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

 
 

Sydney 2000 Olympic Games - 20 years ago

This week marks 20 years since the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

RPAYC had a large representation of members who gave their time on the water both inshore & offshore with a team of 35 volunteers. RPAYC was the only Yacht Club to run a whole course with only it’s members which included offshore races for Multihulls and Solings then ran all the Match Racing for Solings (inc Finals) in Farm Cove. It was also noted that International Race Officer Denis Thompson received his International Judging Qualification on the day of the Finals.

Congratulations to all involved, here are a few pictures from the archives. 

 

Women's Twilight Series - Entries Open

Only 6 weeks to go until the 2020-21 Women's Twilight! Racing kicks off on Tuesday 27th October and finishes Tuesday 16th March 2021, held fortnightly with only 1 male allowed on board, this is a fantastic series and one not to be missed.

If you are an RPAYC boat owner who has enough female crew to compete we’d love to see you on the start line. Entry is free for full members.
If you are an owner willing to offer your boat for the ten-race spinnaker & non-spinnaker series but don’t have enough crew, register via Top Yacht and let the sailing office know your situation. They and the fleet captains will try and match you with a suitable crew over the coming weeks.
If you are a female member looking for a crew spot, the fleet captains are building a register to match owners with enthusiastic crew. Email sailing@rpayc.com.au to register yourself and please include ‘Women’s Twilight Series’ in the subject line, then details of your sailing experience and contact information in the email body.
Members can also lease an Elliott 7 for the series. Please contact the RPAYC sailing office to arrange.
We hope to have some great sponsors onboard again this season with some fabulous prizes on offer. 
If you have any questions about the twilight series please contact the sailing office or your Women's Fleet Representatives (Evelyn Curtis, Nicole Butcher & Lisa Ratcliff).
To Enter Online - CLICK HERE.

 
   

 

 

 

Harken Summer Centreboard Series - Shirt size order

Harken are proudly supporting the Centreboard 2020-2021 Summer Centreboard Season with kitting out all competitors with a Club Team Shirt & race vest.

Please submit your order below by September 27. 

 

ORDER HERE

 

YOUTH SIZE:  XS, S, M, L, XL

SIZEXS
5–6yrs
(110–
116cm)
S
7–8yrs
(122–
128cm)
M
9–10yrs
(134–
140cm)
L
11–12yrs
(146–
152cm)
XL
13–14yrs
(158–
164cm)
HALFCHEST 3639424548
HIGH
POINT
SHOULDER
4450546064

ADULT SIZES: XS, S, M, L, XL

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HALF CHEST5053565962

 

 

Pittwater Dash Results

  

Welcome to the 2020-21 Sailing Season.
We were blessed with a gorgeous day on Pittwater to start the new sailing season. Vice Commodore, Leon Wilson had the honour of starting the Pittwater Dash, firing the cannon from Alfreds I. Whilst things looked a little different this year it was still great to see so many members out on the water. 
 
🏆 PITTWATER DASH RESULTS 🏆
Congratulations to our winners & placegetters.
 
Division 1 PHS
1st - POPEYE - Craig Douglas
2nd - QUANTOCK - David & Alison Hobbs
3rd - PRETTY WOMAN - Richard Hudson
Division 2 PHS
1st - PUFF - Scott Robertson
2nd - ENZA - Salvatore Ridulfo
3rd - ASCALON - Ian Quarrie
Division 3 PHS
1st - PICK POCKET - Chris & Julia Hornsby
2nd - VITTORIA - Alan Reece
3rd -WINGS ELEVEN - William Davis
Full results - CLICK HERE
All images - CLICK HERE
 
 

Moonen Yachts Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race - Postponed

Moonen Yachts Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race  

Media Release – 4/09/2020

Postponed until January 2022

It is with great disappointment that the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron announce the postponement of the Moonen Yachts Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race, until January 2022.

“The restrictions of movement, immigration and quarantine requirements around the Covid-19 pandemic have meant that the race is just not viable in January 2021” explains Allen Stormon Commodore of RPAYC.

“The race was fantastically well received throughout the world, with 20 confirmed entries already and over 100 expressions of interest received from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Europe and Asia, however everyone has been very understanding of the situation and for many it had already become impossible”.

The anticipation of an ocean race of 1250nm between these two sailing cities, a first for almost everyone, was as much of a drawcard as was the spectacle of the 36th America’s Cup, however, we understand that many were looking forward to ring side seats for the racing of these spectacular flying machines and the other events surrounding the 150th Anniversary of the RNZYS. 

“The RNZYS is obviously disappointed this cannot proceed at this time, but also excited about the long term future of the race which no doubt will become iconic” said RNZYS Vice Commodore Aaron Young.

The idea of an offshore circuit in the southern hemisphere has proven very exciting. The clubs expect interest in a combination of the 2021 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race, the 2022 Sydney to Auckland Race, a return race to Australia or via New Caledonia, finishing off with Hamilton Island Race Week to continue to generate international entries.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our major sponsor for the 2021 Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race, Moonen Yachts. With the support of Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club members Matthew and Louise Baxter, owners of Moonen Yachts, we were able to promote the race internationally and we trust that this profile will add to the success of the rescheduled race in 2022.

The Committee would also like to thank those who entered the race, plus the wider yachting community for their support and interest in the race. We look forward to seeing a great fleet on the start line in January 2022.

Official race website: www.sydneytoauckland.com
By Race Committee Moonen Yachts Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race 
 
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FOR FURTHER MEDIA INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Brendan Rourke, Sailing & Communications Manager
+61 (02) 9998 3700 | marketing@rpayc.com.au 

Navigation Restriction - Pittwater

Navigation Restriction - Lovett Bay, Elvina Bay, McCarrs Creek, Scotland Island, Church Point, Pittwater

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Lovett Bay, Elvina Bay, McCarrs Creek, Scotland Island, Church Point, Pittwater
NBN SUBMARINE CABLE INSTALLATION
August to October 2020

THE WORKS

Vessel operators are advised that essential construction works associated with the installation of NBN submarine cables will be conducted in a number of the Western bays of Pittwater, including Lovett Bay, Elvina Bay, McCarrs Creek, and from Carols Wharf Scotland Island to the Cargo Wharf at Church Point. These works will be conducted from August to October 2020. 

NAVIGATION WARNING

During this time a barge will be temporarily anchored in various locations throughout this area while works is conducted.

Vessel operators are advised to exercise extreme caution when navigating in the vicinity of the works and any associated vessels. The location of the barge and works area will be marked by 4 yellow marker buoys that are positioned 40 metres apart in a rectangle with flashing beacons. These markers will surround and move with the barge and associated vessels for the duration on the construction works.

During this period there will be other construction works carried out within the area and vessel operators are reminded to operate at a safe speed, maintain a proper  lookout and minimise wash around barges while work is conducted.

DIRECTIONS

TfNSW advises:  

  1. Vessels are required to maintain a safe distance and speed from the works and operators are reminded that the production of wash which impacts unreasonably on the works is an offence (Marine Safety Regulation – clause 11(2)) - Maximum Penalty $5,500.00)
  2. Persons within the vicinity of the works must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to the works or to marine safety. Failure to comply with any such direction is an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.15A - Maximum Penalty $3,300.00).

MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED

TfNSW Maritime Boating Map – 9A

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the TfNSW Senior Boating Safety Officer, Hawkesbury/Broken Bay on phone: 0409 655 867

MARINE NOTICE SY2015

https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/using-waterways/restrictions-closures/marine-notices/sy2015-lovett-bay-mccarrs-creek-scotland-island-church-point-pittwater.html

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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.