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


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

Centreboard Pathway & Classes

The RPAYC has a strong focus on international one-design classes in its dinghy fleet. By following the Yachting Australia Youth Pathway, young sailors are afforded the best opportunity to progress their skills and challenge themselves. Likewise, the endorsed adult classes provide an excellent platform for close one design racing and a vibrant state, national, and international racing circuit.

International Optimist

A single-handed boat that is safe and great fun for kids to learn to sail and race.  The optimist provides a steady reliable platform for novice sailors, whilst also providing a technical challenge to those who want to race competitively. This is one of the largestclasses in the world, and the largest youth class in Austrlaia.

The class is limited to those under 16, and is ideal for sailors weighing 30 - 55kgs. Boats are quite cheap and parts are easily sourced.

To find out more about the International Optimist Click Here for the Australian International Optimist Association Website.


Australian designed fun skiff that is the feeder class for the Olympic 49er.

Laser 4.7

A single-handed boat with a smaller rig for younger or lightweight sailors. Click here for link to NSW & ACT District Laser Association

Laser Radial

A single-handed boat with a smaller rig than the Olympic Laser class. This suits the lighter weight competitor.


The Puffin Pacer a mixed crew dinghy suitable for young sailors and teenages. 

Hobie Wave

Hobie Wave encourage kids into sailing utilising the unique properties of the Hobie Wave, a craft suitable for training of young sailors and with a one design capability that provides thrilling for experienced sailors of all ages and abilities.



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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