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

F16 Catamaran European Championships – RPAYC was there!

Father and son team from RPAYC, Tristan and Beau White travelled to the French holiday village of Maubuisson in South Western France this July  to compete in the 2019 F16 Catamaran European championship.

Hosted by Cercle de la Voille de Bordeaux Carcans the championship was contested on the inland freshwater lake of Lac d’Hourtin located just 3 km behind the pine tree covered dunes from the Atlantic holiday beaches. Teams came from all over the world to compete in what is the F16 Association’s annual premium event.

The weather provided warm conditions and variable breezes with the 54 Boat fleet completing 19 races over the 5 Day event.  There were an additional 2 practice races on the Sunday prior to the first days official racing, which in typical fashion provided by far the best breeze. Cat sailing legend Mitch Booth ran a clinic in the 4 days leading up to the event.

Our RPAYC team exceeded their expectations with a final overall result of 6th, this being the first large fleet (over 20 boats) regatta they have competed in.

“We had great boat speed in the heavier breeze and managed to pick the shifts well over the course – I guess that’s what you learn on Pittwater” Commented 14-year-old Skipper, Tristan White.

“The starts were very challenging with us getting buried regularly by the super competitive and aggressive fleet”

Beau, dad and crew on the Viper F16, chartered from Goodall design in Europe, had the following take-aways from the event “We were regularly intimidated by little whipper snappers wiggling and barging their way around the startline. More large fleet racing practice is going to be vital for us to improve our results. Next year we may be a bit bolder when it’s our own boat”.

What a weekend in Cowes - 3 Bullets in SailGP reaching 50knot speeds. Heading back to Japan now for Nacra 17 Sailing Olympic Test Event

5.5M World Championships - Helsinki

Congratulations to John Bacon, Terry Wetton & James Mayjor for winning the Int. 5.5m Frank Tolhurst Trophy for World Champions in the ex Olympic 5.5 (Evolution) Class. 
The trophy honors a legendary Australian and the Team get to defend it next January back in Pittwater as the Club hosts the 2020 5.5M World Championship.

Ku-Ring-Gai dominated all week, as she did in last week’s Hankø Evolution Cup, and finished 11th in the overall World Championship standings.

Fellow members Martin Cross & Bob Stoddard (sailing with Martin Bunch) finished in 9th overall with an overall Race win in Heat 9. 

Full Results Here

Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Race - Race 1 of the Blue Water Pointscore Series

Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Race & Race 1 of the Blue Water Pointscore Series

Congratulations to all of the RPAYC yachts and sailors who competed in the 2019 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race in what was reported as the biggest fleet in a decade. 

Some notable RPAYC results were:

  • Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Race
    Bushranger - ORCi Div 3 - 4th 
  • Kioni - Corinthian IRC - 5th 
  • Pekljus - PHS - 1st 
  • Pelagic Magic - IRC Div 4 - 3rd 
  • Showtime - Corinthian IRC - 1st,  IRC Div 2 - 4th , ORCi Div 2 - 3rd 
  • Wings - Corinthian IRC - 2nd, Corinthian PHS - 4th 
  • Wild Oats X - Line Honours Winner
  • XS Moment BNMH - IRC Div 3 - 5th 

View the Full Sydney to Gold Coast Results Here

Dustbuster - Stage 3

The day ran as the brochure describes, 'no nonsense fast windward/leeward racing'.

Stage 3 saw four windward/leeward races conducted in a west southwesterly in 6 to 12 knots of breeze. The Etchells fleet once again showed consistent numbers, with 7 boats turning up on the start line. The notoriously slick Crawford boys were nowhere to be seen, with rumours hinting they went tobogganing together at the ski fields, this left the slate open for the Etchells class with Will Dargaville in Grant V slipping into the overall point score lead with a 1,1,2,1 scorecard . “Not Bad!” commented a talkative Dargaville, “We really enjoyed ourselves this morning”. Hopping back in the saddle after a brief hiatus with home renovations, Jason Antill had a pleasing day on 2107 racing, which included a heat win. This run also has seen Antill progress up the overall point score.

All 8 Elliott 7’s were once again out on the water, with plenty of action packed mark roundings. Pat Langley has not looked back since composing himself after his last place in race one early on in the series. Since then he has never been out of the top 2. Finishing the day with a 1,2,1,1 scorecard, and finally taking the overall lead away from Chris Way on Team Easy Tiger. “It was a great morning. The racing was fast and furious.” “It feels surreal to be back at the dock at 1010am, I think I may tend to the garden now!” commented an elated Langley. The 4th & final stage of the famous Dustbuster Series is scheduled for the 11th August.

A big thankyou to our volunteers for getting up early to conduct these races.

Full Results Here



Notice of Elected Members for 2019/20

At last night’s Annual General Meeting (23 July 2019), the members elected Lauren Crossman and Murray Glase as Directors, re-elected Allen Stormon as Rear Commodore Yacht Racing and Rear Commodore Membership, Liz de Soyres, was re-elected unopposed.
Congratulations to all of our elected officers and thank you to those members who nominated for the roles.  Our Club relies on our great volunteers and it is encouraging that so many members want to contribute.  We also thank everyone who took the time to vote and have their say.

Click here to view the RPAYC - Notice of Elected Officers 2019 


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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