSW for 14 years for the theft of goods back in England, to being the wealthiest man in NSW.

One of his enterprises was the manufacture of salt, transported, with other produce, down to Sydney town. He was also the biggest producer of wheat, a vital product for the survival of the colony.

Greg and Louise’s home, ‘Pitt Point’, sits close to both - where the salt was produced and ‘Geordy’ was built. It has always been owned by RPAYC members, both as a weekender and a permanent residence, over more than 25 years.

‘Pitt Point’ is on the market, and it is thought that RPA members could be interested in considering this rare piece of architecture designed by Ken Woolley AM. The house has been beautifully built and lovingly maintained. 

Enjoying an ideal due North aspect, the Winter sun floods into the house from sunrise to sunset, a rare thing in Pittwater. It is located on the northern tip of Scotland Island and comes with excellent facilities for yacht/boat owners – even having a wave-breaker protection barrier. And, very often the Start boat is a 2 minute sail/motor away! If not racing, most of the RPA races can be viewed clearly, with a glass of something, relaxing on the terrace.

More information, with many photographs and some historical background are available at www.modernhouse.co/listings/pittwater-waterfront/ 'Pitt Point' by architect Ken Woolley AM. 

More historical information on Scotland Island and Andrew Thompson is available as follows:-
• A very thorough and interesting account of Thompson, back in England, then his life in Australia is at http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com/andrew-thompson---pittwater-patriarchs-history.php
• A shorter account can be found at www.visitsydneyaustralia.com.au/scotland-island.html .
• Also www.cawb.com.au/andrew-thompson.html .
• Another interesting one is https://dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/scotland_island

All part of the fascinating story on the development of Sydney and the Pittwater area.

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15 months to the 2020 5.5m Gold Cup and Worlds in Pittwater

G'Day fellow 5.5m sailors,

The Australian 5.5m Association and the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club are delighted that Pittwater has been selected as the venue for the 5.5m Gold Cup and Worlds in January 2020.

We are pleased to announce that following the requests at the Cowes AGM, we are able to bring the dates forward and the event is now scheduled from the 3rd to 15th of January 2020 (please check Notice of Race, when published, for exact final dates), to be held on the iconic Palm Beach Circle.  Competitors and families will now be able to enjoy Christmas and New Year in Sydney, and then participate in the Gold Cup and Worlds without a break.

Sydney is the place to be; the New Year’s Eve fireworks are spectacular and not to be missed. Visit a zoo meeting our Kangaroos, Koalas and other native animals.  Enjoy a cold beer at the club after training/racing and we will even throw a prawn or two on the barbeque for you!

The Australian Association, RPAYC Flag Officers and members are really looking forward to hosting you and your families and making this an event to remember.

To ensure we remain truly the 'International' 5.5m Class, we recognise it is important that our World Championship is accessible to attract as many in the class as possible; there will never be a better opportunity for good value and convenient shipping of your 5.5 metres, to compete at an iconic international location.  

 

 Scandinavian Gold Cup 2018


We have secured a very competitive shipping price from Europe or USA of $US 7,500 (note as we are still over 15 months away from the event this price might vary by a small amount).  The price for one way shipping will be half the above price at $US 3,750. Which may mean there will be some Australians looking to purchase some European or US boats.

The event dates mean that you should not miss any of the Northern Hemisphere 2019 and 2020 seasons. All the details of the convenient RoRo trailer shipping, documentation required,  flights and accommodation are available in the following links:

 

Bid from RPAYC including shipping information:  http://www.5.5class.org/single-post/2018/06/04/Bid-from-Royal-Prince-Alfred-Yacht-Club-Pittwater-Australia-to-host-2020-Worlds
 

A presentation can be seen here. (PDF, 2 mb)

RPAYC  https://www.rpayc.com.au


We will send you regular updates in the months leading to the event.

In the meantime:

1- Please make the commitment to participate now and block in the dates in your diaries!

2- Please start to look at accommodation options. January in Australia is like August in Europe and America. You are advised to book early!

3- Please start to look at flight options.  Flights have never been cheaper. But once again with it being a busy holiday period it is ideal to book early to get the early offers.  

More information and timelines for shipping will follow shortly.

Above all please commit now and lock in the dates!

Best regards,


Australian 5.5m Association and RPAYC

Any questions contact Martin at martin.g.cross@gmail.com

 

Sailability members competing at Hansa Worlds

Club Members Alyse Saxby, Allan Jones & Ame Barnbrook are travelling to Hiroshima to compete in the HANSA Class World & International Championships in Hiroshima, Japan. 

The worlds are taking place October 13-18.
Alyse will sail with Rie Ariyoshi in the 303 doubles in AUS 303
Allan will sail in AUS 346 a 2.3 single “Tom Thumb”
Ame  will sail a Liberty servo AUS 0000
There are 36 Australian Boats entered in a field of 150 boats. Good Luck and we look forward to following your results. Regatta Website

Finalists Announced for 2018 Australian Sailing Awards

Congratulations to club members Tash Bryant and Annie Wilmot being named finalists for Australian Female Sailors of the Year and also to Tash for Youth Sailor of the Year. We wish you Good Luck.

 


Full Article below by Australian Sailing 
Off the back of another hugely successful sailing season in both Australia and around the world, athletes, clubs, officials and contributors will be honoured
 at the 2018 Australian Sailing Awards and Hall of Fame Induction dinner at the Doltone House on Friday 19 October.

Today, the finalists were announced across the twelve categories with the winners to be announced on the night. Some of the most decorated world sailors are amongst this year’s nominees, along with some outstanding contributors from clubs across the country.

There were a record number of nominations for the 2018 Female Sailor of the Year, with 49er team, Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmotagain nominated after a stellar year as part of the Australian Sailing Team. They will face competition from fellow 470 Australian representatives Nia Jerwood and Monique de Vries and Nacra 17 sailors Lisa Darmanin and Haylee Outteridge. In addition, the first female to ever win an ocean race, Wendy Tuck who won the Clipper Round the World Race is also nominated.

Last year’s Male Sailor of the Year award winner, Glen Ashby, has again been nominated for the award. The America’s Cup sailor will face tough competition from Australian Sailing Team members Nathan Outteridge and Matt Wearn, World Match Racing champion Harry Price and renowned ocean sailor Matt Allen.

The para-sailing scene has been big across the world with Australians being front and centre of the action. Last year’s winner Matthew Bugghas been nominated again for his outstanding performance throughout the year. Bugg will face competition from Chelseann Osbone, Victorian 2.4m champion Neil Patterson, HANSA 303 world champion Chris Symonds and offshore sailor Walter Philippe.

This year the awards will also feature the Offshore Sailor of the Year Award to recognise the amazing achievements of Australian sailors winning offshore racing events at home and around the world. Wendy Tuck’s efforts in winning the Clipper Round the World Race have seen her earn a nomination, along with Sophie Ciszek who was aboard the Volvo Ocean Race second place-getter MAPFRE. Matt Allen, who set race records whilst winning both the Rolex Sydney Hobart and Brisbane to Gladstone Races as well as posting wins in the IRC & ORC Australian Championships is also nominated with Melbourne to Osaka competitors Rupert Henry and Greg O’Shea rounding out the field.

A hot field for the Youth Sailor of the Year Awards includes Laser Radial World Champion Zac Littlewood, 420 World Youth Champions, gold and silver medallists Otto Henry and Rome Featherstone, AST 49er skipper Natasha Bryant and Australian under 17s 420 champion, Cole Tapper.

Finalists for the Sport Promotion Award are Beau Outteridge for his continued coverage of sailing in Australia and overseas, ORVC Media Team for their dedication to ocean racing, Andrea Francolini for his dedication to sailing photography, Nicole Douglass for her work in growing the presence of the sport through new technologies, Clare Alexander for her efforts in supporting and promoting women in sailing and Down Under Sail for their coverage of sailing both big and small as well as their ongoing youth sailing coverage.

Finalists for the Sport Professional Award include Nick Hutton for his amazing work for the sport around his home State of Tasmania, Susan Ghent for her efforts in raising the profile of ocean racing in Western Australia, Jordan Reece for his successes as the Head Coach of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Youth Sailing Academy and finally Pam Scrivenor for her dedication building the CYCA’s Youth Sailing Academy to the successful program that it is today.

Awards will also be given for the State nominated Coach of the Year, Official of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Instructor of the Year and Club of the Year.

The gala dinner will also feature the induction of five new inductees to the Australian Sailing Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is now in its second year, as it aims to celebrate the sport’s history and to celebrate those who have brought so much to sport.

Click here to buy your tickets to the gala dinner today.

2018 Australian Sailing Awards Finalists

Male Sailor of the Year

  • Matt Allen (NSW)
  • Glenn Ashby (Vic)
  • Nathan Outteridge (NSW)
  • Harry Price (NSW)
  • Matt Wearn (WA)

Female Sailor of the Year

  • Natasha Bryant & Annie Wilmot (NSW)
  • Lisa Darmanin (NSW)
  • Nia Jerwood and Monique de Vries (WA)
  • Haylee Outteridge (NSW)
  • Wendy Tuck (NSW)

Sailor of the Year with a disability

  • Matthew Bugg (Tas)
  • Chelseann Osborne (QLD)
  • Neil Patterson (Vic)
  • Walter Philippe (WA)
  • Chris Symonds (Tas)

Youth Sailor of the Year

  • Natasha Bryant (NSW)
  • Otto Henry and Rome Featherstone (WA/NSW)
  • Zac Littlewood (WA)
  • Cole Tapper (NSW)

Sport Promotion Award

  • Clare Alexander (NSW)
  • Nicole Douglass (NSW)
  • Down Under Sail (SA)
  • Andrea Francolini (NSW)
  • ORCV Media Team (Vic)
  • Beau Outteridge (NSW)

Sports Professional Award

  • Susan Ghent (WA)
  • Nick Hutton (Tas)
  • Jordan Reece (NSW)
  • Pam Scrivenor (NSW)

Offshore Sailor of the Year

  • Matt Allen (NSW)
  • Sophie Ciszek (Vic)
  • Rupert Henry and Greg O’Shea (NSW)
  • Wendy Tuck (NSW)

Volunteer Award

  • Rob Edgar (SA)
  • Tim Haffner (NSW)
  • David Kemp (Qld)

Club of the Year

  • Canberra Yacht Club (ACT)
  • Keppel Bay Sailing Club (Qld)
  • Royal Freshwater Yacht Club (WA)
  • Sandringham Yacht Club (Vic)

Official of the Year

  • David LeRoy (Vic)
  • Trevor Milton (WA)
  • Mike Rogers (SA)

Coach of the Year

  • Michael Blackburn (NSW)
  • Mike Leigh (NSW)
  • Ben Walkemayer (WA)

Instructor of the Year

  • Hamilton Nesci (Vic)
  • Alan Polglaze (WA)
  • Locky Pryor (NSW)

Tactical Navigation Seminar

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This seminar will provide an insight into the key factors which define tactical navigation in a passage race. Using these factors will enable the navigator to establish a race plan based on the boats performance and the anticipated conditions.  ‘Expedition’ navigation software is highlighted during the presentation however its use is not essential.

 

Topics covered included:

•             VPP

•             Sail Selection Charts & Velocity Performance Prediction

•             Weather systems, currents & geographic influence

•             Optimal Routing

•             Developing a strategy & staying dynamic

•             Tactical risk assessment

 


 

 
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About RPAYC

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC is a yacht racing and sailing club based on Pittwater.

The yacht club offers year round inshore and offshore racing, cruising, centreboard dinghy racing, sail training and courses plus has a large marina accommodating up to 352 vessels.

There is also a modern boatyard with comprehensive marine services to help maintain your vessel.

Membership, including family membership is now available.

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