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


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

Cruising Events


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  • Join the Alfreds Cruising Facebook Group Here

  • This page is for RPAYC members who enjoy cruising activities with other Club members. Members can share their cruising experiences (Club or independent) in this group, seek advice, and ask questions of their fellow members. Whats your favourite cruising destination? Where are you cruising now? What's your latest gadget? What information do you have that may interest others? You must be a member of RPAYC to join the group.

Dicko Cup - Australia Day Long Weekend 25-27 Jan 

The annual Dicko Cup race weekend is on over the Australia Day weekend of 25-27 January. This is a great opportunity for cruisers to participate in a friendly race on Pittwater and around Lion Island followed by a BBQ and social events at Hallets Beach.

The program for cruising is: 
Saturday: Race 1 start North East of Bayview starting at 1200 hrs for Casual Boats and 1205 hrs for Dicko Cup, sail .
Sunday – casual day at Hallets Beach
Monday : Race 2 Start off Challenger Head starting at 1200 Hours on with race around Lion Island and back to Bayview.

This will be followed by a prize giving back at the club. 
This is a great opportunity to spend a weekend with other members of the club. We strongly encourage you to support the club by participating in this weekend. With more than 15 boats already entered it promises to be a great way to spend the long weekend

First Friday - 7th Feb

February First Friday is a casual get together to review the 2019 cruising activities and more importantly what is planned for the year ahead. Book on the club website:
First Friday Booking Form 

MoB Course - Expressions of Interest

Man Over Board course run by Above and Beyond Boating. This is a great opportunity to practice some skills you hopefully will never need. The course is run by Neil Driscoll from Above and Beyond Boating. It starts with a briefing at the club at 9:00am, followed by man over board practice on you own boat at Towlers Bay with Neil providing on water instructions. The course concludes with a de-brief. 
Registration for the course is required -  Register Here 

Sailing & Cruising to New Caledonia & Vanuatu Information Session

Friday 21 February, 2020 - 5-7pm

Like to know more about sailing from Australia to destinations in the SW Pacific such as New Caledonia, Vanuatu & Fiji?
Come along to our info sessions!  

Following the MOB Course we will have a an estuary cruise at Towlers Bay with the 
For those who have dreamed of long distance cruising there is a Info Session about sailing from Australia to destinations in the South Pacific such as New Caledonia and Vanuatu. The session is being held at the club from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to preparing for the Voyage - Vessel & Crew
  • Introduction to Offshore Communications - Email & Weather
  • Essential Cruising Guides for the Destinations
  • Sailing in Company - to rally or not to rally!
  • Where to depart from 
    The best route and why
  • What to see and do
  • How long to stay
  • Customs and Culture
  • Questions and Answers session
  • Cost is $15.00 per person, tickets must be purchased online via the website. For more info and to purchase tickets go to:www.downunderrally.com/info-sessions.



Offshore Cruising Preparation Course Emergency Procedures Workshop 

Friday 22-23 February, 2020 - 9-5pm

Lisa Blair, Australian Adventurer, Keynote Speaker, Author and Multi -World Record Holding Sailor team up with the Down Under Rally to present this informative 2 day Offshore Cruising Preparation Course & Emergency Procedures Workshop.

 Topics include
•    Safety Gear
•    Offshore Communications
•    Emergency Procedures
•    Weather Forecasting
•    Preparing your vessel for offshore cruising (catamarans and monohulls)


SAIL GP CRUISE - 27-28 February

The first Sail GP races on Sydney Harbour were a spectacular event. This years racing promises to be even more exciting now with 7 teams. Alfreds Cruising will take a number of boats down to Sydney Harbour providing an opportunity for club members to join one of our cruising boats to watch the racing. More details to come.

A 'Cruise Coordinator' flag

On every Club cruise you will be able to identify the Cruise Coordinator (Leader) boat as it will be flying the "L" flag.  Whether in a bay, 'down the creek' or on the open sea the "L"flag will be prominent.

  When attending all Club cruises please have your radio on and tuned to Ch16/77 so that you hear of any changes to cruise plans.  The Cruise Coordinator will use Ch77 'calling all Alfreds Yachts' .  If you have any doubts about a cruise going ahead please check with the Cruise Coordinator or with Reception.

Members are reminded to fly their Club burgee at all Club on water cruising events.  A burgee is available for purchase at Reception. 


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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