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

       

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

 
 

2018-19 Youth Development Program Information & Trial Sailing Session

2018-19 Youth Development Program

Information & Trial Sailing Session
Saturday 12th May 2018
10:00 – 12:30

The Clubs World Renowned Youth Development (YD) program has been producing world class athletes for over 20 years!

The RPAYC is holding an information session for any interested youth wanting to know more about the YD program, the Advanced Fleet Racing program and the Advanced Match Racing Program. There will be a short seminar followed by a Q&A session and a trial sail on the Club’s fleet of Elliott 7’s, the training boats used for all YD programs.

Are you:

·        Aged 16-25 years of age.

·        Had prior sailing experience in keelboat or dinghies at either state, national or international level.

·        Able to commit to weekly training and racing events.

·        Willing to learn to work in a rewarding team environment.

·        A passion to take your sailing to the next level.

Then YD is for you!

 

Please register your interest for the day by RSVP to yd@rpayc.com.au

The close for expression of interest for the Youth Development program is the 16th of May 2018. Visit rpayc.com.au/youth-development-progamfor more information.

Thankyou
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
16 Mitala St Newport, NSW, 2106

Autumn One Design and Sports Boat Regatta

The Autumn One Design and Sports Boat Regatta is fast approaching, scheduled for the weekend of 21-22 April. 

The third Series of four schedule events throughout the year, the weekend will see club members and visitors enjoy regatta racing inside of Pittwater with six races scheduled. The event is ideal for one design classes like Etchells, 5.5m, 11ms, Vipers, VxOnes, Melges 20/24s as well as Sport Boat Classes like the new on the scene Fareast28R. 

Competing again will be the Young 88 Class in their Open Championship Regatta. Over 15 boats are expected to line up in Pittwater with competitors coming in from across NSW. 

The regatta will see these classes compete on a windward leeward course of approximately 1nm resulting in some fast paced racing on Pittwater. If you don't own or crew on such boats but would like to be involved contact the Sailing Office about leasing a Elliot 7 for the week. 

2018 Pacific Boating NSW & Open Optimist Championship Video footage

The weekend put on great conditions for the club drone to take to the skies and capture some of the action from the 2018 Pacific Boating NSW & Open Optimist Championship. 

Looking for some photographs from the weekend, visit the RPAYC Photo Gallery here: http://rpayc.fotomerchant.com/rpayc-racing/regatta-s-championships

 

Day 2 of the Pacific Boating NSW & Open Optimist Championship, Pittwater puts on a show

Day 2 of the 2018 Pacific Boating NSW & Open Optimist Class Championship saw the fleets take off, literally in the breeze on Pittwater. Racing commenced at 1100hrs today and a strong North Westerly was already set in at 15knots as the fleets started. 

Open fleet had three races to complete and Intermediate two. The Green fleet "got to take some of Pittwater home with them", said Coach Thomas Spithill, with the conditions testing the 30 strong fleet to the max. 

Albatross, Alba Falkenmire continued the ligthening pace shown on Saturday to take an unbeat lead, finishing in 1st pace with a 18pt buffer to 2nd placed Green Eyed Monster of Kye Rivers and 3rd place on countback was Pocket Rockect Ellen Murray.  

The Mighiest Muppet, Daniel Links was able to hold off Sketchy of Fletcher Walters by 4 pts to take the win in Open Fleet and the State Perpetual Trophy. The 55 boat strong fleet powered their way around Pittwater over 3 races, finishing an hour ahead of the official time limit of 1530hrs for racing. 

A huge thank you to naming sponsor Pacific Boating for making the event enjoyable for all, Adina as the NSW IODA sponsor and Boatcrewgear for supplying and kitting out all competitors in the latest wears.  

INTERMEDIATE TOP 10

PlcSail
No
Boat Name
(Boat Type)
Skipper/CrewFromRace 1
24-Mar
Race 2
24-Mar
Race 3
24-Mar
Race 4
24-Mar
Race 5
25-Mar
Race 6
25-Mar
DropTotal
1746AlbatrossAlba FalkenmireHunters Hill Sailing Club41121449
21432Green Eyed MonsterKye RiversGSC142517322527
31720Pocket RocketEllen MurraySLMASC1051031511529
41777K BunnyHenry MyersWSC510284212129
51611ShimmerCaitlin NashHHSC723101481430
61526Misty SeasAlex WyerGosford Sailing Club39677323232
71476All Fired UpWil RiversGSC975156121539
81408Captain ObviousFionn WaltersCanberra Yacht Club11312DNF
(48.00)
1334842
91733StingrayHarry WyerGosford Sailing Club211799292146
101730Wild OxSpencer OxnamHHSC2619819152652

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULL RESULTS can be viewed here. 

2018 Pacific Boating NSW & Open Optimist Class Championship - Credit Brendan Rourke2018 Pacific Boating NSW & Open Optimist Class Championship - Credit Brendan Rourke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1 of the Pacific Boating NSW & Open Optimist Championship sees a battle building between Walters & Links

The 2018 Pacific Boating NSW & ACT Optimist Class Championship has commenced with 145 competitors across two course areas enjoying a full day of competition on Pittwater. The day saw the breeze steady increasing and putting the pressure on everyone including the race management teams.

Open and Intermediate Fleets filled Pittwater with a mass of white sails which saw the current Australian Champion, Fletcher Walters battle it out with his fellow RPAYC member Daniel Links. After 5 races, Daniel is wearing the yellow leaders jersey after day 1. The two traded places for each race, with Links ahead on placings 1-2-3-1-3 (10 points), to Walters 2-3-1-2-6 (14 points) going into Day 2 followed by Finley Scade in third place (26 points). 

In the Intermidate Fleet, Alba Falkenmire has take a clear lead ahead of the pack on 8 points after 4 races, in second is Caitlin Nash on 22 points. 

A fleet of 30 Green fleeters powered through 4 races today, with some inside pointers on Pittwater and its shifty winds from RPAYC's Club coach Thomas Spithill seeing all competitors cross the line. "These guys will be up with the Open Fleet in no time", said Spithill.  

The RPAYC is open from 0700hrs tomorrow. Racing commences at 1100hrs for the Open and Intermediate Fleets tomorrow, with Green fleet soon afterwards.  

The presentation and post race BBQ will be held in Halyards on Sunday asap after racing. Competitors and families are invited to enjoy the RPAYC facilities.  

  • Results will be Text (SMS) to registrants and will be available online here.
  • View and download photographs from the Regatta here.

2018 Pacific Boating NSW & Open Optimist Class Championship - Credit Brendan Rourke2018 Pacific Boating NSW & Open Optimist Class Championship - Credit Brendan Rourke

2018 Pacific Boating NSW & ACT Optimist Championship heads to RPAYC

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club is proud to be hosting the 2018 Pacific Boating NSW & ACT Optimist Class Championship this weekend, 24-25 March, 2018. Over 200 competitors across three divisions are expected to visit Pittwater. Open and Intermediate Divisions will be competing on what the locals call the 'Big Pond', the area of water north of Scoland Island, ideal for One Design racing of all sizes. The Green Fleet will be sailing in the 'Small Pond', the area of water north of Bayview or south of Scoland Island. 

The current Australian Champion, Fletcher Walters is looking forward to showing visitors to his home waters what he can do, no doubt his local knowledge of Pittwater will be in play with the Pittwater winds always ready to throw in some unexpected surprizes.  

Racing commences at 1230hrs for the Open and Intermediate Fleets on Saturday and 1100hrs on Sunday. Green Fleet under the Coaching eye of Thomas Spithill, Australian Sailing Coach of the Year andsupported by RPAYC Instructors Max & Sam.  

For the many visitors to RPAYC, a welcome guide is available online here, which identifies boat droff off and storage areas, car parking, trailer parking and facilities availble at the club. For parents not on water the club is open from 0700hrs each day for Breakfast and lunch, and late afternoon with Halyards afternoon menu available, for competitors a sausage sizzle will run post race each day. 

The presentation will be held in Halyards post racing on Sunday. Thank you to Pacific Boating and Boatcrewgear for supplying a range of great prizes. 

With an event of this size brings many volunteers both on land and on water, a big thank you to all who have and will be lending a hand this weekend putting together this great event for the sailors. 

Results will be Text (SMS) to registrants and will be available online here.

2018 Pacific Boating NSW & Open Optimist Class Championship - Credit Brendan Rourke2018 Pacific Boating NSW & Open Optimist Class Championship - Credit Brendan Rourke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Pacific Boating NSW & Open Optimist Class Championship - Credit Brendan Rourke2018 Pacific Boating NSW & Open Optimist Class Championship - Credit Brendan Rourke

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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