General Manager’s Message – 29 July 2021

Dear Members

I hope that you are keeping safe and well.

Just an update on a couple of matters following yesterday’s announcement of the extended lockdown period: –

Given changes to Public Health Orders we are constantly reviewing and making adjustments to our Boatyard operation. We hope to soon increase the number of boats in the yard while ensuring that we maintain a safe working environment for our staff and tenants.

Unfortunately, the situation is constantly evolving and, while we will always endeavour to give our customers and tenants notice of any changes as quickly as possible, some people may be inconvenienced from time to time.  Changes to regulations could result in some boats not being lifted or in some cases not being able to go back into the water as originally scheduled. Boat owners should be aware of this and make an informed decision as to whether to have a vessel on the yard at this time.

Given the extensions of lockdown it is impossible to advise of the likely rescheduled date of the AGM, however it is unlikely to take place until late September. Current elected officers of the Club will remain in place until the conclusion of the AGM in accordance with the Club’s Constitution.  There are elements of the Club’s Constitution that require very important change to provide flexibility and allow future AGM’s and ballots to proceed. We will be considering required changes and communicating these to you. Hopefully with your support we can make the appropriate changes at the AGM for future meetings and the election process.   A new Notice of Meeting and Ballot timetable will be provided when the club is able to re-open.

Just a Reminder
NSW Public Health Orders require all visitors on club grounds and the marina 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 to 4pm. Please contact reception to book a tender (02 9998 3700). Passenger numbers are limited to a maximum of two and masks must be worn while using the tender service.

Takeaway food remains available from Halyards between 9am and 3pm. Please access the ‘Grab & Go’ area via the gate at the southern end of the clubhouse (near ‘A’ Arm). Please ensure you use the QR code at the takeaway window to sign-in.

Sailfit Gym is closed until further notice, please contact Tana on 0478 034 659 if you would like to discuss training, including PT and Zoom sessions.

All sailing and sail training remains cancelled.  Our hopes are high and planning is underway for a return to racing on 28 August with a non-pointscore “Get Set” race to allow crew and vessels to work out the lockdown kinks in preparation for the new season.

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

With no sign of restrictions easing any time soon, our team are working hard to make sure that our club is in good shape, your vessels are looked after and that we are ready to hit the ground running when we are allowed.

Now more than ever, please look after yourself and those around you.

Kind regards,


Craig Evans
General Manager