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


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


Welcome to the Alfred's @ Home activities page

Dear Members,

Welcome to Alfred’s At Home from your RPAYC Activities Committee. Over the coming days, weeks, months we will be bringing you a whole range of fun and informative activities.

These include sailing, concerts, ballet, cooking, education, the opera, tours of famous galleries and a whole lot more. What’s more they are mostly free, your friends are invited, and there is no need to hop on the B1 and travel to the city. 

Click on the corresponding hyperlink to join the activity. 

Some events will be date specific where as others can be viewed at any time. 

Have a fun online idea or activity that fellow members will enjoy? Send your ideas to rc.activities@rpayc.com.au

We welcome any ideas and look forward to you enjoying Alfred’s At Home.

Julia Hornsby, Rear Commodore Activities.

Sailing Activities


Join the RPAYC eSailing Series Events 2020

Lion Island eSeries, May Wednesday eSeries, IYD Interclub eSeries & Barrenjoey Cup eSeries (NSW eSeries selection event)

Steps to Register as a sailor in eRegatta

Before entering a race you will need to first register with eRegatta as a sailor. 

Watch this short video on 'How to enter' to get started then join a race.

Boating Essentials


Australian Sailing Resources

Australian Sailing Recources

  • Instructor & Official Resources 
  • Rating Certificates
  • E-Learning COurses
  • Racing Rules & Special Regs
  • Equipment Audit Forms
  • Virtual Regatta Club Information 

Boating Essentials

Essential Sailing Knots

  • Figure 8
  • Half Hitch
  • Double Half Hitch 
  • Cleat Hitch
  • Square Knot (Reef Knot)

Let's Talk

COVID Connect is a free service from Australian Red Cross to provide support and community connection to people who are feeling socially isolated as a result of COVID-19.



Love NSW from Home

Explore the #LoveNSW map and discover your next virtual experience. Make your way around the State and click the hearts to see how you can experience NSW from home, whether that’s through virtual wine tasting, brewery tours, live streams from zoos or taking surf lessons online.


Australian National Maritime Museum Events

The ANMM’s Classic and Wooden Boat Festival has unfortunately been cancelled this year due to COVID-19.   However the talks have gone virtual.  

The talks are on three consecutive Thursdays (starting this week) and each one includes talented experts in their field. You can find more information here. 

They are all free and run from 7.30–8.30pm.  Registration is essential for each talk.

Thurs 14 May  |  Rot to Ritz https://www.sea.museum/whats-on/events/ocean-talks/virtual-ocean-talk-rot-to-ritz

There are a multitude of decisions to make on any heritage vessel project – restoration, rebuilding, replicating and many more. Two people with a huge number of projects under their belts share their stories about heritage vessel works.

Thurs 21 May  |  Seclusion at Sea https://www.sea.museum/whats-on/events/ocean-talks/virtual-ocean-talk-seclusion-at-sea

We think physical distancing and quarantine measures today are challenging. Imagine being at sea for months on end, alone or with the same group of people sailing in some of the world’s most dangerous oceans – how would you manage?

Thurs 28 May  |  Famous Racing Yachts https://www.sea.museum/whats-on/events/ocean-talks/virtual-ocean-talk-famous-restricted-21-foot-class-racing-yachts

Restricted 21-Foot Class Racing Yachts were the mainstay of Australian yachting between the two world wars, and some still exist today. Join this virtual talk to hear three expert presenters from around Australia.

The Australian Ballet 2020 Digital Season

The free cinema-quality digital season brings their full-length performances to Australians at home. The April - May schedule is available here.
Upcoming Ballets include: Romeo & Juliet, Cinderella, Triple Bill Program, La Sylphide & Paquita and many more. Full details here

National Museum Australia

Fun at Home
Check out our free instructions on crafting your own creations. These family activities use materials found at home and in nature.

How to Do It


DIY Sailboat Projects

Cruising World brings a number of DIY sailboat projects to you


Covid 19, Get the Facts

The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic. Find out how the Australian Government are monitoring and responding to the outbreak, how you can help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia, and what to do if you have symptoms. We also report the latest official medical advice and case numbers.

Upcoming Events