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


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

Day 2 of Harken Match Racing

Today was a completely different day from yesterday, unsteady weather made it “extremely frustrating” to set the course, the constant wind shifts and stoppages made racing very slow, only completing 24 races as opposed to 52 on the first day.

The Kiwi teams are again on top of the leader board after day 2 of racing. Sam Mackay (RPNYC) and George Anyon (RNZYS) are sitting high and dry with 9 wins out of 11 races. George is still proceeding to impress the field by defeating the top 5 Seeded skippers.

Day 2 of racing was very "Frustrating" 

HARKEN International - ANYON surprises on first day

The 22nd HARKEN International Youth Match Racing Regatta at RPAYC opened with a spectacular day of racing on Sydney’s Pittwater with over 100 Races completed in a lively15-18kt NE sea breeze. The field this year is not short on experience as although the skippers are all U21, they have already racked up 65 ISAF graded Match Race events between them. George Anyon and his team from RNZYS NZL punched well above their weight today and could be the dark horse of the Regatta. With 7 wins and 1 loss his scorecard for the day matchs that of the far more experienced Sam Mackay from RPNYC NZL. The host Club’s Clare Costanzo fared the best of the female skippers with  5 wins from 8 starts losing by the narrowest of margins to Anyon. Also off to a comfortable start was the CYCA’s Harry Price who won 6 from 7.



Newport's Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club will again welcome top international youth sailors to its doors for the 22nd HARKEN International Youth Match Racing Championship to be sailed on Pittwater commencing with Round Robin racing starting Wednesday 19 through to Sunday 23 November.


The Club's brand new fleet of 8 Elliot 7m keelboats will be used throughout the regatta. The yachts are identical and rotated during the event placing the focus squarely on skipper and crew. Dependant on weight limits, each boat will have between 4 and 5 sailors. This year’s field of 13 skippers (U21) includes 5 international teams and 3 female skippers.

New kid on the block for Blackmores MC38 Pittwater regatta

A noticeable three year absence from competitive sailing will come to an end for fast car and boat aficionado Neville Crichton when he debuts with his new MC38 at the Blackmores 2014 MC38 Open regatta the weekend of November 28 – 30, 2014.Credit: Andrea FrancoliniCredit: Andrea Francolini

Hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club at Newport on Sydney’s northern beaches, the Blackmores sponsored one design event is the penultimate for the Australian MC38 Association’s 2014 season.

Black beauty’s New Year dash to Coffs

Australia’s most well-travelled multihull, Shaun Carroll’s black beauty called Morticia, is one of the starters for January’s Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race. Off the back of a busy 18 month Australian circuit the trimaran has just completed New Zealand’s Coastal Classic; a race skipper Chris Williams affectionately calls a “drag strip derby”. 

Carroll and Williams have spent the last two years cutting down sail area on the Sea Cart 30 so it better suits the Australian adopted Offshore Multihull Rule. For the arbitrarily handicapped Coastal Classic from Auckland to Russell along the North Island’s eastern fringe, the plan cost them.

Commodore's Cup and Mosquito Passage Series

The next Commodore’s Cup and Mosquito Passage day is coming up fast! ( Saturday 22 November, 1200 hrs). It’s agreat day to participate in if you are new to sailing and wish to give it a go.

Pusser's Rum Melges Championships

The Pusser’s Rum Melges East Coast Championships was held over the weekend of the 8/9th November 2014, hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.  This is the sixth Melges East Coast Championships to be hosted by the club, a permanent fixture in both the Melges 24 and Melges 32 annual regatta schedule. Pusser’s Rum have been watching the growth and culture of the fleets in Australia and have extended their international Melges sponsorship to the Australian classes providing their Blue Label British Navy Rum and Nelsons Blood hip flasks as prizes. 

IdS Weekend a Huge Success

The Link Healthcare Islands Weekend in aid of the RPAYC Integrated disAbled Sailing fund was a huge success. It featured great sailing, excellent food and drink, wonderful live music and best of all raised $40,000 for a tremendous cause.

Saturday night kicked off the weekend with the RPAYC Gala Dinner, the club’s signature social event of the year.

RPAYC Optimist Sailors Dominate Victorian Dinghy Championships

Over the Nov1/2 weekend 4 RPAYC junior sailors made the second trek down the Hume Highway within a week (ACT titles previous week) to compete in the Victorian Dinghy Championships being held at the recent YA award winning Albury Wadonga Yacht Club on the picturesque, and full, Lake Hume.

RPAYC Performs strongly at the ACT Optimist Championships

Over the Oct 25/26 weekend 14 young RPA sailors along with parents and siblings totalling a 50 plus entourage headed down to the ACT Optimist Championships to compete within 3 fleets totalling 80 boats.

The event is a highlight on the Opti schedule. Over the years it has often been the first travelling venue for new families. A chance to experience the RPA regatta community atmosphere of family friendly onshore fun mixed with the opportunity to race hard amongst the best young sailors in Australia. All families from previous years have gone onto stretch their wings becoming part of the broader travelling youth sailing circus that has seen them reach all corners of Australia and in some cases the world in 2014.

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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.

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