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

       

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

 
 

Sail Melbourne 2018

Sail Melbourne 2018 was a regatta where the Melbourne weather turned on four seasons in every day. We had torrential rain, high winds, no winds, thunder storms, sunshine and more rain. Melbourne had its 1 in 100 year storms for the third year in a row and the locals were saying “It’s never like this”!

We were out watching Bayley on the Laser course for this regatta. On the first day, Thursday we arrived at the club and were presented with a strong 25-30knot Southerly blowing, torrential rain and fairly choppy waves. All fleets were initially held ashore under AP but around midday the wind eased a little to below 20knots and the fleets went out for racing. The Lasers got one race in but then in the second race the wind glassed out and the boats timed out, so only one race was completed.

On day 2, conditions looked great for racing with a SE breeze around 12 knots. The Lasers completed one race which had the course very close to the shore of Brighton Beach. A couple of Lasers hit an unmarked rock and damaged their boats. The race committee decided to move the course out to sea a little to take the rock out of the course and whilst resetting another thunder storm with lightning was approaching the course area so all sailors were sent ashore.

On day 3, Saturday the wind was very light and all classes were AP on shore. Eventually the fleets were sent out and the Lasers just sat around waiting for wind. About 2pm yet another thunder storm with lightning was approaching and reports of over 30knots were coming in from the airport where the storm was coming from. Again all sailors were quickly sent ashore with an AP over H. However on shore the race committee changed this to AP over A and racing was done for the day for the Lasers. Great we are now three days into the regatta and have only had 2 races. We haven’t even got a regatta yet. Some of the other classes which already had 6 or more races were sent out racing in the afternoon after the storm had passed.

On the final day, the Lasers schedule was bought forward to 10am to try and get a regatta. The Lasers managed to get 3 races in with a northerly breeze 1—15knots and end with a 5 race regatta. Immediately after the completion of the racing another rain squall arrived just in time to pack up boats, rhibs and head back to Sydney. It was a long drive home and we arrived home around 2am.

The following is a summary of the results for RPAYC in Sail Melbourne – full results can be found  at this link http://sailingresults.net/site/event/80240/

49er – Jim Colley and Shaun Connor – 2nd Overall

49er FX – Tash Bryant and Annie Wilmot – 3rd Overall

470 Men – Josh Dawson – 7th Overall

Finn – Matt Visser – 28th Overall

Laser 4.7 – Bayley Taylor – 14th Overall

Optimist Open – Daniel Links – 1st

                              Austin Cross – 3rd

                              Jono Tuite – 7th

                              Angus Renton – 8th

                              Olivia Williams – 17th

                              Cooper Bellingham – 21st

                              Eva Attwood – 22nd

                              Wally Tuite – 36th

                              Markus Sampson – 38th

                              Isabella Holdsworth – 44th

                              Darcy Robbins – 46th

                              Will Troop – 52nd

                              Kye Williams – 55th

                              Nathan Pearce – 63rd

 

Optimist Intermediate – Piper Attwood – 3rd

                                             Julia Pearce – 8th

Nacra 15 – Bella Green and Rohan Stannage – 6th

Wasp – Henry Davison – 9th

It was great to see so many sailors in attendance from RPAYC - Thank You to Dave Taylor for the report. 

 

  

 

Optimist North Americans Report

Report on Optimist North American Championships, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, July 2018

This year I was selected to represent Australia in the North American Championships (NAMs) in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The regatta had 150 competitors across two fleets ranging from 11-14 years of age. There were sailors from 13 different countries and 4 continents (5 if you count Australia as its own continent) in total. For most of the regatta the conditions ranged from 10-20 knots sea breezes with quite large chop, consistent wind with eventual large shift, going back and forth. The temperature was hot and humid and the water was very warm.

The regatta went for 5 days and included 2 days of qualifiers, 1 day of teams racing then 2 days of finals. The time frame of the racing was challenging as the sea breeze didn’t come in until midday and daily storms coming in around 3-4pm, giving us 3 races a day (if there was wind at all). During the qualifiers my placings started off well and went bad on the second day. This resulted in me being placed, along with the rest of the AUS team, in silver fleet.

The teams racing day turned out to be an extremely light day with little to nothing knots. This caused the race volunteers to change the amount of losses a team could have before being removed from the racing from two to one. This was bad luck for us as we had to face an experienced Argentinian team first which lead to us heading in after the first race. During the finals I sailed extremely well, ending 5th overall (3 points behind 3rd) and first in the Australian team. The conditions were lighter and windier at times than the qualifiers. I managed to sail a clean regatta with no penalties from the jury or OCSs.

By Jono Tuite

2018 SORS Optimist Regatta

2018 SORS Optimist Regatta hosted by Georges River Sailing Club is done - what a great regatta with a mix of conditions. Congratulations to all some amazing racing over the 3 days - special mention to our 2018 SORCS Regatta Winner Daniel Links with a perfect score card 10 wins from 10 races.

Final podiums are as follows:

Open Boys
1st - Daniel Links (RPAYC)
2nd - Matty Goss (RBYC / SYS)
3rd - Austin Cross (RPAYC)

Open Girls
1st - Olivia Williams (RPAYC)
2nd - Sienna Brown (RPAYC)
3rd - Clover Norman (WSC)

Intermediate Boys
1st - Jack Scharf (PDSC)
2nd - Will Nobes (PDSC)
3rd - Charlie Byford (RPAYC)

Intermediate Girls
1st - Gemma Ashton (HHSC)
2nd - Sofie Maxwell (HHSC)
3rd - Caterina Meyer (WSC)

Sportsmanship Award - Hannah Kernohan (GRSC)

Green Fleet Awards
Most Improved - Jasmine Derwent
Encouragement Award - Zara Marks

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Boatyard Operations

The boatyard will close from Friday 21st December, 2018 - Monday 7th January, 2019. Competitors in the Club Marine Pittwarer to Paradise Regatta requiring a lift prior to the race on Wednesday 2nd January are asked to contact the Boatyard ASAP to make arrangements on 02 9998 3751

Clubhouse/Tender Operations

Mon 17 / Tues 18:

Bistro: 0900 – 1800
Reception: 0800 - 1700
Tender: 0800 - 1700 


Wed 19: 
Bistro: 0900 – 1900
Reception: 0800 - 1800
Tender:  0800 - 1700


Thurs 20: 
Bistro:0900 – approx. 2100 Twilight
Reception: 0800 - 2000
Tender: 0800 - 2000

Fri 21: Family Night & Club Christmas party
Bistro:0900 – 2030 -  Bookings through reception
Reception: 0800 - Close
Tender: 0800 - 1700


Sat 22 / Sun 23: 
Bistro: 0800 – 1930
Reception: 0800 - 1800
Tender: 0800 - 1800
 

Mon 24: Christmas Eve: 
Bistro: 0900 – 1930
Reception: 0800 - 1700
Tender: 0800 - 1700

Tues 25: Christmas Day: - CLUB CLOSED

Wed 26: 
Bistro: 0900 – 1500 (Boxing Day public holiday)
Reception: 0800 - 1800
Tender: 0800 - 1800 


Thurs 27 / Fri 28:
Bistro: 0900 – 1930
Reception: 0800 - Close
Tender: 0800 - 1700
 
Sat 29 / Sun 30:
Bistro: 0800 – 1930
Reception: 0800 - 1800
Tender: 0800 - 1800
 
Mon 31: New Year’s Eve:
Bistro 0900 – 2230 – Bookings through reception
Reception: 0800 - 2000
Tender: 0800 - 1700
 
 
JANUARY 2018
 
Tues 1: New Years Day (Public Holiday)
Bistro: 0800 – 1800 
Reception: 0800 - 1800
Tender: 0800 - 1800
 
Wed 2: Pittwater to Southport Race
Bistro: 0700 – 1900
Reception: 0700 - 1800
Tender: 0800 - 1700
 
Thurs 3 / Fri 4:
Bistro: 0900 – 1900
Reception: 0800 - Close
Tender: 0800 - 1700
 
Sat 5 / Sun 6:
Bistro: 0800 – 1930
Reception: 0800 - 1800
Tender: 0800 - 1800
 

Sail GP Sydney, February 2019

Get behind Club Member & Olympian Jason Waterhouse who is representing Team SailGP Australia. We have been advised that the best way to view the racing will be on personal boats so if you are interested then please register for the boater program as this will provide you with the race information with the exclusions zones, timings etc. 

Sail GP is sailing redefined, combining awe-inspiring athleticism with supercharged foiling 50ft catamarans – the F50. The event will showcase the best the Sydney Harbour has to offer with racing like you have never seen before. SailGP Sydney taking place on Friday 15th from 4pm-6pm and Saturday 16th February from 3pm-5pm, 2019. Each national team will compete in fleet races, culminating with the top two teams racing for a place on the winner’s podium in a match race on Saturday afternoon. 

There are a range of free and ticketed spectator experiences on- and off-water. 

Boater Program

Bring your own boat and watch the action by registering for our free boater program to receive important race management information. 

Register here and you will receive:

  • A commemorative SailGP Sydney boat flag
  • Race management information
    • Race timings 
    • Spectator zones 
    • Access restrictions 
    • Latest racecourse maps
  • The chance to win a VIP tour of SailGP Australia’s base on Cockatoo Island

Spectator Experience

We have a range of unique fan experiences on offer for SailGP Sydney, including; 

  • Official Spectator Boats with Captain Cook Cruises
  • Official Viewing Area on Shark Island 
  • Guided Public Tours of the team bases on Cockatoo Island

Official Spectator boats have exclusive viewing positions on the course line, plus live TV coverage on board. Ticket types include self-cater options, premium on-board dining, private and corporate options. Our Official Viewing Area is literally in the middle of the race track. The area will be transformed with a big screen showing live race coverage and commentary along with dedicated shore-to-shore transfers, you will receive a gourmet food hamper and a premium open bar on the island. 

Register here to receive access to exclusive ticketing and event information.

Tickets go on sale on the 22nd of November and with the likes of Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge going head to head at over 45 knots boat speed, SailGP Sydney is a must watch event. For those who cannot make it to Sydney for the event make sure you register your interest here so that you receive up-to-date information on how to watch live at home or at your local sailing club. 

 

29er State Titles - Round 1, Wangi Wangi

Two crews of 2 RPAYC sailors, Fletcher Walters, Jack Hildebrand, Oscar Verity and Ellis Merrett, made the journey to Wangi Wangi Sailing Club on the western shores of Lake Macquarie on the weekend of 24 and 25 of November to participate in the first round of the NSW 29er championship.  The regatta was only the second for the boys, having only spent a few months in the 29er after graduating from the Optimist (and Laser for Jack) at the end of last season.

Plans to do an afternoon training run on the Lake a day prior were thwarted by a howling 30+ knot wind, which continued well into the evening.  Saturday morning was still quite fresh, but calmed significantly to a 10-12kn westerly for the start of racing.  The first race got off on time.  At the first mark, Oscar and Ellis were right up in the leading pack, positioned 5th in a fleet of 17.  While they couldn’t maintain the pace, finishing 12th behind Jack and Fletcher’s 10th, it immediately showed just how far the two crews had come since the State Youth Championships in late September. A wind shift to the south saw a course change for the completion of 3 more races on day 1. At the end of day one results of 10th, 13th, 12th and 9th had Jack and Fletch in the running for a top 10 finish, while similar results and an OCS in race 4 meant Oscar and Ellis were reliant on a drop and some good results on Day 2.

Day 2 started with still conditions, which then built to a consistent and gradually strengthening 10kn westerly for the scheduled start of racing.  Jack and Fletch got out of the blocks early, posting a 7th in race 5 and followed up with an 11th and a 14th.  Oscar and Ellis were consistent during the day in posting two 12th and a 13th.  At the end of the regatta, the two teams finished within a place of each other in 12th and 13th and were well in touch with the much more experienced fleet at only 5-10% off the pace of the top 3 placing boats, two of which are currently ranked No. 2 and No. 6 in the world. it was an excellent regatta for both crews, illustrating the huge gains both crews had made over the past months of training, underpinned by some excellent coaching from Jim Colley and a healthy rivalry that has developed between them.

 

About RPAYC

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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