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

       

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

 
 

Yachting NSW Awards - RPAYC Winner

RPAYC are pleased to report that we had 3 members as finalists in the 2018 Yachting NSW Awards.  Fletcher Walters was nominated for Junior/Youth Sailor of the Year whilst Nina Curtis & Stacey Jackson were both nominated for Female Sailor of the Year. 

The awards took place last Friday night and the results were:

The winners include;
Coach of the Year - Mike Leigh
Disabled Sailor of the Year - Lachlan Clear
Female sailor of the Year - Lisa Darmanin  / Female Sailor of the Year - Nina Curtis
Instructor of the Year - Locky Pryor
Junior/Youth Sailor of the Year - Otto Henry
Male Sailor of the Year - Rupert Henry and Greg O'Shea
Official of the Year - Lyn and Ian Pine
Volunteer of the Year - John Maclurcan
Club of the Year - Hunters Hill Sailing Club

Full press release from YANSW is below. 

 



Hunters Hill Sailing Club has been awarded NSW Club of the Year ahead of many others for their dedication and spirit in supporting sailing and their members.

The smaller, volunteer run club sits just west of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and is surrounded by many larger neighbouring clubs. The club's President Maria Quinlan places their success on their dedicated team of volunteers.

"HHSC are delighted to have won NSW Sailing Club of the Year. Great recognition for this small volunteer club with a big heart and big ideas.

"Thank you to Australian Sailing for this award and to all of the volunteers at HHSC who are key to its success." Quinlan continued.

Another spectacular moment from the evening was the award for the Female Sailor of the Year of which could not be split between 2012 Olympic silver medallist and crew member onboard Brunel Racing in the 207-2018 Volvo Ocean race, Nina Curtis and 2016 Olympic silver medallist, Lisa Darmanin.

Both have excelled in regattas over the last 12 months and it was only fitting to present the award to both sailors. Lisa Darmanin, who is currently preparing to compete in Aarhus, Denmark for the World Championship couldn't be more proud to have received the award and to call NSW home.  

"It's so great to receive this award alongside Nina Curtis. It's always so lovely to be recognised by the Australian Sailing community for our efforts even when we are so far from home. I love sailing in Sydney harbour it's definitely the best place in the world, so very proud to be from NSW!" Darmanin said.

In addition to the winners mentioned above, nine sailors from across NSW were selected from a long list of nominations to receive awards in their respected category. The winners include; Coach of the Year - Mike Leigh Disabled Sailor of the Year - Lachlan Clear Female sailor of the Year - Lisa Darmanin Female Sailor of the Year - Nina Curtis Instructor of the Year - Locky Pryor Junior/Youth Sailor of the Year - Otto Henry Male Sailor of the Year - Rupert Henry and Greg O'Shea Official of the Year - Lyn and Ian Pine Volunteer of the Year - John Maclurcan Club of the Year - Hunters Hill Sailing Club

Thank you to Manly 16" Skiff Club for hosting a great evening and to all the attendees who made it such a great night.
 

Time for your Antifoul? There is a 15% Members Discount

The RPAYC Boatyard is Pittwater's most modern and comprehensive boatyard and a 'one stop shop' for our members.  The boatyard has a range of onsite specialists who work together with the boatyard team to ensure that your vessel service is completed in an efficient and timely manner. Receive the antifoul package at 15% discount and be confident that our professional team will provide a superior finish and longer lasting results. Your package will include the lift, waterblast, wet rub, antifoul, 2-days on the hardstand, acid wash, environmental levy and launch. We are happy to quote competitively for any other antifoul on request or additional options, and the price we quote is the price you pay.

For more details, please contact Monique on (02) 9998 3751 or email boatyard@rpayc.com.au 


 

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

RPAYC YD Sailors finish 7th at Governors Cup, USA

Team Fusion continued their strong form to finish off today with two wins to retain their 7th place, winning their sail off against Matt Whitfield (GBR). Even though the results show a clean sweep for the Alfred’s Girls, there were plenty of lead changes. Ultimately the teams downwind speed saw them able to be able to stretch away from Whitfield and take a convincing win.
“Obviously our competitive nature means we still aren’t content with our results, however we are pleased with how our team performed, particularly in the second half of the regatta where we were able to climb our way up in the second round robin against this competitive fleet”
“I would like to thank all our supporters and sponsors for your help in getting us to this prestigious event”  commented an inspired Costanzo.
Fellow Aussie Harry price took the Championship win, beating Leonard Takahashi 3-2 in what was a dramatic finals, which included a dismasting, with the boats experiencing “fresh” conditions with the wind reaching up to 17knots. This may not seem windy, but 99% of the time the boats are sailing in 0-10 knots of breeze, and hence they are designed for that wind speed.

The team would like to thank the members and many supporters who have helped support them along the way. 

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club would like to thank the Balboa Yacht Club for running another terrific event.

A big thank you to the Don and Doris Stoughton, who have hosted RPAYC teams for over 20 years. 

FULL RESULTS HERE

  

Picture - L to R ( Club Coach Tom Spithill, Hannah Lanz, Jess Angus, Doris Stoughton (Host Mum), Ruby Scholten, Clare Costanzo, Don Stoughton (Host Dad)

Day 4 Racing at The Governors Cup.

Team fusion come together for a strong performance in round robin two.

The racing at this years gov cup has proven to be the toughest competition ever seen in recent years at any youth event. Club Coach Tom Spithill comments from Newport Beach “Having sailed and coached at youth match racing events over the years, a can confidently say that this years line up at the Governors cup has to be the most competitive group of sailors assembled”
“There are many sailors here all ranked in the top 100 of the open (not age restricted) match race rankings, including world Number 1 Harry Price”
Costanzo and her team had an excellent day on the water today winning all three of her races to finish in equal 2nd in the round robin, a massive improvement on their first round robin.
One of Costanzo’s wins today was against the defending champion Christophe Killian. In contrast to their first meeting in round robin 1, where Killian gave the girls a good flogging in the Prestart, Costanzo came back swinging getting the upper hand on Killian from the Balboa Yacht Club in what was a dominating prestart.

The Team was very happy with their second half of the regatta finishing up with 10 wins from the two round robins, placing them in 7th place out of an international fleet of 12 competitors. Today they will verse Matt Whitfield from the United Kingdom as they battle to retain their 7th place.
Harry Price (Australia), Leonard Takahashi New Zealand), Chris Weis (USA) and Christophe Killian (USA) are the semi finalists.

 

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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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