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

       

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

 
 

Round 4 - Interclub Regatta

Unfortunately Round 3 of the Interclub hosted by the RSYS was cancelled due to a strong wind forecast, however Round 4 (the final round) got underway in meticulous conditions on Pittwater hosted by the RPAYC.
Starting in a westerly, the breeze then headed left and settled with a nice 10 knot southerly. 5 races were completed with the RPAYC Intermediate Youth Development Squad making great progress throughout the series, this was particularly noted as the IYD were up against some of the other yacht clubs senior squads.


Morgan Singleton and his team had a terrific day finishing in 2nd place. Ollie Gordon and his team sailed a consistent day scoring 5th with the combined points of both teams placing the Alfreds in 2nd overall for Round 4.
Unfortunately however the RSYS sent in the big guns and knocked us back from 2nd to 3rd in the overall Interclub Pointscore Series.
Club Coach Tom Spithill commented ‘I can’t wait for the members to see how far this young group of sailors has come since joining the Intermediate Youth Development Program. They will get to showcase their new honed skills when they compete next in the July One Design Regatta’.


Representing the RPAYC Intermediate Development Squad were:

Team Red: Ollie Gordon, Ellis Merrett, Eva Attwood , Jack Hildebrand, Isabella Attwood
Team Blue: Morgan Singleton, Max Faulker, Hugo Butterworth, Tom Quarrie, Bayley Taylor

Coached by Tom Spithill

VIDEO by T.VINCENT MEDIA

FULL INTERCLUB RESULTS HERE 


Photo - Tom Vincent 

Go Sailing Centreboard Sessions

 
Are you or your children looking to have more time on the water with your friends and fellow members practising your racing skills over winter? Well, The RPAYC is hosting a number of Go Sailing Sessions with a coach in a RIB providing safety cover and basic advice.
Dates
Sundays 24th June, 1st, 8th, 15th & 29th July.

Time
Rigged and Ready to go for 09:00, off the water by 11:00.

Price
$25 Per session per sailor.

Registration
By email to the sailing office, sailing@rpayc.com.au, please note spaces are limited, so get in quick to avoid disappointment.

2018/2019 Sail Program

A productive meeting was had on Saturday with racing boat owners to discuss the new program for 2018/2019. 

The New Race Program key principles are:

  • Only one Club race will be held on any given day during the summer and winter season, this will pull the club fleets together and allow; 

  • More available crew, race management volunteers, options to try a Series you may not have been able to do before due to conflicting events on any given race day.

  • Join in with RMYC and Other Pittwater/ Local Clubs for “Combined Pittwater Events” including inshore and offshore races.  

  • The “Commodores Club” (CC ) will be a combination of races from the existing program, including inshore, offshore, passage and or special events with an overall Club Champion named.  

  • A draft copy of the program can be downloaded here. (minor updates are been made to a summary of the weekend program). Subject to change

Any comments are requested to be submitted to the Sailing Office at sailing@rpayc.com.au 

Sailability Pittwater Winter Regatta 

Well done to Alan Jones and the team from Sailability Crystal Bay for running the Pittwater Winter Regatta incorporating the NSW 2.4mR Class Championships on June 9 & 10. Eight 2.4mRs and five Hansa class boats competed, with sailors coming from NSW, ACT and VIC.
Race Officer David West and his on-water race management crew managed to complete 3 races each day, with very light and variable winds on Saturday and a moderate to fresh south westerly on Sunday accompanied by some rain.


Congratulations to Canberra sailor Peter Russell (AUS40) for his dominant win in the NSW 2.4mR Championships, dropping a second place to finish with 6 points. Michael Leydon (AUS46) was 2nd on 14 and Luke Ratcliffe (AUS32) 3rd on 16 points.


Charles Weatherly from Ballarat in Victoria (AUS2763) had an almost perfect scorecard and dropped his 2nd place finish in race 2 to win with a 5 point total. Jason Elwes (AUS1067) was 2nd on 9 points and Alison Weatherly (sailing Hansa 303 AUS788 in the otherwise Liberty fleet) was 3rd.

 

View photos here 

Interclub Regatta - Intermediate Youth Development

 

Round 2 of the Interclub Challenge was a very wet day on the water  hosted by the CYCA, six races were completed in a 5-17 knot Southerly on Sydney Harbour.

7 teams attended representing 4 yacht clubs. 

Representing the RPAYC Intermediate Development Squad were:

Team Red: Morgan Singleton, Ellis Merrett, Max Faulker, Hugo Butterworth, Thomas Rees
Team Blue: Ollie Gordon, Tom Quarrie, Tom Singleton, Jack Hildebrand, Leah Brown 

Coached by Niall Powers. 

 

1st - CYCA Youth Sailing Academy
2nd - Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
3rd - CYCA Youth Sailing Academy
4th - The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC
5th - Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club
6th - Alfred's Performance & Development
7th - NCYC Youth Sailing Academy
8th - Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (Did not compete)

 

RPAYC Looks forward to hosting the Interclub on Sunday 24th June. 

 

Youth Development Training Squad hits the water flying

The clubs world renowned Youth Development Training Program has started for another year with a great squad of 23 men and women taking part in a 20 week intensive program. 
The program runs from June through to October, with Gym on Friday nights, and on water training on Saturday from 0730 to 1530hrs.

The squad got underway on the 2nd of June , with the newbies to the squad getting a baptism of fire as we had some great rides in the southerly breeze that ranged from 15 to 35knots from the South. Some great rides were had and some new stories were made!

 

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.

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