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

       

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

 
 

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!

 

RPAYC Boats podium at 2018 PONANT Sydney Noumea Yacht Race. 

With trophies presented on Saturday evening at the Cercle Nautique Calédonien Yacht Club, the CYCA will now take feedback on the reintroduction of the PONANT Sydney Noumea race and decide whether to make it a permanent feature of its racing calendar, and the regularity.

Five RPAYC boats competed in the 22 boat fleet with podium places in IRC Division 2 & 3 as well as PHS. 

A few owners are leaving their boats in New Caledonia to cruise the local waters before heading west to the Whitsundays for the Queensland winter regattas. Meanwhile Five of the PONANT Sydney Noumea entries - Patrice, Dare Devil, Komatsu Azzurro, Sticky and Wings – will bravely line up for part two of their Coral Sea adventure when they join some of the Auckland Noumea fleet and the local race fleet for the sixth edition of the Groupama Race around the French island of New Caledonia.

Notable Results were:

* Wings, Ian Edwards: PHS - 2nd & IRC Div 2 - 2nd 
* King Billy, Phil Bennett: IRC Div 3 - 1st
* Sticky, Richard Harris: IRC Div 3 - 2nd 

 

Full Results here

 

Club Marine App - more than just Insurance

Our Club Marine App lets you do so much more on the go – especially when you become a member. Best of all, it’s FREE. 
MEMBERS ONLY
Receive severe weather alerts
Receive notifications of any impending severe weather for your current location and up to four additional locations of your choice, keeping you and your boat safe

Provide proof of insurance
View your policy details on your mobile device and email it as proof of insurance when needed.

Record an incident or lodge a claim
In the event the worst does happen the app makes it easy to record all the important information you need and to lodge a claim.

Renew or update your policy
You can receive notifications when your policy is due and renew it straight from the app, or update your policy details on the go.

Make emergency calls
Contact emergency services or Club Marine Assist in the event that you need help on or off the water.

PONANT Sydney Noumea Yacht Race IRC overall win Smuggled

Sebastian Bohm’s Rogers’ 46 Smuggler is the IRC overall winner of the PONANT Sydney Noumea Yacht Race, the race committee comfortable the Sydney boat can’t be toppled though the majority of the fleet is still to finish the epic ocean passage.

The fast running and reaching race proved ideal for the Rogers design and high calibre crew.

“We haven’t done a lot of tight reaching in big seas before and the boat handled it perfectly,” said Bohm, who bought the boat in 2015 and named it after the Adelaide band ‘Beat Smugglers’ he used to play in when they supported big music acts like The Black Eyed Peas. 

“We were 70 to 80 degrees off the wind, surfing waves and sitting on 14 knots constantly. Our navigator David Van Der Wende made some great tactical decisions and got us as far east as we could, anticipating the big south-easter coming in, and that set us up for a nice angle straight to Noumea.”

On Smuggler’s IRC overall victory Bohm acknowledged: “Everyone’s ecstatic. We worked so hard to get the boat going. We don’t have the biggest budget, we just know it’s a really good boat and we want to show everyone it can win races.”

See the winning skipper interview here https://www.facebook.com/CruisingYachtClubOfAustralia/videos/2501759603183153/

30 years ago RPAYC Honorary Member Kay Cottee sailed into the History Books

Yesterday was 30 years ago that aboard the 37 foot yacht, Blackmores First Lady, Kay Cottee (RPAYC Honorary Member) conquered more challenges than many of us face in a lifetime, and in doing so, she became an inspiration for generations to come. Alone at sea for 189 days and 32 minutes, she sailed back into Sydney Harbour on 5 June 1988 having logged 22,100 miles (or 35,566km) at an average speed of 116.93 miles per day. The voyage was completed without touching land, and without any form of outside aid apart from radio contact. What an inspiration!!

 



Full Report here as reported by The Sydney Morning Herald.

Call for Nominations for Elected Officers 2018

The nominations for Elected Officers for 2018/19 will open on Tuesday 5 June 2018. Members interested in standing for any of the elected roles may collect a Nomination Form from the General Manager, which must be returned by the closing time, which is no later than midday on Monday 25 June 2018.

The Commodore (Michael Lockley) and the Vice Commodore (Ron Palmer) have each completed one year of a three year term.

Directors James Bullough and Warwick Welch have completed two years of their three year term.

Directors Norman Weaver and William Ebsary will be completing a full three year term concluding in July 2018. As each have completed only one three year term, Norman Weaver and William Ebsary are entitled to stand again however both Directors have notified the Chairman of their decision not to re-stand. The Club thanks Norm and Bill for their service and dedication.

Thus there are two Director vacancies available for nomination. The term will be July 2018 – July 2021.

Rear Commodore Yacht Racing, Allen Stormon and Rear Commodore Membership, Elizabeth de Soyres have both completed one year of a two year term.

Rear Commodore Activities, Salvatore Ridulfo, has served three of a maximum four consecutive years as Rear Commodore as at July 2018 and will not re-stand for this role.

Rear Commodore Cruising, Leon Wilson and Rear Commodore Centreboard, David Taylor have each completed one two year term concluding in July 2018. Leon Wilson and David Taylor are entitled to stand again for a further two year term should they wish to nominate.

Only FULL FINANCIAL MEMBERS may nominate. The Club Constitution (Rule 23.1B) states that at least two Elected Directors as well as the Commodore and Vice Commodore are required to own at least 25% of a Sailing Yacht on the Club's Register of Vessels on the date or dates that they nominate for and are elected or appointed to office. Therefore, as Warwick Welch owns a Sailing Yacht and James Bullough does not, at least one of the two elected Directors must own 25% of a Sailing Yacht. In the event a ballot is required, the nominee with the highest number of votes will be elected as the first Director. In the event that the first elected Director is not a Sailing Yacht owner, the nominee with the next most votes who owns a Sailing Yacht will be elected.

The Club Constitution (Rule 31.2b) states that all Rear Commodore positions require the nominee to own at least 25% of a Sailing Yacht on the Club’s Register of Vessels at the date of nomination, with the exception of the Rear Commodore Centreboard who is required to provide evidence of involvement in Centreboard activities for the 3 preceding years.

Further information regarding qualifications and duties are outlined in the RPAYC Constitution which can be accessed in the Members section of the RPAYC website (refer Rules 23 and 31). Copies are also available at Reception.

Where more than one nomination is received, a ballot will be taken and voting times will be published. Voting will take place at the Club at nominated times, in the lead up to and at the Annual General Meeting. The AGM will be held on Tuesday, 24 July 2018 at 8.00pm and results of any ballot will be announced at the meeting.

The Halyards Bar will be open prior to and following the AGM.
Alfred’s Table will offer a two course meal at two sittings - 6pm and 6.30pm.
It is essential to pre-book your meal choice through Reception when you book.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Suzanne Davies
Company Secretary & General Manager

 

Daniel Links - Bermuda Optimist Report



RPAYC Junior Member Daniel Links was selected to represent Australia & RPAYC at the Junior Gold Cup. His report is below:

1 person from some of the top countries got invited to compete in the Optimist Junior Gold Cup. This year I was chosen to travel to Bermuda and sail in this regatta. It has been the best regatta I have ever been to and a great experience.

On the 6th of May I landed at the Bermuda national airport, this was after a lot of travel including 29 hours on the plane and at the airports of Los Angeles, New York (which we stayed in for a few days as my mums best friend and my Godmother lives there) and then to Bermuda. The water looked amazing as it was light green and blue and there were many reefs and we could see the whole island out of the plane and we realised how small it was. We got picked up by my host family at about 2pm as I was getting billeted and we dropped off my mum at where she was staying, a little seaside guest house called Salt Kettle. The person I was staying with was the 2nd best Opti sailor in Bermuda, his name was Sebastian Kempe, his mum and dad were amazing and they had two dogs and two cats.

I trained for 2 days before the regatta with the Bermuda coach and the other international sailors because all the Bermuda people had to go to school. The international sailors were the best I have ever raced against, especially the USA and the Maltese guy. The wind conditions on the first training day was 15-20knts in the morning with only the internationals training and 5-10 in the afternoon while training with the Bermudan’s as they finished school. The next day was the same but it was mostly 12-17knots.

The training had finished and I had spent most the time training and preparing for the regatta. While I was at home I usually played soccer and hockey with Sebastian or did homework with him as he usually had homework after school and so that I didn’t fall behind with my school work. Because my mum wasn’t staying with me she would usually be exploring the island with many different people that had come to the regatta from different countries.

The opening ceremony was small as there was only 30 sailors, we had lasagne for dinner at the club and I played tackle games and tip with the Bermuda sailors. It was lots of fun meeting new people.

The first day of the regatta was 15-20knts but it was still hot. It took ages to get out as the sailing course was ages away, that day I got a 5,7,6,8. I was very happy as I knew I was racing against some of the best in the world. We had dinner at the house and my mum was invited.

The next day it was about 13-18knts, I got a 4,4,2,8. I even lead one of the races and another I was 2nd and got a penalty. This put me in 4th position 14 points away from 3rd. I really wanted to catch up to 3rd but I was a long way away.

After racing I went to the beach with a few other Bermuda kids and had dinner at a seaside restaurant. When we were playing tip on the beach I got stung by a Portuguese man of war and had an allergic reaction. It is a type of poisonous jellyfish that can kill humans. I got rushed to the hospital and they got it out with shaving cream.

On the third day we had 3 races. It was the windiest day with 20knts average. I Placed a 7,4,9 this put me in 5th place but I was so close to 4th . My aim for the next day was to come 4th.

The last day was only one race and it was in the harbour where the senior gold cup is held. It was extremely light up to 4knts and I didn’t believe they would race us. It was a very slow race and they had to shorten the course, I didn’t have a very good race and I got an 11th. After the race me and Sebastian capsized each other’s boats as the regatta had finished. It was a very fun regatta and I had learnt a lot.

The presentation was good as we also got to watch the senior’s get their prizes, team Australia got 3rd place and I got 5th. I even got to meet the Australian team. After the presentation we went to the beach with everyone else, it had been a great experience and one of my favourite regattas. I feel very lucky to be chosen to represent Australia and my club RPAYC.

By Daniel Links 

   

Full Results: https://www.juniorgoldcup.com/  

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.”

 

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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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