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


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


Pitt Point Scotland Island - Part 3

Greg was particularly attracted to the timber selection and the build for ‘Pitt Point’ on Scotland Island and, along with Louise, they have always loved living in it.

Greg has built a number of wooden boats through his life, including the commuter boat on L6.

Again, from the ‘Houses’ article on ‘Pitt Point’:-

‘Walls, posts and beams, and the cathedral-like ceilings are all clear-finished No.1 grade Oregon, sculpted with millimetre precision by a team of carpenter craftsmen.

It’s reminiscent of other notable works by Woolley, including his own house at Mosman and the stunning St Margarets Chapel in Surry Hills – his first independent commission’.

The building is planked with Western Red Cedar, all fixed with copper nails – coated with stain (not paint) – all guttering and downpipes are aluminium - so it has been easy to keep in good shape.

Clearly, no expense was spared in this build.

The article in ‘Mansion – Interiors’ noted (March 2018) …’Woolley’s work was considered part of what became known as the Sydney school, an architectural movement that reacted against international modernism and focused instead on a regionalist style that embraced Australia’s bush landscape rather than working against it’.

As for getting to ‘Pitt Point’ – from RPA to the house, it’s less than 8 minutes.



More information, with many photographs and some historical background are available on the RPAYC web site (LINK) - also at www.modernhouse.co/listings/pittwater-waterfront/ 'Pitt Point' by architect Ken Woolley AM.
More historical information on Scotland Island and Andrew Thompson is available as follows:-
• A very thorough and interesting account of Thompson, back in England, then his life in Australia is at http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com/andrew-thompson---pittwater-patriarchs-history.php
• A shorter account can be found at www.visitsydneyaustralia.com.au/scotland-island.html .
• Also www.cawb.com.au/andrew-thompson.html .
• Another interesting one is https://dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/scotland_island
All part of the fascinating story on the development of Sydney and the Pittwater area.

Centreboard Regatta News

Youth Championships Report 2018

Another great regatta at SLMASC at Lake Macquarie. There was plenty of puff on Saturday with intermediate racing cancelled later in the day and last open race also cancelled. Its great to see the RPA kids sticking it out and bailing madly despite waves filling their boats faster than they could get the water out. Sunday was a more normal affair with a good breeze and Jeremy cracking the whip for 5 races. Daniel made the most of the shifty conditions and dished out a sailing master class.
The green fleet had a blast as well with the best finish line to date, a huge blow up arch.

The evenings at the Bay Hotel where filled with tall stories, pretty good food, kids being kids and a very long RPA table each night.

Green fleet results:
Alexander Risbey and William Holdsworth equal 1st
Elliot Verhaeghe was also in the results with a 2nd and 4th before retiring sick from the regatta.

Intermediate results:
Piper Atwood best placed intermediate at 4th
Followed by Julia Pearce in 15th her best result

Open results:
Daniel Links placed open at 1st
Cooper Bellingham placed 3rd
Jonathan Tuite placed 4th
Angus Renton 10th
Olivia Williams 22nd
Eva Atwood 25th
Sienna Brown 33rd
Bayley Taylor 37th
Will Troop 45th
Marcus Samson 46th
Walter Tuite 48th
Isabella Holdsworth 54th
Albie Brown 57th
Kye Williams 58th
Nathan Pearce 77th

ACT Championships Report 2018

The Adina motel was home base again for RPA families with Pizza’s on the lawn on Saturday night and pool for the kids before the southerly came through and sent us all to bed, a blessing in disguise with no headaches the next morning.
Canberra turned the weather on for us yet again and Canberra Yacht Club provided a great venue. Lose up vantage points on the grass to watch the action. Saturday got off to a quiet start before the Canberra blow set in with some good gusts up to 30 knots giving the kids some lively conditions to contend with. I’m sure some kids had never sailed as fast as they did on Saturday.

Sunday was a lot quieter with no wind to speak of. The kids tried their best to get Jeremy out in the start boat by taking to the water on mass and proceeded to drift around for a couple of hours before the day was finally called off at 2pm.

Intermediate results:
Congratulations to Piper Atwood 1st 
Followed by Julia Pearce 12th
Alexander Risbey 13th

Open results:
Congratulations Cooper Bellingham 2nd 
Followed by Jonathan Tuite 3rd
Austin cross 4th
Angus Renton 5th
Olivia Williams 7th
Marcus Samson 13th
Darcy Robins 21st
Will troop 26th
Kye Williams 29th
Walter Tuite 32nd
Nathan Pearce 40th

Green fleet:
No results scored


New Tenant for RPAYC - Multihull Solutions

The Club would like to extend a warm welcome Multihull Solutions who have recently taken up a tenancy at the Club. The office is situated on the first floor of the ‘Moonbar’ Building (above Jack Gale Training Centre).

If you are looking to buy or sell a new or pre-owned multihull, Marcus Ashley Jones and the team at Multihull Solutions can help you!

Powered by an absolute commitment to outstanding service and advice, Multihull Solutions is dedicated to exceeding the expectations of every client, whether they are sailing or power enthusiasts.
We continually develop our business to offer the very best products and facilities to cater for those who are looking to buy the perfect catamaran, want to sell their catamaran, are interested in chartering their boat, or require assistance managing or maintaining their multihull.
With offices throughout Asia Pacific, our team are exclusive distributors for some of the world’s leading multihull brands including Fountaine Pajot Catamarans, Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts and NEEL Trimarans.
Our comprehensive Brokerage division deals with quality pre-owned multihulls across the world, offering an extensive range of boats to suit almost every buyer’s criteria and budget.

Multihull Solutions provides unprecedented levels of service within the marine industry, contact Marcus today to find out more about Multihull Solutions and discover how they can help you.

First Floor ‘Moonbar Building’
Mobile 0438 049 299
Email marcus@multihullsolutions.com.au
Website www.multihullsolutions.com.au


Melbourne Cup 2018

The Alfreds celebrated Melbourne Cup in style with the RPAYC MOET Melbourne Cup lunch. It was a happy day. Halyards was as beautifully and colourfully decorated as the more than 160 Members and their guests who looked awesome in their Melbourne Cup outfits. Lunch started with a glass of Moet and some freshly shucked oysters, and continued with a gorgeous buffet.

The sweeps were a sell-out, and the Calcutta fiercely contested. There were loads of prizes on offer during the day which included many lucky door prizes, on-the-spot quiz prizes, and prizes for the best dressed woman, man, couple and hat; and of course the best ‘ditty’. The best ‘ditty’ competition was so close, that first prize was a tie. Prizes included magnums of Moet and very generous gifts from our supporters, who included Ocean Covers, Lacey Marine Engineering, North Shore Marine, Above and Beyond Boating, Bosuns Locker, Andersen Marine, Douglas Marine, Liz Muir Art and many others.

Looks like it will be a case of book early next year to secure a place at another fabulous RPAYC MOET Melbourne Cup Lunch. 

Melbourne Cup Photos 2018 are now available online here

This website is provided for the benefit of Members and their guests at The RPAYC. Photos are free to download and can be downloaded by clicking on the shopping cart icon in the bottom right hand corner of the photo. You can then choose what size file you would like to download. Add as many photos to your cart as you like, they are free.



Footage from Sydney Marine Brokerage Spring Twilight

View racing from the recent Sydney Marine Brokerage Spring Twilight Series at RPAYC with thanks to Sydney Marine Brokerage for the footage.



Annual RPAYC Golf Challenge

The Annual RPAYC Golf Challenge was a great success with many members and teams joining the days activities. “Team Incognito” lead by Jim Gall took out the major Prize with a blistering below par result. 
Wild Oats ladies were the first Ladies team and “Team The Bolter” led by Rick Welch were the runners up for the day. A great day was had by all. 

Winners - Team Incognito 


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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