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2020-2021 RPAYC Sailing Handbook
Amendment to Schedule of Races
Sailing Instruction A2;
Races 1-4 of the Club Marine Wednesday Spring Series are hereby classified as Non-Pointscore Races. The schedule of Non-Pointscore races is also amended as follows;
- Non Pointscore Race Wednesday 2nd September (new race)
- Non Pointscore Race Wednesday 9th September
- Non Pointscore Race Wednesday 16th September
- Non Pointscore Race Wednesday 23rd September
- Non Pointscore Race Wednesday 30th September
Race 1 of the Series, is currently proposed to occur on Wednesday 7th October.
Sailing Instructions D2; E2; F2; G2; H2
Race 1 / Round 1 of the following Series, are hereby classified as Non-Pointscore Races;
- Commodore’s Cup Series Saturday 5th September (Pittwater Dash)
- Pittwater Inshore Series Saturday 12th September
- Short Offshore Series Saturday 19th September
- Estuary Series Saturday 19th September
- Sprint Series (Races 1-3) Saturday 19th September
Race 1 of each Series, is currently proposed to become the next scheduled race in the Series.
Amendment to Scoring
Sailing Instruction A7; D9; E8; F7; G9; H4
AMEND as follows:
- A7.1 The Wednesday Spring Pointscore Series shall consist of up to eleven (11 races.
- D9.1 The Short Offshore Series shall consist of up to seven (7) races.
- E8.1 The Estuary Series shall consist of up to eight (8) races.
- F7.1 The Pittwater Inshore Pointscore Series shall consist of up to nine (9) races.
- G9.1 The OD & Sports Boat Sprint Series shall consist of up to twenty-four (24) races.
- H4.1 The Commodores Cup Pointscore Series shall consist of up to five (5) races.
Amendment to APPENDIX H – Commodores Cup
Sailing Instruction H1;
H1.3 Entry Deadline is Friday 13th November 2020.
For and on behalf of Yacht Race Committee,
Sailing & Communications Manager RPAYC
Issued: Saturday 29th August, 2020
Dear RPAYC Wednesday Series Skippers & Sailors,
We find ourselves in very unusual times, however, please see below a quick guide to getting you sorted for the ‘New Season’ of Wednesday Racing at RPAYC.
New Season of Wednesday Racing – Schedule of Races
During the month of September 2020, five (5) races are now scheduled on the following dates;
- Wednesday 2 September (Non Pointscore) - new race
- Wednesday 9 September (Non Pointscore)
- Wednesday 16 September (Non Pointscore)
- Wednesday 23 September (Non Pointscore)
- Wednesday 30 September (Non Pointscore)
New Season Entries in TopYacht
There will not be any automatic rollover of entries from the 2020 Waterford Series, hence, all boats are required to submit a new entry for the September Non Pointscore (Series).
New Season Handbook
The new Season’s Sailing Handbook is now available for download from the Club Website. The Sailing Instructions for all Wednesday Races are in Appendix A of the handbook.
The Sailing Office has issued an amendment to the Schedule of Races for Appendix ‘A’, based on the dates nominated above.
Crew lists will continue to be required for each race. The new season’s Sailing Handbook provides further information in Section 4.0: NoR & SI 4.0 (page 46). Submit my crew list.
Courses for all Wednesday Races will continue be chosen from the current BLUE Course sheet, until further notice. Download course here.
Cat 7 Audit
Audits for boats have an annual expiry of 30 June each year. If your boat’s last audit was conducted prior to 1st June 2020, please contact the Sailing Office to arrange your next audit. Download your audit form here.
ORC Ratings Certificate
If your boat has an ORC Rating Certificate, please be sure to forward a ‘signed copy’ to the Sailing Office. If you would like to obtain an ORC Rating for your boat, please contact the Sailing Office for further guidance.
27 August 2020
Important Message – ‘Pittwater Sailing Region’ Update
Two days ago, I made an announcement that due to public health measures issued by NSW Health that community sports, including racing at RPAYC, were required to make operational changes and limit participation to people that live within certain areas.
For our sport the changes included the creation of various ‘Sailing Regions’ that were nominated by Australian Sailing, the limiting of competitors and volunteers able to participate to only those that live within the specific ‘Sailing Region’ in which the Club is located and to also make all sailing races non-pointscore until the end of September 2020.
Earlier today Australian Sailing made an announcement that has increased the size of the ‘Pittwater Sailing Region’. The expansion of our Sailing Region now also includes all suburbs of the Northern Beaches with the exception of those suburbs that are located in the Manly Ward. Details of the expanded ‘Pittwater Sailing Region’ can be found here.
The recently introduced concept of ‘Sailing Regions’ has been problematic for many Clubs in the Greater Sydney Area. Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club continues to work with Australian Sailing to resolve both operational and participation issues that have been created by the formation of these zones. As a result, there will be further approaches to the Department of Sport & Recreation and NSW Health in coming days.
I will advise further if these negotiations are successful.
* Link to NSW Sailing in a Covid Environment - Updated 27th August 2020 @ 0725 - Click here.
Congratulations to all of our series winners in the 2020 Wednesday Waterford Series & Winter Early Bird Series. As current COVID restrictions did not allow us to have a prize giving, your prizes are available to collect from reception when you are next at the club.
Wednesday Waterford Series Winners 2020
PHS Div 1
1: Pretty Woman - Richard Hudson
2: Leroy Brown - Peter Antill
3: Le Billet - Mark Waterhouse & Mark Tinworth
PHS Div 2
1: Summersalt - Gren O'Neill
2: Puff - Scott Robinson
3: Ming - David Johnson
PHS Div 3
1: Vittoria - Alan Reece
2: Wild Spriit - Len Baillie
3: Dancealot - Richard Pearse
PHS Div 4
1: Wattle - Russell Barrett
2: Emily - Maurice Drent
3: Cariad - James George
PHS Div R
1: Blue Tack - Andrew Herriott & Adam Workman
2: Pacesetter - Tony Doyle
3: Force 8 - Steve Stuart
ORCc Div 1
1: Leroy Brown - Peter Antill
2: Pretty Woman - Richard Hudson
3: Ghost Rider - Ross Hennessy
ORCc Div 2
1: Puff - Scott Robertson
2: Summersalt - Greg O'Neill
3: Woodrun - Tony Hutton
ORCc Div 3
1: Venue - Biran Ellis
2: Dancealot - Richard Pearse
3: Alpha Crucis - Martin Cross & Bob Stoddart
ORCc Div R
1: Pacesetter - Tony Doyle
2: Force 8 - Steve Stuart
3: Ultimate Tune - Tim Mussared
Winter Early Bird Series 2020
PHS Div 1
1: Harlequin - Joachim Fluhrer
2: Windy Too - Carl Russett
3: Enigma - Robert Bennett
PHS Div 2
1: Gezzabelle - Allen Stormon
2: Bullwinkle - Pete Farrugia
3: Puff - Scott Robertson
PHS Div 3
1: Pick Pocket - Chris Hornsby
2: Kama II - David Cunningham
3: Venue - Brian Ellis
PHS Div 4
1: Pacesetter - Tony Doyle
2: Force 8 - Gavin Ward
3: Razzle Dazzle - Rob Curtis & Glenn Tailby
Congratulations to all of our podium placegetters.