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

How to follow the Int. 5.5m Scandinavian Gold Cup & World Championship

The Int. 5.5m World Championship commences Friday 3 January thru till 13 January. 24 Competitors wiii be representing 7 countries. All boats will be berthed on C-Arm Marina in order of their age, come down and see these Classic and Modern boats. Racing will be held on the "Palm Beach Circle'. 

There is a full schedule of social events back at the Club. Members are invited to participate via purchasing tickets from reception.

VENUE
The 2020 Scandinavian Gold Cup and World Championship Is being held at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, in Newport, Australia

WEBSITES
Event website for results and documents: https://www.rpayc.com.au/sailing/5-5m-world-champ-2020
Club website: https://www.rpayc.com.au
Class website: 5.5class.org

SCHEDULE
Fri 3 January • Measurement/Registration
Sat 4 - Tues 7 January • Scandinavian Gold Cup
Sat 4 - Tues 7 January • Royal Kaag Classic Cup/Hankø Evolution Cup
Mon 6 - Tues 7 January • Alfred’s Gold Cup
Tues 7 January • Prizegiving
Tues 7 - Weds 8 January • Worlds Measurement/Registration
Thurs 9 - Mon 13 January • World Championship • 9 races scheduled
Mon 13 January • Closing Ceremony & Prizegiving

PRESS RELEASES
The 5.5 Class will release international press releases each day during the event. Sign up to receive these at: https://www.5.5class.org/contact

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Daily highlights will be produced each day and available on the 5.5 Metre Class YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSRy5MaygdLsP5hCsLWKACw and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/5.5Class

PHOTOGRAPHY
Daily photo galleries will be posted on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/5.5Class
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/fivepointfivemetre (Full galleries – medium resolution)
All photos are free of rights for editorial use only, with credit to photographer.
Full high resolution galleries for other usage and commercial downloads can be found here.
For specific requests please contact Robert Deaves communication(at) 5.5class.org

SOCIAL MEDIA
Follow the event through the 5.5 Metre Class Social Media Channels
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/5.5Class
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/int_5.5_metre_class/
 

Youth America's Cup Challenger, RPAYC

The RPAYC submits an applicatation as a Challenger for the Youth America's Cup!

Through the support of Objective Australia the Alfred's has been the first Australian Yacht Club to submit a Challenge and be accepted by the Organising Authority for the 2020-2021 Youth Amercia's Cup. The YAC will be raced in a brand new class of foiling mono-hull, the AC9F. 

Many of the AC36 team members have come through the 2017 & 2013 Youth America Cup Series. The Alfred's and its members saw this as a great opportunity for our youth members to once again represent the Club at this pinnacle level of sailing.

With the Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race also scheduled for 2021 hosted by the RPAYC and RNZYS it is a great fit to submit a Youth Challenger Team.

Stay tuned for further information.

Original Article. 

YOUTH AMERICA’S CUP ANNOUNCED

A reinvigorated Youth America’s Cup regatta is announced today which will be raced in a brand new class of foiling mono-hull, the AC9F, in 2020 and 2021.

The Youth America’s Cup is a joint initiative between The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS), the China Sports Industry Group (CSIG), and Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ).  The multi-leg event will begin with a fleet racing seeding event in China in November 2020 and then a match racing event in Auckland from February 18th- 23rd 2021 with the finals held between March 8th- 12th 2021 right outside the RNZYS in the shadow of Auckland’s iconic Harbour Bridge.

In line with the original America’s Cup Deed of Gift it is designed to be a ‘friendly competition between yacht clubs of all nations’.  Unlike previous editions, multiple entries from various countries will be allowed.

The age restriction for the crews is they must be between 18-24 years of age.  To encourage diversity at this high level the teams will consist of a mixed crew of four sailors on each boat, including two females and two male sailors with a maximum crew weight of 311kgs.

“The Youth America’s Cup is something we have been eager to see established since we won the America’s Cup and also introduced foiling monohulls to the America’s Cup with the AC75. The Squadron has presented a concept that we believe will add something special to the 36th America’s Cup.” said Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton.

“Through the partnership between RNZYS, CSIG, and ourselves, it is really exciting to now be able to see it become a reality.”

“Probably the most important aspect of this is that through the establishment of the Youth America’s Cup event, in conjunction with the exciting AC9F boat, a pathway or vital stepping stone for the best young guys and girls from around the world has been created to progress one step closer to sailing on an AC75 in the future.  It is hard to go past the evidence of our current team that is now made up of a number of crew members from the winning 2013 Youth  AC team.”

The Pittwater Broken Bay Regatta 2020

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February, 2020

You're invited to compete in The Pittwater Broken Bay Regatta, a weekend of racing across three course areas. Offshore, Estuary  Inshore courses offering an event for all sailors.

Pittwater & Broken Bay will be alive with activitiy over the weekend of 15-16 February for the annual Pittwater Broken Bay Regatta. 

  • A Windward/Leeward racing offshore course for Grand Prix, Performance and Premier classes.  Category 4 with IRC, ORCi & PHS categories. Including Sydney 38 Australian Championship.
  • ENSIGN Yachts 'Country of Origin' Estuary Series. Category 7 with ORCc and PHS categories. Club class boats for Bavaria, Beneteau, Jeanneau, Hanse, Italia and more designed yachts. Represent your boats Country for the "Ensign Yachts' Peretual Estuary Series Trophy.
  • And the Summer One Design, Y88 and Sports Boat Regatta with windward/leeward racing inshore on Pittwater. Category 7 with One Design, ORC and EHC categories. 

Proudly supported by Ensign Yachts. 

 

 

Berthing is included for visiting yachts - contact the Waterfront staff at waterfront@rpayc.com.au for all berthing enquiries.

Crew Party on Saturday post racing with the Aston Martinis! 

Enter today and join in this exciting regatta competing with members from other NSW Yacht Clubs!

Racing Schedule

DATE

CLASS(S)

RACE FORMAT

WARNING SIGNAL

Friday 14th February

Sydney 38OD

Inshore Windward/Leeward

1255hrs

Saturday 15th February

Premier, Sydney 38OD & Performance Classes

Offshore Windward/Leeward Races

1155hrs

Saturday 15th February

Sydney 38 Trophy Class, Sydney 36, Sydney 32 & ENSIGN Yachts Country of Origin Club Class

Inshore/Estuary Passage Racing

1255hrs

Saturday 15th February

One Design Classes / Sports Boats

Inshore Windward / Leeward Races

1255hrs

Sunday 16th February

Premier, Sydney 38OD & Sydney 38 Trophy Class, Sydney 36, Sydney 32 & Performance Classes

Offshore Windward /Leeward Races

1155hrs

Sunday 16th February

One Design Classes / Sports Boats

Inshore Windward / Leeward Races

1255hrs

Sunday 16th February

ENSIGN Yachts Country of Origin Club Class

Inshore/Estuary Passage Racing

1255hrs

 

Invitation to participate in the combined Clubs Australia Day long weekend regatta's

Australia Day long weekend Dicko Cup and Avalon Sailing Club Australian Day Regatta. 
Avalon Sailing Club is proud to be hosting the 184th Australia Day Regatta on Pittwater on January the 26th, 2020. The Regatta will be held in two parts – a Yacht Regatta and a Centreboard Regatta. This year ASC and RPAYC are joining forces to make it a bigger and more celebratory, fun event.
 
The Australia Day weekend will consist of 3 yacht races -
  • Race 1 - Saturday 25th, starting in the vicinity Scotland Island and finishing at Hallets Beach. Post race bbq on the beach. Stay overnight on your vessel. 
  • Race 2 - Australia Day, Sunday 26th, will start in the vicinity of Coasters Retreat with a finish and prize giving at Hallets Beach. Enjoy beach games for all ages. 
  • Race 3 - Monday 27th, a return race from Hallets Beach to vicinity Scotland Island.
 
The Centreboard Regatta will take place on Pittwater on Australia Day, Sunday 26th. On conclusion of this race the centreboard competitors and their parents who wish to do so, will be taken by motor boats to Hallets Beach to join the Yacht competitors for the prize giving and a celebration BBQ and drinks on the beach.
 
Participants can enter the 3 race Dicko Cup Series through the RPAYC website https://www.rpayc.com.au/sailing/yacht-racing/regatta-and-championships or enter the stand alone Australia Day Regatta for Centreboards and Yachts with the ASC. https://www.revolutionise.com.au/avalonsailingclub/home/
 
NOR for the Dicko Cup event through RPAYC website, NOR for Australia Day Regatta only ( Yachts & Centreboards) through ASC website.
 
We are inviting RMYC, WPYC, BYRA, PBYC and PAC members to join this historic Regatta to make it a truly celebratory and memorable event.
We expect the divisions for Centreboard to be Optimist, Manly Junior, Open Bic, Flying 11, Spiral, Laser. Yacht Divisions to be Spinnaker, Non Spinnaker, Multihull, Couta and Wooden boats.
 
Allen Stormon. Rear Commodore Yacht Racing & Larry Eastwood. Commodore ASC
 

🎄🎅 RPAYC Christmas Trading Hours 🎅🎄

Clubhouse/Tender Operations

Mon 23:

Bistro: 0800 – 1930 - Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Reception: 0800 - 1700
Tender: 0800 - 1700

Tues 24 - Christmas Eve: 
Bistro: 0800 – 1930 - Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Reception: 0800 - 1700
Tender: 0800 - 1700 


Wed 25: Christmas Day: - CLUB CLOSED
 

Thurs 26 - (Boxing Day public holiday)
Bistro: 0800 – 1930 - Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Reception: 0800 - 1800
Tender: 0800 - 1800

Fri 27: 
Bistro: 0800 – 1930 - Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Reception: 0800 - 2000 (approx)
Tender: 0800 - 1700

Sat 28 / Sun 29:

Bistro: 0800 – 1930 - Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Reception: 0800 - 1800
Tender: 0800 - 1700

 
Mon 30: 
Bistro: 0800 – 1930 - Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Reception: 0800 - 1700
Tender: 0800 - 1700

Tuesday 31 - New Year’s Eve: 
Bistro: 0800 – 1930 - Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (BOOKINGS ESSESNTIAL for Dinner) 
Reception: 0800 - 2100 (approx)
Tender: 0800 - 1700

 
JANUARY 2020
 
Wednesday 1: New Years Day (Public Holiday)
Bistro: 0800 – 1930 - Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Reception: 0800 - 1800
Tender: 0800 - 1800
 
Thursday 2: 
Bistro: 0800 – 1930 - Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Reception: 0700 - 1700
Tender: 0800 - 1700

FOR MORE FOOD & BEVERAGE HOURS - CLICK HERE 
 

Boatyard Operations

The boatyard will close from Friday 20th December, 2019 - Monday 6th January, 2020. 

 

Sailfit - Gym Hours 

There will be no Sailfit classes from Monday 23rd December -  Sunday 5th January, 2020. Normal classes resume on Monday 6th January, 2020. 

Sailing heavyweights named as ambassadors for Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race 2021

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) in Sydney and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) in Auckland, have named Australia’s most famous sailor, James ‘Jimmy’ Spithill and one of New Zealand’s rising stars, Bianca Cook, as ambassadors for the inaugural Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race 2021.

Spithill, a product of the RPAYC Youth Development Programme, came to the attention of Syd Fischer. In 1998 he appointed the 19 year-old, who became the youngest skipper in the history of the America’s Cup at the helm of Young Australia 2000. Spithill’s aggressive pre-start and start tactics became his trademark, creating a demand for his services on the world stage. In 2003 he helmed One World and in 2007 Luna Rossa Challenge, reconnecting with the latter for the upcoming Cup.

In 2010, the Pittwater raised sailor joined Larry Ellison’s BMW Oracle Racing and at 30, became the youngest skipper to win the America’s Cup. ‘Jimmy’, as he became known, went on to defend the Cup twice against Emirates Team New Zealand.

In 2013 Spithill and crew came back from the brink against Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ). Oracle Team USA was at a seemingly unbeatable 1-8 deficit, but won the next 11 races to retain the Cup. In Bermuda for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017, ETNZ were on the warpath and exacted their revenge, defeating their nemesis 7-1.

In between, Spithill has won many other sailing events, including 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours and the race record, at the helm of LDV Comanche.

“I’m really honoured to be included with Bianca as an ambassador for the Sydney-Auckland Ocean Race 2021,” Spithill said from Sardinia.

“I think for a lot of competitive sailors between the two cities, we have flown over that piece of water many times. However, I imagine very few have actually sailed it, or ever had the chance to race Sydney to Auckland. What better chance than now, with the America’s Cup coming to Auckland in 2021?

“Having raced up and down the coast of Australia in the Sydney Hobart and Sydney Gold Coast races, along with New Zealand’s Coastal Classic, both coastlines offer really challenging, tactical racing. Combining a bit of both will make it a really fascinating event, with a great ending of watching the Americas Cup.

Spithill ended, “I hope to see a lot of Aussies on the water in New Zealand come 2021!”

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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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