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

Countdown on and special guests for Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                             19 November, 2019 

Countdown on and special guests for Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship

An international cast will take to the race course on Pittwater for the 27th Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship, to be hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) from 20-24 November, 2019.

An even split of Australian and international teams will be in line for a cash price of $1200 to the winning team, $800 for the runner-up, while $500 will go to the most improved.

A Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron team, skippered by Jordon Stevenson, took the trophy home last year. Be warned, the home of the America’s Cup is back to compete with two teams whose skippers are Robert McCutcheon and Alastair Gifford.  

However, the top ranked crew is that of Wales’ Penarth Yacht Club. Matthew Whitfield’s team is 20th in the official World Sailing Match Racing Rankings, followed by an Australian team from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, skippered by Hugo Stoner, ranked 103rd.

Other clubs represented include two from the host, RPAYC, to be skippered by Juliet Costanzo and Alistair Reed respectively, with one each from Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (Jed Cruickshank) and Darwin Sailing Club (Finn Niemeier).

The internationals line-up is completed by a team each from Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club in New Zealand (Jonathon Barnett) and Ireland’s Royal Irish Yacht Club (Niall Malone).

In a major coup for the event, after registration and practice racing on Wednesday 20 November, special guests Tom Slingsby and Ky Hurst will put in an appearance at the Welcome Function where they will take part in a Question and Answer session on SailGP.

Slingsby and his Australian SailGP crew, including Hurst, won the inaugural SailGP this year and the pair is looked up to by sailors around the world for their various sporting achievements.

The event highlights where this current group of youth sailors can end up down the track. It also supports the importance of encouraging youths to continue on with competitive sailing and to dream big, as did previous competitors who have gone on to carve a name for themselves.  

The Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race is back!

The RPAYC is pleased to announce that the Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Offshore Yacht Race is back with a new date and is open to everyone. On the 3rd April 2020 at 1300hrs the 230nm short ocean sprint to Coffs Harbour will start from the entrance to Pittwater. The race is open to offshore capable yachts and multihulls racing fully crewed or two-handed. 

“The Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Offshore Yacht Race has a proud place in the history of the RPAYC, regularly attracting over 100 boats in its heyday. Sailors also talk about the race fondly, a great length and a fun and friendly destination making it popular” explains Commodore Michael Lockley, first to enter the race with his optimised and well travelled Farr 45, Pretty Woman.

“Finding a space in the calendar has been the challenge, going head to head with the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race between Christmas and New Year just does not make sense, particularly in the races 75th year. However, April appears the perfect time, before Easter so boats can continue to Brisbane for the Brisbane to Gladstone Race the following week, return south to Port Stephens for the Sail Port Stephens Regatta at the end of the month or it is an easy trip back home to Pittwater/Sydney” says Nick Elliott, Race Director.

Entry is open and the Notice of Race can be found at: https://www.rpayc.com.au/sailing/club-marine-pittwater-to-coffs-yacht-race-2020

 

For more information or questions please contact the RPAYC Sailing Office.

Adult Sailing & Windsurfing Programs

Adult Sailing Programs 

Thursday Twilight Discover Sailing Experience

What better way to try sailing and jump into Club life than with our Thursday Discover Sailing Experience.
For beginners and those with some sailing experience, held weekly from 7 Nov - 19 Dec, 5-8pm. Our Australian Sailing Instructors will teach you the basic skills and terms of sailing before joining the Thursday Twilight non-spinnaker race. Social and Fun and Open to ALL!

REGISTER HERE (by 12pm each Thursday)

 

Adult Learn to Sail & Development Course

Saturday Afternoon or Sunday Afternoon Course options from beginner up.
Options include Start Crewing, Start Skippering through to Start Racing. 1-4pm commencing this Weekend. 

  • Saturday 16 November
  • Sunday 10 November - commenced


REGISTER HERE

 

The Alfred's Australian Sailing Windsurfing Courses 

The RPAYC offers a simple training pathway for all ages wanting to get into windsurfing or for those seasoned sailors to develop their skills.

Training is delivered by Australian Sailing (AS) accredited instructors following a national syllabus and taught using Club Windsurfers and or BYO Board and Kit. 

Times: Rigged for 8:30 on water - 10:30
23 November - 14 December (4 sessions)

Time: 5:00 - 7:00
18 November - 9 December (4 sessions)

If you want to discover windsurfing, we will provide a safe, fun, and affordable environment to build your skills.

REGISTER HERE

What are your kids doing these December School Holidays?!

 

Kid's Learn to Sail

TACKERS' is a Learn to Sail program from Kids aged 7-12 years. There are three Levels: Tackers 1, Tackers 2 & Tackers 3.

This program will be offered in the December School Holidays.

Week 1
Tuesday 10th December to Friday 13th December


Week 2
Tuesday 17th December to Friday 20th December


Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm
Fees:  Youth Member $390.00 / Non-Member $490
(Become a Youth Member and SAVE)

REGISTER TODAY

 

Youth OutThere Program 

Sailing is an opportunity for 13–17 year old's looking to try something new on the water. The OutThere Sailing program offers a fantastic way to experience sailing, have fun, make new friends and learn exciting and valuable skills that will help you both now and in the future.

OutThere Sailing is open to all - you don't have to have sailed before. In most cases you will be on the water from day one as part of a group with an Instructor close at hand. Depending on your location, you could be sailing, windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, going on a keelboat enjoying the waters of Pittwater. 

There are two registration fee categories available for this Course:

  • $390.00^ - RPAYC Youth Members
  • $490.00 - Non Members
REGISTER TODAY
 

 

 

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Casual Marina Vacancy Credits

Casual Vacancy Credits
In the event your berth or mooring is vacant for more than 7 nights and where we are able to sublet to a casual paid occupant, you will be entitled to a ‘casual vacancy credit’ against the monthly facility fee equal to 50% of income paid to the Club to the value of the monthly fee.  If you are able to refer to us a suitable berth or mooring occupant for 7 or more nights, you will be entitled to a 100% rebate of the income paid to the Club to the value of the monthly fee. 

Worried about your lines or berth fixtures?
 We can assist you to put together a ‘Casual Vacancy Plan’ which outlines the lines at your berth and any specific requirements to enable you safely berth on return to the Club.  This casual vacancy plan will be used by the Club staff to monitor your berth in your absence and your berth will be checked before your return to ensure that your lines are in place. 
 
Advice from Members of temporarily vacant facilities enables us to manage the increased demand at this time of year and casual income in the long term returns revenue to the Members in the form reduced facility increases and/or benefits to Members.


To notify us of your temporary absence tel: (02) 9998 3700 or email kylie.brown@rpayc.com.au (via email, please include your berth, vessel name, departure and return date). 

 

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

 

 

 

Sail GP Athletes join for Harken Welcome Dinner

Sail GP Athletes join for Harken Welcome Dinner 

Wednesday 20th November - BOOK NOW
RPAYC  will be hosting a welcome function for the running of the 27th Harken Youth International Match Racing Regatta. The regatta will see 10 up and coming youth teams from local to international Club's come and compete on the waters of Pittwater to win the prestigious “Rockin Robin Trophy”.
As well as hearing from our competing teams a Q&A will be held with Teams and Australia's Sail GP Sailors and special guests Tom Slingsby (Skipper Aus SailGP) and Ky Hurst (Crew AusSailGP).
Tom and Ky recently sealed the deal in the final stage of the SailGP tour in Marseille France, with a final victory over team Japan, earning them the a historic first win in the SailGP series and also the US$1 million prize money!
We are excited to confirm that we will have the trophy here as well!!

We thank major sponsor Harken for their continuing support of this major regatta.  

Members and guests will be seated by the event organising committee amongst the teams. 
A night not to be missed - BOOK NOW via Reception as spaces are limited. Members and their guests welcome. 
Date - Wednesday 20th Nov
Time - 6pm 
Cost - $35 per head (Main & Dessert)
Bookings Essential - 9998 3700
Dress - Smart Casual 

 

 

 

 

 

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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