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

       

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

 
 

Light NE breeze greets the fleet for the start

Media Release                                                                                                                     2 January 2019

Event: Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta January 2 – 9, 2019 hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (NSW) & Southport Yacht Club (QLD)

With a spectator fleet of in excess of 60 boats the 2019 Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta got away in a light N NE Breeze from 100-120 at approx 7knots.

The official weather briefing was presented by a representative from the Bureau of Meteorology which anticipated a N NE Breeze of 15-25 knots over the next 24-48hrs.

In the monohull fleet Richards Hudson’s Farr 45 Pretty Women made it clear they had a plan to start at the pin which they had to fight for with Marcus Grimes and his crew onboard Insomnia the Judel & Vorlijk 42.

With the multihulls starting 5 minutes behind the monohulls it didn’t take Shaun Carroll’s Lombard Tri, Morticia more than a few minutes to establish its dominance in both the monohull and multihull fleet. Soon after passing Pretty Woman (monohull leader) Morticia was the first boat to get onto port tack and head east chasing more favourable winds.

‘After a clean start for both fleets the competitors have already encountered their first transition of the race with a S SE’erly starting to settle into the North, I am sure the navigators are already being heavily utilised’ commented Race Director, Nick Elliott.

The fleet can be tracked here http://yb.tl/PS2019

Following the 370nm category 2 ocean race is the Southport Yacht Club’s spectacular summer offshore sailing regatta, the Bartercard Sail Paradise series. Four days of racing will be staged on the beautiful ocean waters off the Gold Coast’s golden beaches from Sunday 6 to Wednesday 9 January 2019. Both events have been combined to create an offshore series for competitors and the ultimate winner of the Pittwater to Paradise Regatta.

For more information visithttp://www.pittwatertoparadise.com.au/
Facebook: @pitt2paradise - Twitter: @Pitt2Paradise - Instagram: #pitt2paradise
Hash Tags: #pitt2paradise #RPAYC #clubmarine #henrilloydaus

Media enquiries during the race:
RPAYC Nick Elliott m. 0468 330 070 e. Nick.Elliott@rpayc.com.auor Katie Spithill m. 0438 548 755 e. KatieP@rpayc.com.au

SYC enquiries Bronwen Hemmings ph. (07) 5591 3500 e. Marketing.Manager@southportyachtclub.com.au

Pittwater to Paradise start video

Link: https://www.facebook.com/sailorgirlnic/videos/10158668523023868/

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How to watch the 2019 Pittwater to Paradise Race

Live commentary and drone footage of the start of the Pittwater to Paradise Regatta on facebook via Adventures of a Sailor Girl - Nic Douglass https://www.facebook.com/sailorgirlHQ/
 
Follow the Trackers Here: https://yb.tl/ps2019
 
Event website www.pittwatertoparadise.com.au
 
Regatta Facebook Page & Updates: https://www.facebook.com/pitt2paradise/
 
Twitter: pitt2paradise
 
Instagram: #pitt2paradise
 
Media enquiries during the race: KatieP@rpayc.com.au

Sail Melbourne 2018

Sail Melbourne 2018 was a regatta where the Melbourne weather turned on four seasons in every day. We had torrential rain, high winds, no winds, thunder storms, sunshine and more rain. Melbourne had its 1 in 100 year storms for the third year in a row and the locals were saying “It’s never like this”!

We were out watching Bayley on the Laser course for this regatta. On the first day, Thursday we arrived at the club and were presented with a strong 25-30knot Southerly blowing, torrential rain and fairly choppy waves. All fleets were initially held ashore under AP but around midday the wind eased a little to below 20knots and the fleets went out for racing. The Lasers got one race in but then in the second race the wind glassed out and the boats timed out, so only one race was completed.

On day 2, conditions looked great for racing with a SE breeze around 12 knots. The Lasers completed one race which had the course very close to the shore of Brighton Beach. A couple of Lasers hit an unmarked rock and damaged their boats. The race committee decided to move the course out to sea a little to take the rock out of the course and whilst resetting another thunder storm with lightning was approaching the course area so all sailors were sent ashore.

On day 3, Saturday the wind was very light and all classes were AP on shore. Eventually the fleets were sent out and the Lasers just sat around waiting for wind. About 2pm yet another thunder storm with lightning was approaching and reports of over 30knots were coming in from the airport where the storm was coming from. Again all sailors were quickly sent ashore with an AP over H. However on shore the race committee changed this to AP over A and racing was done for the day for the Lasers. Great we are now three days into the regatta and have only had 2 races. We haven’t even got a regatta yet. Some of the other classes which already had 6 or more races were sent out racing in the afternoon after the storm had passed.

On the final day, the Lasers schedule was bought forward to 10am to try and get a regatta. The Lasers managed to get 3 races in with a northerly breeze 1—15knots and end with a 5 race regatta. Immediately after the completion of the racing another rain squall arrived just in time to pack up boats, rhibs and head back to Sydney. It was a long drive home and we arrived home around 2am.

The following is a summary of the results for RPAYC in Sail Melbourne – full results can be found  at this link http://sailingresults.net/site/event/80240/

49er – Jim Colley and Shaun Connor – 2nd Overall

49er FX – Tash Bryant and Annie Wilmot – 3rd Overall

470 Men – Josh Dawson – 7th Overall

Finn – Matt Visser – 28th Overall

Laser 4.7 – Bayley Taylor – 14th Overall

Optimist Open – Daniel Links – 1st

                              Austin Cross – 3rd

                              Jono Tuite – 7th

                              Angus Renton – 8th

                              Olivia Williams – 17th

                              Cooper Bellingham – 21st

                              Eva Attwood – 22nd

                              Wally Tuite – 36th

                              Markus Sampson – 38th

                              Isabella Holdsworth – 44th

                              Darcy Robbins – 46th

                              Will Troop – 52nd

                              Kye Williams – 55th

                              Nathan Pearce – 63rd

 

Optimist Intermediate – Piper Attwood – 3rd

                                             Julia Pearce – 8th

Nacra 15 – Bella Green and Rohan Stannage – 6th

Wasp – Henry Davison – 9th

It was great to see so many sailors in attendance from RPAYC - Thank You to Dave Taylor for the report. 

 

  

 

Optimist North Americans Report

Report on Optimist North American Championships, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, July 2018

This year I was selected to represent Australia in the North American Championships (NAMs) in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The regatta had 150 competitors across two fleets ranging from 11-14 years of age. There were sailors from 13 different countries and 4 continents (5 if you count Australia as its own continent) in total. For most of the regatta the conditions ranged from 10-20 knots sea breezes with quite large chop, consistent wind with eventual large shift, going back and forth. The temperature was hot and humid and the water was very warm.

The regatta went for 5 days and included 2 days of qualifiers, 1 day of teams racing then 2 days of finals. The time frame of the racing was challenging as the sea breeze didn’t come in until midday and daily storms coming in around 3-4pm, giving us 3 races a day (if there was wind at all). During the qualifiers my placings started off well and went bad on the second day. This resulted in me being placed, along with the rest of the AUS team, in silver fleet.

The teams racing day turned out to be an extremely light day with little to nothing knots. This caused the race volunteers to change the amount of losses a team could have before being removed from the racing from two to one. This was bad luck for us as we had to face an experienced Argentinian team first which lead to us heading in after the first race. During the finals I sailed extremely well, ending 5th overall (3 points behind 3rd) and first in the Australian team. The conditions were lighter and windier at times than the qualifiers. I managed to sail a clean regatta with no penalties from the jury or OCSs.

By Jono Tuite

2018 SORS Optimist Regatta

2018 SORS Optimist Regatta hosted by Georges River Sailing Club is done - what a great regatta with a mix of conditions. Congratulations to all some amazing racing over the 3 days - special mention to our 2018 SORCS Regatta Winner Daniel Links with a perfect score card 10 wins from 10 races.

Final podiums are as follows:

Open Boys
1st - Daniel Links (RPAYC)
2nd - Matty Goss (RBYC / SYS)
3rd - Austin Cross (RPAYC)

Open Girls
1st - Olivia Williams (RPAYC)
2nd - Sienna Brown (RPAYC)
3rd - Clover Norman (WSC)

Intermediate Boys
1st - Jack Scharf (PDSC)
2nd - Will Nobes (PDSC)
3rd - Charlie Byford (RPAYC)

Intermediate Girls
1st - Gemma Ashton (HHSC)
2nd - Sofie Maxwell (HHSC)
3rd - Caterina Meyer (WSC)

Sportsmanship Award - Hannah Kernohan (GRSC)

Green Fleet Awards
Most Improved - Jasmine Derwent
Encouragement Award - Zara Marks

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Boatyard Operations

The boatyard will close from Friday 21st December, 2018 - Monday 7th January, 2019. Competitors in the Club Marine Pittwarer to Paradise Regatta requiring a lift prior to the race on Wednesday 2nd January are asked to contact the Boatyard ASAP to make arrangements on 02 9998 3751

Clubhouse/Tender Operations

Mon 17 / Tues 18:

Bistro: 0900 – 1800
Reception: 0800 - 1700
Tender: 0800 - 1700 


Wed 19: 
Bistro: 0900 – 1900
Reception: 0800 - 1800
Tender:  0800 - 1700


Thurs 20: 
Bistro:0900 – approx. 2100 Twilight
Reception: 0800 - 2000
Tender: 0800 - 2000

Fri 21: Family Night & Club Christmas party
Bistro:0900 – 2030 -  Bookings through reception
Reception: 0800 - Close
Tender: 0800 - 1700


Sat 22 / Sun 23: 
Bistro: 0800 – 1930
Reception: 0800 - 1800
Tender: 0800 - 1800
 

Mon 24: Christmas Eve: 
Bistro: 0900 – 1930
Reception: 0800 - 1700
Tender: 0800 - 1700

Tues 25: Christmas Day: - CLUB CLOSED

Wed 26: 
Bistro: 0900 – 1500 (Boxing Day public holiday)
Reception: 0800 - 1800
Tender: 0800 - 1800 


Thurs 27 / Fri 28:
Bistro: 0900 – 1930
Reception: 0800 - Close
Tender: 0800 - 1700
 
Sat 29 / Sun 30:
Bistro: 0800 – 1930
Reception: 0800 - 1800
Tender: 0800 - 1800
 
Mon 31: New Year’s Eve:
Bistro 0900 – 2230 – Bookings through reception
Reception: 0800 - 2000
Tender: 0800 - 1700
 
 
JANUARY 2018
 
Tues 1: New Years Day (Public Holiday)
Bistro: 0800 – 1800 
Reception: 0800 - 1800
Tender: 0800 - 1800
 
Wed 2: Pittwater to Southport Race
Bistro: 0700 – 1900
Reception: 0700 - 1800
Tender: 0800 - 1700
 
Thurs 3 / Fri 4:
Bistro: 0900 – 1900
Reception: 0800 - Close
Tender: 0800 - 1700
 
Sat 5 / Sun 6:
Bistro: 0800 – 1930
Reception: 0800 - 1800
Tender: 0800 - 1800
 

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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