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


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


Selden for Sailing Winter Series Results

What a fantastic six rounds we had for the 2020 Selden for Sailing Winter Series. Congratulations to all of our series prize winners for the 2020 Selden for Sailing Winter Series. As current COVID restrictions did not allow us to have a prize giving, if you were a podium placegetter (in a class that meets the entry requirements)  then you will receive an email from the Sailing Office in regards to collecting your prize when ready. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our series sponsor Selden for Sailing for supporting the event and as always the volunteers who make this event the amazing series that it is.  

Series Results

1: Trebuchet - Angus Renton & Ellit Merrett
2: Sketchy - Eva Attwood & Isabella Holdsworth
3: Rapido Batido - Darcy Robbins & Sienna Brown

Flying Ant
1: 602 - Orlando Springer & Hannah McCutcheon
2: Watermelooon - Piper Atwood & Annabelle Sampson
3: Rhinochaser - Eliott Verhaeghe & John Paulson

Laser 4.7
1: Ciao - Olivia Williams
2: East Is Up - Bayley Taylor
3: Poseidon - Azura Gacoin

Laser Radial
1: Rapid - Oliver Gordon
2: Whooshka - Alexander Bijkerk
3: Short Memory - Traks Gordon

Laser Standard
1: Full Cream Milk - Stuart Holdsworth
2: Bullet - Jim Colley
3: Seedy - Chris Dawson

Aero 7
1: Camp Freddy - Simon Reffold
2: Master Plan - Robert Brewer

Aero 9
1: Drop Bear - David Sampson

1: Anika - Matthew Visser
2: Area 51 - Rod Tanks 

1: G Design - Beau White & Rod Waterhouse
2: Showdown - Mark Griffith & Katie Pellew
3: ACME - Damian Abbott & David Young 

Hobie 16
1: Isenbardmousetrouser - Kerli & Ali Corlett

1: Jim Brown - Linda Buchan & Scott Reynolds

1: Incorrigable - George Sadik & Angus Musgrove

1: Xtreme - Neal Aitken & Za Aitken

Windsurfer Class 
1: 1410 - Cam Harrison

1: Jeff Vader - Tom Brewer
2: Sea Legs - Christopher Clegg
3: Le Grand Bleu - Stephane Verhaeghe

1: Problem Child - Isaac Freeman
2: Under Dog - Ben Crafoord
3: Wallygator - Walter Tuite 
4: Rallar - Miles Greenwood

Puffin Pacer
1: RPAYC5 - Nick & Jack Garland
2: RPAYC4 - Tom Spithill & Chloe Pellew 

Windsurfer LT
1: Windsurfer 1 - Robert Jones
2: Ruby Princess - Andrew Divola
3: Wild Willy - Scott O'Connor
4: Wally - Simon Grosser
5: Bored - Joshua Grosser

Windsurfer Race
1: MC - Martin Cross

Series Results Here 

Series Photos Here





Father's Day Hampers

If you are going on your boat, heading outdoors, or wish to buy a present for Dad, two styles of Father's Day Hampers are available for you. 

HAMPER 1 - Father's Day Hamper
Baguette, fresh prawns, greek salad, choice of 2 grab & go meals, tiramisu, bottle of wine (options available)
Price $75 

HAMPER 2 - Wine & Cheese Hamper
Selection of cheese, Quince paste, selection of crackers, olives, chef's dip, Muscatels assorted spices nuts, homemade almond chocolate, bottle of wine (options available)
Price $120

Pre-order by Wednesday 2 September via reception Ph: 9998 3700
Email: reception@rpayc.com.au



RPAYC Sailors Safety & Regulations Forum Online

This years Sailors Safety & Regulations Forum will be a virtual event.
Date: Thursday 27 August
Time: 1830hrs
This event will be recorded for those unable to login.
Members are required to register by emailing sailing@rpayc.com.au and stating their boat name.
The zoom link details will be provided on registration.

Update from the General Manager 25/8/2020

Dear Members

I hope that you are all well.


Last week NSW Health announced further public health measures to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission related to participation in community sports.

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club made immediate changes to our racing program with the cancellation of State Championships and other events that would have resulted in crews from other Clubs competing at RPAYC.

Regular Club racing continued at the Club last weekend, without change, as there was a level of ambiguity in the measures announced by NSW Health on internal Club events and the definition of ‘zones’ or ‘regions’ which are quite foreign in our sport of sailing.

Australian Sailing (NSW & ACT) sought clarity on NSW Health’s requirements and as the sport’s governing body they have defined the ‘sailing regions’ that we are to comply with. These ‘sailing regions’ were agreed to by the Commodores of a number of Sydney Clubs at a special meeting held last night (24.8.2020).

The public health measures made by NSW Health will now have immediate effect at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.

* Sailors and volunteers (including Race Officials) can only participate in competitive sailing at RPAYC if they are all from within the ‘Pittwater Region’, as identified on the ‘Sailing Regions’ plan produced by Australian Sailing NSW & ACT, (Click here to view). 

* All racing from now until the end of September will be non-pointscore.

* Given that the introduction of the ‘Sailing Regions’ will limit some boats and crews from being able to compete it has been decided that all series currently being held at the Club have now ended; and any remaining races will not be included in the results of that pointscore series. The series result will be based on races sailed prior to this announcement (25.8.2020).

It is expected that these measures will remain in place until the end of September 2020.

Please look after yourself and those around you.

Kind regards,


Craig Evans

General Manager


RPAYC Racing this Weekend 22 & 23 August 2020

Notice to Members – Saturday’s Early Bird Series Race 8 and Sunday’s final race of the Selden for Sailing Series will continue as scheduled this weekend.

Members are advised to:

• Stay home if you are unwell, have or show any (even mild) symptoms;
• Not attend the Club if you have attended any known hotspots. It is recommended you get tested and self isolate until your results are known;
• Limit activities to small individual groups where possible;
• Practice good hand hygiene before, during and after sailing;
• Avoid physical contact where possible;
• Not share drinks, towels, clothing etc;
• Arrive dressed, ready to go;
• Register your crew lists to RPAYC Sailing Office;
• Where possible, ensure that crew members reside in the same local region as each other;
• Sign in and sign out, when visiting the clubhouse;
• Encourage the use of the COVIDSafe app for everyone whilst at the club;
• Follow the one person per 4 square metres rule ashore to ensure sufficient physical distancing between people;
• Follow the latest COVIDSafe advice and keep up to date: https://www.sailingresources.org.au/covid-19/nsw/


Update from the General Manager 20/8/2020

Dear Members

I hope that you are all well.

NSW Health has recently announced further public health measures to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission related to participation in community sports. These measures have had an immediate effect on various aspects of our operation at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and come into force from today, Wednesday 19 August 2020 and are expected to be in place for the next 6 weeks.

While the recent announcement lacks clarity in parts it aims to limit the mixing of participants and staff from different regions of Sydney and rural NSW. There has also been instruction to cease face-to-face social activities relating to community sports, such as ceremonies and post-race functions.

We are seeking clarity on the definition of what “different regions” within Sydney actually means so that we can make an assessment on how to move forward with regular Club racing events, however there have been decisions made to cancel upcoming State Championships, where competitors would have arrived from various parts of Sydney and country areas of NSW, and also Club trophy presentations.

Opening Day, scheduled for Saturday 5 September will not be proceeding as we know it. With the restriction on ceremonies and the inability to invite guests to the Club it has been decided to limit Opening Day to the Pittwater Dash event only. We will look forward to bigger Club celebrations when we are able.

We will continue to provide access to the Clubhouse and marina facility, normal Club racing and training continues, the Boatyard remains fully operational and our hospitality and gym areas remain trading under the current measures requiring COVID Marshals.

No doubt there will be further COVID–19 measures made by the NSW Government and the Club will respond accordingly to make sure that we provide you with a safe environment that you can continue to enjoy.

With all of the above in mind, as well as the current construction going on at the Club with a new Clubhouse roof and car park resurfacing project underway, I thank you for your ongoing support and patience.

Please look after yourself and those around you.

Kind regards,


Craig Evans

General Manager

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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.