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


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


Rob McMillan Crowned the 56th International OK Dinghy Australian Champion!

Today, Sunday 7th January 2018 concludes the 56th International OK Dinghy Australian Championships, a six-day offshore regatta hosted by Southport Yacht Club’s Hollywell Sailing Squadron.

With a remarkable 18 point lead, Rob Mcmillan has been crowned the Australian titles champion. With a near perfect score, Rob has led the fleet for the entire series sailing NB SAILSPORTS.

“The regatta has been magical, each race has pushed me to use slightly different tactics and skills with some trying times, along with begin the first event with my newly purchased OK from England, I am very pleased with the boats capability and overall I am obviously very excited about taking out the title,” said Rob.

“The sailing conditions here on the Gold Coast were absolutely fantastic, brilliant sea breezes and perfect waves, I couldn’t ask for much more. Overall, I had a brilliant time, however the unexpected swim earlier in the regatta won me the blue swimmer crab trophy for capsize of the day, I never imagined I would win one of these. The sailing management and Club (SYC) have been superb and I am extremely happy I participated within the regatta.,” Rob added.

A mixture of wind and waves structures have made for an extremely testing and versatile nine races offshore the Gold Coast.

“The OK Nationals has been great series with diverse conditions which produced a true champion. I am really pleased with the conduct on the course from all the sailors, even from the fact of bringing out the black flag the whole fleet cheered,” said Principle Race Officer Denis Thompson.

42 competitors competed at the event from Tuesday 2nd to Sunday 7th January 2018. World current number one Greg Wilson, TURTLE SAILS came in at a close second, Mark Jackson DANISH BLEU in third, Tim Davies GT in fourth and current Queensland Champion & Southport Yacht Club Ok Dinghy Sailor Kelvin Holdt, GREEN EGGS AND HAM in fifth place.

For full results, news and further information from the Australia’s 56th International OK Dinghy National Championships, available online through the following link: http://www.southportyachtclub.com.au/ok-dinghy-national-championships-2018/

For further information please contact Southport Yacht Club Marketing Manager, Bronwen Hemmings via Marketing.Manager@southportyachtclub.com.au or 0432 174 720.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Prev Next

The Driftwood Trophy - Laser Race for Parents & Volunteers

17 Mar 2018

DRIFTWOOD TROPHYThis years event will be held on Sunday 8th April, 2018. The annual driftwood trophy race is the opportunity for non competitor sailors (volunteers/parents) to jump onto a laser and...

Read more

April School Holiday Sailing Camps at the RPAYC

15 Mar 2018

April School Holiday Sailing Camps at the RPAYC4 days of sailing fun!Get the kids out sailing on beautiful Pittwater this coming school holidays!The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club provides fun...

Read more

Natalie Sampson Wins the Henri Lloyd Wet Weather raffle aiding Natasha Bryant & Annie Wilmot European Campaign

14 Mar 2018

Congratulations to Natalie Sampson who has won the Henri Lloyd raffle run by Club Youth Members Natasha Bryant & Annie Wilmot as part of their funding campaign towards their European...

Read more

Intermediate Youth Development Applications Open

13 Mar 2018

Invitation to register for the RPAYC's Intermediate Youth Development Squad training program.  Take your sailing to the next level!       The Intermediate Youth Development Squad Program consists of up...

Read more

Optimist Victorian States sees RPA Daniel Links awarded 1st Place

13 Mar 2018

Six junior sailors from RPAYC recently went to Blairgowrie in Victoria to compete in the 2018 Optimist Victorian State Championships. Competition was hot with 116 boats including 4 of the top...

Read more

Crystal Bay hardstand Works

06 Mar 2018

Dear Members,Please be advised that we will be connecting temporary power back onto the Crystal Bay hardstand for lights, GPO’s and the boom gates on Tuesday 13th March, this is...

Read more

Close win for Skagerak at 2018 Int. 5.5m Australian Championship

28 Feb 2018

Skagerak, a Luders designed 5.5 Metre built by Lars Halvorsen in Sydney in 1974, took out the 2018 Int. 5.5m Class Australian Championship, which was hosted by the Royal Prince...

Read more

Friend's of David Booth Race attracts over 400 competitors

24 Feb 2018

Today's Friends of David Booth Race saw 51 yachts and over 400 competitors enjoy a fantastic pursuit race from Bayview to Lion Island and a finish off Talyors Point. Racing...

Read more

Musto Melges 24 Nationals

23 Feb 2018

Higgins takes out title with a day to spare.It seems that all our headlines include the word 'Higgins', however with two heats yet to be sailed in the Musto Melges...

Read more


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.

Upcoming Events

Sign Up for News

Register here to receive the latest information on news and events at the Club
Please wait

Weather Links

Check the latest conditions:

Welcome to RPAYC