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


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


Cruising Events and News

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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.

Planned Cruising Events


October First Friday - Sailing to Lord Howe Island - 2 October

This First Friday come along and hear about David Taylor and Meltemi‘s experiences sailing to Lord Howe Island and what you can do when you get there.

Some interesting facts about Lord Howe Island
- It is about the same distance as sailing to the Gold Coast which many of you have done
- It is the most southern coral reef system in Australia and definitely closer than the Whitsundays
You probably read some of the details in the newsletter but come along and hear in person and see some amazing photos.

Apology for those of you who were looking forward to the talk on weather routing, unfortunately it needed to be moved to the November First Friday.

Last bookings by 5pm Wednesday 30 September

Halyards from 6pm (Due to COVID restrictions guests must be seated on arrival).
Dinner will be served at 7pm sharp. Post dinner, our Weather Routing Seminar will be held in the Pittwater Room.

Bookings at: https://www.rpayc.com.au/sailing/cruising/first-friday-form


Coastal Cruise to Sydney Harbour - (3-5 October)

With the relaxation of the sailing restrictions we can finally arrange a cruise out of our Pittwater zone. With the forecast looking good for the long weekend the plan is

  • Sail down from Pittwater to Sydney Harbour on Saturday morning
  • Rendezvous at Shore Beach / Little Manly Cove for a get together on Saturday afternoon
  • A sail down Sydney Harbour on the Sunday to Blackwattle Bay
  • Return to Pittwater on Monday unless you want to stay longer

Keep your radio on channel 77 to keep in touch.

Please fill in the One Minute Form for the Coastal Cruise - CLICK HERE


Christmas Cruise Planning - (27 Dec - 10 Jan)

We are still planning for a Christmas Cruise to Lake Macquarie, however there are still ongoing problems over dredging of the entrance channel to sufficient depths. Reliable sources have confirmed that a contract has been awarded and dredging will commence in time to clear a channel for the October long weekend  If further investigations are not able to confirm that sufficient depths can be guaranteed in the channel, a backup plan will be to organise a cruise to Jibbon Beach in Port Hacking.  Final details of both options will be advised later.

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.