General Manager's Message – 14 July 2021

Dear Members

RPAYC Annual General Meeting

As a result of the NSW Premier’s announcement this morning  to extend the lockdown for a further two weeks, the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club will no longer be able to be held on Thursday 22 July 2021 and will have to be rescheduled to a later date. The ballot process has also been suspended until further notice.

The Club’s Constitution does not provide an option to hold a virtual AGM or offer alternative methods to vote for elected officers while the clubhouse remains closed.

A new date for the AGM and a timetable for the ballot will be announced when we have some certainty from the NSW Government that restrictions will be eased to a level to allow the ballot of officers to proceed and members to safely gather. In accordance with our Constitution a minimum of 21 days’ notice will be provided to members for the revised AGM date.

Under the current restrictions the Clubhouse will reopen on Saturday 31 July 2021

 All RPAYC organised sailing and training events are cancelled during the period of lockdown, however vessels are accessible for maintenance purposes and can be used for exercise provided that members adhere to the rules of NSW Health. ‘Current’ exercise and outdoor recreation rules for leaving home include: –

  • Stay within your local government area or within 10km of your home.
  • You can exercise with 1 other person who is not from your household.
  • If there are more than 2 people in your household, you can go out together for exercise.
  • If you are driving to outdoor exercise and recreation within your local government area or within 10km from your home, you can only share a private vehicle (your car) with other people from your household.

NSW Public Health Orders now require all visitors to the club to sign in using the QR code.  This Order applies to all staff, tenants, members and visitors.  QR codes are located at the entry to each marina arm, the boatyard, Jack Gale Centre and other convenient locations around the site.

RPAYC Reception is physically closed to members, however remains staffed daily between 8am and 4pm for phone and email enquiries. Phone 02 9998 3700 and email

The Club’s tender service operates daily from 8am – 4pm. Please contact reception to book a tender on 02 9998 3700. Passenger numbers are limited to a maximum of two. Please wear a mask when using the tender service.

Takeaway food remains available from Halyards between 9am and 3pm. Please access the ‘Grab & Go’ area via the gate at southern end of the Clubhouse (near ‘A’ Arm). The chefs have a range of take-home meals available and we also have our usual takeaway meals listed on the whiteboard at the takeaway window. Please ensure you use the QR code at the takeaway window to sign-in.

Waterfront staff are on hand to check vessels. Should you have any concerns about your boat please do not hesitate to contact reception.

Our Boatyard remains open and continues operation as normal.

The Gym is closed; however, please contact Tana on 0478 034 659 if you would like to discuss training, including PT and Zoom sessions.

As I am sure that you can appreciate Public Health Orders are being updated regularly and the above information is subject to change. Please refer to the NSW Government website for current information

Please look after yourself and those around you.

Kind regards,


Craig Evans

General Manager