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Tel: 61 2 9998 3700


Weather dictates terms on Day Two of Harken International Youth Match Racing

Friday 22 November 2013
By Damian Devine

It was the weather Gods dictating terms on Pittwater today for Day two of the 21st Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship, hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. Only three flights and ten races all up were able to be completed today with the nor’ easter tipping the scales at 25 knots and forcing an abandonment to racing shortly after 2pm.

Chris Steele provisional leader after Day One of Harken

Friday 22 November 2013
By Damian Devine

Day One – 21st Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship 2013

Pre championship favourite Chris Steele representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron led the way after day one of the Harken Youth Match Racing Championship with a perfect 8 wins from 8 starts in the stage one round robin on Pittwater yesterday, hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.

HARKEN International Youth Match Racing Championship celebrates 21 years

Wednesday 20 November 2013

By Damian Devine

The HARKEN International Youth Match Racing Championship, hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club will celebrate its 21st year when racing gets underway tomorrow on Pittwater and continue until Sunday 24 November.

Black Jack’s east coast double header

Tuesday 19 November 2013

By Lisa Ratcliff/Club Marine Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Regatta media

Bringing plenty of glamour to the pointy edge of the 2014 Club Marine Pittwater and Coffs Harbour Regatta entry list is Peter Harburg’s Black Jack, the largest entry so far and leading line honours contender.

The Speaker of the House comes to Speakers’ Corner at the RPAYC

Friday 15 November 2013
By Damian Devine
The Hon. Bronwyn Bishop MP made her first public engagement as Speaker of the House when she was welcomed as guest speaker at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Speakers’ Corner event in Newport on Friday.

Southern Cross Cup heads to Sydney for round three

Southern Cross Cup heads to Sydney for round three

15 Nov 2013

The TP52 Southern Cross Cup is shifting to Sydney for the second half of the inaugural four-round competition that has rejuvenated the class in the Southern Hemisphere.

Round 3 of the series, hosted by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron at Kirribilli, will add plenty of sizzle to the harbour city’s spring sailing program over the three-day weekend, November 22nd - 24th.

The Sydney turnout will be quite different to the fleet that was in the Melbourne starting stalls.

Rob Date’s Scarlet Runner is in the Northern Hemisphere taking on many of the world’s signature ocean races and regattas while a couple of the Melbourne based TPs have left the competition. A stronger NSW contingent and second international entry comprise the handful of newcomers.  

Owner of the New Zealand TP52 Vamos (formerly Shogun 2), Connel McLaren, is set to line up against his Kiwi countrymen on the Hong Kong based Team Beau Geste. Chinese businessman and skipper Karl Kwok and his mostly New Zealand crew, including trusty helmsman Gavin Brady, scored back-to-back wins with Team Beau Geste on Port Phillip in February and March, and hold a commanding pointscore advantage.

During the recent America’s Cup showdown in San Francisco many Aussies were gunning for their South Pacific neighbours. For the remainder of the inaugural TP52 series, like for any high profile Trans-Tasman sporting contest neighbourly relations rank second.

2013 Melges East Coast Championships

Sat 9 Nov
By Tracey Walters, Melges Media
This weekend the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club hosts the fifth Melges 24 and Melges 32 East Coast Championships.
The Australian Melges 24 class have the throttle down in preparation for the 2014 Melges 24 World Championships (27 January to 2 February 210) in Geelong. Regattas are available Australia wide including the East Coast, South Australia and Western Australia throughout November, December and early January leading up to the Worlds. Crews are taking full advantage of these events to practice crew work, tune their boats and refine regatta tactics.

Marine Radio Operators Course - Is your DSC-equipped VHF hooked up right?

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club will be conducting a Marina Radio Course for members and guest wanting to gain their MROCP qualification for all VHF/HF users (whether racing to Coffs Harbour, around Pittwater or Cruising Australia).  

Canberra YC Optimist regatta

By Malcolm Derry
A fabulous weekend, enjoyed by at least a dozen RPA families at an optimist regatta held at Canberra Yacht Club with an amazing turnout with over 100 Optimists in three classes.
Most of us stayed in the same apartment block, so a great atmosphere was generated.

Advancement in Communications for the 2014 Pittwater to Coffs Race

Saturday 26 October

By Damian Devine
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club hosts of the Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour race, have announced that boats will be allowed to compete in the 33rd running of the event carrying a satellite phone as an alternative to HF radio for communication purposes.

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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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