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

 
 

YD Teams finish at Harken Youth Int MR Cup

Well we had the last of the Flights today to decide the top eight boats to advance to Quarter Finals. Pressure was on both Juliet Costanzo and Niall Powers teams to get a couple more wins under their belt to advance. Nial Powers did just that but after being penalised 0.5 points on Day 1 for damage sustained to a boat cost them after winning four races. Juliet Costanzo had trouble getting off the line today but finished in 9th position and Niall close behind one tenth. The competition was very formidable and our RPAYC teams can hold their heads high putting it to a lot of the top ranked teams. The top teams just were more refined in all their manoeuvres and just a bit better in their boat handling and boat control.

It was is a pleasure to be able to support this fine group of sailors. They are well respected by their peers and they all have had an amazing time and experience here in NZ.

I would like to acknowledge the other members of the teams. Jemma Hodgson Emma Rankin Antony Hawke Alistair Read Cam Whiteside Tom Quarry Ruby Scholten and Jasmine Bridge. We would like to thank the Royal Nicholson Yacht Club in Wellington and RNZYS in Auckland for being fantastic hosts for both regattas.

Rob Brown Coach 
Full results here

 

 

 

  

Harken Youth Int. Match Racing Championship - NZL

Well we had the last of the Flights today to decide the top eight boats to advance to Quarter Finals. Pressure was on both Juliet Costanzo and Niall Powers teams to get a couple more wins under their belt to advance. Nial Powers did just that but after being penalised 0.5 points on Day 1 for damage sustained to a boat cost them after winning four races.

Juliet Costanzo had trouble getting off the line today but finished in 9th position and Niall close behind one tenth.

The competition was very formidable and our RPAYC teams can hold their heads high putting it to a lot of the top ranked teams. The top teams just were more refined in all their manoeuvres and just a bit better in their boat handling and boat control. It was is a pleasure to be able to support this fine group of sailors. They are well respected by their peers and they all have had an amazing time and experience here in NZ.

I would like to acknowledge the other members of the teams. Jemma Hodgson Emma Rankin Antony Hawke Alistair Read Cam Whiteside Tom Quarry Ruby Scholten and Jasmine Bridge.

We would like to thank the Royal Nicholson Yacht Club in Wellington and RNZYS in Auckland for being fantastic hosts for both regattas.

Rob Brown Coach

Wellington Centreport Youth Match Racing Regatta 2020

A beautiful day in Wellington today after travelling from Sydney yesterday. The team including Cameron Whiteside Alistair Read, Jemma Hodgson and Jasmine Bridge have all been warmly welcomed here in Wellington. 

Today we have a practice session in the Elliot 6’s but before that we took in the sights of Wellington and we checked out the amazing Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa which has a number of themes including the geographic and natural transformation of this country, Maori Culture, World War 1 -Gallopoli, NZ Art and a lot more. 

We are staying with Belinda and Glenn Stanley, in a rather unique architecturally designed residence at Karaka Bays, about 15minute drive from the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club in central Wellington. It is always a great expereince to be billeted with Club members ad always greatly appreciated. 

The racing starts tomorrow with 5 teams competing. 4 Round robins then Semis and Finals on the final day on Sunday. Team spirit is high and all looking forward to the upcoming racing. 

From Rob Brown RPAYC Youth Match Racing.

Race Results: https://www.facebook.com/RPNYCWYST/

Heres full set of results for the Centreport International Youth Match Racing Championship for 2020, congratulations to,

1st Robbie McCutcheon, RNZYS
2nd Albert Stanley, RPNYC
3rd Cam Whiteside, RPAYC
4th Jed Cruickshank, RSYS
5th Harry Edwards, QCYC
6th Jack Littlechild, RSYS
7th Wilbur Stanley, RPNYC
8th Serena Woodall, RNZYS
9th Jack Bennet, QCYC
10th Jemma Hodgson, RPAYC

Thanks to all of the teams that travelled to Wellington and many thanks to Centerport Wellington for your valued sponsorship!

Scott Reynolds - 2020 Invictus Games

Congratulations to Scott who has been announced as one of the 32 current and former serving ADF members to the 2020 Invictus Games.

Invictus Games The Hague 2020 will be held from 9-16 May, 2020. This will be the fifth time the international games have been staged since their inception in 2014. The Australian Defence Force (ADF), Returned and Services League (RSL) and Veteran Sport Australia (VSA) will partner to send a combined team of 32 current and former serving ADF members to the Games.

 
The Invictus Games are an international adaptive sport competition for serving and former military personnel who have been wounded, injured or become ill during their military service.
 
The Invictus Games use the power of sport to motivate recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served their country.
 
The Games recognise the significant contribution made by family and friends in the recovery process.
 
This time around Scott will be competing in Athletics, cycling, indoor rowing, wheelchair rugby and swimming. 

Scott has been a part of the club for many years now, starting with our soldier on program as a participant and more recently gaining his qualification as a Keelboat Instructor and now teaching and assisting others to learn to sail and enjoy our amazing sport as well.

Read more about Scott here 

Youtube Launch of 2020 AUS Invictus Team - click here 

 

 

 

 

Ensign Yachts ‘Country of Origin’ Estuary Series Winner

Congratulations to Micheal & Lachlan Ritchie, Revolver for taking out the inaugural Ensign Yachts ‘Country of Origin’ Estuary Series in the PITTWATER Regatta this weekend. A wonderful weekend was had by all even with the light winds on Pittwater.

   

Great fun was had back at the RPAYC after the two days of racing, with the Aston Martini's Crew Party on Saturday afternoon entertaining crews well into the night. Sunday saw much better condtions inshore and offshore with a full house back at the Club for the presentation of the weekends 9 divisions race results. A must do annual event! Get your teams together for February next year!

Thanks to all the competitors sailing yachts from all over the world including  Australia, France, Turkey, USA and Germany. A special thanks to the RPAYC for hosting with additional  support from the RMYC helping out on course. Special thanks to our generous sponsors Helly Hansen, North Sails, Club Marine, Ruel Rigging, Vacuwash and Kreyfarer Ceramics for the wonderful prizes. More info and photos of the event  to come …. If you would like your own boat immortalized on Kreyfarer ceramics highly acclaimed jugs or ornamental ceramics, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Ensign Yachts to make it happen. You can see the Perpetual trophy on display at the club. View the weekends full results here...

If you are interested in the photos taken on the day please reach out. We hope to build in a team event into the series next year with boats of the same country of origin fighting it out against rivals. Stay tuned for developments.

Bushfire Benefit Concert - A Great Success

RPAYC member, Tony Morgan’s Bushfire Benefit Concert was a great success and raised over $6000 for the Salvos Bushfire Relief Fund. 
A big thank you to the guests and to the Benefit Support Team of Trish, Dave, Rod, Verity, Sandy, Di and Maryanne.  
The concert was generously supported by RPAYC;  Merivale, The Newport; Anytime Fitness, Avalon; Soft Wash Mona Vale and Newport; Home on Darley; Newport  Beach Skin & Beauty; Palm Beach Salon; Newport Ladies Beefsteak and Burgundy; RPAYC Beefsteak and Burgundy. 
The band, BOBKAT who also supported the concert had the joint rockin’ and everyone up and dancing.   A great night for good cause, thank you everyone!!
 
 

Byford and Hudson crowned 2020 Sydney 38 OD Australian Champions

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Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) members, Peter Byford and David Hudson, have been crowned the 2020 Sydney 38 One-Design Australian Champions following a three-day battle over nine races at Pittwater in Sydney. 
 
Class President Byford and Hudson, co-owners of Conspiracy, reeled off four wins, interspersed with a trio of second places and a third to outclass the opposition. They were relentless in their pursuit of carting off their first Sydney 38 One Design Australian Championship trophy.  
 
The two finished third at the 2018 Australians and led the 2019 Championship, but let Outlaw slip through the net and ultimately finished second. No such mistake this time, they stayed focussed and resilient throughout, despite a couple of breakages and some very close finishes, with only seconds separating the top three at times.
 
Conspiracy defeated nearest rival, Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s Advanced Philosophy (Peter Sorensen), by an 11-point margin. Third placed Richard Williams (Calibre, CYCA) was a further six points down the leaderboard at the end of the nine-race no-drop Championship. 
 
Sorensen won Race 6, while Williams took out Races 1 and 4 and Greg and Wade Croak’s Challenge (Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto) Race 7 to finish fourth on countback to Calibre. However, none could put a dent in Conspiracy’s performance. 
 
Back at the RPAYC after racing, Byford and Hudson shared their thoughts on finally claiming the title that had escaped them in the past.
 
“You never really think you’ve got it in the bag. We had a block break on the jib halyard in Race 8, but the crew fixed it and we finished third,” Byford said. 
 
Hudson commented: “We worked very hard for the win and we were consistent on the starts and had consistent boat speed.” 
 
Byford added: “And good tactics helped us. It’s a relief to finally win.” 
 
Hudson: “After Day 1 we were on the right track, but we had two more days of racing – you can blink and you are out the back door easily.” 

Casual Marina Berth Special & T-Head Availability

Summer Casual Marina Berth Special
The Club has casual marina berths currently available over the Summer period for boats 40' or less, at the special rate of $35 per night!  
A great opportunity to spend the break exploring Pittwater and its many estuaries. 
For further information on pricing and availability telephone the Club (02) 9998 3700 or email waterfront@rpayc.com.au
 
Available Berth - Expressions of Interest Sought 
The Club wishes to seek expressions of interest for permanent occupancy of a vessel 70-75 feet for the  E - T Head. For further information on pricing and availability telephone the Club (02) 9998 3700 or email waterfront@rpayc.com.au

Countless missing navigation markers and debris in water

Transport for NSW Media Release

10 FEBRUARY 2020

 

Boaters across NSW are being warned to be on high alert for navigation hazards with significant debris and missing navigation markers after the weekend’s rain.

NSW Maritime Executive Director Mark Hutchings said the boating conditions are potentially so unsafe in many areas, it would be advisable to delay boating until flood waters have subsided and the clean up of waterways has taken place.

“Up and down the coast there is a significant amount of debris in the water and this is particularly dangerous when it is submerged or semi-submerged as it is impossible to know it is there,” Mr Hutchings said.

“An entire jetty structure was hauled out of the water and from the paths of nearby ferries just off Kirribilli Point earlier today by our Environmental Services team.

“There is a salvage under way for a 13 metre cruiser after it overturned in the surf conditions experienced at Balmoral Beach yesterday.

“In Camden Haven, a starboard lateral mark which indicates where it is safe to navigate, has been dislodged and found in the surf zone at North Haven Beach, several kilometres away.”

Mr Hutchings said the system of buoys, poles and lights helps boaters with safe navigation and guides boating traffic on NSW waterways.

“Without these navigation markers in place, there is the potential for vessels to run aground or get into difficulty while navigating.

The Pittwater Broken Bay Regatta

This weekend sees the annual Pittwater Regatta 2020 take centre stage with the Sydney 38 Class Nationals (14-16); followed by (on 15-16) the Premier Class offshore series with 6 windward/leeward races scheduled; the Pittwater Estuary Series 2 races (1 per day) which includes the ENSIGN Yachts 'Country of Origin Series', a fun competition based on boat make (Bavaria, Beneteau, Jeanneau, Italia, Hanse, J Boats and more). A great new Perpetual has been handmade and will be presented to the Origin winner on Sunday and Inshore we have the Summer One Design and Sports boat and Y88 Class regatta, 6 W/L races.

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
  • The ENSIGN Yachts 'Country of Origin' Estuary Passage Series of races for club racers and cruisers.- CLICK HERE for more information 
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  • Additionally there will be an inshore Summer 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. 
 
Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay is joining the festivities for Pittwater hosting the on water management of the Estuary Series.

Post racing on Saturday be entertained back at Halyards & lawn by the The Aston Martinis .
 
To be a part of this great tradition - Notice of Race & Entry visit https://www.rpayc.com.au/sailing/yacht-racing/regatta-and-championships
 
Not racing? Join the race management crew for the weekend, positions available. Contact the Sailing Office 99983700
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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.