With the spotlight on the Pittwater bred James Spithill’s recent success in winning the America’s Cup coming from 8-1 down, there has been a surge of interest in the sport of sailing so The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Newport has decided to once again open its doors to the public for an Open House Day this Sunday 13 October to show how simply you or your children can start sailing.
Melbourne Cup Garden Party
Tuesday 05 November 2013
Master of Ceremonies: Tim Shaw
Watch The race that stops the nation and dance to the live music
Price: $80 members / $95 non members (Payment at time of booking, bookings close on 31 October, if not sold out earlier)
Book via reception :ph 02 9998 3700
“A Crackerjack Fun Time”…Ross Scoble, Past Commodore RPAYC
By Xavier Winston Smith & Josh Dawson
For 6 weeks we were in Europe competing in a series of regattas. These were the International 420 World Championships in Valencia, Spain, the 420 UK Nationals and the 420-470 Junior European Championships which were both hosted in Pwllheli in Wales.
On Day Two Team RPAYC had another victory in Race 3 followed by an 11th and 18th in the next two races to sit equal 5th after Day two.
But with a DSQ in Race 6 on Thursday and a 6th the team slipped two places to be 7th with two days left to sail.
The official report said on Team RPAYC's DSQ, "Australia’s Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club was overlapped with Larchmont Yacht Club as they bore down on the finish leading Larchmont to call for Royal Alfred to sail their proper course. The umpires then flagged the Aussies, who did not do their penalty turn, and they were subsequently disqualified from the race. It would appear that nothing short of a miracle is needed now to put Royal Alfred back in podium contention."
For full details, news, results, an the virtual tracker go to http://nyyc.org/yachting/invitational-cup/2013-invitational-cup
Check out the Virtual Eye for each race and follow all the action at the NYYC Invitational Cup event website
by Jim Collley
On the 26th of June Shaun and I flew into England to begin our first ever Europe campaign. After a few days of recovery we went and picked up the boat in Lymington and spent over 7 hours working on it, making it feel as familiar as possible. For the next few days we trained and got our heads around the boat as we competed in the Lymington town regatta.
by Chelsea Connor
I left for Japan on the 19th August and flew into Tokyo, Narita airport the following day. The Australian team consisted of 7 sailors, 5 boys and 2 girls, all from the east coast of Australia. Positions on the team were highly sought after and there was a selection process.
The goal for our Farr 40 worlds campaign was not result driven; it was based around the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in world-‐class fleet. As I sat in the tactician’s briefing at 18 years old with Terry Hutchinson on my left and Vasco Viscotto on my right I realized that we had achieved this even before the start of race 1.
After four days of intense competition, the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup has been run and won on San Francisco Bay.
On Wednesday September 4, the New Zealand Sailing Team won the inaugural title from Full Metal Jacket (NZL) and the ROFF/Cascais Sailing (POR).
28 August 2013
An update from Objective Australia competing in the inaugural Red Bull Youth America’s Cup
“If anyone had told us just how hard the preparation for this event would be, no one would have believed them,” said Objective Australia coach Traks Gordon at the end of another gruelling day.