Happy & Safe Easter to all!
Wishing all RPAYC Members and their families a very happy and safe Easter. Halyards Bistro will be open for breakfast and lunch from Easter Saturday - Easter Monday, (closed Good Friday) so please drop in for a coffee or bite to eat!
Easter Holiday Weekend - Club Trading Hours
Good Friday - Friday 19 April - Club CLOSED
Easter Saturday - 20 April - Halyards Open 8am - 3pm
Easter Sunday - 21 April - Halyards Open 8am - 3pm
Easter Monday - 22 April - Halyards Open 8am - 3pm
** Bar Hours are trade dependant **
Tender Service will be operating each day
Good Friday - Friday 19 April - 8am - 5pm (For Fri tender service telephone 0427 477 854)
Easter Saturday - 20 April - 8am - 5pm
Easter Sunday - 21 April - 8am - 5pm
Easter Monday - 22 April - 8am - 5pm
Entries for the 2019 Middle Harbour Yacht Club Women's Regatta are now open!
The Open Keelboat divisions will be contested by yachts with all female crews and mixed crews with a female helm. One Design divisions for mixed crews with a female helm are available for Adams 10, Melges 20, Yngling, J24 and Elliott 7 classes with a minimum of 3 entries. Join us back at MHYC after racing for live music, prize giving and a pamper station with the SmoothFM Angels!
Special thanks to our sponsors Helly Hansen, Smooth FM, MySail and Chandon
The Young 88 Class Pittwater Regatta 2019 has concluded with 6 races being completed over the fantastic 2 day event.
RPA’s Brian Ellis and his crew onboard VENUE took 1st on PHS and won the ‘Chinnock Trophy’ whilst fellow RPA Sailor Simon Grosser ( YOUNG AT HEART) and Team were first on scratch and recorded an impressive score of 1,1,2,(3),2,1, with their name being inscribed on the ‘Gunga Din Sword’ as the scratch winner.
1st - Venue - Brian Ellis (RPAYC)
2nd - Diamond Day - Jonathan Turner (RMYC)
3rd - Young at Heart - Simon Grosser (RPAYC)
1st - Young at Heart - Simon Grosser (RPAYC)
2nd - Agent 88 - Stephen Ellis (RSYS)
3rd - Pistol Dawn - Malcolm Thompson (BSC)
Race Results - Click Here
Your Club is hosting the Annual Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo on the weekend of 27th-28th April and we seek your assistance with parking for members and visitors over the weekend.
We anticipate another successful Sail Expo weekend with 1,800-2,000 visitors and the Club is also running a SOP’s race on Saturday. In addition, our new Head Chef, Michael Roper, will showcase his talent with an a-la-carte pop-up restaurant; Alfred’s Restaurant will be open for dinner on Friday and both lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. For more casual dining, Halyards will also be open.
To maximise parking, we ask that:
Thanks for your understanding and assistance.
The annual ‘Old Timers’ Race with an 'Old Timer' Member at the helm, got off in a 6 knot westerly and was quite a sight with 26 boats on the start line (some a little too close). Pittwater played its usual trick between Long Nose & Soldiers Point with an East/Westerly blowing, keeping everyone second guessing their decisions. Pretty Woman took advantage of having the tallest mast in the fleet and managed to connect the dots well enough to take both Line Honours and Handicap Wins.
Everyone then returned to the club for the Luncheon which saw 138 Members exchange tails and enjoy Club comradeship. A highlight was the fillet steak overseen by our new head chef who is already winning hearts through peoples stomachs. The hostly contentested and sometimes trivial 'Old Timers Quiz' was this year won by Team Leeroy Brown, by a rather large margin of 29 points. The joint wooden spoon of Trivia who shall remain nameless, both finished on 9 points and earned a commissary beverage.
This year's race winners were:
1st: Pretty Woman - Bruce Staples
2nd: Bombolo - David Warren
3rd: Baragoola - Arthur Spithill
Race Results - Click Here