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Tel: 61 2 9998 3700

Announcing the new RPAYC Mallorca Yacht Rally

RPAYC and Mariner Boating have joined to offer all Club Members and their friends the opportunity to sail around Mallorca in the Balearic Islands in July 2018. 

With 300 days of sunshine each year, a cliff sculptured coastline and sapphire blue seas, Mallorca is picture perfect. Soak up the sun and let the sea breeze carry you on your yacht around this colourful island. Artistic souls have been drawn to the island’s beauty for centuries, follow in their footsteps and discover Mallorca from the deck of your yacht.

This is a RPAYC Rally and will be exclusive to RPAYC Members and their guests, as long as adequate booking numbers are confirmed.   

Click here for more details

The President's Cup

By Allan Jones

A most enjoyable day was had at Sailability NSW Drummoyne club, based at Rodd Point on a branch of the Parramatta River.

With the assistance of Sailability Manly, the two race series, The President’s Cup was well run and this year won by RPAYC member Alyse Saxby, sailing a HANSA 2.3 dinghy.

Volunteers launched boats and assisted all to join the sailing. The team-work was excellent!

The afternoon race took us around Rodd island and towards Iron Cove Bridge in light airs which Alyse excels in.

Manly Sailability will host next year’s event.

  

Daniel Links wins 2017 Optimist State Titles, with many other RPAYC Members achieving great results

The 2017 Optimist State titles were held on the weekend of 25 and 26 March at The South Lake Macquarie Amateur Sailing Club. Winds were very light and variable with Open Fleet, Intermediate and Green Fleet all running races over the weekend.

Congratulations to Daniel Links who won The NSW States Open Fleet, and a further congratulations to Fletcher Walters who came second.

In the Intermediate Fleet, Isabella Holdsworth came 3rd overall and Sienna Brown 4th overall. Congratulations to you both.

In the Green Fleet, Marcus Sampson had a convincing win and Albie Brown was also on the podium - great work.

The RPAYC also won The Beashel Trophy for Club Participation very convincingly, which is a Pointscore for the club with the most points from the top 3 placegetters in all three fleets. The trophy will be proudly on display at the Club t in the trophy cabinet in the club for 12 months.

Well done to all, some great results for the Club.

Congratulations to Team Tiger, representing the RPAYC, on winning the Pacific Keelboat Challenge at the Jack Tar Auckland Regatta

After 3 days of competitive tit-for-tat racing across 12 races in the Pacific Keelboat Challenge, defending Champion Chris Way secured himself back to back titles after a solid display in breezy conditions today. Way, from the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Australia, took out the trans-Tasman bragging rights and managed to claim 4 race wins out of 5 today, propelling him to an unassailable 10 point lead over the next best team. Local RNZYS skipper Matt Bouzaid had 5 second place finishes today, and after being in 3rd after two days racing, managed to move up the leader board and claim 2nd overall – a great reward for some very consistent MRX sailing. Fellow RNZYS skipper Tom Macky started the day well claiming the gun in the first race, but 4 subsequent 3rd place finishes in the final races weren't quite enough for him to cement the 2nd spot, slipping back to 3rd overall for the regatta. Perth's Paul King finished 4th, with Euan Little (RNZYS), Meridy Boyd-Clarke (RNZYS) and Queensland's Chris Morgan rounding out the fleet in that order.

For the full article, click here

Bushranger wins 2017 Australian Yachting Championship IRC & ORCi Div B

Congratulations to Bushranger, representing RPAYC, in winning  the 2017 Australian Yachting Championship IRC & ORCi Div B .
 
‘Bushranger’ went into the final day with a solid lead in IRC and ORCi to close rivals ‘Justadash’ and ‘Next’ but after two bullets in ORCi and a win in IRC they finished the regatta with a near 10 point lead in both ratings. RPAYC Member, Gerry Hatton, owner of ‘Bushranger’, explained their win,
 
“I believe there are two key elements in doing well in IRC; they are your crew and your sails. We like to build a crew up and have them ‘learn on the go’, this way they’ve committed to the team and there’s a level of trust between us all built over a number of years. We also have good sails for IRC which helps with our ratings. We were surprised with how well we went in the passage races and very happy with our win overall. We’ll be looking to come to Sandringham Yacht Club for next year’s event.”
 
Read the full article here
 
View results here
 
 

Tightly contested battles and dominating sailing displays on show for Day Two of the Jack tar Auckland Regatta

PRESS RELEASE | Saturday 25th March 2017 | Jack Tar Auckland Regatta | RNZYS | BBYC

Tightly contested battles and dominating sailing displays on show for Day Two of the Jack tar Auckland Regatta

Waiting for the wind was the story of the morning again on Day Two of the Jack Tar Auckland Regatta, but as yesterday showed us, it was worth the wait with a nice breeze filling in and setting up a great afternoon of racing across all divisions.

The Pacific Keelboat challenge really heated up today, with our top 3 from yesterday’s racing still showing they are the ones to beat. However there was a change at the top with last year’s champion Chris Way absolutely catching fire today and claiming 3 race wins and a 2nd in the final race to overtake local Tom Macky at the top of the series standings. Tom still sits close behind in 2nd, with the ever present Matt Bouzaid in 3rd and holding a healthy lead of ten points over 4th placed Chris Morgan, who continued his up and down regatta to claim the final race honours of the day. Sundays racing is sure to be a breath-taking battle between the top 3 of Way, Macky and Bouzaid.The big 52’s in Division A were trading blows early, with Ran Tan II claiming the PHRF honours in Race One, closely followed by V5 and Wired – although Mayhem were the fastest on the water claiming the line honours by a small margin of 8 seconds over V5, with Wired taking the 3rd place double. Race 2 was a similar story, except this time Mayhem really got their rhythm going and took out the line and handicap honours, with Ran Tan II and Viento 2nd on PHRF & Line respectively, and the ever consistent Wired taking the 3rd place double again. The 3rd and final race of the day was won again by Ran Tan II on PHRF, with V5 2nd and Temptation making an appearance in 3rd on PHRF and line. Mayhem and Viento II were the fastest on the course though, claiming 1st & 2nd on line respectively.

So after a really competitive day of racing in Division A - Ran Tan II, V5 and Mayhem are the top 3 on PHRF, with Mayhem, Viento II and Wired the top 3 on line which sets up another good days racing tomorrow, where anyone could end up taking the overall regatta honours.

Trans-Tasman battle in the Pacific Keelboat Challenge kicks off the Jack Tar Auckland Regatta 2017

PRESS RELEASE | Friday 24th March 2017 | Jack Tar Auckland Regatta | RNZYS | BBYC

Trans-Tasman battle in the Pacific Keelboat Challenge kicks off the Jack Tar Auckland Regatta 2017

The Pacific Keelboat Challenge, again part of this year’s exciting Jack Tar Auckland Regatta, is an all Trans-Tasman affair in 2017 with teams from both New Zealand and Australia battling it out in the MRX fleet on the water off Rangitoto Island.

This year’s Pacific Keelboat Challenge includes 4 teams from RNZYS, and 3 teams from Australia - including Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s Chris Morgan, Royal Perth Yacht Club’s Paul King, and the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Chris Way who is back to defend his 2016 title.

Racing got underway in the challenge today, with the rest of the divisions in the Jack Tar Auckland Regatta not starting until tomorrow – meaning the spotlight was well and truly on the MRX fleet today.

The day began very slowly, with the competitors and race management having to wait a few hours for the wind to come to the party. “It was a very slow morning out there but there’s not much we could do, we were happy to get some wind in the afternoon and managed to get 3 races in, but luckily there are still two days racing ahead of us” commented Race Management Team Member Stuart Heine.  

When Race 1 finally got underway, the winds were still fairly light and tricky but it was an RNZYS team helmed by Tom Macky who took the first win of the day by a decent margin of over 1 minute, with the 2016 champion Chris Way (RPAYC) coming in 2nd and another RNZYS Skipper Matt Bouzaid 3rd.

Old Timers Race & Luncheon - 22 April

Man Over Board Masterclass

In this short, action-packed seminar we will take the fear out of an MOB scenario and show you how to create and implement an MOB plan for your boat that you could use should you be faced with this danger.


Safety and fun go hand in hand on a well run boat and we will teach you simple and effective techniques to help you avoid ever being in this scenario but that you can draw upon practical experience if you need to one day.

RPAYC Course - 22 March: Book today: https://www.aabboating.com/man-over-board-master-class-booking/ 

 

Sea Safety & Survival Course - Are you current or your crew?

Do you have confidence that your crew could safely carry out an evacuation with less than 60 seconds to prepare?


​​​​​​​Do you crew on a boat where you are not really sure what questions you should be asking or drills should be happening for your safety at sea?

Do you want to spend more time racing or cruising offshore and are not sure if you are ready at the moment?

Are you planning a big trip and feeling overwhelmed by the choices and investment in all of the safety equipment available? Joining a structured course with a small group of people in a similar situation can have an extremely powerful effect on your confidence and competence for offshore boating adventures.
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The Above and Beyond Boating Sea Safety and Survival Course is Australia’s leading marine safety course. 

 
 
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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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