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


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


Volunteer of the Year Announced - the awardee is...?

Volunteer of the Year

It is with great pleasure that the Commodore, Michael Lockley annouced today that Martin Cross has been awarded the 2019-2020 Volunteer of the Year Award.

Martin’s hard work and dedication to the Australian Int 5.5m Class and a mission to bring the Int 5.5m World Championship to the RPAYC all came together in January 2020. For many years Martin has competed internationally in the Int 5.5m class and throughout this time he has been working towards bringing the World Championship to Australia. As the Int. 5.5m Class President when a southern hemisphere championship was on the cards he presented the RPAYC as the perfect host, steeped in class history and with a reputation for producing fantastic sailors and boats.

Martin then dedicated his time endlessly and energy to ensuring that the World Championship was one to remember for the club and all the competitors, families and volunteers. No detail was left to chance, shipping, and boat transport, accommodation, social events and of course the racing was planned meticulously.

Congratulations Martin from all of your fellow Members of RPAYC and the competitors who attened the 2020 International 5.5m World Championship on a superb performance. 


Annual Yachting & Centreboard Prizegivings 2019-2020

With the current Covid-19 restrictions we were unable to hold our annual Centreboard & Yachting Awards in May, but be assured we have not forgotten the fantastic achievements and successes of our sailors over the 2019 - 2020 Season and plans are afoot to recognise these efforts and award the silverware as soon as we are all able to get back together to celebrate.

Dates and arrangements to be announced.

Placegetters can be viewed under race results: https://www.rpayc.com.au/sailing-results

Let's go RACING - New regulations & requirements

Let’s Go Racing

Race Day

  • Club activities, including racing can resume as long as the Public Health Order is complied with;
  • It is recommended that crew limits are adhered to; however, no boat shall carry more than 10 persons on board at any time (see the NoR for reommended crew numbers);
  • Practise good hand hygiene before and after sailing;
  • Avoid physical contact;
  • Halyards Grab and Go Takeaway service is in operation 7 days a week;
  • Changerooms and kitchens will remain closed – arrive dressed and ready to sail, meet at the boat;
  • Stay home if you are unwell;
  • Don’t share drinks or towels;
  • Sharing of equipment should be avoided and if necessary, it should be kept to a minimum;
  • Shared equipment, if any, should be regularly wiped down and sanitised, as practicable after use; 
  • Keep a distance of 1.5 metres where reasonably practicable; and
  • All competitors shall follow the one person per 4 square metres rule ashore to ensure sufficient physical distancing between people;
  • The RPAYC encourages all competitors to use the COVIDSafe App whilst at the club.

Crew Lists - Yachting

  • A complete and accurate crew list per event & race shall be submitted through the online entry system TopYacht.
  • An SMS will be sent to the Primary boat contact, on a scheduled race day. The SMS will contain a link that will prompt you to update your crew list (save the link). Alternatively, crew lists can be updated and maintained through your TopYacht entry by login into your entry and updating the crew details in your entry form.
  • In both case TY will remember those that have previously sailed with you (as listed in your crew list); Less than 5 minutue process once your crew are initally added. A How to Guide is available here and is also sent when regisitering. 
  3. SELECT 'ON BOARD' box when finished
  • The crew list shall contain the following information for each crew: Full Name RPAYC Member No. AS No. Telephone No. Email address Person to contact in the event of an emergency (Name and Telephone Number).
  • The Primary contact will recieve an email with their daily crew as well as the office. The race officer of the day will be alerted to the POB associated to your boat for the day.
  • Failure to provide a complete and accurate crew list prior to the start of each race shall result in a score of DSQ without a hearing. Changes RRS63.1 & A5.


Crew Lists - Centreboard

  • A complete and accurate crew list per event & race shall be submitted through the online entry system Australian Sailing RevSport portal.
  • Each Crew, Skipper or Mate shall register their details as requested. 
  • The crew list shall contain the following information for each crew: Full Name RPAYC, Member No., AS No., Telephone No., Email address, Person to contact in the event of an emergency (Name and Telephone Number).
  • If crew change per round from the Initial entry then a new crew registration is required.
  • Crew sbumissions/updates are required before each Sunday of scheduled races.


What does your social distancing plan of 1.5m look like on your boat?

ORC Renewals now Open


Its time to renew and or submit your yacht applications for a 2020-21 ORC certificate. Be it for offshore racers (ORCi) or the ever building inshore club certificates (ORCc). Applications are via Australian Sailing and are submitted online. Are you a One Design Yacht? If so, don't forget to check the exisitng One Design certificates available online for your Class, if it already exisits then your application takes less than 5 minutes to complete.

Current certificates will expire 30 June, 2020 so get in early with your re-validations ready for the Early Bird Series  in July.

If you would like to know more information about obtaining a rating your yacht please contact the Sailing Office at sailing@rpayc.com.au

We have a number of key club measurers as well who are happy to assist you wth your boat measurements. ORCc are self measured where as ORCi certificates require an official measurer.

The first J/99 from J/Boats in the southern hemisphere is commissioned at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.


The Club welcomed the commissioning of the first J/99 boat to Australia. A great all rounder boat for inshore racing, offshore and perfect for two handed sailors. The RPAYCs team in the boatyard and supportive tenants make commissioning anyboat a breeze. 

Monique Mobbs, Boatyard manager commented: “It’s always a pleasure to commission the new J/Boats here. There is always something exciting happening in the range and we are delighted to see the very latest from the J/Boat stable. They are engineered so well and go together beautifully.  We have commissioned every new model at our yard for the past 10 years and look forward to our continuing relationship providing quality service for a quality product for which J/Boats are renowned.”

Australian Sailing ‘mySailor’ Profile Updates

RPAYC Members are advised, that the Club has begun assisting members with updating important information in their Australian Sailing ‘mySailor’ Profiles, through the Revolutionise Sport platform.

Whilst updates are occurring, members may begin receiving automated emails from the Revolutionise Sport platform, on behalf of RPAYC. These emails may indicate a change in ‘user-name’ or a request to set or change a password, for a member’s ‘mySailor’ profile. Member’s need not be concerned by the emails, but should you have any queries, are encouraged to contact the Club.

The Membership and Sailing Offices updates to member data began occurring this week and will continue over the coming weeks. These updates are necessary and in line with assisting with the following;

  • * The ability to provide accurate COVID-19 contact tracing
  • * In preparation for the forthcoming season
  • * Also in preparation for the RRS 46 prescription (Jan 2021)

RPAYC encourages all members who are participating in organised races and activities at the Club, to regularly log in and check/update the details of their Australian Sailing ‘mySailor’ Profile.  https://www.revolutionise.com.au/trpayachtclub/login/


Upcoming Events

Welcome to RPAYC