Australia is not short of beautiful waterways and in the 1920s, around Christmas time, scores of boats would begin heading north from Sydney Harbour to visit one such spectacular site and to take part in one of the most important events on the New South Wales yachting calendar – the Pittwater Regatta.
To continue this tradition, on the weekend of the 15-16 February, 2020 the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) will be hosting the annual Pittwater Regatta, a yachting & dinghy regatta that dates back as far as 1888. The revitalized regatta continues to promote its heritage inviting all yacht owners to enjoy the friendly competition expanding across the waters of Broken Bay, Pittwater Estuary and Inshore, with participation from Sydney to the Central Coast and our local Pittwater sailors.
Three course areas are planned to cater for the various racing formats on offer. From the Premier and Performance racing yachts, who will compete offshore on a grand prix windward leeward course, to the Estuary Passage Series of races for club racers and cruisers. Additionally there will be an inshore Sprint Series for a variety of fast paced one design and sports boats.
On Saturday afternoon crews will be entertained back at the Alfred’s Clubhouse by the Aston Martini’s performing a great mix of Cool Swing and Classic Soul with a touch of class and lots of energy.
We welcome ENSIGN Yachts as supporter of the 'Country of Origin' Estuary Series, 2 races over the weekend for all boats. A perpetual trophy will be awarded to the winning yacht by design (Bavaria, Beneteau, Jeanneau, Hanse, J-Boats, Dehler and more).
Also joing the Regatta are the Sydney 38 OD Class for their Australian Championship over 3 days, Friday 14-15-16.
To be a part of this great tradition visit www.rpayc.com.au to Enter.
To learn more about the history of the Pittwater Regatta visit the https://www.sea.museum/2013/04/12/the-pittwater-regatta