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

       

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

 
 

15 months to the 2020 5.5m Gold Cup and Worlds in Pittwater

G'Day fellow 5.5m sailors,

The Australian 5.5m Association and the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club are delighted that Pittwater has been selected as the venue for the 5.5m Gold Cup and Worlds in January 2020.

We are pleased to announce that following the requests at the Cowes AGM, we are able to bring the dates forward and the event is now scheduled from the 3rd to 15th of January 2020 (please check Notice of Race, when published, for exact final dates), to be held on the iconic Palm Beach Circle.  Competitors and families will now be able to enjoy Christmas and New Year in Sydney, and then participate in the Gold Cup and Worlds without a break.

Sydney is the place to be; the New Year’s Eve fireworks are spectacular and not to be missed. Visit a zoo meeting our Kangaroos, Koalas and other native animals.  Enjoy a cold beer at the club after training/racing and we will even throw a prawn or two on the barbeque for you!

The Australian Association, RPAYC Flag Officers and members are really looking forward to hosting you and your families and making this an event to remember.

To ensure we remain truly the 'International' 5.5m Class, we recognise it is important that our World Championship is accessible to attract as many in the class as possible; there will never be a better opportunity for good value and convenient shipping of your 5.5 metres, to compete at an iconic international location.  

 

 Scandinavian Gold Cup 2018


We have secured a very competitive shipping price from Europe or USA of $US 7,500 (note as we are still over 15 months away from the event this price might vary by a small amount).  The price for one way shipping will be half the above price at $US 3,750. Which may mean there will be some Australians looking to purchase some European or US boats.

The event dates mean that you should not miss any of the Northern Hemisphere 2019 and 2020 seasons. All the details of the convenient RoRo trailer shipping, documentation required,  flights and accommodation are available in the following links:

 

Bid from RPAYC including shipping information:  http://www.5.5class.org/single-post/2018/06/04/Bid-from-Royal-Prince-Alfred-Yacht-Club-Pittwater-Australia-to-host-2020-Worlds
 

A presentation can be seen here. (PDF, 2 mb)

RPAYC  https://www.rpayc.com.au


We will send you regular updates in the months leading to the event.

In the meantime:

1- Please make the commitment to participate now and block in the dates in your diaries!

2- Please start to look at accommodation options. January in Australia is like August in Europe and America. You are advised to book early!

3- Please start to look at flight options.  Flights have never been cheaper. But once again with it being a busy holiday period it is ideal to book early to get the early offers.  

More information and timelines for shipping will follow shortly.

Above all please commit now and lock in the dates!

Best regards,


Australian 5.5m Association and RPAYC

Any questions contact Martin at martin.g.cross@gmail.com

 

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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.

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