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


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


I will stand by to assist you (C-G-1)

As the world has come to terms with the shutdown associated with the COVID-19 pandemic people have been looking at ideas to keep in touch and support each other.
Visual signalling is a maritime and sailing tradition and the San Francisco Yacht Club (Belvedere, CA), Staff Commodore Jim Robinson has been looking at ideas that Yacht Clubs across America and around the World could use to create a sense of camaraderie and a way to communicate with each other and their members so that they know the Yacht Club would be there when their Members are able to return to sailing.
With confirmation from the San Francisco National Maritime Museum, Staff Commodore Robinson established that the correct signals to display the message I WILL STAND BY TO ASSIST YOU are the C – G – 1 flags.
RPAYC are now flying the signals from our flagstaff.
Read up on the origins of this great initiative as reported on scuttlebutt here.

Club Race Official Course - Join the Team

This course is aimed at people who have a keen interest in Sailing and want to participate in another facet of the sport.

One of goals at the club is to increase the number of race officials across both our yachting and centreboard activities. Those who may be interested in becoming a Race Officer include parents who may have limited experience with sailing and want to contribute to the sport, volunteers at yacht clubs, existing sailors who wish to lend a hand and their expertise, and sailors who no longer actively participate in the sport.

This seminar is run online over 3 hours.

A schedule of the courses has been set from May through to June 2021 with courses running at a minimum of once a month, with additional courses over the next few weeks already scheduled.

Register to do your club race official course here www.sailing.org.au/clubraceofficer


Club Equipment Auditor Online Seminars

Course Overview

The National Equipment Auditor (NEA) Scheme provides a system for organising authorities (Clubs) to nominate Club Equipment Auditors (CEA) to audit boats for Category 3-7 races.

The Club Equipment Auditor (CEA) seminar is a free safety service provided to help ensure safety standards are consistently met through equipment compliance.

To become accredited as an Australian Sailing CEA you are required to:

  • Be a member of an Australian Sailing affiliated club.
  • Be endorsed by an Australian Sailing affiliated club to audit specifically for that club.
  • Attend the relevant Australian Sailing Equipment Auditors Seminar.
  • Pass the Australian Sailing Equipment Auditors Exam.

The Club Equipment Auditor seminar reviews:

  • The Cat 3-7 auditing forms.
  • All Category specific updates to the Special Regulations.
  • Procedures to be utilised whist auditing.
  • Where to obtain specific auditing information from the Racing Rules of Sailing and Special Regulations.

2020/2021 IRC Rating Certificates now available!

The new 2020 IRC ratings year is about to start.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we are not back sailing and racing yet but many of you may still wish to attain your Rating Certificate now, ready for when the season returns to ‘normal’.

You can revalidate online your IRC certificate by simply clicking on the IRC Revalidation logo below.

The 2019 IRC Rating Year will end on the 31 May 2020 and all IRC certificates will expire after that.

All boats that were rated in 2018 and 2019 will be able to revalidate online their certificates.

If you require assistance completing the form, please contact:


Ratings Office

(02) 9170 6917

Email ratings@sailing.org.au


Mother's Day Special Offer

Lunch or dinner is all sorted for you.
Available from Thursday 7 May.
Pre-order through reception on 9998 3700 or drop in to Halyards.
While stocks last.

Add $5 for:
                Thistle Hill Organic Chardonnay or Shiraz
Add $ 10 for:
                Pokolbin Estate Riesling
                Scarborough Chardonnay Yellow Label
                Robert Oatley Shiraz      


Update from the General Manager 6/05/2020

Dear Members,
I hope that you are all well. 
Positive news continues this week about Australia easing some of the current restrictions. What this will mean for RPAYC in the short term is yet unknown, however we look forward to organised racing and cruising events resuming soon. There is also a push to get Clubs, Pubs and Restaurants back open again soon, however this is likely to take a little longer and with more incremental steps required to ensure safety. 
An important element to the easing of restrictions, so that we can return to some kind of normality, is contact tracing. If you have not yet loaded the COVIDSafe App onto your phone please consider doing this and encouraging others to do likewise. If you need some help with installing the app onto your phone please let us know.
Over the past few weeks, we have seen many boats being worked on at the Club ensuring they are in tip-top condition to return to sailing as soon as we’re given the go ahead. This is great and really important; however, we remind boat owners of your responsibilities under the Club’s By-Laws to please ensure that any external contractors engaged by you have signed in at reception or the boatyard office, have been inducted, have the appropriate Marine Card accreditation and that they have their insurance in place. 
By now you should have received your Membership subscription renewal fees for this year. Given our current unusual circumstances due to COVID-19 there are a few changes to this year’s fees. These changes were explained in Commodore Michael Lockley’s letter, dated 15 April 2020, and include details about a rebate being offered for members who pay their membership by 31 May 2020, or commit to the Club’s monthly direct debit arrangement with instalments received on the 20th of each month. To take advantage of this rebate please ensure that you have paid within the required timeframe. 
Given the Clubhouse closure, the first instalment of the House Entitlement fee was not charged this year. Please also note that due to Clubhouse closure you will retain any unspent House Entitlement that you may have had left from last year and you are able to use it in paying any club related fees and charges.  
Given the current conditions, the Board has decided to make payment of the Youth Competition Support Fund (YCSF) voluntary this year. The YCSF is still noted on your statement and we would be grateful for your contribution if you are in a position to support this initiative. Please let the office know if you are not in a position to do so and the fee will be removed from your account.
We thank you for your continuing support of the Club and look forward to seeing you back, hopefully soon.
Please look after yourself and those around you. 
Kind regards,
Craig Evans
General Manager