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

       

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

 
 

2018/2019 Sail Program

A productive meeting was had on Saturday with racing boat owners to discuss the new program for 2018/2019. 

The New Race Program key principles are:

  • Only one Club race will be held on any given day during the summer and winter season, this will pull the club fleets together and allow; 

  • More available crew, race management volunteers, options to try a Series you may not have been able to do before due to conflicting events on any given race day.

  • Join in with RMYC and Other Pittwater/ Local Clubs for “Combined Pittwater Events” including inshore and offshore races.  

  • The “Commodores Club” (CC ) will be a combination of races from the existing program, including inshore, offshore, passage and or special events with an overall Club Champion named.  

  • A draft copy of the program can be downloaded here. (minor updates are been made to a summary of the weekend program). Subject to change

Any comments are requested to be submitted to the Sailing Office at sailing@rpayc.com.au 

Sailability Pittwater Winter Regatta 

Well done to Alan Jones and the team from Sailability Crystal Bay for running the Pittwater Winter Regatta incorporating the NSW 2.4mR Class Championships on June 9 & 10. Eight 2.4mRs and five Hansa class boats competed, with sailors coming from NSW, ACT and VIC.
Race Officer David West and his on-water race management crew managed to complete 3 races each day, with very light and variable winds on Saturday and a moderate to fresh south westerly on Sunday accompanied by some rain.


Congratulations to Canberra sailor Peter Russell (AUS40) for his dominant win in the NSW 2.4mR Championships, dropping a second place to finish with 6 points. Michael Leydon (AUS46) was 2nd on 14 and Luke Ratcliffe (AUS32) 3rd on 16 points.


Charles Weatherly from Ballarat in Victoria (AUS2763) had an almost perfect scorecard and dropped his 2nd place finish in race 2 to win with a 5 point total. Jason Elwes (AUS1067) was 2nd on 9 points and Alison Weatherly (sailing Hansa 303 AUS788 in the otherwise Liberty fleet) was 3rd.

 

View photos here 

Interclub Regatta - Intermediate Youth Development

 

Round 2 of the Interclub Challenge was a very wet day on the water  hosted by the CYCA, six races were completed in a 5-17 knot Southerly on Sydney Harbour.

7 teams attended representing 4 yacht clubs. 

Representing the RPAYC Intermediate Development Squad were:

Team Red: Morgan Singleton, Ellis Merrett, Max Faulker, Hugo Butterworth, Thomas Rees
Team Blue: Ollie Gordon, Tom Quarrie, Tom Singleton, Jack Hildebrand, Leah Brown 

Coached by Niall Powers. 

 

1st - CYCA Youth Sailing Academy
2nd - Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
3rd - CYCA Youth Sailing Academy
4th - The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC
5th - Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club
6th - Alfred's Performance & Development
7th - NCYC Youth Sailing Academy
8th - Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (Did not compete)

 

RPAYC Looks forward to hosting the Interclub on Sunday 24th June. 

 

Youth Development Training Squad hits the water flying

The clubs world renowned Youth Development Training Program has started for another year with a great squad of 23 men and women taking part in a 20 week intensive program. 
The program runs from June through to October, with Gym on Friday nights, and on water training on Saturday from 0730 to 1530hrs.

The squad got underway on the 2nd of June , with the newbies to the squad getting a baptism of fire as we had some great rides in the southerly breeze that ranged from 15 to 35knots from the South. Some great rides were had and some new stories were made!

 

RPAYC Boats podium at 2018 PONANT Sydney Noumea Yacht Race. 

With trophies presented on Saturday evening at the Cercle Nautique Calédonien Yacht Club, the CYCA will now take feedback on the reintroduction of the PONANT Sydney Noumea race and decide whether to make it a permanent feature of its racing calendar, and the regularity.

Five RPAYC boats competed in the 22 boat fleet with podium places in IRC Division 2 & 3 as well as PHS. 

A few owners are leaving their boats in New Caledonia to cruise the local waters before heading west to the Whitsundays for the Queensland winter regattas. Meanwhile Five of the PONANT Sydney Noumea entries - Patrice, Dare Devil, Komatsu Azzurro, Sticky and Wings – will bravely line up for part two of their Coral Sea adventure when they join some of the Auckland Noumea fleet and the local race fleet for the sixth edition of the Groupama Race around the French island of New Caledonia.

Notable Results were:

* Wings, Ian Edwards: PHS - 2nd & IRC Div 2 - 2nd 
* King Billy, Phil Bennett: IRC Div 3 - 1st
* Sticky, Richard Harris: IRC Div 3 - 2nd 

 

Full Results here

 

Club Marine App - more than just Insurance

Our Club Marine App lets you do so much more on the go – especially when you become a member. Best of all, it’s FREE. 
MEMBERS ONLY
Receive severe weather alerts
Receive notifications of any impending severe weather for your current location and up to four additional locations of your choice, keeping you and your boat safe

Provide proof of insurance
View your policy details on your mobile device and email it as proof of insurance when needed.

Record an incident or lodge a claim
In the event the worst does happen the app makes it easy to record all the important information you need and to lodge a claim.

Renew or update your policy
You can receive notifications when your policy is due and renew it straight from the app, or update your policy details on the go.

Make emergency calls
Contact emergency services or Club Marine Assist in the event that you need help on or off the water.

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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