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

 
 

Annual General Meeting Held Tuesday 24th July at 8pm

The 2018 Annual General Meeting saw a number of presentations to Members including 50yr Membership, Life Member and The Clubmanship Award 2017/2018. Congratulations to all of the Members recognised for their outstanding service to the Club.

The 50 Year Members celebrated at the AGM were:
Bill Ebsary
George Mottl
Roger Russell
Roger Vincent
 


Life Member - Peter Kennett
Peter Kennett was elected a Life Member of The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.

Peter (pictured at right with his wife, Helen, at last night's AGM) joined the Club as a Full member in 1974, previously being a junior member.
Peter has sailed since a young age, firstly in Manly Juniors and upon joining the club, as a Senior Member in Lasers, competing in State, National and World Masters Championships.
He also sailed in Etchells and can more recently be found each week racing keelboats.
Peter joined the General Committee of the Yacht Club in 1984. His help with consultation and legal expertise was invaluable to the success of that Committee.
He has served on the Race, Boatshed & Works, House & Election Committees.
Peter stayed on the General Committee until the Club restructure and then continued on as a Board Director.

Peter has now joined the Maintenance & Development Committee, and continues to generously offer legal advice to the Club.

Congratulations Peter! 


There were four nominations for two Directors, with Simon Grosser and James Mayjor elected. The Commodore thanked John Paul & Murray Glase for their nominations.

Julia Hornsby was elected as Rear Commodore Activities with the Commodore thanking Sal Ridulfo for his service. Leon Wilson and David Taylor were re-elected for the positions of Rear Commodore, Cruising and Centreboard respectively.

Elected Officers for 2018/19

Commodore
Michael Lockley
Vice Commodore
Ron Palmer

Directors
Jim Bullough
Rick Welch
Simon Grosser
James Mayjor

Rear Commodores

Rear Commodore, Membership, Liz de Soyres
Rear Commodore, Yacht Race, Allen Stormon
Rear Commodore, Cruising, Leon Wilson
Rear Commodore, Centreboard, David Taylor
Rear Commodore, Activities, Julia Hornsby

The Clubmanship Award
The Clubmanship Trophy recognises the effort of Members who have made a significant contribution to the Club across a range of activities and is elected by the Commodore.

This year the Commodore choose a member who has made a significant contribution across a multitude of areas in a very unassuming but not unnoticed way including, to name but a few:
A regular part of the race management team and has been for countless years!
Regularly on hand to hear protests
Member of the Archives committee – spending hours on end in a windowless room that
We are proud to announce that the 2017/18 'Clubmanship Award' goes to David West.
Congratulations and well deserved David.

 


 

AGM Notice of Elections of The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

Following the Annual General Meeting held on 24 July, 2018, the Elected Officers for 2018/19 are: - Click Here

5.5M's Chasing the Endless Summer

Club Members Martin Cross, Bob Stoddard, Joachim Fluhrer, Johny Fluhrer, John Bacon & David Sampson have all been busy chasing the endless summer of racing in Europe with regattas in the 5.5M.

Some of the locations they have been competing in are:


* Lake Thun, Switzerland

* Lake Garda, Italy

* Lake Como, Italy

* Lake Konstance, Germany 

* Wannasee, Germany
(Not all members listed have competed in each event)

 

Upcoming events include:

* Travemunde Week, Germany

* Gold Cup & World Championships, UK

* Regatta Royale, France

* Lake Thun, Switzerland
(Not all members are competing in all events listed).

They are hopeful that at the 5.5M AGM in Cowes in August that the RPAYC will be confirmed as the venue for the 2020 5.5M Gold Cup & Worlds in January of that year. There is plenty of time for members to seek out some bargains and keep filling up the 5.5M hanrdstand space again with these majestic boats (remember you never own a 5.5M, you just look after it for the nxt generation). 

We look forward to seeing them return to Australia in a few months to continue their 'endless summer.

 

  

 

 

Round 3 - Selden for Sailing Ice Breaker Series

The third round of the 2018 Seldén for Sailing Ice Breaker Series took place on Sunday the 22nd July. Competitors were greeted by light shifty breezes and sunshine whilst the race committee made the best of challenging wind shifts and course sets. To their credit, three races were completed by the race committee for all 5 divisions and 45 competitors. Due to the shifty conditions, results were fragmented, however there was close action between Ollie Gordon and Alexander Bijkerk sitting both on equal points for the series.

Be sure to check out the photos on Facebook, here (courtesy of KJT Sailing Photography) . A big thank you to our volunteers for making racing possible and keeping everybody safe both on and off the water. The next round of the 2018 Selden for Sailing Ice Breaker Series takes place on the 19th of August.

Click here for RESULTS
Click here for PHOTOS


Pic - KJT Sailing Photography

Club Sailing Tips Video's

Race Director Nick Elliott sat down with Above & Beyond Boating Lead Trainer Neil Driscoll to prepare 2 useful training videos for our members.

1) Crew Safety Training & Drills 
2) Preparing your crew for avoiding and managing an MOB.

View both videos here

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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