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


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


Selden for Sailing Winter Series Round 2 Results

Round 2 was another great success with 99 sailors hitting the water over the 2 sessions. Running between June & August, this new series comprises of 6 rounds and is open to off the beach boats for Club Members & Visitors. 

Thanks to our amazing volunteers for their time both on and off the water. 

Click here for Round 2 Results.

Click Here for Race Documents, Entry and more details on the event. 

Some images from Session 2 are online here. 






More images from Session 2 are online here. 

Notice of AGM & Ballot

The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Club on Tuesday 21 July at 8pm – the Notice of Meeting can be found on the Members Portal.

A ballot will be held for the role of Commodore with nominees Ron Palmer and Allen Stormon.

All other positions up for election have been filled by a single nomination.  Congratulations to the following members who, from 21 July 2020, will fill these roles:

  • Leon Wilson - Vice Commodore
  • Julia Hornsby – Rear Commodore Activities
  • Andy Springer – Rear Commodore Centreboard
  • David Williams – Rear Commodore Cruising

Click here for the Members Portal to view the Notice of Meeting, Minutes of the 2019 AGM, the Ballot Timetable and Nominees’ CVs.

Windsurfer Lease Availability

The Club have made available the option to lease the 6 x LT Windsurfers. The lease is exclusive to members of RPAYC who are wanting to lease a board & sail for the purpose of racing or training at RPAYC.
The steps to lease are:
1) complete the lease form (Click here for form)
2) pay the relevant fee, and
3) return all equipment on the same day (within office hours). 

Message from the RPAYC General Manager 30 June 2020

Dear Members,

I hope that this message finds you well.

Wednesday 1 July 2020 will mark 100 days since the Federal Government closed Clubs around the country. Over that time, we have kept our food and beverage operation open by providing ‘Grab & Go’ food and drinks and maintained an operational boatyard and marina.  We were the last Club to hold a yacht race going into the lockdown and were the first club back racing when restrictions permitted, and now the gym is open and training is back on.

This Wednesday will see more changes with the easing of restrictions.

  • Food & Beverage- From 1 July Halyards will once again be open. All dining will move from the Edinburgh Bar and Admiral’s Cup Room to Halyards. Members and guests will be required to sign in (and out) at reception to gain access to the Club. Please ensure that you bring your Club Membership Card for signing in and ask guests to have photo identification with them. Customers must be seated to eat and drink;standing around having a drink and a chat or co-mingling between groups is not permitted. Social distancing requirements must be maintained and the number of people admitted into Halyards will be limited. Bookings are not essential; however, they are preferred and will take priority over ‘walk-ins’ – a maximum booking of 10 people per table. Unfortunately, post-race presentations and other organised Club events are not yet permitted at this time. Our ‘‘Grab & Go’’ service will continue to operate with access via the rear gate (near A-Arm) into the Clubhouse. No sign in is required with ‘Grab & Go’, however access into Halyards will not be permitted. If you want to sit down and have a drink or a bite to eat please enter Halyards via reception.

Yacht Racing- during competitive sailing and training there will be no limits on crew numbers, however the skipper will need to ensure those on board maintain social distancing where reasonably practicable whilst not involved in competition and training.

Things are getting back to normal, however the pandemic is still with us and we must not be complacent.

Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support of the Club.

Please look after yourself and those around you.

Kind regards,


Craig Evans

General Manager

Click here for more information on Halyards Hours 

Youth America’s Cup AC9F Kōtare flies high in Auckland

The brand new AC9F Youth America’s Cup yacht has undergone an official on-water sail testing day in Auckland with fantastic results, and the event is well on track for 2021.

With two female and two male crew on board, the boat was up on the foils straight away, and was pushing speeds of up to thirty knots. The crew even managed a few foiling gybes and showed – even in this early testing stage – that the AC9F is the real deal and will be an incredibly exciting boat to see in action during next year’s event.

Watch AC9F Sailing Video HERE

This first AC9F has been designed and built in New Zealand in a collaboration between Yachting Developments and the NZ Marine Industry, including Southern Spars, Harken and North Sails. It is great to have had this unique project built here in New Zealand, generating jobs and money for the country.

Yachting Developments owner Ian Cook was out on the water to witness the boat in action and was incredibly happy with the outcome –

“It was great to see the boat sailing and working well, we are thrilled with how it performed. It has been a big combined effort from the NZ Marine Industry to make this happen, and to see it flying on the foils at speed today was a massive result for everyone involved.”

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has received seventeen confirmed entries with fifteen of these teams’ internationals. With more in the pipeline, the goal of twenty teams is looking likely. Collectively the teams are set to bring in over two-hundred-and-fifty people to New Zealand, all of whom will be staying in the country for several months which will have a significantly positive impact on the New Zealand economy. This figure doesn’t include families and spectators, which will then push this impact up even further.

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