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


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


Message from Commodore Michael Lockley - Let's Go Racing

Dear Members,

It is my great pleasure to announce that Yacht and Centreboard racing at the RPAYC is resuming sooner than originally planned.

As you know, the yachting office has been standing by and planning for this eventuality since the Clubhouse closed in March and we have been working with other major clubs and Australian Sailing to that end.

The RPAYC will recommence yacht racing on Saturday 6 June with the rescheduled Lion Island Series.

The rollout of events will be comprised of:

  • The Lion Island Series which will keep with tradition and run each Saturday in June being the 6, 13, 20, 27, followed by the Early Bird Series.
  • The Wednesday Waterford Series will commence on 10 June, weekly till the 26 August.
  • The Centreboard Winter Series will be held on two Sundays of each month commencing on the 14 June through to August. With single and doublehanded crews now allowed.

More details will be provided soon, including NEW Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions, how to enter, crew lists, on water social distancing and crew limitations, however, it is important to note that while social distancing restrictions have been reduced while racing, they still apply at the Club Premises  The Clubhouse will not at this stage be open as normal and we will issue guidance on access to food, drinks, change facilities, etc. shortly.

To assist members ability to go sailing, short-handed and non-spinnaker divisions will be the order of the day until NSW reaches Stage 3 of the Australian Government Framework for a COVID Safe Australia. This approach has been agreed by the major Sydney and Pittwater clubs during this time of transition.

In addition, until the maximum number per boat of 10 crew is relaxed, no participating yacht may carry more than this number. The 10-person rule will be fully applied by the RPAYC with Members who breach it, at risk of disqualification. As we have seen with other sports, the community expects us to honour both the letter and intent of these rules and we must respect this.

Get in – Sail – Get out, will be the theme for racing at this time.

Finally, I wish to add that all Sydney Clubs are working towards the same goals and restrictions and I ask that skippers and crew to follow the guidelines set out and displayed around the club to ensure that all restrictions to be lifted in a timely manner.

If you have any questions about the above, our Sailing Office Team are here to help. Please contact the office by email at sailing@rpayc.com.au.

Further information can also be found on Australian Sailing’s website here.

See you out on the water, at a distance… very soon!

Kind Regards, 

Michael Lockley


  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Prev Next

Selden for Sailing Winter Series Round 2 Results

01 Jul 2020

Round 2 was another great success with 99 sailors hitting the water over the 2 sessions. Running between June & August, this new series comprises of 6 rounds and is open...

Read more

Notice of AGM & Ballot

01 Jul 2020

The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Club on Tuesday 21 July at 8pm – the Notice of Meeting can be found on the Members Portal.A ballot will...

Read more

Windsurfer Lease Availability

01 Jul 2020

The Club have made available the option to lease the 6 x LT Windsurfers. The lease is exclusive to members of RPAYC who are wanting to lease a board &...

Read more

Message from the RPAYC General Manager 30 June 2020

30 Jun 2020

Dear Members,I hope that this message finds you well.Wednesday 1 July 2020 will mark 100 days since the Federal Government closed Clubs around the country. Over that time, we have...

Read more

IYD & YD Squads closing this WEEK! Don't miss out on this great opportunity

28 Jun 2020

 The clubs world renown Youth Development program is once again commencing as Covid restrictions lift. Program stalwart...Posted by Alfred's Performance & Development on Saturday, June 27, 2020

Read more

Youth America’s Cup AC9F Kōtare flies high in Auckland

27 Jun 2020

The brand new AC9F Youth America’s Cup yacht has undergone an official on-water sail testing day in Auckland with fantastic results, and the event is well on track for 2021.With...

Read more

Selden for Sailing Centreboard Winter Series - Amendment Round 2

24 Jun 2020

Dear All Selden for Sailing Centreboard Winter Series 2020 Sailors,We trust you are looking forward to this coming weekend’s Round 2 at RPAYC. Registed participants would have recieved an email...

Read more

Message From The RPAYC General Manager 19 June 2020

23 Jun 2020

Dear Members,   I hope that this message finds you well.   On the water I had the pleasure of getting out on the water last weekend for the first time in many months. A...

Read more

Selden for Sailing Winter Series Round 1 Results

17 Jun 2020

101 sailors hit the water in a fantastic turnout last Sunday for Round 1 of the Selden for Sailing Winter Series. Running between June & August, this new series comprises of 6...

Read more


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.

Upcoming Events

Weather Links

Check the latest conditions:

Welcome to RPAYC