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BOM Weather app update – now with marine features!
BOM Weather app update – now with marine features!

The wait is over, with the Bureau having updated the popular BOM Weather app to now include weather information for marine and waterway activities. The update combines the five vital marine weather safety checks covering warnings, winds, waves, weather, and…

Virtual Regatta, Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race January 30, 2021
Virtual Regatta, Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race January 30, 2021

MEDIA RELEASERoyal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and Virtual Regatta team up for virtual Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race 2021 Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, have developed a race between two great…

Dicko Cup Weekend - Notice / Update
Dicko Cup Weekend - Notice / Update

Notice –  Dicko Cup Entrants, The annual Dicko Cup Weekend starts tomorrow at 1200hrs. Due to the current NSW Health Restrictions in place, no more than 30 people can gather outside in a public place (which includes public parks, reserves,…

RPAYC Australia Day Long Weekend Hours
RPAYC Australia Day Long Weekend Hours

  Saturday 23 & Sunday 24:   Bistro: 0800 – 2000  Reception: 0800 – 2000 Tender:  0800 – 1800   Monday 25:  Bistro: 0900 – 1500 Reception: 0800 – 1700 Tender:  0800 – 1700  Tuesday 26:  Bistro: 0900 – 1500 Reception:…

Waterfront Facilities
Waterfront Facilities

The Club is committed to providing a safe facility for Club Members and to mitigate risk we undertake regular WH&S checks across the marina and Club facilities. The summer season is a busy one at the Club so we’d like…

Parking Reminder
Parking Reminder

Parking at the Club is currently in high demand.  To ensure all members have convenient access to parking through our peak period through to 1 February 2021, the Club kindly requests that members observe the Club’s peak period parking rules: Lower car park – Day Parking Only Up to three…

General Managers Message 7.1.2021
General Managers Message 7.1.2021

Dear Members, I hope that you are well. We plan to reopen the Clubhouse this Sunday (10 January 2021) subject to Northern Zone restrictions being lifted on Saturday (9 January 2021). All going well the Northern Zone of the Northern…

Boating Exemption Revoked 4.1.21
Boating Exemption Revoked 4.1.21

Dear Members, We understand that the exemption that was announced yesterday has been revoked. Exemption re: vesselsA person who has a vessel that is ordinarily moored in Pittwater can enter the northern area to access the vessel, including to sail…

Update regarding exemption for boat use - 2.01.2021
Update regarding exemption for boat use - 2.01.2021

Dear Members, Last night Health Minister Brad Hazzard released an exemption allowing people from outside of the Northern Zone to enter and use their boat (that must be berthed in the Northern Zone). Please note that this latest exemption has…

New Racing Rules 2021-2024
New Racing Rules 2021-2024

The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) governs the sport of sailboat and sailboard racing. It is revised and published every four years by World Sailing. The new RRS for 2021-2024 took effect on 1st January 2021.  Below you will find…

General Managers Message - Urgent Boating Update 31.12.2020
General Managers Message - Urgent Boating Update 31.12.2020

Dear Members, URGENT BOATING UPDATE The NSW Government provided an update last night limiting boating movement in the Northern Zone to only the waters of Pittwater.  (Updated 8pm on 30 December 2020).  Broken Bay Water Police have advised RPAYC this…

General Managers Message – 29.12.2020
General Managers Message – 29.12.2020

Dear Members, I hope that you are well and managing okay in these strange times. This message is just to keep you updated with what is happening at the Club and the situation with boating activities allowed at the moment.…

Takeaway Open
Takeaway Open

Halyards is open for Takeaway food & drink as well as our Grab & Go options from 9.00am – 3.00pm daily through till 9th January 2021.**Please note that we are closed on New Years Day.For any additional enquiries please contact…

General Managers Message – 23.12.2020
General Managers Message – 23.12.2020

Dear Members, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club recently had a COVID positive person at the Club. This message is to update you as to the current position, as of 8pm on Wednesday 23/12/2020.  Yesterday RPAYC was listed by the government on…

COVID-19 Alert
COVID-19 Alert

Dear Members, The Club has been advised that an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 was at the Club on Wednesday 16 December between 5pm and 6pm.At this stage we are waiting on further information from NSW Health but recommend that if you…

General Managers Message - 20.12.2020
General Managers Message - 20.12.2020

Dear Members, As a precaution to the growing local COVID-19 cluster our Club was closed on Friday 18 December for a period of 3 days. NSW Health has now announced a ‘stay at home order’ for all residents on the…

RPAYC Sailing & Club Events postponed/cancelled
RPAYC Sailing & Club Events postponed/cancelled

Dear Members, Following on from our email last night, I would like to confirm that, due to the Clubs decision to close for the next 3 days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), all racing and other club events planned on those…

RPAYC Temporary Closure - We'll be back soon!
RPAYC Temporary Closure - We'll be back soon!

Dear Members, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club will close our doors until Monday. We have not been asked to close and have not been named as a venue of ‘close or casual contact’ by NSW Health, however in light of…

RPAYC Represented across most classes at Sail Sydney
RPAYC Represented across most classes at Sail Sydney

29ers at Sail Sydney (7 x Teams Competed – 8 RPAYC Registered) Results can be found here – https://sailingresults.net/sa/results/overall.aspx?ID=80401.12 2x Top 10 Results = Daniel Links & Marcus Sampson = 5th Overall and Ellis Merrett & Angus Renton = 7th…

29er NSW States – Round 1 Wangi Wangi
29er NSW States – Round 1 Wangi Wangi

RPAYC 29er fleet were very excited to once again be travelling to an away regatta. With new crew combinations, new crews and new boats there was a lot of anticipation in the week leading up to the regatta with each…

Prada America's Cup World Series Auckland
Prada America's Cup World Series Auckland

The Prada America’s Cup World Series Auckland & Prada Christmas Race will be on live here at the Club from: Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th December at 2pm-4pm. The PRADA America’s Cup World Series Auckland and the PRADA Christmas Race…

Berth/Mooring Absences
Berth/Mooring Absences

To assist with marina operations during peak period, we are looking to confirm vacant berths and moorings in order to accommodate the short stays over Christmas and into the New Year.  If you are participating in the Club Cruising event…

Shore power leads - Testing, Do's and Don'ts
Shore power leads - Testing, Do's and Don'ts

Dear Members, The Club is committed to providing a safe facility for Club Members and to mitigate risk we undertake regular WH&S checks across the marina and Club facilities. The Christmas season is a busy one at the Club so…

NSW Laser State Championships
NSW Laser State Championships

The NSW Laser State Championships were held at Belmont 16ft Skiff Sailing Club on Lake Macquarie. The regatta was a Covid safe regatta where entries were limited to 120 boats, rigging was spread out along the shoreline, sign on/off was…

Invitation to attend the Alfreds Cruising Foundation Luncheon
Invitation to attend the Alfreds Cruising Foundation Luncheon

  Alfreds Cruising has been part of the Club for some 20 years. On Sunday 21 February the Club will be hosting a lunch for all those involved in Cruising during the first ten years. The lunch will be held…

Palm Beach to Hobart Cruise 2020
Palm Beach to Hobart Cruise 2020

Have you ever wanted to participate in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race but thought how can i follow the race down instead in comfort, well club partners Travelview have a deal for you. Cruise aboard the Coral Discoverer from…

Extreme Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship tests crews
Extreme Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship tests crews

          Media Release November 29, 2020 Extreme Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship tests crews Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC) coincided with Sydney’s record-breaking hot weather weekend, 28 crews enduring 40 knot…

MC38 2020 Season Act 6
MC38 2020 Season Act 6

          Media Release 29 November 2020 Event: MC38 2020 Season Act 6 (final), November 28-29 hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club with racing on Pittwater Lazy Dog looms over Act 6 and MC38 season…

Nina Curtis and Evelyn Harves, NSW Female Hobie 16 State Champions
Nina Curtis and Evelyn Harves, NSW Female Hobie 16 State Champions

The leading Hobie Cat sailors competed in the NSW state championship, at Palm Beach Sailing Club. Six races were held over the blustery 28-29 November 2020 weekend. RPAYC was well represented at the event with two teams winning their age…

Alfreds Community Sailing recommences with our Veterans Sailing Day
Alfreds Community Sailing recommences with our Veterans Sailing Day

It was great to have our monthly Friday Veterans Sailing Day’s underway again post the covid restrictions ease that has seen many of the community groups the club works with unable to participate. We had 10 veterans attend the day…

Jack Gale Centre
Jack Gale Centre

The Jack Gale Centre was named in recognition of Jack Gale’s contribution to The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. The centre has being re-developed and will provide…

Centreboard FAQs
Centreboard FAQs

Some of your questions answered for Centreboard Racing…Do I have to be a member of RPAYC to race? How do I enter for the Series or Race? Can I enter causally for the series? How do I have to sign…

Yachting FAQ's
Yachting FAQ's

Need some answers on Yachting…I’m a boat owner, how do I go racing? I’m ready to race, what do I need? What is an Australian Special Regulation Form? Racing Rules of Sailing, How to Register to Race, How to find…

Register to Race
Register to Race

All the Information here on How to Register to Race…

What is an Australian Special Regulation Form?
What is an Australian Special Regulation Form?

As with many other sports the National Body sets out a set of common rules and regulations to follow. Australian Sailing manages the Sport of Sailing and issue every four years, aligned with World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS),…

I'm a boat owner, how do I go racing?
I'm a boat owner, how do I go racing?

All boat owners must be a Full Member of the Club. Visitors are welcome to compete in an RPAYC organised event as long as they are a member of an MYA. To do so the following items are required…

Boatyard Faq
Boatyard Faq

Need Some Questions answered about the Boatyard like… What Is Included In Your Antifoul Package? How Much Antifoul Do You Spray Onto My Boat? Do You Deliver Vessels? Do You Have Lifts For Short Turn Around Work, Pre Purchase Or…

Pets at RPAYC
Pets at RPAYC

We welcome members’ dogs at the Club, however to ensure that all members are able to enjoy their time onsite, By-Law 5.13 (below) provides relevant information on bringing your dog to the Alfreds. Your Club staff are on hand to…

SheSails for RPAYC
SheSails for RPAYC

The RPAYC will be represented at this year’s SheSails Open Regatta hosted by Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club and scheduled for November 28-29, by Nicole Butcher, Lisa Ratcliff and Lauren Crossman. Competitors and organisers are hoping a NSW government…