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


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

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



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.


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)



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







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 






Club Marine BWPS R3 - Cabbage Tree Island Race, CYCA

The CYCA's Cabbage Tree Island Race is also Race 3 for the RPAYC Blue Water Pointscore Series. 7 RPAYC yachts started in what was to be a tough and challenging 180 nautical mile race. 

After a blustery and fast-paced start in Sydney Harbour on Friday evening, teams blazed away into the night towards Cabbage Tree Island at full pace. With the varying conditions that entrants saw throughout the race, there were some retirements due to a number of reasons - from gear damage to time constraints - as the wind abated coming into the second night. These included Arch RivalCarrera SDreki SunnanEuphoriaInsomniaKing BillyKioniKoaMinervaNo LimitStickyWild Oats XIWings and Zen.

Pretty Woman was 6th on Line Honours & 4th IRC & 5th ORCi & 1st PHS (Div 2) 
Showtime was 7th on Line Honours & 8th IRC &  9th ORCi

BWPR R3 & Progressive Series Results Here

CYCA Cabbage Tree Island Race Results Here

Twilight Sailing is Here - Tuesday & Thursday - Join Today

It's the Twilight fun sailing Season at the Alfred's !

Two Twilight Sailing Series are held over summer, with the Women's Twiligth Series held fortnightly and the Thursday weekly Series (Spring and Summer). RPAYC Twilight SeriesRPAYC Twilight Series

Women Shesails Sailing! 
Tuesday Twilight is tailored specially for women sailors. From experience sailors to those learning to sail, all can part take in the Series. Ten races are schedled in the Series from October thru to Mark 2020. 

Racing starts at 1755hrs for Division 1, 1800hrs Div 2. With daily race prizes for divisonal placegetters and spot prizes for crew annouced at the post race presentation and dinner in Halyards.

If your spouse/partner owns a boat and you would like to take it sailing in this ten race fortnightly series, please let the Sailing Office know who can assist you with your preparation and entry into the Series.

We have a number of keen crew who are looking to join the Series as crew. Inform the Sailing Office or join the Alfred's Women's Facebook group.

Join the Alfred's Women's Facebook group to stay up to date with event specificly for women https://www.facebook.com/groups/alfredswomensailors/


Thursday Series
The Thursday Non Spinnaker & Spinnaker Twilight season is a fantastic way to enjoy Pittwater with family and friends. Competitors can select to race the Series under spinnaker or non-spinnaker.

Racing enjoys the long days of daylight savings and sensational sunsets over Pittwater. Post race enjoy the weekly specials from Halyards bistro and prizes. 

For those new to sailing or wishing to brush up no their skills the Club offers and easy means to be involed with our Discover Sailing Experience Sessions. from 1700hrs each week a Club Instrcutor will take an Elliott 7 out with a crew of 3-4 pre race to run through some basic sailing knowledge before joining the fleet for the days race. You can do as many of these sessions as you like or join the crew on noard a members baot for the next race. The Office will assist you in this process. Bookings are via the Australian Sailing RevSports System. 

The Spring Pointscore Series commences on the 26 October thru to 19 December with the Summer Series commenceing on 16 January 2020 thru to 19 March 2020. 

Racing starts at 1755hrs for Division 1, 1800hrs Div 2 and 1805hrs for Div 3. 




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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