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


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

Coral Coast 2017 - The Sesquicentenary Cruise





The Nature of this Rendezvous Cruise     

The RPAYC Sesquicentenary Coral Coast 2017 Rendezvous Cruise is an independently sailed cruise based on departure from Pittwater from May 2017, and return in October 2017 for the Club 150 years celebrations, 

The CC17 Cruise is designed to enable participants to leave Pittwater on their personal time table and return at a time to suit their commitments. Participants will sail as far north as their personal timetable allows and will turn south at any point and/or time and re-synchronise at any future rendezvous location.  The cruise is therefore flexible in cruising time, cruising distance, cruising locations and cruising company.

This is an organised rendezvous cruise only, with no organised on-water component.  Requirements are set out in the CC17 NORC.  You can download the CC17 Notice of Rendezvous Cruise from the Documents page of this website.  (NORC and Rendezvous Cruise Instructions (RCI).

CC17 Polos, Caps and Hats for Sale 


Ladies polos


Mens Polos



Expression of Interest and on going Planning

Seventeen boats are participating in the cruise.  We will follow their progress.  First boats leave in mid May.


Saturday 11 Feb 2017 10am  -  Diesel Maintenance - completed - with thanks

Sunday 12 March 2017 10am  - Electrical Maintenance - Rob Starkey  completed - with thanks
Sunday 26 March 2017 10am - Preparation, Navigation and Seamanship - A Panel discussion - completed - thanks to Leon, Rob and Eoin
Saturday 22 April 2017 9am - a one hour seminar - Fishing Tips and Hints, Hunting and Gathering - Neil Edwards  BOOK HERE

Electrical Maintenance Seminar

This seminar is an introduction to Marine Electrics and Troubleshooting. It is about understanding what a cruising sailor should expect from a marine electrical system and then how to manage those expectations.

It deals with three basic questions:

1. What is my daily electrical consumption?

2. What battery types and capacity do I require?

3. What battery charge devices, charge current and charge time do I require?

Understanding both the meaning and answers to these questions will ensure trouble free electrical operation.

As the battery is the core of all marine electrical installation, this lecture is primarily about batteries, how they work, how to manage and maintain them. The course also covers basic marine DC circuits, marine systems and how to diagnose basic marine DC faults.

Preparation, Navigation & Seamanship

A panel discussion andwith opportunity for discussion of points and issues raised by those attending.

Health Care while Cruising

The notes from this previous seminar are available.  This was an excellent and very useful seminar. Just click each name to download.

Health Care for Cruising Narrative

Health Care for Cruising Card

Cruise Schedule

A number of northbound and southbound rendezvous locations and windows are defined in the Coral Coast 2017 Cruise Schedule.  Cruise participants wishing to rendezvous will meet at each rendezvous location during the rendezvous window to share prior passage experiences in the traditional First Friday format, and discuss and plan the next cruise passage prior to departing in company or individually for the next rendezvous location. You can download the Cruise Schedule HERE

Rendezvous Locations and planned windows

Actual dates will be advised close to the rendezvous window depending on weather and other conditions


23 May 2017 to 26 May 2017                                MOOLOOLABA

16 June 2017 to 18 June 2017                              ROSLYN BAY

28 June 2017 to 2 July 2017                                  MACKAY

17 July 2017 to 21 July 2017                                 AIRLIE BEACH

31 July 2017 to 4 August 2017                              MAGNETIC ISLAND

14 August 2017 to 18 August 2017                       DUNK ISLAND

4 September 2017 to 6 September 2017             MACKAY

15 September 2017 to 19 September 2017         BUNDABERG





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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