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

Bushranger brings home the silverware at HIRW

Well what a way to finish the regatta, with Bushranger getting another bullet! 

It was a fantastic way to wrap up the seven days of racing and it helped us to a clear 2nd in the series, only 3 points off 1st. Considering the passage style racing and fairly strong winds we are very happy with the result. Congratulations to Swish who were just too fast for us in this regatta.

Also well done to Toy Box 2 who was 3rd, as we had great racing with them all around the course. It's been an absolutely fantastic week up here a Hamilton Island. We have had stunning sunny days throughout and have sailed on some of the most beautiful waterways in the world. Congratulations to the Hamilton Island Yacht Club and the race committee for putting on such an enormous and well run regatta.

For anyone who has not done a Hamo, put it on your bucket list, as it is one of the best yachting regattas in the world!

A special thanks to our owner Gerry Hatton and our fantastic crew. We have all had a blast, along with many many laughs this past week.

Thanks also to North Sails, Olectrics B&G instruments, Mark Mills the Yacht Designer and MAT yachts for providing such a wonderful boat to sail on. Finally thanks to all who followed us this week, we hope you enjoyed it.

For now until our next regatta, it's Bushrangers out!

By Andrew Hatton

Deckhardware Invitation to All, 3 September Jack Gale Centre

INVITATION TO ALL
Join us at 10:30 on Sunday the 3rd of September on the Centreboard Lawn when Phil from DeckHardware will talk about sailing products, how to choose them, how to use them and how to maintain them. 

  • Do you know what to use and where on your boat? 
  • Do you know how to look after your rope and fittings?
  • When you coil your rope does it end up in knots? There is a trick to help avoid this!
  • Did you know there are types of Dyneema® fibre which then becomes different types of Dyneema® Rope?

One of the interesting things about hardware design over the last few years has been the development in rope technology.  Previously block ranges faced an unchanging demand and lightness was the only desirable characteristic, however this is no longer the case. 
 
Phil will be discussing the different loads on your blocks, depending on the application you are using them for and where they are placed in the system.  As well as some of the new products available like Dog Bones.
 
Phil will discuss the different types of rope to help you choose which type to use.  We know this can be a tricky process and often it comes down to the individual sailor and what they like.

RPAYC Sailors excel in the Ice Breaker Series

The final round (of four) of the Winter Ice Breaker Series was held on Sunday with 50 competitors braving the chilly conditions on Pittwater across nine divisions. The Series is a popular event attracting competitors from across NSW.

Notable RPAYC performances included Walter Tuite’s gong in Optimist Intermediate Fleet. Markus Sampson also put in a stellar performance, placing third in the series, an impressive debut in Intermediate fleet. Markus will be one to watch this summer season!

All three laser classes saw fantastic performances from RPAYC members as well, most notably, Thomas Skinners hat-trick on Sunday and subsequent first place in the series point score in the Laser 4.7 class. The radial class saw tight racing with only 8 points separating 1st and 2nd place with Antony Hawke taking out first place overall.

The Club is very pleased to announce the naming rights sponsor for the 2018 Ice Breaker event is Seldon for Sailing. “We are very excited to see Seldon for Sailing come on board for the 2018 Ice Breaker Series…. this is a testament to the success of the event and confirms the Ice Breaker’s place as a staple winter event in the Sydney metro centreboard community’s calendar” said RPAYC Sailing and Marketing Manager.

The Club would like to thank all competitors and volunteers for their involvement in another successful Ice Breaker Series and we look forward to round 1 of the summer series commencing on Sunday the 3rd of September.

Fareast 28R Championship at RPAYC

Fareast Yachts is organising its first 28R Championship and has chosen the RPAYC to host their Class event on 4-5 November, 2017. The RPAYC are hosting the first of four season weekend regattas for one design and sports boats. Six races are scheduled on the windward / leeward course on Pittwater. The Club's annual program schedules a number on specific events tailored for such boats like the 28R, view the program here


ONE DESIGN & SPORTS BOAT REGATTAS

Download the NoR Here
 

 

 

Spring Regatta & Melges Classes East Coast Championship 2017

Windward / Leeward, 6 Races. 8 for Melges classes

November - 4 & 5

Online Entry System

Summer Regatta 2018

Windward / Leeward, 6 Races

February - 10 & 11

Online Entry System

Autumn Regatta 2018

Windward / Leeward, 6 Races

April - 21 & 22

Online Entry System

Winter (Mick Hole) Regatta

Windward / Leeward, 6 Races 

July - 7 & 8 

Online Entry System

Dramatic Final Day in the 8MR World Cup

PRESS RELEASE:

DRAMATIC FINAL DAY IN THE 8MR WORLD CUP                                                    20.08.17

Hankø, Norway
With expectations of strong winds up to 20 + knots, only parts of  the float chose to go out and fight for the top positions in the final day of the 8mR World Cup in Hankø.

The overall winner is, without beeing on the water in the second race today, GBR "Miss U" with Avia Willment. With a set of 7 1.places, one 2. and one 3.rd. the modern yacht didn´t have to finish the last race in order to win overall. With 12 points, the modern James Bond-inspired boat was 18 points ahead og number two.

Behind «Miss U», Austrian «Pandora» and Werner Deuring took the second place overall with 18 points, followed by Norwegian "Wanda" and Lars Ingeberg with 37 counting points after deleting the DSQ from day two.

Sira Class

After tight fights among the 4-5 best yachts in the Sira Class, the above mentioned 2. and 3. place «Pandora» and «Wanda», took 1. and 2.place in the Sira Class.  Number three in the class for yachts built before 1960, was Canadian "Bangalore" withTerry Mc Laughlin with 42 points.

Number 4 and 5, were both Norwegian, and ended both on 53 counting points. Number 4, «IF» had a lower total sum before deleting the weakest single race result than «Sira».

Coral Coast fleet reach Dunk Island

The participants in the Sesquicentenary Coral Coast 2017 cruise have just completed their most northerly rendezvous get together on Dunk Island. 

At 1255 nautical miles from Pittwater four boats - of the seventeen enjoying the CC17 cruise - (Billabong, Nirvana’s Kitchen, Novae and Isabella) celebrated with a formal gathering. 

The pulling power of the RPAYC cruisers was enormous on Dunk - they managed to get the cafe to open during the week at 10am to make coffee just for them. There were lots of walks, sundowners on the beach and lunch on Purtaboi Island.  A farewell dinner of garlic/chilli prawns and green curry mackerel (thanks to hunter/gatherer Neil on Billabong) was a fitting end to an enjoyable Dunk Island rendezvous.  

Centreboard Racing Season, 3 September Round 1

Spring Centreboard Season
The season calendar is currently being drafted with the first race of the Centreboard Series scheduled for Sunday 3 September, 1300hrs. Racing is open to all ages. 

Two Twilight Sailing events will be conducted where CB families are invited to participate on fellow members boats in the Thursday Twilight Series:

  • Thursday 16 November 2017
  • Thursday 15 February 2018

Details of the season program can be viewed here.
Entry and race documents will be published shortly. 

Volunteers are essential to  running a successful season program, if you are available to assist or which to learn more either speak to Chris Attwood on the CB Lawn or sign up to Dutyman here.  There is a Club Race Official Course scheduled at RMYC on the 23rd September, this is a great course to learn the ropes prior to setting on board a committee vessel or support boat. To register for this Australian Sailing Course click here.




INVITATION TO ALL
Join us at 10:30 on Sunday the 3rd of September on the Centreboard Lawn when Phil from DeckHardware will talk about sailing products, how to choose them, how to use them and how to maintain them. 

  • Do you know what to use and where on your boat? 
  • Do you know how to look after your rope and fittings?
  • When you coil your rope does it end up in knots? There is a trick to help avoid this!
  • Did you know there are types of Dyneema® fibre which then becomes different types of Dyneema® Rope?

One of the interesting things about hardware design over the last few years has been the development in rope technology.  Previously block ranges faced an unchanging demand and lightness was the only desirable characteristic, however this is no longer the case. 
 
Phil will be discussing the different loads on your blocks, depending on the application you are using them for and where they are placed in the system.  As well as some of the new products available like Dog Bones.
 
Phil will discuss the different types of rope to help you choose which type to use.  We know this can be a tricky process and often it comes down to the individual sailor and what they like.

Annual Sailing Program & Entry Available Now

The 2017/18 Sailing Handbook is now available to download or hardcopy available from the Sailing Office from the 25th August. This season sees a newly designed program of events and races to suit all members both new to sailing and experienced sailors, allowing more flexibility for boats and their various crew to participate in their selected event. 

The Sailing Program can be viewed online here, or a schedule of events is printed in the Sailing Handbook

  • Entry into each Series be it Club weekly races, the Club Marine East Coast BWPS or Regatta's is via the Online Entry System  OPEN NOW.
  • Spring and Summer events include:

    • Wednesday Non-Spinnaker Series (year round) - Race 1, 6 September
    • Saturday Inshore & Classic Series  (spinnaker & non spinnaker & One Design Division) - Race 1, 9 September
    • Saturday Broken Bay Offshore Series (this is a combined series of SOPs and Broken Bay) - Race 1, 16 September
    • Saturday Mini Regattas (Windward/Leeward sprints) ** Additional dates added** - Round 1, 23 September
    • Club Marine East Coast Bluewater Series inc the Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta - Race 1, 23 September
    • Saturday Commodores Cup Series, including a non-spinnaker division - Race 1, 23 September
    • Thursday Twilight Non-Spinnaker Series - Race 1, 12 October
    • Women's Tuesday Twilight Series (spinnaker & non spinnaker) - Race 1, 31 October
    • Saturday Feature events, including Scotland Island Cup, Whisper Mug, Juno Jug and more..
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Saturday 2 September sees the commencement of the 2017/18 Sailing Season with the annual Sail Past and Pittwater Dash Race.   Don't forget to book your FREE BBQ Lunch tickets before the 26th August! 

 

 

Club House Development Works

Works will begin on the alterations to the wall adjacent to the Women's facilities and the Board Room, these alterations are in preparation for the Clubs 150 year History Wall, The Club’s Achieves Committee have spent a considerable amount of time preparing the panels which represent the special events that have made the RPAYC the "best Club in the world”.

The alterations will also provide the room required to extend the existing reception counter allowing a more seamless interaction between members and the office.  

The refurbishment to the main entrance area including the extension of the reception counter and the air lock is not expected to begin until the 1st ¼ of 2018. Once the alterations to the History Wall are complete, works will immediately begin on the alterations to the main administration area, unfortunately there will be interruptions to operation during the construction period which is likely to be completed by the end of September.

During the works the Sailing Office will be relocated to the Regatta Office and Administration and other departments will be relocated to Board room. Reception will continue to operate as normal.
  

Showtime dominates the Brisbane to Keppel Race

Continuing on their success in the Sydney to Goldcoast Race, the team of Showtime, Mark Griffiths, Kerr40 dominated the recent Brisbane to Keppel Race with an impressive spread of results: 

  • 4th Line Honours
  • 2nd IRC Overall (2nd Division 1 IRC)
  • 1st PHS Overall (1st Division 1 PHS)

The Signature Yacht Race of the Squadron, the Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race concluded for another year on Tuesday the 8th of August 2017, with the last of the competitors crossing the line at 0750. The skipper and crew of the  double handed yacht Maverick were happy to be finished with a race that provided a variety of conditions.  Results of the race are here.

Although the conditions were light and tricky, the challenge for sailors was great, and top level racing occurred throughout the fleet. This wasn’t a drag race, it was a real test of seamanship and skill. Well done to the many Squadron members who took part in, what is becoming, one of the classic coastal races in the country.

Congratulations to Sam Haynes and the team on board Celestial from the Cruising Yacht Club Of Australia who have been declared the Overall Winners of the 11th Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race.

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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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