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


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


Request from Archives - Navigator's Notebook

The club is looking for some back issues of ‘the Navigator’s Notebook’. Here is your opportunity to clean garrets, attics and garages to see if you have the following;

April 1972 vol. 1 No.3
July 1972 vol. 1 No. 6
August 1972 vol. 1 No. 7
September 1972 vol. 1 No. 8
December 1972 vol. 1 No 11
Jan. 1973 vol. 1 No 12
Feb1973 vol. 2 No. 1
March 1973 vol. 2 No.2
May 1973 to August 1973 Inc. vol. 2 No’s 4 to 7.
October and December  1973 , Jan 1974 vol. 2 Nos . 9 , 10 & 11
Feb 1974 – April 1974 Inc.  vol.3 No’s 2,3,4
Dec. 1974 vol. 3 no. 11
Feb. 1975 to April 1975 vol 4 no’s 1,2, and 2(SIC)
August 1980 vol.5 No. 1
October  1980 vol. 5 No.2
We will happily and  gratefully acknowledge all donations.”


Interclub Regatta - Intermediate Youth Development

The team of Ollie Gordon, Ellis Merrett , Bayley Taylor, Leah Brown & Jack Hildebrand represented the Intermediate Youth Development Program and the RPAYC at the Newcastle stage of the Interclub Regatta. The event was run in the Force 24 keelboats, racing in the Newcastle Harbour with a southerly that shifted 30’ left and right and ranged from 3 to 20 knots!

With four teams competing from their respective clubs, racing got underway. The RPAYC team spent a bit of time getting their head around sailing the new boat for the first couple of races. However a good start and first beat in the third race saw the team take a convincing win from start to finish.

Lots of mistakes and lessons where made/learnt by the team which made the day a success, as this is what these regattas are about. The team made the podium placing 3rd behind CYCA and RSYS respectfully. The RSYS had their senior squad competing, which made for some tough competition which our team relished, beating the RSYS in a few of the races.

A big thank you to the parents who made the long drive up and back, and dealt with a noisy car load!

Traffic Disruptions in Mitala Street - 5 June

Dear Members, 

Please be aware that traffic disruptions are expect on 5 June in Mitala Street between 7-5pm.

The construction company building the property at # 6-8 will be carrying out water supply construction works across Mitala Street on Tuesday 5th June, 2018 from outside No. 3 to No's 6 - 8. 
Traffic Control will be in operation and we ask for your patience during these works. 

Club Announcement - General Manager

Dear Member,
In the absence of the Commodore and Vice Commodore, I regret to advise that after 12 years, our General Manager, Suzanne Davies has resigned from her role to take up an opportunity to progress her career in the corporate sector.  Further information regarding her new role will be shared with members when her new employer has announced her appointment. 
Suzanne joined our Club in 2006 and was appointed to General Manager in 2007.  During her tenure Suzanne has achieved some great outcomes and milestones all of which she can be very proud of.  She has worked alongside and supported five Commodores and dozens of Directors and Elected Officers, she has effectively juggled the competing needs of members and built a dedicated and service focused staff team.   
Suzanne’s last day of work will be Friday 24 August.   In the meantime, the Board will consider the most appropriate way forward and will then conduct a thorough and rigorous recruitment process that will ensure that the Club attracts another progressive and dynamic leader to work with Elected Officers and continue to take the Club forward. 
While we are disappointed by her departure, I along with all Elected Officers congratulate Suzanne on her new and exciting opportunity and wish her every success.  We will make a time for a suitable send off and will advise in the coming weeks.
Yours sincerely
Jim Bullough
Chairman of the Board

📣EXCITING NEWS for our RPAYC Fusion Racing Match Racing Team!

Help fusion Racing to get to the top! Fusion Racing is a match racing team of 4 girls, all local RPAYC sailors. These girls are doing amazing things for woman in sailing, already this year we have seen them take out the boys at the Hardy Cup International Match Racing Regatta where they made history being the first all-female team as well as the first female helm to win the regatta. The Hardy Cup win set the ball rolling for Fusion Racing and they have lots of very exciting things to come over the next few months. 

Recently the Fusion Racing Team has been selected as one of only 5 teams to compete in the GKSS Women’s Trophy in Sweden. This regatta will be held alongside the Swedish Match Cup which is an official event of the world match racing tour. This an amazing opportunity for the team as they will be sailing the exciting M32 catamarans against the very best female sailors in the world.

On top of Sweden the team will also be heading over to the USA. Fusion Racing will also be competing in the prestigious Governor’s cup in Newport Beach, California for the second time hoping to come away with a podium finish. The team then moves on to Chicago and Detroit where they will sail in two regattas both part of the US Grand Slam. Competing in these two regattas will allow them to qualify for the Congressional Cup, in Long Beach, which is the longest running match racing event.

The team will be the only all-female team competing at these American events, which is the perfect opportunity to show the world the amazing things women can do in the world of sailing.

To help the girls get to these regattas they are holding a raffle with your chance to win some amazing prizes:

  • 1st prize:3-night cruise with Captain Cook Cruises Fiji, 3 nights Musket Cove Island Resort and Marina rrp. $5,500  
  • 2nd prize:Global Synergy 7- piece Cutlery Block set rrp. $955 
  • 3rd prize:Scanpan Impact 5- piece cookware set rrp. $640
  • 4th prize:Sydney Harbour Family Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises Fiji rrp. $175
  • 5th prize:Harken Prize Pack rrp. $110


Tickets will be sold for $5 each or 5 for $20 

Fletcher Walters gives us his latest tips Sailing and Bailing




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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