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


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


Australian Sailing ‘mySailor’ Profile Updates

RPAYC Members are advised, that the Club has begun assisting members with updating important information in their Australian Sailing ‘mySailor’ Profiles, through the Revolutionise Sport platform.

Whilst updates are occurring, members may begin receiving automated emails from the Revolutionise Sport platform, on behalf of RPAYC. These emails may indicate a change in ‘user-name’ or a request to set or change a password, for a member’s ‘mySailor’ profile. Member’s need not be concerned by the emails, but should you have any queries, are encouraged to contact the Club.

The Membership and Sailing Offices updates to member data began occurring this week and will continue over the coming weeks. These updates are necessary and in line with assisting with the following;

  • * The ability to provide accurate COVID-19 contact tracing
  • * In preparation for the forthcoming season
  • * Also in preparation for the RRS 46 prescription (Jan 2021)

RPAYC encourages all members who are participating in organised races and activities at the Club, to regularly log in and check/update the details of their Australian Sailing ‘mySailor’ Profile.  https://www.revolutionise.com.au/trpayachtclub/login/


Welcome back to the Club

The Club will reopen with a maximum of 50 patrons in the Club House at any one time.  Social distancing measures are required and applicable to all patrons.  The Club House will reopen our Food & Beverage Services as summarised below.


  1. All dining must be pre booked with reception 9998 3700. Check with Reception for available times. 
  2. Bistro dining service will be from the Edinburgh Room & Admirals Cup Room
  3. A maximum of 8 people (members & guests) are permitted per booking, all guest names to be given to reception
  4. All patrons to be seated
  5. 90-minute maximum seating time
  6. Table service for all food and beverage. Consumption of beverages on premises can only occur when dining
  7. Entry via the front doors, all Members & Guest are required to sign-in and sign out. Members please ensure you bring your membership card. 


  1. Our 'Grab & Go' and Takeaway service is available 7 days a week. Enter via the gate at the back of the club, adjacent A-Arm parking spaces & playground then walk to the annex
  2. Pre-order Takeaway available (incl rolls on race days) – call or email reception
  3. Post race presentations at this time will not occur “Get in, Sail, Get Out”


Please adhere to the below diagram and club signage


Update from the General Manager 27/5/2020

Dear Members,
I hope that you are all well. 
Last week’s announcement on the relaxation of restrictions for recreational boating was well received. This change has increased the scope of what is allowed on boats and removed the limit that existed under the ‘essential activity’ restriction that was in place. Many of our members were very happy to hear that they can again overnight locally on their vessels.  
Just as it was with the introductions of many COVID-19 restrictions it is equally challenging to keep up with the rate at which they are being eased. We have a number of plans in place for the coming weeks, however with the way things are moving these plans may be overtaken and will likely be subject to change. 
During the last week we have received great news that organised boating events are now permitted. In line with other Australian Sailing affiliated clubs in NSW, yacht racing will recommence at RPAYC from Saturday 6 June with the Lion Island Series and centreboard will back from Sunday 14 June with their Winter Series. Our cruising fleet will also be taking advantage of the eased restrictions with a cruise to Bobbin Head, from Saturday 6 June to Monday 8 June. The current social distancing and hygiene requirements must be adhered to;  the ‘new normal’ will look a little different and information will be supplied to advise what is required from all participants.  
I am also pleased to advise that with the increased numbers of patrons allowed to dine at the Club we will be recommencing some F&B dining services. From Thursday 4 June we will be open for up to 50 patrons. Dining will be set up in the Admiral’s Cup Room and Edinburgh Bar with 25 patrons in each area. From Thursday 4 June we will be open for lunch on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, dinner on Friday and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Bookings must be made by a member and numbers will be limited to 8 people. Dining will be limited to a maximum of 90 minutes per booking. Access into the Club will be via the main glass doors into reception. Bookings are essential and there are to be no ‘walk-ins’ during this time. For more details please call the Club. 
Our successful ‘Grab & Go’ take away service will continue to operate from Halyards 7 days a week from 9am to 4pm.
Our Boatyard business has remained reasonably steady throughout the period; however, bookings have dropped off a little while boat owners were waiting for restrictions to be eased and racing to resume. Now would be a good time to think about booking your vessel in for its annual maintenance and repair.  
A final reminder, if you wish to take advantage of the membership subscription rebate being offered by the RPAYC Board, please make sure that your annual membership subscription fee is paid in full prior to 31 May 2020, or that you have committed to the Club’s monthly direct debit arrangement by returning the form no later than 28 May.  Direct Debits instalments are automatically charged to your account on the 20th of each month, however, in May the Finance team will run a special debit on Friday 29 May to ensure that members who haven’t already done so can take advantage of this offer. The rebate will be equivalent to 50% of your monthly subscription fee and will be credited to your membership account. This arrangement commenced from 1 May 2020 and is intended to operate for an initial period of three (3) months. It will be reviewed at 31 July 2020. In recognition of your prompt commitment and support, if we open prior to the end of July the 3-month rebate will be honoured. This special rebate offer has been put in place by the Board in response to the difficult times and the restrictions that have been applied to our Club due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  
As restrictions continue to ease, we look forward to welcoming you back into the Club and resuming activities. The ‘new normal’ may look a little different for a while and we thank you for your on-going support and patience as we move forward. Your safety is our main concern.
Please look after yourself and those around you. 
Kind regards,
Craig Evans
General Manager

Tenant Spotlight - Bosun's Locker Newport

This Weeks Tenant Spotlight is on Bosun's Locker Newport.
Bosun’s Locker has been trading on site for over 35 years serving club members & the Pittwater/Sydney boating community.
Owned by longtime club member & staffed by experienced and passionate people who have raced or cruised many thousands of miles, both in Australia and overseas.
With diverse working backgrounds including sail making, boat building and major brand distribution & representation, we cater for the more challenging situations that you will face on the water.
To help us provide the best service, we have partnered with suppliers who have a vast knowledge of all things marine, Harken, Seldon, Wichard, RW Basham, Norglass Paints, Seahawk Paints and many more.
If you haven’t been in, make the change and try us. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Don’t forget boat safety audits are approaching, we can supply & service PFD's, Jonbouy/Danbouys, Fire Extinguishers, first aid, flares and more.
Peter & Leonie Antill – Owners/Admin
David Bridges – Manager
Paul Koelmeyer – Saturday sales
Bob Simpson - Sunday Sales
Phone: 9997 2382
email:  bosunslockernewport@hotmail.com or chandlery@bosunslocker.com.au

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


The first J/99 from J/Boats in the southern hemisphere is commissioned at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.


The Club welcomed the commissioning of the first J/99 boat to Australia. A great all rounder boat for inshore racing, offshore and perfect for two handed sailors. The RPAYCs team in the boatyard and supportive tenants make commissioning anyboat a breeze. 

Monique Mobbs, Boatyard manager commented: “It’s always a pleasure to commission the new J/Boats here. There is always something exciting happening in the range and we are delighted to see the very latest from the J/Boat stable. They are engineered so well and go together beautifully.  We have commissioned every new model at our yard for the past 10 years and look forward to our continuing relationship providing quality service for a quality product for which J/Boats are renowned.”

Update from the General Manager 20/5/2020

Dear Members,
I hope that you are all well. 
Recreational Boating restrictions were eased in some areas over the weekend and the great news to come from this is that staying on your vessel overnight is now allowed. Social distancing and hygiene requirements are still in force; however, this now means that overnight escape that many of our members enjoy is again permitted. This was the announcement that came out on Saturday at noon, but not formally signed off until yesterday - Click here to view.
Organised Racing and Cruising events will however take a little longer to return. The RPAYC, as a Club affiliated with Australian Sailing (AS), is meeting regularly with other Clubs and AS to discuss the return of organised race competition and cruising activities. Club Commodores are meeting weekly to discuss and plan for the return to normal boating activities. AS is taking much of its direction from guidelines that have been prepared by the Australian Institute of Sport. At this stage we do not anticipate on water organised events returning until late June or July. 
There has also been some positive news on opening up Food & Beverage at the Club. The current restrictions allow Clubs, Pubs, Restaurants and Cafes to have a maximum of 10 patrons at any one time. At this stage we will be continuing with our successful ‘Grab and Go’ take away food and beverage option, however for safety and financial reasons we will not be offering seated dining.
With the Club closure it has given some our staff the ability to tidy up and deep clean storage and kitchen areas, repaint and clean in Halyards annex, clean and tidy up paving issues, build garden edge retaining walls and tidy up Centreboard boat storage. Staff are making sure that everything is in place and ready to go for on-water and off-water activities when we are given the green light. Hopefully this is not too far away.
Again, a reminder if you wish to take advantage of the membership subscription rebate please make sure that you comply with the following requirements. The rebate will be equivalent to 50% of your monthly subscription fee and will be credited to your membership account. This arrangement commenced from  1 May 2020 and is intended to operate for an initial period of three (3) months. It will then be reviewed at 31 July 2020. In recognition of your support if we open prior to the end of July the 3-month rebate will still be honoured. This special rebate offer has been put in place by the Board in response to the difficult times and the restrictions that have been applied to our Club due to the Coronavirus pandemic for the period that the Clubhouse remains closed. To be eligible for this rebate, your annual membership subscription fee must either be paid in full and received prior to 31 May 2020, or you commit to the Club’s monthly direct debit arrangement and your monthly instalment is received on the 20th of each month.
We thank you for your continuing support of the Club and look forward to seeing you in the Clubhouse once again … hopefully soon.
Please look after yourself and those around you. 
Kind regards,
Craig Evans
General Manager

Tenant Spotlight - Sydney Marine Brokerage

This Weeks Tenant Spotlight is on Sydney Marine Brokerage - Yacht and Boat Sales.

Sydney Marine Brokerage is our onsite Yacht Brokerage specialising in Pre-owned yachts and power vessels and is located next door to the Chandlery here at the club.

Sydney Marine Brokerage is also the Australian exclusive dealer for Grand Soleil Yachts, Sasga Yachts and Smuggler Marine.

The Sydney marine Brokerage team include:
Andrew Withers – Owner/Sales
Richard Payne – Sales
Alyson Cohen - Admin
Karen Smailes – Marketing

If you are thinking about selling or upgrading your current vessel, please drop in and meet the team, they have some awesome RPAYC members listing deals and are very proactive and friendly in their approach.

Sydney Marine Brokerage is open Tuesday to Saturday, 9-5pm.
Phone: 9997 7907 or 0411 424 514
Email: andrew@sydneymarinebrokerage.com
See their latest listing here: www.sydneymarinebrokerage.com




Barrenjoey Gold Cup Winner


Today saw the final of the Barrenjoey Gold Cup Regatta, the clubs selection regatta for the Australian Sailing NSW State Championsip Series to be held over the 22-24 May. 

6 races back to back, nail biting finishes! It came down to race 6 to secure 1st place, congratulations Josh Dawson on the win.

Josh will now go onto represent the club at the Australian Sailing NSW Championship over 2 rounds 22-24 May.

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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.