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

 
 

Sailfit Re-Opens

We are very pleased to announce that Sailfit Gym is reopening on Monday 15 June, 2020, opening hours are 5.30am - 8.00 pm 7 days per week.

We are extremely excited to welcome you back and thank you for your patience and support through this time. In preparation for our reopening and to ensure we are following Australian Government guidelines, the following changes and requirements have been put in to place for the safety of all of our members and staff.

  • Members and staff should stay home and not attend the gym if sick or family members are sick.
  • In order to meet Government contact tracing requirements, the gym will only be accessible via the rear entrance of the Club using swipe card access.  Members will also be required to sign in and out of the gym on the sign in sheet on the gym door.
  • Sailfit will be accessible from 5.30am to 8.00pm daily.
  • A maximum of 15 members will be allowed in the gym at any one time.
  • A maximum of 10 members per group class. 
  • Sailfit Gym is strictly for Members only.
  • Members wishing to participate in organised fitness classes are required to book in order to comply with restrictions on class numbers.
  • Access to bathrooms will be via the external doors at the side of the Clubhouse - there is no internal access at this time.
  • Members must:
    • bring their own mat, towel, water bottle as there will be no access to the water filter until further notice
    • wipe down equipment before and after use with disinfectant spray (provided)
    • adhere to 1.5m social distancing rules and avoid direct contact with others
    • sanitise hands when entering gym and when leaving
The Club is offering the following for gym members who were financial at the time of the COVID-19 clubhouse closure:-
  • The balance of the month of June 2020 will be free to existing members.
  • There will be no fees for the month of July 2020 in compensation for the full lockdown over the month of April 2020.
  • Sailfit fees for 2020-2021 will be charged from August – April (9 months).
 All gym billing will commence from 1 August 2020, with the following pro-rated subscription fees:-

Full:                                           $119
General:                                    $206
Youth:                                        $119
Family Full:                                $326
Family General:                         $413

New Sailfit members will pay from the date of joining.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Tana Anderson on 0478 034 659.  For all accounts enquiries, please email accounts@rpayc.com.au.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Call for Nominations for Elected Officers

Nominations for Elected Officers are now open. The roles open for nomination are: 

  • Commodore 
  • Vice Commodore
  • Rear Commodore Activities
  • Rear Commodore Centreboard
  • Rear Commodore Cruising

If you would like to nominate for one or more of these roles, the nomination form can be collected either from RPAYC Reception or through the Member Portal of the Club website. Nomination forms must be returned to reception by no later than midday on Monday 22 June.
Please feel free to contact the Club if you have any questions, 9998 3700 or email- management@rpayc.com.au

Breakout Series

Being confined to land over lockdown has inspired the emergence of a new offshore race from Sydney to Port Stephens, the Pantaenius Breakout Series.

Celebrate the long-awaited return to offshore racing and cruising with a series of day races starting from Sydney Harbour and ending in Port Stephens.
 
The Breakout Series includes three coastal passage and three inshore passage races to be sailed in conjunction with a Cruise in Company between August 8 and 14, 2020.
 
Racing will be conducted in three divisions – Performance, Two-Handed and Cruising (non-spinnaker).  There will be a post-race social function at each finishing location, with a gala prize presentation on Friday night. The Organising Authority is Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club, Port Stephens Yacht Club in conjunction.

Starting in Sydney Harbour on Saturday August 8, arriving at Pittwater to overnight at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. Followed on Sunday by racing further up the road to the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club. On the Monday there is the race to our final destination, Port Stephens, and this is followed by a lay day.

There will be three days of racing from the Wednesday, with a passage race out and around all the islands and back. Anyone who knows the area will know just how tactical this will be. There is then two more days of racing inside, before boats can make their way home.

Race documents and online entry at www.breakoutseries.com.au.

Lion Island Series - 3 days to Go!

The NEW Lion Island Series commences on Saturday 6 June, 1200hrs. The series relplaces what would have been the Winter Series. 

It's great that organised sailing events are allowed but there are still a number of Covid-19 restrictions in place that all competitors need to adhere too which are outlined in the Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions. 

Racing commences at 1200hrs and is a Non-spinnaker series.  A maximum of 10 crew per boat is applicable, recommended crew limits are contained in the Notice of Race and below. Social Distancing rules (1.5m apart) still apply whislt racing including a new requirement to submit a crew list per race.

A boats crew list can be submitted via a boats entry form, update existing entry. Or via a mobile link: http://tymob.net.au/1159 

The maximum recommended number of crew:

LOA/BoatType Max Recommended Crew
More than - 12.00m (39ft)8
10.00-11.99m6
8.00-9.99m5
11m OD Class4
Less than - 8.00m3
Etchells/Int5.5m/Elliott7/Sports Boats2

It's a perfect time to try 2 handed sailing, if you are not comfortable using your own vessel the club Elliott 7s can be leased for th series.

Contact the Sailing Office for details sailing@rpayc.com.au  

Entry is FoC for Members, vistors are welcome.

NOTICE OF RACE & SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

ENTER HERE

WHAT DIVISION AM I IN? 

CREW LIST update & or Submission. Click Here for weekly Crew list submission (A how to guide submit) 

See you on the water.

Waterford Winter Series - Amended

The NEW Wednesday Waterford Series commences on Wednesday 10 June running through to the end of August. 

It's great that organised sailing events are allowed but there are still a number of Covid-19 restrictions in place that all competitors need to adhere too which are outlined in the Amended to the Wednesday Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions. 

Racing commences at 1400hrs and is a Non-spinnaker series.  A maximum of 10 crew per boat is applicable, recommended crew limits are contained in the Notice of Race and below. Social Distancing rules (1.5m apart) still apply whislt racing including a new requirement to submit a crew list per race.

A boats crew list can be submitted via a boats entry form, update existing entry. Or via a mobile link: http://tymob.net.au/1159 

The maximum recommended number of crew:

LOA/BoatType Max Recommended Crew
More than - 12.00m (39ft)8
10.00-11.99m6
8.00-9.99m5
11m OD Class4
Less than - 8.00m3
Etchells/Int5.5m/Elliott7/Sports Boats2

It's a perfect time to try 2 handed sailing, if you are not comfortable using your own vessel the club Elliott 7s can be leased for th series.

Contact the Sailing Office for details sailing@rpayc.com.au  

Entry is FoC for Members, vistors are welcome.

NOTICE OF RACE & SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

ENTER HERE

WHAT DIVISION AM I IN? 

CREW LIST update & or Submission. Click Here for weekly Crew list submission (A how to guide submit) 

AMENDMENTS & NOTICES

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See you on the water.

Update from the General Manager - 2/06/2020

Dear Members,

I hope that you are all well.

Organised boating events are back this week! After our period of hibernation, we’re excited to kickstart activities back at RPAYC this Saturday with Race 1 of the Lion Island Series and our Cruisers heading to Bobbin Head for a long weekend cruise. Centreboard racing will recommence the following weekend with the Winter Series.

Dining is back! We look forward to welcoming you back into the Clubhouse from this Thursday. We are currently limiting dining to a maximum of 50 patrons at a time, split into two separate areas upstairs. This ‘soft opening’ will give us an opportunity to get members back into the Clubhouse following a shutdown of nearly 10 weeks. We will be open for lunch from this Thursday 4 June and, at this stage, lunch will be available Thursday-Sunday, dinner available on Friday night and breakfast on Saturday-Sunday. Bookings are essential, so please contact reception.

Our successful ‘Grab’n’Go’ take away service will continue to operate from Halyards 7 days a week from 9am to 4pm.

The welcome back to the Club and organised boating will look a little different for a while. Social distancing, hygiene and contact tracing requirements will be here for some time to come and have required us to put in various processes to be compliant, but more importantly for the protection of our members, guests and staff. We remind everyone that if you are feeling unwell please stay home and if you have any COVID-19 symptoms please go and get tested.

Please see our “RPAYC re-opening FAQ’s document here.

Club Projects. There are a number of projects about to commence at the Club. A new Boatyard fence is being installed, including a continuation of the pedestrian path to improve access to the Clubhouse. Our lower car park will be resurfaced and the traffic flow and boom gate access location will be changed to allow for easy access to the Clubhouse and to create an open and welcoming first impression of the Club.  Lastly, we will also be replacing the Clubhouse roof. It was hoped that these projects would be completed over the ‘lock-down’ period, however this is not the case due to restrictions being lifted much sooner than initially anticipated.


The AGM is scheduled to be held at 8pm, Tuesday 21 July. Nominations for Elected Officers open on Monday 8 June and Members wishing to stand for an elected role may collect a Nomination Form from reception or download it via the Members Portal on the RPAYC website. Nomination Forms must be returned before the closing time of midday on Monday, 22 June 2020. Voting times, if required, will be advised with the Notice of Meeting.
 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many members who have renewed their RPAYC membership; your support of the Club is greatly appreciated.

I hope that my weekly messages over the past 3 months have been useful. As restrictions ease so too will the frequency of these messages, but please do not hesitate to contact the Club if you have any questions. Phone 9998 3700 and email management@rpayc.com.au

Please look after yourself and those around you.

 

Kind regards,

 

Craig Evans

General Manager

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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.