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

       

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

 
 

Casual Berth Rebates & Availability

Casual Berth Vacancy Rebates
Did you know that if you are going away on your vessel and haven’t notified the Club of the berth vacancy you could potentially be missing out on a rebate against your monthly berth or mooring fees?
In the last couple of months, the Club has issued $3,419 of credit to members where their berths have been filled by casual occupants during an absence.
To notify us of an absence or for further information contact Kylie Brown email kylie.brown@rpayc.com.au or telephone (02) 9998 3741.

Casual Berth Availability
A handful of lucky members have gone sailing and their berths are available for casual rental. Casual berths are available for members and non-members and berth assistance is available 7 days between 8am – 5pm.

If you are interested or know someone that may be interested in a casual berth at The Club get in touch with us via email waterfront@rpayc.com.au or telephone (02) 9998 3741.

Multihull Berths
12.5m (41’) beam not exceeding 6.7m – Available June until 31st August
12.5m (41’) beam not exceeding 7.5m – Available June until 5th September

Monohull Berths
18m (65’) ‘t’ head - Available 9th August until 12th October
14m (46’) beam to 4.6m, draft 2.6m – Available 1st August until 30th September
14m (46’) beam to 4.6m – Available 12th August until 6th October
14m (46’) beam not exceeding 4.4m – Available June until up to 26th September:
11.6m (38’) beam to 3.7m – Available June until 14th September
11.6m (38’) beam to 3.8m – Available June until up to 13th October
10.7m (35’) beam to 3.1m, draft 1m – Available June until up to 1st October
10.5m (34’) beam to 3.4m – Available 9th July until 6th October
 

Ballot - Election of Officers

The Ballot for the election of Officers opens this week, please refer to the timetable in the link below.  Ballot papers can be collected from Concierge, Ted Glass or Lisa Hughes (EA) at Reception on the days listed in the link.  As per Constitution rules 17.2 and 25.9(a), only Full members who are financial at the time of voting are able to vote in the election.

 

PLEASE NOTE - Club staff will supervise the ballot to ensure members are eligible (Full & financial) at the time of voting, issue ballot papers and observe that the ballot papers are placed in the secure, confidential ballot box.

View the AGM Notice of Meeting and Director Nominee Bios Here

2018 BALLOT TIMETABLE FOR THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS

 

Date

Day of week

Ballot Times

Receiving officer

11 July

Wednesday

11.00am to 5.00pm

Ted Glass

Lisa Hughes

14 July

Saturday

9.30am to 5.00pm

Ted Glass

Lisa Hughes

17 July

Tuesday

9.00am to 3.00pm

Lisa Hughes

18 July

Wednesday

11.00am to 5.00pm

Ted Glass

Lisa Hughes

20 July

Friday

4.00pm to 8.00pm

Ted Glass

21 July

Saturday

9.30am to 5.00pm

Ted Glass

Lisa Hughes

22 July

Sunday

10.00am to 2.00pm

Ted Glass

24 July

Tuesday

6.00pm to 8.00pm

 

 

The ballot will close at 8pm - no further votes will be taken after this time.

 

AGM commences at 8pm

Ted Glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RPA Sailors take 3rd place in Fannie Bay, NT

Team RPAYC wraps up the Australian Maid Youth Match Racing Regatta in 3rd place.

Day 4 was very long and trying, but we kept pushing until the end.

We were up against RNZYS (New Zealand) in the semi final. Race 1 saw a fair bit of confusion when our opposition hoisted an asymmetric spinnaker rather than a symmetrical. We took the win but a protest from RNZYS somehow led to the decision for a re-race. Unfortunately we ended up losing the semi-final with a win and 2 losses, thus losing the place in the final.

In the petit final, we lost the 1st race to the hometown Darwin Heroes, but an audacious Farquharson put multiple penalties on the opposition in the following 2 races to complete the comeback and claim 3rd place overall.

We would like to thank Darwin Sailing Club for hosting this regatta, our hosts Steve & Bronwyn, Coach Tom Spithill (even though he couldn’t join us for this regatta), and the support from the RPAYC Youth Development Program.

Team RPAYC
James Farquharson, Niall Powers, Cam Whiteside, Juliet Costanzo, & Annie Scholten. 

Full Regatta Results here

Mick Hole One Design & Sports Boat Winter Regatta 2018 - Results

A winter westerly greeted the fleet of 18 boats on Saturday for Day 1 of the Mick Hole One Design & Sports Boat Winter Regatta.

Showing dominance in the Etchells Class was Flirtation, helmed by Matt Crawford who after a 3rd place in the first race sealed the rest of the day with bullets. 
The mixed sports boat fleet saw plenty of action on the start line with 10 boats jostling for pole position under the watchful eye of Race Officer Stephen Merrington.
The RPAYC Elliott 7's which were crewed by the Senior & Intermediate Youth Development Squad as well as the Australian Invictus Sailing Team kept up with their faster rivals such at the Melges 24 & Viper.
Joining with an original Elliott 7 was Rod Tanks who had a secret weapon on board in Kerrie Shimeld (Mick Holes widow). Rod had the element of surprise on the start line with some unorthodox starting techniques. 4 races were completed on the Saturday.

In the Etchells fleet club stalwart Jason Antill came out swinging on Sunday to show the younger crew on flirtation that they mean business as they use this regatta to prepare for the upcoming Etchells Worlds in QLD. Jason's 2107 Racing  finished on 14 points which tied them with Flirtation however the tie was broken in favour of Flirtation who had 3 wins. An excited Matt Crawford commented 'We were adding up the score card on the way in and knew it was going to be close, a big thanks to my team and all the competitors and volunteers for a fantastic regatta'.

In the mixed sport boats fleet Grant Crowle stepped in to helm for Rod Tanks on the Green Elliott 7 on the final day with Simon Grosser who hopped on to follow instructions from Kerrie. The new combination showed strength particularly with Kerrie & Mick's son Henri calling strategy. With the green Elliott 7 taking out boat of the day. 

The Mick Hole Memorial Trophy was presented by Kerrie to an ecstatic Matt Crawford & his Flirtation Team. 

Taking out the golden snorkel award was Intermediate Youth Development sailor Isabella Holdsworth who took an unexpected dip when she missed the hiking straps. "The water was cold" said a chilled Holdsworth. 

Kerrie commented: " Thank you to the RPA for honouring Mick this way. He would have loved to have been sailing, we met and fell in love 30 years ago at the downstairs bar, and then farewelled him at the same place 7 years ago. Enormous thanks to the Race Committee and also Jason Antill and Simon Grosser for initiating and following through.Also to Rod, Kathryn, Grant, Henri and Grosser ( the green boat),and all the competitors, young and old".
We sailed this weekend in honour of a very special bloke, whose memory is a reminder to all present and future members of what RPAYC is really all about.

The world would be a much better place with a few more Micks !

View Full results here

View Regatta Video 

V
iew Saturday images here

About Mick Hole 

 

 

Mick Hole One Design & Sports Boat Winter Regatta 2018

With this weekends Mick Hole One Design & Sports Boat Winter Regatta we would like to thank Simon Grosser for puting some words together about Mick.

 

Mick was the epitome of RPAYC club spirit, until he sadly passed away too soon at the age of 48, on May 19th 2011.

Mick was a feisty character, but known for the biggest of smiles and a happy outlook on life. He bravely fought a tough battle right to the end, without complaint

Growing up on Pittwater, Mick was a keen surfer, and windsurfer before getting into sailing like so many other local kids through the “Kalori” sailing programme at Pittwater High School, and the efforts of teachers and RPAYC members Wal Wardle, Alan Jones and Stan Walters. He raced the Yachting World Diamond “Kalori” with good mate (and former RPAYC member) Grant Crowle, and then campaigned with Grant and Cameron Miles in “the Sting” at the 1984 Soling Olympic trials in Adelaide.

Mick met “the love of his life” Kerrie Shimeld at RPAYC in 1988, sailing in Bruce Dowse' aptly named “Hot Tub” and with Gavin Ward on “Abracadabra”.

Mick continued racing in Etchells as a long time crew member with Commodore John Berry on “Risky Business”, and then with Bruce Wookie and Mark Richards narrowly missing a podium finish at the Melbourne Nationals in “Steam Packet” in 1998

Together Mick and Kerry formed a formidable team on and off the water, and with Mali and Henri joining the crew, the young “Shim-Holes” raced and cruised their Sydney 36 “King Tide”, always punching above their weight (with Mick letting his competitors know all about it, with that grin !)

Possibly the worst King Neptune ever at the RPAYC Christmas Party for several years, he thought he was gorgeous and was the life of the party. 

Mick was a loyal member of Bob Oatley’s “Another Duchess” crew, long before red shirts became so popular..........these days, everyone's got one!! Mick sailed in the crew of Wild Oats 10, in the winning RPAYC Admirals Cup team in 2003.

A real highlight of Mick’s sailing career and club life was the 2008 Laser Master Worlds, sailed off Terrigal.

An intrepid group of RPAYC members built a very close bond, training through the winter in the leadup to the Worlds, always competitive but always in good spirit

Typical of Mick, he was in it for the fun and the comraderie, and no matter where he was placed in the fleet (often upside down !) remained as competitive as ever, and always came up smiling.

If you look in the trophy cabinet, you’ll find the “Golden Snorkel” award, which only a few specially talented members have had the priviledge of winning, initially awarded to Mick Hole


Words by Simon Grosser


We sail this weekend in honour of a very special bloke, whose memory is a reminder to all present and future members of what RPAYC is really all about.

The world would be a much better place with a few more Micks !

View Entries & Regatta Documents Here

 

Hooligan wins Act 3 MC38 Pittwater Regatta

Local RPAYC boat Hooligan (Marcus Blackmore)  finished Act 3 of the class' 2018 season first overall after seven races in light winter sou'westers to sou'easters on Pittwater, six points clear of Shaun Lane and Quentin Stewart's Lazy Dog from Middle Harbour. Third was RPAYC's John Bacon's Dark Star, Bacon back among the action following an extended break to pursue double-handed sailing.

Complete Article by Lisa Ratcliff 

Full Results

Join the Intro to Racing Day! Race practice for beginners and on water coaching.

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club are organising an Intro to Racing Day to encourage more yacht and keelboat owners to come and have a go at racing. The day is aimed at total novice racers; however we expect at least a basic level of sailing ability, and the aim is to give them a basic understanding of the racing rules, race starts and getting around the race course.

The program starts on Thursday 23 August, 7pm, with a Sail Trim Seminar by OneSail's Paul Eldride. 

On Sunday, the day will start with a briefing in Halyards and the RPAYC and an introduction to the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), Starting and Sailing the Course. We will then head out and do some practice starts and some short races with on the water coaching. The day will finish with a de-brief and Sausage Sizzle back in Halyards.

I hope this is something that you think might be of interest and help support our yacht owners to get the most out of their boats.

If you have any further questions please contact the RPAYC Sailing Office 02 9998 3700 sailing@rpayc.com.au

Dustbuster - 24th June

Round 2 of the Dustbuster Series got underway in a 5-8 knot westerly. Three races were conducted between 8.15am & 10.30am.

With 7 Elliotts & 5 Etchells the start line was packed. The standout in the Elliott fleet was Chris Way and his Easy Tiger Racing Team, who after a disappointing first Round, came out fighting to record two wins and a third.

In the Etchells racing was tight, with three different winners in the three races. Reports were that Past Commodore Ian Audlsey took a convincing win in Race 1.

A reminder to any sports boats or One Design fleets to come and join for Round 3 & 4.

Full results Here  

 

 

 

 

 

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.
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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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