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

 
 

General Meeting

A General Meeting was held at the Club on Tuesday 11 June, 2019, where members were invited to voice their opinion and vote on a new Crew Membership category and a change to the Family Membership package.

Members are advised that neither motion was carried.

Sailability Pittwater Regatta

The Pittwater Regatta

Congratulations go to the following placegetters in the Sailability Pittwater Regatta which was raced over the long weekend here at the club. 

2.4mR
Peter Russell         AUS 1121  1st    
Michael Leydon    AUS 46     2nd 
Mark Durnan        AUS47       3rd 

Liberty
Allan Jones          AUS 1067  1st 
Alyse Saxby        AUS 1213  2nd 
Nick Reed           “Freedom” 3rd 

RPAYC's Pledge to reduce & eliminate single use plastics by 2025

 

East Coast Champs at GRSC over the long weekend

The NSW Optimist Association ran their Travellers Trophy Series 1 at Georges River Sailing Club over the June long weekend, with invited classes of Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, 29ers, 420, Nacra 15, RS-X and Bic Techno, as well as the popular Optimist fleets.

Racing was held with two course areas for the fleets. Optis, Lasers and 420’s were on Course Area A, and 29ers, Nacra’s and boards were on Course Area B.

The wind was very light for this regatta ranging from 0 to 5 knots for most of the three days. Included abandoned races, timed out sailors, shortened races and races that ended as a driftathon in the tide. RPAYC was well represented in most of the fleets of the Optimist, Lasers, 29ers and Nacra 15’s. Full results can be found at the following link:- http://sailingresults.com.au/ScoreItV2/Public/Templates/Default/index.php?event_id=851

Results for RPAYC were:-

Optimist Intermediate

  • Eliott Verhaeghe - = 3rd

Optimist Open

  • Eva Attwood – 5th
  • Markus Sampson – 9th
  • Walter Tuite – 10th
  • Olivia Williams – 11th
  • Albie Brown – 13th
  • Will Troop – 20th
  • Charlie Byford – 29th
  • Kye Williams – 32nd

Laser 4.7

  • Bayley Taylor – 5th (with 2 race wins)

29er

  • Ellis Merrit / Oscar Verity – 3rd (with 1 race win)

Nacra 15

  • Bella Green / Josh Whitten – 4th

Australian Optimist Asians Team

Also, Cooper Bellingham is currently racing in Singapore with the Australian Optimist Asians Team, and they finished 3rd in the Nationals Teams Racing event. Next they will be racing in the Singapore National Championships starting Wednesday.

Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta over the weekend!

 

Congratulations to the Ocean Respect Racing team lead by Katie Spithill from The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC...

Posted by Australian Sailing - NSW & ACT on Monday, June 10, 2019

European Wrap Up - 49er FX

Being able to peak in a high performance regatta is every sportsman’s ultimate goal, the ability to fall back on your prior knowledge and training during the racing and not have to worry about making mistakes is where we all strive to be when starting an important event… To be the best in the world. Throughout our (Natasha Bryant & Annie Wilmot) season in Europe we have been working on a few things that we think will work in the long term, quite often this means that we may go backwards a little bit before we can make gains in the future. We are aiming to be at the top, to be the best in the world… but we know that won’t happen tomorrow.

Never before have we raced a regatta with every race ranging between 3 and 6 knots.... Genoa was a huge experience for us as we were tested in our light wind racing skills day after day! Although the results may not show it, we believe we’ve come a long way with our light wind sailing. It was an extremely tough week but a huge learning experience for us and a great training regatta for the Europeans in Weymouth.

Sydney to Auckland Yacht Race 2021

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Sydney to Auckland Yacht Race 2021

Media Release – 7th June 2019
 
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are excited to announce their partnership for the 1250nm Sydney to Auckland Yacht Race 2021.

The race will start on Sydney Harbour on 30 January 2021 and finish in Auckland Harbour in time to help the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron celebrate their 150th Anniversary and enjoy the 36th Americas Cup. This challenging Category 1 race is open to offshore cruising and racing yachts, Superyachts, ocean racing multihulls, as well as incorporating a rally for cruisers.
“A race between these two sailing meccas is incredibly exciting, the historic rivalry between us will only add to draw sailors from both sides of the Tasman Sea as well as internationally to compete” enthuses RPAYC Commodore Michael Lockley.
“Having recently been at the helm for the 150th Anniversary of the RPAYC the opportunity to join our great friends at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron to celebrate theirs is going to be fabulous. The two clubs have a great history of friendship, there is an enormous synergy in our ethos as well as our sailing programs.”
“My passion is offshore yacht racing so I can’t wait to hit the start line” concludes Commodore Lockley.

With a huge 150th Anniversary for the RNZYS and the 36th Americas Cup all happening in Auckland in 2021 the city is going to be buzzing. RNZYS Vice Commodore, Aaron Young will be Commodore in 2021 and currently chairs the organising committee preparing for the Anniversary and Cup celebrations. A daunting task but incredibly exciting times. “2021 is a massive year for us at the RNZYS and will certainly go down as the biggest year in our history. It is fantastic to be able to get the Sydney to Auckland Yacht Race back on the sailing calendar and we are already incredibly impressed with the high calibre of yachts that have expressed their interest.”

The program in Auckland 2021 will be diverse; yachts from around the world will gather including a fleet of J Class yachts, Superyachts, international classics fleet as well as the Prada Cup series and America’s Cup Match. There will no doubt be a party atmosphere as the country comes out to celebrate a famous club and the world’s most renowned yachting competition.

For full details and information about the RNZYS 150th Anniversary program visit: www.rnzys.org.nz.

The attraction for the offshore boats from around the world to head south from the northern winter is like never before. Starting in December with the offshore classic, the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race, then across to New Zealand in the Sydney to Auckland Race. The RNZYS are planning a race from Auckland to Southport in April and then from Southport, Brisbane is a short hop to the international shipping links worldwide or continue north and enjoy the iconic Hamilton Island Race Week in August.

Interest in the Sydney to Auckland Yacht Race is already high and a number of Grand Prix offshore yachts have already indicated their intention to be involved.

  
 
                          
Race or Rally
If freeze-dried food taken on the rail of a yacht at 25 degrees is not for you, then join the Cruising Rally - it's not quite dressing for dinner but offers a more civilised crossing. There is still likely to be plenty of competition among the fleet who will also benefit from the added security of having satellite tracking without pushing the limits 24hrs a day.

Two Handed Division
There will be a Two Handed division in the race which is sure to garner a great number of entrants, as shown by the popularity of the Two Handed round NZ and round North Island races recently. The Sydney to Auckland Race will be the best possible opportunity for Two Handed sailors to test themselves and push their two handed sailing to the limit.

Preparation and Planning
The RPAYC will be organising seminars in aspects of boat and crew readiness in the build up to the race and have plenty of experienced distance skippers on hand to assist and advise those that are looking for help.
“We have great experience organising extended cruises, having recently organised a cruise to Tasmania and the Coral Coast. The program of seminars and access to experienced skippers enables those that are new to distance cruising and racing to get the assistance and support from those that know the challenges” explains Leon Wilson, Rear Commodore Cruising. “We already have some interest and it is generating a bit of a buzz among our fleet.”

The race starts on 30th January 2021; full details and Notice of Race will be available shortly from www.rpayc.com.au or www.rnzys.org.nz
Expressions of Interest to: sailing@rpayc.com.au

The RPAYC are looking for sponsors for the race and believe that the opportunity to be involved will be an exciting one particularly for those operating across the Tasman.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities contact: marketing@rpayc.com.au
 
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Call for Nominations for Elected Officers 2019/20

Members are advised that the Nominations for Elected Officers for 2019/20 is now open.


The positions open for nomination are:
2 x Directors – 2019-2022 term
Rear Commodore Membership – 2019-2021 term
Rear Commodore Yacht Racing – 2019-2021 term

 

For full details CLICK HERE. 

 

5.5 Metre World Championship coming to ‘The Alfreds’ in January 2020

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) is to host the 5.5 Metre Class World Championship 2020 to take place from 9-13 January, with the Scandinavian Gold Cup, Alfreds Gold Cup, the Royal Kaag Classic Cup and Hanko Evolution Cup to be held in the lead-up.

Prior to the Worlds, the famous 100 year-old Scandinavian Gold Cup (an inter-nation trophy), will also be hosted by RPAYC, starting on 3 January. The two events are expected to attract a large fleet from both Australia and overseas and will be sailed on the Palm Beach Circle on Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches. 

With entry barely open, already nine boats have signed on, including locals from RPAYC, which can boast the largest and expanding 5.5 Metre fleet in Australia, with 11 registered. Three internationals have also announced their intentions early. 

Italian Alfredo Delli will represent Italy with the famous Classic Carabella, while Craig Symonette is sailing for the Bahamas with the Modern Al-Baba. Symonette’s secret weapon is Flavio Marazzi, a Swiss sailor with four Olympic Games under his belt; in the Star class from 2000 to 2012. Kaspar Stubenrauch from Germany will sail the Evolution Antares. 

The RPAYC has an historic association with the 5.5M class. Club member, Bill Northam, won Australia’s first ever sailing gold medal at the Olympics Games in the 5.5M at age 59. He remains the oldest Australian to win sailing Olympic Gold, and in the process, debunked all myths that elite sailing was for the younger set only. 

Northam sailed Barrenjoey to Gold at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics crewed by Dick Sargeant and Peter ‘Pod’ O’Donnell. Beforehand, in 1963, he joined O’Donnell and Sargeant as crew on Sir Frank Packer’s Gretel, the Challenger for the 1963 America’s Cup. 

Although coming to sailing late at 46 years of age, Northam was a natural all-round sailor who received many accolades for his Olympic success and also made his mark on the offshore scene, including the Sydney Hobart. 

“We are looking forward to hosting the 5.5 Metre Worlds and the Scandinavian Gold Cup and to welcoming our fellow sailors from overseas,” Australian 5.5 Metre president, Martin Cross said, “It has been 15 years since Australia last hosted the Gold Cup and Worlds, so we are proud it has come full circle back to Australia.”   

Winter Mick Hole One Design & Sports Boat Regatta

Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 July

The final of four seasonal weekend regatta's is fast approaching. The Winter Mick Hole Regatta sees Etchells, 5.5m, 11m, Elliott 7 Classes and mixed Class enjoy winter racing on Pittwater. With an 1100hrs start racing takes advantage of the morning breezes. 6 windward/leeward races are scheduled for the Series. 

If you sail a One Design Yacht or Sports Boat register today for this fun, fast regatta on Pittwater.
Free berthing for visitors during the regatta, extended hours for Halyards bistro post racing.

Don't have a boat? Lease a Club Elliott 7 for the weekend contact the Sailing Office for more details.
 

Briefing 9:30 Saturday, Racing starts at 11:00

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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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