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

       

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

 
 

Join Multihull Central at the Pittwater Sail Expo

Join us this weekend for an exclusive look at the new Seawind 1190 Sport at the Pittwater Sail Expo before she makes her official Australian debut at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May.

The latest development from the Seawind factory, the Seawind 1190 Sport combines cutting edge technology with all the comforts of its sister the Seawind 1160 Lite. Light, fast, with dagger boards and rudders for upwind performance and shallow draft, square top mainsail and carbon used throughout. This is a boat not to be missed.

 

 

Pittwater Sail Expo:

  • 28-29 April 2018
  • The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club 16 Mitala St, Newport.
  • Free entry.

2018 Selden for Sailing Ice Breaker Series at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

For 2018 The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club welcomes Selden for Sailing as the naming right sponsor of the Ice Breaker Series.

With a turnover of 40 million Euros, 220 employees and production in Europe, USA and Hong Kong, Selden is a major player in the sailing industry.

Dinghy, keelboats, yachts and multihulls from DeckHardware to carbon masts, Olympic Medals, World and National titles - Selden has it all.

The 2018 Selden for Sailing Ice Breaker Winter Series is a fantastic opportunity for centreboard (OTB) sailors, young and old, to get out on the waters of Pittwater to race over the winter months.

The Series is hosted by The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and has been held for over 10 years. Originally a two day regatta, it was developed into a four round series in 2010 over May, June, July and August, with each round seeing up to 150 competitors.

Young 49erFX crew Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmot have scored a breakthrough result on day two at Hyeres in France,…

Young 49erFX crew Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmot have scored a breakthrough result on day two at Hyeres in France, securing their first bullet at a World Cup event, as their male teammates, David Gilmour and Joel Turner, continued wrestle for top spot in the 49er.

Australia’s skiff sailors were the shining light on a testing day of light winds and long delays in the south of France, with Gilmour and Turner scoring a win in race 4 and a 13 in race 5 to place them just one net point behind leaders Dominik Buksak and Szymon Wierzbicki of Poland.

In the women’s class, Amelia Stabback and Ella Clark dropped from third on day one but remained in the top 10 of the 39-boat fleet with a 17, 10 and discarded 20. Bryant and Wilmot moved from eighth to sixth after scoring a discard, 1 and 11.

Their result in race 4 was Bryant’s and Wilmot’s first win in just their second World Cup Series regatta. They were Youth World Champions in the 29er in 2016, but did not defend that title after deciding to move into the 49erFX in a quest to gain a place on the Australian Sailing Team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Their effort so far at Hyeres follows a solid performance at the most recent regatta, at Palma in Spain, where they qualified for gold fleet racing and finished 17th.

Club Marine Sail Expo - This Weekend!


The Club is hosting the Annual Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo this weekend 28th & 29th April.

Another great weekend at the club is planned with the annual Club Marine Sail Expo, come down with your friends and family and see the latest yachts on the market, marine leisure gear, tenders, dinghies, two-handed centreboard boats, electrical gear, marine canvas and upholstery, fender systems, sail training, boating holidays, sail makers, bedding, crewing opportunities, water sport products, clothing,  plus wine tasting and great live entertainment across the weekend. 
 
The Club car parks will be fully utilised as we welcome visitors to the Club and we ask for Members observe the Club parking rules. Members who regularly park overnight and/or live offshore and utilise the mid-level of the car park (and vehicles are stationary for the weekend) are kindly requested to park vehicles in the Crystal Bay Car Park.   This will ensure we are able to maximise parking availability for members participating in the Gwen Slade Regatta, SOPS Division 1 offshore race and/or attending Sail Expo. 
 
We hope to see you this weekend and we are looking forward to a terrific weekend showcasing the Club and the terrific exhibitors that have come on board for the event.

www.pittwatersailexpo.com.au/

 

Inaugural Women's Regatta at MHYC

MHYC is hosting our inaugural Women’s Regatta on Sunday 6 May, an invitation to participate is extended to members of RPAYC.

This is open to all female crew as well as mixed crew with female helm. We will have a keelboat division (PHS and IRC) as well as one design divisions for Melges 20, Adams 10, and Ynglings (min 3 entrants required for one design). The format will be 2 short windward leeward races followed by a short passage race, with racing to start at 11am and be all wrapped up by around 4pm (after which there will be a prize presentation and drinks at MHYC).

The NOR and more information + entries can be found here: http://www.mhyc.com.au/sailing/regattas-championships/mhyc-womens-regatta-2018

There is also a MySail page set-up for this event, so if there are ladies who are interested to attend as crew, or have a yacht but looking for crew, they can register here and we’ll try and make sure everyone gets sorted for the event: https://app.mysail.team/series/25/mhyc-womens-regatta

 

Thank you to all members who completed the 2017 Member Survey.

The Final Report from the survey company Taverner Research is available for all members to read.  As it is a 122 page document a summary of the Report has been prepared.  The summary provides page referencing to enable members to easily refer to the main Report for further detail.    A comparative summary has also been prepared which shows the change over time in the ratings since the first survey was conducted in 2011.  The 2017 Survey has highlighted an area in the survey which may not be yielding valid data and consideration will be given to changing the survey next year to improve the validity and reliability of the survey data.  This is explained in the Summary Report.

The management team is now working with the committees on initiatives to work on as a result of the survey and any changes or improvements made as a result will be communicated through the Alfred’s News.
 
The next survey is due to take place in the 3rd quarter of 2019.

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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