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

       

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

 
 

Notice of General Meeting

NOTICE is hereby given of a General Meeting of THE ROYAL PRINCE ALFRED YACHT CLUB to be held on Tuesday, 11th June 2019 commencing at the hour of 8:00 pm at the premises of the Club, 16 Mitala Street, Newport Beach, New South Wales.

BUSINESS
The business of the General Meeting will be for members to consider and, if thought fit, pass the following two resolutions which are proposed as Special Resolutions. Only eligible members shall be entitled to vote on the proposed Special Resolutions (see note 2 of the Procedural Notes at the end of this Notice of Meeting).

Click Here for Notice of Meeting and Procedural Notes

Click Here for First Special Resolution - Proposed Constitution Changes

Click Here for Second Special Resolution - Proposed Constitution Changes

2019 Selden for Sailing Ice Breaker Series

For 2019 The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club welcomes Selden for Sailing as the naming right sponsor of the Ice Breaker Series.

 

With a turnover of 40 million Euro, 220 employees and production in Europe, USA and Hong Kong, Selden is a major player in the sailing industry.

Dinghy, Keel Boats, Yachts and Multihulls from Deck hardware to Carbon Mast. Olympic Medals, World and National titles.   Selden has it all.

The Selden for Sailing Ice Breaker Winter Series is a fantastic opportunity for centreboard (OTB) sailors, young and older, to get out on the waters of Pittwater racing over the winter months.

Brisbane to Gladstone race report from Top Gun

As a new RPAYC member, this was Top Gunsfirst major ocean Race under the RPAYC flag. 

Its always hard to know how someone else would react given the same situation.

Even more so when someone "hands you the keys" to their stunningly prepared and well known 50ft ocean racing catamaran "Top Gun" with the caveat of ensuring that she got to her destination safe and sound.

This is the situation I found myself in February 2019 when Darren Drew announced that due to family commitments he was unable to do the B2G this year and that I was very much in the hot seat for the 2019 Brisbane to Gladstone. A massive honour to be sure and indeed an accurate measure of Darren's commitment to the Multihull class and sailing in general to allow the boat to compete without him present. 

I was very fortunate that due to Darren's preparation and organisation, there was very little to do prior to the race and it would be fair to say that "Top Gun" has never looked nor performed better at any stage of her now 30 year career.

I was incredibly lucky to be joined for this race by Top Gun regulars Chris Flanagan and Tim Shipton and we were navigated faultlessly by none other than multiple B2G winner Jamie Morris of Simply the Best and Flat Chat fame. 

The morning of the race arrived with all of the weather models nearly aligned and the promise of good pressure and very little if any wind forward of the beam.

We arrived at the start line with plenty of time until the gun and a clear plan to be conservative for the initial part of the race.

It was incredible to see Karl Kwok’s, Trimaran MOD70 "Beau Geste" preparing for the start rolling through from 1 reef to 2 reefs and at full mast cant. I can assure you that the start line appears a lot smaller with one of these boats on the line. 4 or 5 would have been awe inspiring!

At the start gun it became very apparent that I had taken our conservative plan a little too much to heart and had placed us at the leeward(massively non favoured) end, 3 boat lengths short of the line and worse still directly on the leeward bow of the MOD70 who were mirroring our conservative approach!  Regardless we accelerated well and after a well executed gybe set at Fisheries, we found ourselves in company with Cosmo(a big shout out for blazing the start) down the short run.

After a trouble free rounding back at the start mark, we enjoyed a fast flat water reach with our small spinnaker and full main sitting on 20 knots most times towards the next turning mark off Scarborough. Rush Hour gave us a look into the future rolling past both us and Morticia using their masthead screecher in the first half of this leg probably travelling as much as 5 knots quicker as they passed by to windward. 

Fortunately the breeze softened and went aft in the back end of this leg allowing us to squeeze past both these boats prior to the turning mark although the resultant spinnaker drop had us level pegging with Rush Hour as we started the very fast tight 2 sail reach across to Tangalooma regularly sitting on 25 knots with a peak speed of 27.4 knots. It was across this leg that our boat speed was a constant allowing us to step away from "Rush Hour" and was also when we rolled through the majority of the monohull fleet who had all started an hour before us and a few miles further up the track in deeper water. Bearing away at M8 in one of the many squalls had us just behind the Farr40 "Crankster" and the Nelson Marek 46 "Aurics Quest" with only the 50+ footers left to catch.

The run to Caloundra was reasonably uneventful and offered superb VMG running conditions that TG really enjoyed using her full size spinnaker and full main. We battled to catch the 50ft "Kerumba" and 54ft "Active Again" in the sometimes lighter conditions but managed to jump from cloud to cloud very effectively to put some very good time on our closest multihull rivals "Rush Hour" and "Morticia" and allowing us to exit the bay in a clear 2nd multihull on the water position behind the impressive 70 foot Tri, Beau Guest who really are in league of their own.. Worth noting at this point of the race, Yellow Brick standings had us very comfortably leading on OMR and PHS and clearly in second place on the water.

Advertise in the 2010-2020 Club Brochure

Dear Member,

The Club will be issuing the latest RPAYC Official Club Brochure, with our publishing partner Premier Publishing, and would like to offer your Business the opportunity to profile in the publication for  16 months. 
 
If you would like to promote your business in the RPAYC brochure, please email Wayne Smith (Premier Publishing) below.

The new Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club brochure will be very similar to the current brochure in style, design and format, and the brochure dimensions are 210 x 210 ( 8 Inches Square).
 
The brochure for the Club will be designed as high-end marketing collateral and will be used extensively by the Club and Premier Publishing on behalf of the Club to raise our profile within our local area across membership / dining / facilities / events / corporate sponsorship / training & function facilities.  As such, distribution and circulation is on 5 levels and is maintained for 16 months.

We are due to publish in late August, and invitations are currently being provided to local businesses or organisations to profile themselves in the brochure for the period. Positions are strictly by invitation only – you must be local, well established, have products or services of distinct benefit or interest to the readership (particularly members and the Club) as well as the external readership. It is completed this way to ensure that only the highest quality of service is provided by the advertisers.
 
 Premier Publishing will;
·         Offer all members a reduced rate card.
·         Offer the design studio free of charge to create an advert for you (Optional) with copyright relinquished to you.
 
Distribution and circulation is on 5 levels: (On site – External business distribution points – Third party residential mailing system – Members- Website).
 
CLUB SITE
The brochures will  be situated in easy eye-sight in high visibility areas around the club site. The copies of the brochure are free of charge and all guests and visitors throughout the 16 month period will be offered and encouraged to take copies. 

Intro to Flying Ant Day

RPAYC's first...

Intro to Flying Ant Day

The Flying Ant Class is new and growing at the RPAYC!

  

What is a Flying Ant?

The Flying Ant is a 3.2m long double-handed sailing skiff with a sloop rig comprising main, jib and spinnaker, and the crew on trapeze. Its high-performance hull shape makes it a great intermediate dinghy for young sailors wanting to sail with someone else and experience the thrills of performance skiff sailing. With an asymmetric spinnaker option, the Flying Ant is an excellent training boat leading into the 29er skiff.
The Flying Ant is an ideal boat for sailors from ages 8 through to 16 years, with an optimum combined skipper/crew weight range from 80kg to 110kg.

Date and Time:

RPAYC Centreboard Lawn
9am – 2pm on Sunday 2nd June, 2019

What will happen on the day?

The Intro to Flying Ant day will be a fun introduction to the Flying Ant Skiff, for all Junior Sailors who are 9yrs and above. The day will cater for ALL Sailors who are current centreboard sailors or those who are 9yrs and above who have completed Tackers 2 or 3. Each Sailor will have the opportunity to Helm and Crew on the boat and we will tailor the learning for each sailor based on their experience. An experienced skiff coach, current Flying Ant Crews and 29er Crews will be on hand to support throughout the day. Each sailor will get focused attention from the support team on the day, to make their experience FUN and enjoyable.
The day will commence at 9 am with a briefing session, then a range of on-water trial activities. The day will conclude around 2 pm after some fun race activities, weather permitting.

What to bring?

Sailing Gear (Wetsuit, thermals, warm clothes),
Packed Lunch and Water.
Sunscreen

How to register for free?

Email andy@andyspringer.com. Confirming your sailor's spot is essential so that we have the right coach to sailor ratio on the day!

Questions?

Email andy@andyspringer.com.

Register Here!

 

2019 Club Marine Sail Expo

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club hosted the eighth annual Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 2019, which saw approx 2850 people in attendance. 

The Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo is a free event which opens the doors of the RPAYC for the public to see and meet with marine industry professionals, featuring exhibitors both on and off water showcasing an extensive array of marine products, yachts, dinghies and services for the experienced and the casual sailor or those that just wanted to enjoy the water with the latest marine toys.
The family friendly event welcomed visitors to view The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club first hand, with yachts and dinghies on display, information about learn to sail, development training, educational courses, racing, cruising, kid’s programs and club membership. It was a fantastic weekend with the weather near perfect.
During the day the Club’s BBQ was in action non-stop along with the bistro open for breakfast and lunch.
With seminars, live entertainment, dock walks to see the latest yacht designs available, marquees and wine tasting, there was something for all. New for 2019 was the Alfred's pop-up Restaurant which was open for lunch and dinner with great success. 
Thank You to all of the Members, Volunteers & Staff who contributed to the success of the event. 


CLICK HERE to see the exhibitors from the weekend.
CLICK HERE to see the photographs from the weekend.

 

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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