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Trans-Tasman battle in the Pacific Keelboat Challenge kicks off the Jack Tar Auckland Regatta 2017

PRESS RELEASE | Friday 24th March 2017 | Jack Tar Auckland Regatta | RNZYS | BBYC

Trans-Tasman battle in the Pacific Keelboat Challenge kicks off the Jack Tar Auckland Regatta 2017

The Pacific Keelboat Challenge, again part of this year’s exciting Jack Tar Auckland Regatta, is an all Trans-Tasman affair in 2017 with teams from both New Zealand and Australia battling it out in the MRX fleet on the water off Rangitoto Island.

This year’s Pacific Keelboat Challenge includes 4 teams from RNZYS, and 3 teams from Australia - including Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s Chris Morgan, Royal Perth Yacht Club’s Paul King, and the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Chris Way who is back to defend his 2016 title.

Racing got underway in the challenge today, with the rest of the divisions in the Jack Tar Auckland Regatta not starting until tomorrow – meaning the spotlight was well and truly on the MRX fleet today.

The day began very slowly, with the competitors and race management having to wait a few hours for the wind to come to the party. “It was a very slow morning out there but there’s not much we could do, we were happy to get some wind in the afternoon and managed to get 3 races in, but luckily there are still two days racing ahead of us” commented Race Management Team Member Stuart Heine.  

When Race 1 finally got underway, the winds were still fairly light and tricky but it was an RNZYS team helmed by Tom Macky who took the first win of the day by a decent margin of over 1 minute, with the 2016 champion Chris Way (RPAYC) coming in 2nd and another RNZYS Skipper Matt Bouzaid 3rd.

Old Timers Race & Luncheon - 22 April

Man Over Board Masterclass

In this short, action-packed seminar we will take the fear out of an MOB scenario and show you how to create and implement an MOB plan for your boat that you could use should you be faced with this danger.


Safety and fun go hand in hand on a well run boat and we will teach you simple and effective techniques to help you avoid ever being in this scenario but that you can draw upon practical experience if you need to one day.

RPAYC Course - 22 March: Book today: https://www.aabboating.com/man-over-board-master-class-booking/ 

 

Sea Safety & Survival Course - Are you current or your crew?

Do you have confidence that your crew could safely carry out an evacuation with less than 60 seconds to prepare?


​​​​​​​Do you crew on a boat where you are not really sure what questions you should be asking or drills should be happening for your safety at sea?

Do you want to spend more time racing or cruising offshore and are not sure if you are ready at the moment?

Are you planning a big trip and feeling overwhelmed by the choices and investment in all of the safety equipment available? Joining a structured course with a small group of people in a similar situation can have an extremely powerful effect on your confidence and competence for offshore boating adventures.
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The Above and Beyond Boating Sea Safety and Survival Course is Australia’s leading marine safety course. 

 
 

Using your VHF Radio correctly and efficiently

If there is an emergency onboard your vessel, would your crew know how to call for help? Do they know how to use the onboard radio?

Knowing how to use your radio correctly and efficiently can be the difference in the outcome of an emergency situation, which is why it is so important for you and your crew to feel confident when using it. 

Today's video will show you how to use your VHF radio and why you should brief your crew on how to operate it. We'll also demonstrate a simple radio check and logging on/off with Marine Rescue NSW. 

 
 

 

 

Watch the video and download our guide to using your VHF radio in an emergency here.

Talk soon,

Neil and the Above & Beyond Boating team


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Thurlow Fisher wins 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship

The Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team of RPAYC Member, Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor and Trent Barnabas were already declared 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff champions before today’s race but there was tremendous interest on the result as only five points separated the next six boats.

With a SSW wind, ranging between 15 and 25-knots, meeting the 26-boat fleet it was going to be a real test for all teams over the long South course.

Desperate to prove what might have been with a little more luck, the New Zealand Yamaha team (David McDiarmid, Matt Steven, Brad Collins) scored their fourth win of the regatta in brilliant style.

2017 Sydney Harbour Regatta

Strengthening southerlies and rain made up for some spectacular racing out on Sydney Harbour for the 2017 Sydney Harbour Regatta hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club.

With winds peaking at 32knots on Saturday the Race Committee decided to abandon racing for the afternoon. With racing resuming on Sunday in “lighter” winds peaking at around 25 knots saw not only plenty of races but also some spectacular spills and fast racing.

Many RPAYC boats made the journey to Harbour to compete in the annual event. Special mentions to Chris Way, Tyler Ratcliff, Matthew Crawford, Marcus Grimes, Gerry Hatton and the team on AllSail Dancing Star for winning their respective divisions.

The racing couldn’t have been so successful without the Race Officials and volunteers, the Members involved include David West, Ted Andersen, Stephen Merrington, Rosemary Merrington, Debbie Holder, Elaine Fowler.

Class Championships to feature at the Sydney Harbour Regatta 2017

Battle lines will be drawn when a variety of classes hold their championships at NSW’s largest keelboat event, the Sydney Harbour Regatta, to be hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club over the weekend of 4-5 March.

The 11th anniversary regatta is just two and a half weeks away and already close to 150 national and international entries have been received, boosted by the Sydney 38 OD International Championship, the Sydney 36 Championship and state championships in the Cavalier 28, Yngling and J70 classes.

A number of RPAYC Members will be competing or assisting with Race Management across the weekend. 

James - a strong J70 contender - Andrea FrancoliniJames - a strong J70 contender - Andrea Francolini

Competition in the Sydney 38’s will start one day earlier, on Friday 3 March and class proponent, Bruce Taylor, points to fellow Victorian entrant, Kirwan Robb (IKON38) as “the one to beat.”

“Kirwan Robb has been sailing consistently well with the Sydney 38 and a Beneteau – he is the benchmark – the favourite. My guys should do well, I hope they make the podium,” he ended.

Taylor, who is also an experienced offshore racer, is the long-time owner of Chutzpah38, and while his boat will be on the start line along with the core of his ocean racing and one design crew, Taylor will not.

“I’m disappointed I can’t be at the regatta, but I have to be overseas at that time. I’m entrusting the boat to my crew. My main trimmer, Jim Conway, will skipper,” he said.

Friends of David Booth Trophy Race

Around 300 participants have taken part in the first-ever Friends of David Booth Trophy race to Lion Island. The constant drizzle and cooler winds couldn’t dampen the spirits of all those who participated lighting up Pittwater with their spinnakers in the downwind pursuit start.
With the southerly breeze reaching 20 knots it launched the 34 starters down Pittwater and almost out of sight into the grey mist. Emerging from the fleet was Pacesetter, who had great race picking the right shifts and became the winners of the first Friends of David Booth Trophy. Coming in 2nd place was Pretty Woman  and third place was Whisper II. 
In a packed out Halyards for the presentation, Commodore Ian Audsley thanked all those involved for making such a memorable race.
“I’d like to thank all those who participated, it was great to see everyone out there commemorating David “Boothy” and making the race such a memorable occasion and I’d also like to thank the Friends of David Booth and the Club for the wonderful contribution to the event and the trophy.” said Ian.  
The Friends of David Booth trophy encapsulates the communal spirit of the Members of the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and will be displayed at the Club for many years. The annual event will be held on the last Saturday of February.

RPAYC Club Member Malcolm Parker 2017 Nespresso Youth International Champion

MALCOLM PARKER 2017 NESPRESSO YOUTH INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION.

Malcolm Parker, Evelyn Forster, Harry Hall, Harley Walters and Nic Andersen have won the 2017 Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Cup in Auckland!The final day of the 2017 Nespresso Youth Match Racing Cup saw lead changes, upsets and the pressure got to some more than others. For those in the RNZYS members bar or listening from home they would have been treated to Cruising Yacht Club of Australia coach Jordan Reece and 7th placed skipper Thomas Grimes provided live commentary and insights to the day’s proceedings.

We started the day with semi-finals. Top placed from the round robin was Will Boulden who picked Will Eastman in the semi-finals. In the battle of the Will’s, Eastman (RPNYC) took the first match against Boulden (RFBYC) after winning the prestart, but Boulden took the following three matches to earn his place in the finals.

The second set of trans-Tasman semi-finals saw Matt Hughes (RNZYS) competing against Malcolm Parker (RPAYC). While Hughes won all of the starts, Parker sailed well around the track and went on to win the semi-final 3 – 0.

Petit-finals saw Eastman (RPNYC) and Hughes (RNZYS) battling it out for third place. In the first race Hughes took an early lead, but after trouble with his gennaker Eastman snuck through to take the win. Eastman went on to claim the petit 2 nil to secure 3rd place. RNZYS skipper Matthew Hughes finished 4th.

It was an all Australian final between Will Boulden (RFBYC) and Malcolm Parker (RPAYC). In what turned out to be an incredibly tight final. Will Boulden took the first race with Malcolm Parker taking the next two “He definitely had his skates on in those final two races.” Said Boulden at prizegiving

2017 champion Parker, thanked his competitors and crew for the close regatta. “It was a tough final day, thanks to all my crew for getting me out of a few tricky situations”- Parker.

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About RPAYC

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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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