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


Updated Yachting Australia Anti-Doping Policy

Yachting Australia Board recently adopted a revised version of the Yachting Australia Anti-Doping Policy, which took effect on 1 January 2015. The key revisions are set out in this letter.

Importantly, may I emphasise that this Policy applies to Yachting Australia and all of its member or affiliate organisations, meaning it applies to all Clubs and Classes including their members and individuals who compete in events, races, training and other sailing activities organised by Clubs, Classes and individuals. 

Therefore to ensure the Policy is given full effect, the Yachting Australia Board has approved an Amendment to the Racing Rules of Sailing so as to be able to enforce this Policy at all levels of competitive sailing as is required by legislation, the ASC and the AOC.

Yachting Pointscore Winners 2014-15

With the Summer Series wrapping up and Winter Program just around the corner, congratulations to the following skippers and crew on their sucesses this season. The annual prize giving will be held on Saturday 2 May, tickets available via reception. 

Top day for the Melges Young Guns Regatta

The annual Melges 24 Young Guns Regatta is a fantastic opportunity for younger crews to enjoy a day of fun competitive racing in the Melges 24 class, followed by socializing using their regatta card tab at the host club, RPAYC.

RPAYC Lasers turn out in numbers for Metro Championships

18 Lasers from RPAYC competed last weekend in the Laser Metros held at Double Bay SC. 3 standard 9 radial and 6 4.7. Not sure but it was probably the largest single club representation and a great show of how strong Lasers are at the club these days. 

Voodoo Chile wins Farr 40 state title against crackerjack NSW fleet

Lloyd Clark and Andrew Hunn’s Farr 40 Voodoo Chile sailing for Tasmania beat the host state’s majority line-up to be declared NSW champion at the penultimate contest of the one design class’ 2014/15 season.

The Aberdeen Asset Management Farr 40 NSW State Title wrapped up on Sydney Harbour this afternoon, the teaser to the calendar’s crowing point, the John Calvert-Jones Trophy National Championship that starts this coming Thursday, March 26, 2015.Edake leads Voodoo Chile credit: Pete Harmsen Edake leads Voodoo Chile credit: Pete Harmsen

YD Sailor Sarah Parker excelling on Sydney Harbour

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club crew of Sarah Parker, Evelyn Foster, Clare Costanzo and Rachel Bower showed a clean pair of heels on Day 1 of the Marinassess Women’s Match Racing Regatta hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia on Sydney Harbour, winning seven out of seven matches. 

Fast and furious start to Farr 40 NSW state title

“It was fast and furious and if I wore a pacemaker it would have needed new batteries,” said owner of the Farr 40 Zen, Gordon Ketelbey, at the end of the class’ Aberdeen Asset Management NSW State Title opening four-race round on Sydney Harbour. 

James Spithill, 2x America's Cup Winner, to host Q&A

A highlight feature of the Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo is James Spithill who will be hosting a Q&A session on Saturday 21st March at 3pm.


James has a myriad of awards to his name including being voted the Rolex ISAF Sailor of the Year for 2104, being the youngest ever helmsman in America's Cup history at age 20, as well as being the youngest helsman to win the America's Cup at age 30. James also grew up on Pittwater and has been a member of RPAYC for 20 years.


Come down and enjoy the expo, have some lunch, and then listen to James speak about his fantastic experiences on board Oracle Team USA.


Visit www.pittwatersailexpo.com.au for details

Sydney Harbour Regatta Wrap Up

 “The perfect day’s sailing” was the description given to the Sydney Harbour 10th Anniversary Regatta hosted by the Middle Harbour Yacht Club over Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March.

RPAYC sailors who made the trip down to race in the Harbour took full advantage of the text book summer breezes and performed very strongly in waters away from home.

The Club had plenty of standout results during the weekend with many Club boats making the top 3 in their respective classes. One of the best results was Bob Stoddard’s 5.5m Skagerak. The 5.5m class tied in their National Championship with the Sydney Harbour Regatta. Bob steered his 5.5m to a convincing 5 point victory to take home the National title.

Likewise, the J70s tied in their NSW championships with the Sydney Harbour Regatta, Ray Entwistle’s J70, Jedi won the J70 NSW Championships and fellow RPAYC boat, Ray Carless’s Junior finished 3rd.

Daniel Fitzgibbon’s Another Challenge battled it out with other Sydney 38s in the PHS Spinnaker Division 1. He and Olympic team mate Liesl Tesch and her partner along with other crew members performed well in their 4 races and placed 2nd In the PHS non spinnaker Division 1, David Sander’s dual club boat, Allsail Dancing Star took out first place after 4 races. Division 2 saw Heath Walters sailing Northshore Marine to 3rd place and Marcus Grimes’ High Anxiety to 14th place.

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In the IRC Division 2, Robert Alder’s Occ. Coarse Language One and Mark Tinworth’s Le Billet placed 3rd and 4th. In the ORCi Division 2, the same boats did one better with Occ. Coarse Language One coming in 2nd and Le Billet finishing up a close third.

A special mention to Le billet which had participating crew members made up of the Club’s Youth Development team. It’s a great opportunity for seasoned Club skippers to take on these elite young sailors to teach them all-round sailing onboard yachts rather than their one design match racing which the YD teams mainly focus on.

Le Billet’s owner, Mark Tinworth was particularly impressed with the YD’s work.

“I really admire their knowledge and skills as a team which must be a result of participation in the RPAYC development program, It was an absolute pleasure to sail with the youth team and as always we are very willing to offer our assistance in the future if the opportunity arises.”In the Super 30s division, Christopher Way’s Melges 32, Easy Tiger placed 2nd after 5 races leaving a gap of 7 points for 3rd place. In the smaller, Melges 24 division, RPAYC sailors Pete Kendall (Amigos) Stephen Girdis (+GST) and Andy Wharton (Northshore Marine) placed 2nd 3rd and 4th.

Last but not least, Ray Hudson’s XS Moment placed 3rd in the EHC Production X-Yacht Class.

A special congratulation to Stephen Merrington and David West for managing their respective course areas and a great job was done.

The RPAYC and its Members would like to thank Middle Harbour Yacht Club for hosting such a great event.  For full results view HERE




Race Management Announcement


Standards of etiquette for Race Management. For any inquiries email sailing@rpayc.com.au

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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.

Membership, including family membership is now available.

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