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

       

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

 
 

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.

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/

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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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