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

       

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

 
 

Pitt Point Scotland Island - Part 2

Greg and Louise were sitting out on the terrace of ‘Pitt Point’ and took some shots of the Wed 26.9.18 race start, with Wild Oats very apparent. 

The 7m day yacht Greg built some years ago (with the assistance of some offshore RPA members – the David Payne design to Greg’s specifications) is on mooring to the left.

A number of people have now seen ‘Pitt Point’ from the water – hard to miss with the huge ‘For Sale’ sign over the boatshed.

Some have asked – how would you describe the house?  Greg refers to the article in the fairly recent ‘Houses’ magazine for architects and designers (Issue 120) – ‘The house is a collection of buildings and shapes in a seemingly ad hoc arrangement, “as if they developed over time” according to architect Walter Barda, who was an Associate Director of Ken Woolley’s practice at the time and produced designs and drawings for the project.

“The idea was a small village of clustered vernacular elements: main house, the guest wing building, the lookout  tower – it’s an island house after all. To that we gave skewed geometries and overscaled pitched roofs chopped in half [living room and master bedroom].  From an aerial perspective, the plan kind of wiggles through the site, some of its elements intersecting or colliding.  It’s all very informal but structured.”

Being ostensibly an adult retreat, its key spaces in the main house are the living area, with the luxuriously sized main bedroom above. These are gathered up under two pitched roofs that intersect above the stairs. They both face north to the water, with views right up the Pittwater to Barrenjoey lighthouse, winking in the dark.

Behind the bedroom, the plan splits under a shallow skillion roof with a skylit ensuite, tiled in terracotta, followed by two interconnected studies, facing west and south into the rear bush garden, with its series of ponds and tumbling water  – a feature of most Woolley houses, along with meticulous craftsmanship’.

Greg and Louise ‘downsized’ to ‘Pitt Point’ from their Bayview waterfront  home when they were thinking about  future retirement  – they wanted to stay on the water.  And that was 24 years ago .

And now for a further downsizing back to the mainland.

  

More information, with many photographs and some historical background are available at www.modernhouse.co/listings/pittwater-waterfront/ 'Pitt Point' by architect Ken Woolley AM. 

More historical information on Scotland Island and Andrew Thompson is available as follows:-
• A very thorough and interesting account of Thompson, back in England, then his life in Australia is at http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com/andrew-thompson---pittwater-patriarchs-history.php
• A shorter account can be found at www.visitsydneyaustralia.com.au/scotland-island.html .
• Also www.cawb.com.au/andrew-thompson.html .
• Another interesting one is https://dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/scotland_island

All part of the fascinating story on the development of Sydney and the Pittwater area.


‘Pitt Point’ on Scotland Island - Part 1 

As many will know, Pitt Island, named by Captain Arthur Phillip, was renamed Scotland Island by Andrew Thompson, to whom it was granted by Governor Macquarie on 1st January 1810 for his good works including rescuing many people from a major flood in the Hawkesbury River.

Andrew Thompson, who built and operated a number of trading ships, was building ‘Geordy’ on his Island when he died. At that point, he had progressed from being sent to NSW for 14 years for the theft of goods back in England, to being the wealthiest man in NSW.

One of his enterprises was the manufacture of salt, transported, with other produce, down to Sydney town. He was also the biggest producer of wheat, a vital product for the survival of the colony.

Greg and Louise’s home, ‘Pitt Point’, sits close to both - where the salt was produced and ‘Geordy’ was built. It has always been owned by RPAYC members, both as a weekender and a permanent residence, over more than 25 years.

‘Pitt Point’ is on the market, and it is thought that RPA members could be interested in considering this rare piece of architecture designed by Ken Woolley AM. The house has been beautifully built and lovingly maintained. 

Enjoying an ideal due North aspect, the Winter sun floods into the house from sunrise to sunset, a rare thing in Pittwater. It is located on the northern tip of Scotland Island and comes with excellent facilities for yacht/boat owners – even having a wave-breaker protection barrier. And, very often the Start boat is a 2 minute sail/motor away! If not racing, most of the RPA races can be viewed clearly, with a glass of something, relaxing on the terrace.

More information, with many photographs and some historical background are available at www.modernhouse.co/listings/pittwater-waterfront/ 'Pitt Point' by architect Ken Woolley AM. 

More historical information on Scotland Island and Andrew Thompson is available as follows:-
• A very thorough and interesting account of Thompson, back in England, then his life in Australia is at http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com/andrew-thompson---pittwater-patriarchs-history.php
• A shorter account can be found at www.visitsydneyaustralia.com.au/scotland-island.html .
• Also www.cawb.com.au/andrew-thompson.html .
• Another interesting one is https://dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/scotland_island

All part of the fascinating story on the development of Sydney and the Pittwater area.

Sponsored Content - Supporting Sail Training

15 months to the 2020 5.5m Gold Cup and Worlds in Pittwater

G'Day fellow 5.5m sailors,

The Australian 5.5m Association and the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club are delighted that Pittwater has been selected as the venue for the 5.5m Gold Cup and Worlds in January 2020.

We are pleased to announce that following the requests at the Cowes AGM, we are able to bring the dates forward and the event is now scheduled from the 3rd to 15th of January 2020 (please check Notice of Race, when published, for exact final dates), to be held on the iconic Palm Beach Circle.  Competitors and families will now be able to enjoy Christmas and New Year in Sydney, and then participate in the Gold Cup and Worlds without a break.

Sydney is the place to be; the New Year’s Eve fireworks are spectacular and not to be missed. Visit a zoo meeting our Kangaroos, Koalas and other native animals.  Enjoy a cold beer at the club after training/racing and we will even throw a prawn or two on the barbeque for you!

The Australian Association, RPAYC Flag Officers and members are really looking forward to hosting you and your families and making this an event to remember.

To ensure we remain truly the 'International' 5.5m Class, we recognise it is important that our World Championship is accessible to attract as many in the class as possible; there will never be a better opportunity for good value and convenient shipping of your 5.5 metres, to compete at an iconic international location.  

 

 Scandinavian Gold Cup 2018


We have secured a very competitive shipping price from Europe or USA of $US 7,500 (note as we are still over 15 months away from the event this price might vary by a small amount).  The price for one way shipping will be half the above price at $US 3,750. Which may mean there will be some Australians looking to purchase some European or US boats.

The event dates mean that you should not miss any of the Northern Hemisphere 2019 and 2020 seasons. All the details of the convenient RoRo trailer shipping, documentation required,  flights and accommodation are available in the following links:

 

Bid from RPAYC including shipping information:  http://www.5.5class.org/single-post/2018/06/04/Bid-from-Royal-Prince-Alfred-Yacht-Club-Pittwater-Australia-to-host-2020-Worlds
 

A presentation can be seen here. (PDF, 2 mb)

RPAYC  https://www.rpayc.com.au


We will send you regular updates in the months leading to the event.

In the meantime:

1- Please make the commitment to participate now and block in the dates in your diaries!

2- Please start to look at accommodation options. January in Australia is like August in Europe and America. You are advised to book early!

3- Please start to look at flight options.  Flights have never been cheaper. But once again with it being a busy holiday period it is ideal to book early to get the early offers.  

More information and timelines for shipping will follow shortly.

Above all please commit now and lock in the dates!

Best regards,


Australian 5.5m Association and RPAYC

Any questions contact Martin at martin.g.cross@gmail.com

 

Sailability members competing at Hansa Worlds

Club Members Alyse Saxby, Allan Jones & Ame Barnbrook are travelling to Hiroshima to compete in the HANSA Class World & International Championships in Hiroshima, Japan. 

The worlds are taking place October 13-18.
Alyse will sail with Rie Ariyoshi in the 303 doubles in AUS 303
Allan will sail in AUS 346 a 2.3 single “Tom Thumb”
Ame  will sail a Liberty servo AUS 0000
There are 36 Australian Boats entered in a field of 150 boats. Good Luck and we look forward to following your results. Regatta Website

Finalists Announced for 2018 Australian Sailing Awards

Congratulations to club members Tash Bryant and Annie Wilmot being named finalists for Australian Female Sailors of the Year and also to Tash for Youth Sailor of the Year. We wish you Good Luck.

 


Full Article below by Australian Sailing 
Off the back of another hugely successful sailing season in both Australia and around the world, athletes, clubs, officials and contributors will be honoured
 at the 2018 Australian Sailing Awards and Hall of Fame Induction dinner at the Doltone House on Friday 19 October.

Today, the finalists were announced across the twelve categories with the winners to be announced on the night. Some of the most decorated world sailors are amongst this year’s nominees, along with some outstanding contributors from clubs across the country.

There were a record number of nominations for the 2018 Female Sailor of the Year, with 49er team, Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmotagain nominated after a stellar year as part of the Australian Sailing Team. They will face competition from fellow 470 Australian representatives Nia Jerwood and Monique de Vries and Nacra 17 sailors Lisa Darmanin and Haylee Outteridge. In addition, the first female to ever win an ocean race, Wendy Tuck who won the Clipper Round the World Race is also nominated.

Last year’s Male Sailor of the Year award winner, Glen Ashby, has again been nominated for the award. The America’s Cup sailor will face tough competition from Australian Sailing Team members Nathan Outteridge and Matt Wearn, World Match Racing champion Harry Price and renowned ocean sailor Matt Allen.

The para-sailing scene has been big across the world with Australians being front and centre of the action. Last year’s winner Matthew Bugghas been nominated again for his outstanding performance throughout the year. Bugg will face competition from Chelseann Osbone, Victorian 2.4m champion Neil Patterson, HANSA 303 world champion Chris Symonds and offshore sailor Walter Philippe.

This year the awards will also feature the Offshore Sailor of the Year Award to recognise the amazing achievements of Australian sailors winning offshore racing events at home and around the world. Wendy Tuck’s efforts in winning the Clipper Round the World Race have seen her earn a nomination, along with Sophie Ciszek who was aboard the Volvo Ocean Race second place-getter MAPFRE. Matt Allen, who set race records whilst winning both the Rolex Sydney Hobart and Brisbane to Gladstone Races as well as posting wins in the IRC & ORC Australian Championships is also nominated with Melbourne to Osaka competitors Rupert Henry and Greg O’Shea rounding out the field.

A hot field for the Youth Sailor of the Year Awards includes Laser Radial World Champion Zac Littlewood, 420 World Youth Champions, gold and silver medallists Otto Henry and Rome Featherstone, AST 49er skipper Natasha Bryant and Australian under 17s 420 champion, Cole Tapper.

Finalists for the Sport Promotion Award are Beau Outteridge for his continued coverage of sailing in Australia and overseas, ORVC Media Team for their dedication to ocean racing, Andrea Francolini for his dedication to sailing photography, Nicole Douglass for her work in growing the presence of the sport through new technologies, Clare Alexander for her efforts in supporting and promoting women in sailing and Down Under Sail for their coverage of sailing both big and small as well as their ongoing youth sailing coverage.

Finalists for the Sport Professional Award include Nick Hutton for his amazing work for the sport around his home State of Tasmania, Susan Ghent for her efforts in raising the profile of ocean racing in Western Australia, Jordan Reece for his successes as the Head Coach of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Youth Sailing Academy and finally Pam Scrivenor for her dedication building the CYCA’s Youth Sailing Academy to the successful program that it is today.

Awards will also be given for the State nominated Coach of the Year, Official of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Instructor of the Year and Club of the Year.

The gala dinner will also feature the induction of five new inductees to the Australian Sailing Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is now in its second year, as it aims to celebrate the sport’s history and to celebrate those who have brought so much to sport.

Click here to buy your tickets to the gala dinner today.

2018 Australian Sailing Awards Finalists

Male Sailor of the Year

  • Matt Allen (NSW)
  • Glenn Ashby (Vic)
  • Nathan Outteridge (NSW)
  • Harry Price (NSW)
  • Matt Wearn (WA)

Female Sailor of the Year

  • Natasha Bryant & Annie Wilmot (NSW)
  • Lisa Darmanin (NSW)
  • Nia Jerwood and Monique de Vries (WA)
  • Haylee Outteridge (NSW)
  • Wendy Tuck (NSW)

Sailor of the Year with a disability

  • Matthew Bugg (Tas)
  • Chelseann Osborne (QLD)
  • Neil Patterson (Vic)
  • Walter Philippe (WA)
  • Chris Symonds (Tas)

Youth Sailor of the Year

  • Natasha Bryant (NSW)
  • Otto Henry and Rome Featherstone (WA/NSW)
  • Zac Littlewood (WA)
  • Cole Tapper (NSW)

Sport Promotion Award

  • Clare Alexander (NSW)
  • Nicole Douglass (NSW)
  • Down Under Sail (SA)
  • Andrea Francolini (NSW)
  • ORCV Media Team (Vic)
  • Beau Outteridge (NSW)

Sports Professional Award

  • Susan Ghent (WA)
  • Nick Hutton (Tas)
  • Jordan Reece (NSW)
  • Pam Scrivenor (NSW)

Offshore Sailor of the Year

  • Matt Allen (NSW)
  • Sophie Ciszek (Vic)
  • Rupert Henry and Greg O’Shea (NSW)
  • Wendy Tuck (NSW)

Volunteer Award

  • Rob Edgar (SA)
  • Tim Haffner (NSW)
  • David Kemp (Qld)

Club of the Year

  • Canberra Yacht Club (ACT)
  • Keppel Bay Sailing Club (Qld)
  • Royal Freshwater Yacht Club (WA)
  • Sandringham Yacht Club (Vic)

Official of the Year

  • David LeRoy (Vic)
  • Trevor Milton (WA)
  • Mike Rogers (SA)

Coach of the Year

  • Michael Blackburn (NSW)
  • Mike Leigh (NSW)
  • Ben Walkemayer (WA)

Instructor of the Year

  • Hamilton Nesci (Vic)
  • Alan Polglaze (WA)
  • Locky Pryor (NSW)

Tactical Navigation Seminar

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This seminar will provide an insight into the key factors which define tactical navigation in a passage race. Using these factors will enable the navigator to establish a race plan based on the boats performance and the anticipated conditions.  ‘Expedition’ navigation software is highlighted during the presentation however its use is not essential.

 

Topics covered included:

•             VPP

•             Sail Selection Charts & Velocity Performance Prediction

•             Weather systems, currents & geographic influence

•             Optimal Routing

•             Developing a strategy & staying dynamic

•             Tactical risk assessment

 


 

 

Upcoming Training

There has been some recent enquiries in relation to training. 

 

Onsite at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club above the Jack Gale Centre is Neil Driscoll and his Above & Beyong Boating Team who have a great selection of training and courses available. Full details are available on their website here. Contact Neil for any enquiries that you amay have. 

They deliver the leading courses to skipper your own boat! Improve your skills, increase your safety and use your boat more!

Our training is perfect for sailors who have a boat they want to use more, are open to learning and developing their skills, are passionate about being on the water, and excited to become safer and more talented skippers.

At Above and Beyond Boating, their mission is to help boat owners achieve their boating dreams, whilst using their boats as regularly and safely as possible. The 'Beyond the East Coast' workshop is being held at the R.P.A.Y.C. on Friday 16th November. Roger Corrie, Mike Selbie and Neil Driscoll  will be presenting this free event, featuring heavy weather sailing, east coast exploration and cruising short handed.      Friday 16th November, 2018 @ 10am-4pm . Bookings Essential . Full Details Here


 Marine Safety Works - Upcoming Courses - Genevieve White

WORLD SAILING (WS) SAFETY AND SEA SURVIVAL
This course includes practical wet and flare drills, and hands-on demonstrations of a wide range of safety equipment. It is extremely valuable for both racing and cruising sailors providing up to date information on equipment, safety planning, regulations and procedures. The Qantas Pool is chosen specifically to create the most realistic training experience possible including cooler water, darkness, and rain. Marine SafetyWorks is the only Australian Sailing school using this facility.
 
Full Course ($585.00) – 2 days
Course SS84 Saturday, October 6, 1000 – 1800 (Club Rose Bay RSL)
Sunday, October 7, 0830 – 1730 (Qantas Pool & Training Room)
 
Course SS85 Saturday, November 17, 1000 – 1800 (Club Rose Bay RSL)
Sunday, November 18, 0830 – 1730 (Qantas Pool & Training Room)
 
Course SS86 Saturday, December 8, 1000 – 1800 (Club Rose Bay RSL)
Sunday, December 9, 0830 – 1730 (Qantas Pool & Training Room)
Registration details and briefing notes can be found on the links provided. Payment can be made online or directly with Marine SafetyWorks.
 

NSW Youth Championships presented by Lake Macquarie City Council

Media Release                2 October 2018

Tight racing and big smiles conclude a mammoth NSW Youth Championship

The 2018 NSW Youth Championship presented by Lake Macquarie City Council was the biggest NSW Youth Championship ever with over 325 boats and over 420 competitors involved. Many RPAYC sailors competed and full results can be seen below. A special congratulations to the following podium places. Optimist Open Fleet 1st Daniel Links, 3rd Cooper Bellingham. Nacra 15 - 2nd Nathan Bryant The 2018 NSW Youth Championship presented by Lake Macquarie City Council finished day three with some of the “closest racing this event has ever seen.”

After a slow start to the morning waiting for the breeze to fill in racing got underway in a building north to north-east sea breeze peaking at around 15 knots. Laser Radial winner, Zac West commented on the quality of racing at the event in particular on the last day of racing.

“The racing was so close and coming into the last day I think there was only four or five points between us, I had to step up my game because this is like a nationals for us since everyone’s here.”  Said West

The racing couldn’t have been closer for the tight-knit crew of Nacra 15 sailors. The foiling catamarans came into the event with their national fleet and the competitiveness fuelled by the ongoing banter made for a “good” event according to Ashleigh Swadling and Nathan Bryant.

“There’s definitely a lot of banter and it’s good, this is our nationals fleet so it’s good to know what everyone’s going to bring. We’re all at the same level and the difference between coming first or fifth can be one or two bad tacks.” Said Swadling

The comradery within The Nacra 15 sailors seems to be so close that traditional rival States have teamed up.  The mix of Swadling, a Queenslander and Bryant, a New South Welshman worked since they finished a close second and as Ashleigh jokingly explains it just “happened to work out well.”

“Nathan messaged me and asked if I wanted to sail with him, so I picked up the phone and took the opportunity and worked out well.” Said Swadling.

The Nacra 15s to their credit took time off racing to take out all the younger sailors out on the water experience what Nacra sailing is all about.

“We took a whole bunch of opti (optimist) kids out yesterday and they all loved it and with Nacras being new coupled with good competition I think the fleet with only get better.” Said Bryant.

Optimist Open fleet winner, Daniel Links had an extraordinary regatta clocking up five wins from seven races. Links also missed racing on day one as he had a school trumpet exam.

“I sailed pretty good, I didn’t sail the first day because I had a trumpet exam so I because those were my two drops I needed to sail well today.” Said Links.

Coming off a great Optimist World Championship in Cyprus three weeks earlier Links used his experience from the event to his advantage to beat 81 other boats to claim the top spot.

Mornington twins, Matilda and Lily Richardson racing in their 420 It’s a Twin Thing came back from time off the water to travel up to Lake Macquarie to work on their sailing in the “challenging” conditions.

“We’ve had some time out of the boat due to injury, so we wanted to come here and work on some processes, so it was pretty challenging conditions to stay consistent against the boys.” Said Richardson

Growing up sailing on their home waters of Port Philip Bay the team were well prepared to take on the range of conditions over the event with only one point separating them from a podium finish.

Overall, the event produced variable but exciting conditions to the 430 competitors. The NSW Youth Championships drew competitors from all across the country and for many it was the big event to kick off their domestic national and state championship campaigns.

At the presentation competitors were treated by a visit from local sailor and Australian Sailing Squad member, Halyee Outteridge who kindly took time out her busy schedule to present medals to class winners.

Special mention to all the volunteers on water and off water who worked quickly to ensure that all the sailors made it safely to shore when a 30knot southerly squall hit the lake on the first day of racing. On top of that over 130 volunteers assisted with the logistics, planning and the race management of the event. They were nothing short of a well-oiled machine getting the job done.

Thanks to Lake Macquarie City Council for being a major support of the event.

With the NSW Youth Championships finishing for 2018 we now look towards the Australian Youth Championships being held at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania from 10 January to the 14 January 2019.

For all the results click HERE

Results are as follows;

Bic Techno 293

1st Mitch Kruse

2nd Jude Smale

3rd Max Irvine

Bic Techno Plus

1st Grea Morris

2nd Hamish Swain

3rd William Grimshaw

Flying 11

1st Jamie Stodart & Sam Stodart

2nd Tyler Dransfield & Pearl Toomey

3rd Alex Hart & Sophie Hart

Int 29er

1st Archie Cropley & Max Paul

2nd Oscar O’Donoghue & Rupert Hamilton

3rd Lachie Brewer & Flynn Twomey

Int 420

1st Cole Tapper & Tyler Creevey

2nd Ryan Littlechild & Jack Ferguson

3rd Marcello Torro & Tom Larkings

Laser 4.7

1st Brooke Wilson

2nd Mina Ferguson

3rd Daniel Costandi

Laser Radial

1st Zac West

2nd Frazer Brew

3rd Stefan Elliot – Shircore

Nacra 15

1st Tom Crockett & Tahnie Coldecoat

2nd Ashleigh Swadling & Nathan Bryant - RPAYC

3rd Tom Dawson & Sarah Hoffman

NS14

1st Hayden Hansen &Wil Rivers

2nd Mark Murray & Ryan Watt

3rd Craig Wright & Jada Clacke

Open Bic Gold

1st Hamish Cowell

2nd Travis Wadley

3rd Breanne Wadley

Open Bic Silver

1st Oliver Ross

2nd Jonah Griffiths

3rd Lachie Pryer

Optimist Green Fleet

1st Alexander Risby

2nd William Holdsworth

3rd Bailey Derwent

Optimist Intemediate

1st Jorja Mahoney

2nd Spencer Oxnam

3rd Jago Tucker

Optimist Open

1st Daniel Links - RPAYC

2nd Austin Cross

3rd Cooper Bellingham - RPAYC

Sabot 1up

1st Darby Jones

2nd Tanys Roberts

3rd Clancy Dwyer

  

 

 

ENDS

 

The 2018 NSW Youth Championships presented by Lake Macquarie City Council is the biggest NSW Youth Championships ever with over 325 boats and over 420 competitors involved.  Racing started on Saturday 29 September and concludes Monday 1 October.

Author: Australian Sailing

RPAYC's Juliet Costanzo & Team crowned Champions

In a powerful Westerly breeze on Sydney Harbour, RPAYC's Juliet Costanzo and her team of elder sister Clare, Jess Angus, Ann Scholten & Emma Rankin became Australia’s newest Women’s Match Racing National Champion, defeating New Zealand’s Celia Willison 3-0 in the Finals.

Epic conditions were in order for the final day of the Australian Women’s Match Racing Championship, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, with winds averaging 20knots for the day, the biggest gust on record topping 35knts.

The Race Committee got the teams out on time and in a light northerly wind to start the day, with the semi-finals getting underway with Round Robin winner, Costanzo matched up against the CYCA’s India Howard. The girls from the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club only needed two matches to dispatch Howard on a difficult race track as the breeze fought its way round to the west.

In the other semi-final, Celia Willison gave it their all against Charlotte Griffin from the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. Both teams have traded blows throughout the competition and today’s semi-final dust up was exactly the same and went to a third and deciding race. Celia, only sailing through to the Finals on the last run of the race after Griffin overlaid into the finish and broached.

With the winds building in the last flight of the semi-finals, the Race Committee advised the teams to take refuge behind Clark Island, dropping their mains and remaining under tow till it was safe for racing to continue again. Holding the teams under postponement for a 20-minute break seemed key for the Race Committee as the breeze dropped down to 14-22 knots, enabling the Finals to commence.

In the petit-finals, after a disastrous first race, hooking the top mark, India Howard and her team of Elyse Guervara-Rattray, Dana Tavener, Katherine Shannon and Jaime Swavley outsailed the RSYS’s Charlotte Griffin to take a come-from-behind victory and steal third overall for the week.

In the Finals, both teams fought for every inch around the race track but superior boat handling enabling fast tacks, sets and drops saw Juliet Costanzo take out the series in commanding styling. Costanzo led at nearly every turning mark and took out her first Women’s National title as helm with an unbelievable scorecard of 19-2 over the three-day event. This is Juliet’s second National title, having last won the event as crew for her sister, Clare, back in 2016.

View Day 1 Video Here

View Day 2 Video Here

View Day 3 Video Here

Report & images courtesy of CYCA 

 

 

COMMODORES CUP - BECOME THE CLUB YACHTING KEELBOAT CHAMPION FOR 2018/19!

“Participate to WIN”

The Commodores Cup Series for 2018/19 has been transformed to now be the Club Keelboat Championship and is based on 8 races taken from the Club Annual Program throughout the Spring & Summer Season.

A boats best results from specific races held throughout the Spring & Sumer season will be accumulated at the end of the series to crown the winners in each division.

The series will consist of races from the Saturday Inshore Series, the Estuary / SOPS Series, Feature events, Wednesday Spring and Summer Series and Thursday Twilight Spring and Summer Series, giving everyone a chance to be a part of this new Championship.

Two (2) best results from Inshore Series.
Two (2) best results from Estuary / SOPS Series.
Two (2) best results from the following Feature Races - Pittwater Dash (Opening Day), Whisper Mug, Dicko Cup Marathon Series, Friends of David Booth Trophy Race.
Two (2) best results from Wednesday Spring Series, Wednesday Summer Series, Thursday Twilight Spring Series or Thursday Twilight Summer Series

For those that do not compete in the Wednesday or Thursday Series, your third best score in the Inshore and Saturday Estuary/SOPS Series will be used.

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are those of the individual events or series - rules, eligibility and scoring are as detailed in the Notice of Championship in the Sailing Handbook.

To enter the Series boats are required to enter by selecting the specific Commodores Cup Series entry form which is online. Those not entered in the Series will not be scored.

The Sailing Office will maintain a spreadsheet of results for those that have entered the Series.

The entry fee is $ 50.00 for all competitors, which will help support our Youth Development Program. Entry deadline is 2nd October 2018. Must be entered to be eligible in the Series. Only members of the RPAYC are eligible to win the Commodores Cup Series.

 

Mirabaud Sailing Image of the Year Awards

Congratulations to Warwick Crossman whose image of our Centreboard Sailing at RPA Optimist sailors racing in the Selden Ice Breaker Series has been selected in the top eighty images for this year’s Mirabaud Sailing Image of the Year Awards in Switzerland.

The people’s choice category is driven by social media and this is our chance to get behind him and promote RPAYC, the Centreboard Division and the Optimist class.

To vote simply click on the link below and click on the like button. Its also worth taking a few minutes to browse all the images ….. some of them are amazing.

 

 

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Sailing at the Invictus Games - A huge success

23 Oct 2018

The Invictus Games is more than a sporting event – it captures hearts, challenges perceptions and changes lives. On Sunday many RPAYC Members, Staff & Volunteers joined us on Sydney...

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Gold Medal for AUS at Invictus Games Sailing

22 Oct 2018

TEAM AUS and RPAYC Members: Squadron Leader Rob Saunders, Paul Langley, Craig McGrath and Marcus Wilson dominated their heat, and then went on to win the Medal Race in the Elliott...

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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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