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


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


Become the Club Yachting Keelboat Champion!


“Participate to WIN”

The Commodores Cup Series for 2018/19 has been transformed to now be the Club Keelboat Championship and is based on 8 races taken from the Club Annual Program throughout the Spring & Summer Season.

A boats best results from specific races held throughout the Spring & Sumer season will be accumulated at the end of the series to crown the winners in each division.

The series will consist of races from the Saturday Inshore Series, the Estuary / SOPS Series,

Feature events, Wednesday Spring and Summer Series and Thursday Twilight Spring and Summer Series, giving everyone a chance to be a part of this new Championship.

  • Two (2) best results from Inshore Series.
  • Two (2) best results from Estuary / SOPS Series.
  • Two (2) best results from the following Feature Races - Pittwater Dash (Opening Day), Whisper Mug, Dicko Cup Marathon Series, Friends of David Booth Trophy Race.
  • Two (2) best results from Wednesday Spring Series, Wednesday Summer Series, Thursday Twilight Spring Series or Thursday Twilight Summer Series

For those that do not compete in the Wednesday or Thursday Series, your third best score in the Inshore and Saturday Estuary/SOPS Series will be used.

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are those of the individual events or series - rules, eligibility and scoring are as detailed in the Notice of Championship in the Sailing Handbook.

To enter the Series boats are required to enter by selecting the specific Commodores Cup Series entry form which is online. Those not entered in the Series will not be scored.

The Sailing Office will maintain a spreadsheet of results for those that have entered the Series.

The entry fee is $ 50.00 for all competitors, which will help support our Youth Development Program. Entry deadline is 2nd October 2018. Must be entered to be eligible in the Series.

Only members of the RPAYC are eligible to win the Commodores Cup Series.

FIRST RACE IS THIS SATURDAY, Opening Day Pittwater Dash. 

Invictus Games Helping Guide Our Finest To A Better Place

Sailing had long played a starring role in Rob Saunders’ life. He was introduced to it as a five-year-old by his father, took up racing dinghies, progressed to yachts and eventually competed in eight Sydney to Hobarts.
However, since his latest deployment to Afghanistan a couple of years ago, the Royal Australian Air  Force Squadron Leader has directed his energy elsewhere.
“I’ve had to focus on my family and myself, just sort out a few things,” Saunders says. “There’s been some mental health issues from various factors, but certainly deployment in a war zone didn’t help.”
The 53-year-old’s rehabilitation is “a bit of a tough road”, he admits. But a positive part of the journey has been getting back into a boat, drawing vitality from the sun, sea and air, and spirit 
from his mates.
In October, Saunders will represent Australia in a different theatre to his work with the RAAF, sailing on Sydney Harbour at the Invictus Games.
Rob Saunders (2nd from left) has benefited from the mateship sailing provides.
PHOTO: Jayson Tufrey 
 © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence
The Sydney Invictus Games will be the fourth edition of the sporting competition for wounded soldiers. It will feature about 500 competitors from 18 nations, competing in 11 sports. Sailing takes place on October 21 at Farm Cove with races to be held in the Hansa 303 and Elliott 7.

Opening Day Program & Sail Past Parade & Pittwater Dash, this Saturday

Welcome to the Opening Day of the 2018/19 Sailing Season of The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. 
0800 Halyards Open
1030 Commodore’s Welcome
         National Anthem
         Commodore declares 2018/19
         Sailing Season open!
         Firing of the cannon - Peter Kennett (Life Member) & Hon. Bronwyn Bishop (CLUB PATRON)
         Raising of the Flag ceremony - Clubman of Year 2017/18 David West.
         Sail Past vessels assemble north of the Club.
         Sail Past instructions on back page.
1130 Sail Past parade commence
1230 Opening Day Yacht Race
“The Pittwater Dash spinnaker race” (see back page for SIs)
1400 Entertainment & Lunch*
1530 Prize Giving
Lunch Bookings
Gourmet BBQ Lunch 1400hrs after race. Bookings Essential through Reception.
Complimentary for members for bookings made on or before 25 August.
Member bookings made after 25 August $20.
Guest tickets $25/after 25 August $30
Kids 5-12 $15.
Kids under 5 FREE.
BBQ served in Halyards annexe.
* Seating is subject to availability.
Live music and entertainment from 1400.

Silver Medal at Platu 25 World Championships for Easy Tiger

Congratulations to Chris Way, Murray Gordon, Rachel Bower, Steve McConaghy & Tom Spithill who took out the silver medal at the Platu 25 World Championships in Riga, Latvia. 

With 37 teams from nine countries fighting for the World Championships Title it was a hotly contested event. They gave last years World Champions from Italy a good fight and fell just 2 points short after 14 races.

Full Results here



Hamilton Island Race Week 2018

Hamilton Island Race Week Results 

Congratulations to all members who competed at Hamilton Island Race Week. 

Results were:

* Bushranger (Gerry Hatton) - 1st IRC Div 3, Winners of 'Boat of the Week' & Teams Trophy for NSW
* Hooligan (Marcus Blackmore) - 1st IRC Div 1
* Wild Oats (Oatley Family) - 6th IRC Div 1
* Popeye (Craig Douglas) - 3rd IRC Div 4
* Wings (Ian Edwards) - 7th PHS Div 3
* Sticky (Richard Harris) - 8th PHS Div 3
* Avventura (Peter Mumford) - 21st PHS Div 3
* Firefly (Matthew Grayson) - 7th PHS Div 4
* Xena (Toni Fox) - 27th PHS Div 5
* La Troisieme Mitemps (Matt Doyle) - 1st PHS Non-Spin Div 1
* Still Dangerous (Ivor Burgess) - 8th PHS Non-Spin Div 1
* Wisky Business (Greg White) - 16th Multihull Div 1
* Laguna ( David Grice) - 11th Multihull Div 2

Full results here

Hamilton Island Race Week Photography Here

Invictus Games - Be Inspired! Be Entertained! Be There!

500 competitors from 18 nations will contest 11 medal sports and two feature events over eight days of fierce but friendly competition across Greater Sydney including Sydney Olympic Park and on and around Sydney Harbour. 
The Invictus Games is more than a sporting event – it captures hearts, challenges perceptions and changes lives. In October 2018 join us to celebrate the unconquerable spirit of our wounded warriors.
Spectators will enjoy free entry to watch the sailing on Sydney Harbour either by boat or from Farm Cove.

Tom Spithill, our Head Coach here at RPAYC is the Sports Competition Manager for Invictus Sailing. Tom is responsible for overall delivery of the sailing events and has been instrumental in assisting with adaptive sailing opportunities at RPAYC. Without the long term club volunteers that have assisted Tom over the years the event would not be possible 
The RPAYC have provided unprecedented support through the provision of the Elliot 7’s for training, access to coaching staff on and off the water, many hours from volunteers and active participation with their Youth Squad training and One Design racing program.

The Sailing Regatta will take place on Sunday 21 October on Sydney Harbour with 12 teams from 8 nations competing in the Elliott Class & 8 teams from 6 nations competing in the Hansa 303. 

Alfreds Cruising will be providing spectator boats to allow club members to observe the racing close to the action.

The plan is to sail down to Sydney Harbour on the Saturday or earlier depending on weather take club members out on the harbour to watch the action on the Sunday and then sail back to Pittwater on the Monday.

It will be a great day on the Harbour and we will be providing lunch on the boats just BYO drinks . Pickup location and drop off will be care of MHYC T-Head Marina arm.
If you are interested in taking part in the cruise and making your boat available for spectators or as a spectator please complete the expression of interest.

More details here

*** CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST to  Join RPAYC Cruising on Sydney Harbour for the Invictus Games Race Day ***

*** CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE YOUR EOI  if you are planning to join the Invictus Games Sydney Harbour Cruise ***




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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