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

 
 

Message from the General Manager 21 Oct 2020

Dear Members,

Sailing participation at the Club for the start of the 2020 – 2021 Season has been outstanding. The number of competitors in both yachting and centreboard events and people enrolling in training courses show some very positive signs for our sport and Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. With twilight sailing about to commence this week things will only get busier at the Club and I would like to thank our volunteers and staff who have hit the ground running after a difficult period negotiating various COVID restrictions.

RPAYC Food & Beverage Operation

COVID has changed all areas of the Club’s operation over the past six months, but none more so than Hospitality. Our Food & Beverage offering at the Club was totally closed for only 3 days during the pandemic. Initially providing take away food and drinks, followed by limited dining to gradually open up the Club’s COVID-compliant operation, has given us time to reflect on our offerings to members; going forward we are making changes to our hours of operation and offerings as we reset alongside the easing of COVID restrictions.

The Club has traditionally not been open for dining on Saturday and Sunday evenings, however, starting this week, the Club will now offer a ‘limited menu’ and bar facilities until 8pm. Depending on demand the menu will be revised and expanded upon. I hope that you support this initiative.

In response to member feedback, Halyards Bar & Bistro will now be open for casual dining every Friday night. We hope that this consistency gets more people dining at the Club. For those of you who enjoy Alfred’s Table we are reinventing this offering and will host these events from time to time upstairs in the Admiral’s Cup Room and Edinburgh Bar.

Halyards Bar and Bistro is also open on Monday and Tuesday for lunch with a Chef on duty offering a reduced menu.

Our Grab & Go and Takeaway service remains popular and we aim to continue providing this service to members.

Details on Food & Beverage trading hours can be found here.

The recent easing of further restrictions is great news, however social distancing, signing in and out requirements, being seated while eating and drinking and ensuring that you get tested and stay at home if you feel unwell remain of utmost importance.

Please look after yourself and those around you.

Kind regards,

 

Craig Evans

General Manager

Pets at RPAYC

We welcome members’ dogs at the Club, however to ensure that all members are able to enjoy their time onsite, By-Law 5.13 (below) provides relevant information on bringing your dog to the Alfreds. Your Club staff are on hand to answer any questions you many have, so don’t hesitate to ask.

By-Law 5.13 (Dogs) states that:

  1. Dogs are excluded from the Clubhouse and its environs,with the exception of the Terrace area at the northern end of Halyards.  Dogs are permitted in other areas of the Club Property provide they are kept on a leash and under the effective control of an adult at all times.  Dogs must not be tied up and left on their own, owners are required to remain in the immediate company of their dogs at all times.
  2. Any dog droppings are to be removed, wrapped and placed in a rubbish bin by the owner.  Dog droppings must not be disposed of into the Marina waters.
  3. Members should consider others when toileting their dogs and the Centreboard Lawn is not an acceptable place for toileting.
  4. Other animals are permitted on the Club premises, other than the Clubhouse and its environs, provided that equivalent controls are applied to those for dogs.

Two Handed Sailing Expo

Saturday 21st November, 2020. An event not to be missed, running from approx 9.30am - 2.30pm there will be two expert guest speakers (David Sampson & Lee Condell) who will be presenting on short-handed sailing as well as key manufacturers who will have their latest designs on display in the marina.

Registrations are now open - click here to register. 

Note: This event is subject to COVID regulations.

YD compete at Captain John Piper Regatta

  

Two RPAYC Youth Development teams competed over the weekend at the Captain John Piper Match Racing Regatta at the CYCA. 
Cameron Whiteside (Skipper) Antony Hawke, Tom Quarrie, D’arcy Kemp
Juliet Costanzo (Skipper) Emma Rankin, Jemma Hodgson, Thomas Rees, Jasmine Bridge.
Reserve: Alistair Read.
 
With lots of events having been cancelled or postponed because of COVID, the sailors were keen to get out and line up against the different teams.
9 teams representing three clubs; CYCA, RSYS and RPAYC competed at this two-day regatta.
 
Close racing was had in the round robin, as the teams fought to get a spot in the semi finals. By the end of the round robin both Finn Tapper (CYCA) and Jed Cruickshanks (RSYS) sealed the first two spots, however it was a 5 way battle for the remaining spots with both Alfreds teams tied on 4 wins with three other teams.
Costanzo had the tie go her way, unfortunately knocking out her fellow RPAYC team from the top four. Whiteside continued to build up experience finishing in 6th place.
 
As the winner of the round robin, Cruickshank (RSYS) picked Littlechild (CYCA) as his opponent.
This left Tapper to race Costanzo in the other semis.
Whilst Costanzo was able to match Tapper with pace, she was unable to get the upper hand off the start line, leaving tapper to win both races of the semis.
After winning all of his races in the round robin, Cruickshanks lost his semis 2 nil, and thus would square of with Costanzo in the petit final.
 
Costanzo managed to win both her starts and had a clear speed advantage upwind on her opponent in the bow 16 knot North easterly breeze. Defeating Cruickshank 2 nil.
Finn Tapper also went onto win the finals 2 nil.
 
Commenting on the Alfreds team results, squad coach Tom Spithill has the following things to say “We haven’t been focusing on match racing as much with our training, instead working on fleet racing and boat handling. This served us well as we used our speed to get out of some tough scenarios” “Eventually some of the old match racing golden rules came flooding back”
“I think the teams are going to be a force to reckon with next month for the RPAYCs exciting fleet/match racing event in the elliotts” Commented a pleased Spithill.
 
 
Thank you to the CYCA and their volunteers for hosting an event during these challenging times. Also thank you to our other competitors and clubs for the great racing.
 
Regards,
 
Tom Spithill
RPAYC YD Coach 
 
 
 
 
 

Australian Defence Force Regatta

8 Teams from the current serving ADF & veterans attended last Friday for the inaugural Australian Defence Force Regatta here at RPAYC.
 
Approx 50 sailors competed in 7 sprint races in a nice summer westerly. A great day was had by all with it now looking like it will be an annual event at the club. 
 
Some great pictures with thanks to Scott Reynolds. 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
 
 

Melbourne Cup

 
 
Tuesday 3rd November, 2020
1200hrs Halyards
$140 Members | $155 Non Members
Ticket Includes:
* Moët on arrival, Oysters & Canapé
* 3 Course Lunch
* Sweeps (2 x $5 & 1 x $10)
MC: John Lane-Smith + Calcutta
Blow your COVID blues away with Moët bubbles on the day!
Prizes for: Best Hat, Best Mask & Best Ditty
Bookings Essential (numbers limited): 9998 3700
Bookings close 27th October.

Sydney Bubble Cup 2020

A great turnout for the Sydney Bubble Cup with 64 boats competing across 10 divisions here at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.
 

Congratulations to all of the competitors and a special thank you to event supporters Vaikobi, Shoreside Clothing & Harken Australia.

29er
1st - Angus Renton & Crew
2nd - Ed Coates & Crew
3rd - Sienna Brown & Darcy Robbins

Flying Ant
1st - Joel Beashel & Crew
2nd - Piper Attwood & Crew
3rd - Eliott Verhaeghe

Laser 4.7
1st - Charlie Byford 
 

Laser Radial
1st - Brooke Wilson
2nd - Evie Saunders
3rd - Mina Ferguson

Laser
1st - Chris Dawson
2nd - Mark Phillips
3rd - Bruce Ferguson

Formula Windfoiler
1st - Dan Wilson
2nd - Matthew Quinlan
3rd - Jono Tuite

Green Fleet Opti
1st - Levi Harrison

Farewell & Good Luck Ted!

After 9 ½ years, RPAYC’s concierge, Ted Glass, has decided to move on from the Club to care for his elderly mother. He has been a constant presence at the Club for all these years, greeting members and guests as they arrive, and for many, have become lifelong friends.


We will all miss Ted and his welcoming smile! As this weekend are his final shifts with us, please make sure you drop by reception to say a fond farewell – hopefully we will continue to see him visit the Club and who knows, he may return as a member!


All the best Ted!
 

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Message from the General Manager 21 Oct 2020

21 Oct 2020

Dear Members,Sailing participation at the Club for the start of the 2020 – 2021 Season has been outstanding. The number of competitors in both yachting and centreboard events and people...

Read more

Pets at RPAYC

21 Oct 2020

We welcome members’ dogs at the Club, however to ensure that all members are able to enjoy their time onsite, By-Law 5.13 (below) provides relevant information on bringing your dog...

Read more

Spring Halyards Trading Hours

20 Oct 2020

The F & B Hours have now been expanded with Twilight racing evenings and extended trading hours.   

Read more

Two Handed Sailing Expo

14 Oct 2020

Saturday 21st November, 2020. An event not to be missed, running from approx 9.30am - 2.30pm there will be two expert guest speakers (David Sampson & Lee Condell) who will...

Read more

YD compete at Captain John Piper Regatta

13 Oct 2020

  ↵Two RPAYC Youth Development teams competed over the weekend at the Captain John Piper Match Racing Regatta at the CYCA. Cameron Whiteside (Skipper) Antony Hawke, Tom Quarrie, D’arcy KempJuliet Costanzo (Skipper)...

Read more

Australian Defence Force Regatta

13 Oct 2020

8 Teams from the current serving ADF & veterans attended last Friday for the inaugural Australian Defence Force Regatta here at RPAYC. Approx 50 sailors competed in 7 sprint races in...

Read more

Melbourne Cup

07 Oct 2020

  Tuesday 3rd November, 2020 1200hrs Halyards $140 Members | $155 Non Members Ticket Includes: * Moët on arrival, Oysters & Canapé * 3 Course Lunch * Sweeps (2 x $5 & 1 x $10)MC: John Lane-Smith...

Read more

Sydney Bubble Cup 2020

06 Oct 2020

A great turnout for the Sydney Bubble Cup with 64 boats competing across 10 divisions here at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.  Congratulations to all of the competitors and a...

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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.