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

       

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

Nacra 15 World Championship

Club Member Nathan Bryant and Georgia Payne from Mandurah South of Perth Yacht Club, have been over in Marseille, France competing in the Nacra 15 Worlds followed by the first Nacra 15 foiling regatta in the world!

The team worked hard and took off at the start of the regatta showing that their many hours of training in the wind and heavy sea states was paying off. They were up at the top of this big fleet of over 80 Nacra’s – the biggest event yet in this class.

The regatta was challenging, not just by the numbers on the water but the changing winds and seas states. In heavy seas they held their own but were challenged when the regatta turned into a very light and shifty race course. The team learnt some tough lessons and finished an amazing 10th overall. They then backed this up with a 5th in the foiling worlds. They are on their way home and ready to work hard for the upcoming summer series where they will compete for the 2020 Youth worlds spot.

See the full results here: http://www.nacra15class.com/worlds-2019/

Free: Upskilling Race Seminars & On Water Training

Free: Upskilling Race Seminars & On Water Training

Come along to the new RPAYC Upskilling Race Seminars & Expert Coaching led by Rob Brown for keelboats.

Dates:  
Oct 25th Friday: 6.00 – 7.30pm - Briefing Seminar
Oct 26th Saturday: 10.30 – 12.30 - On Water Training/Expert Coaching
Nov 8th Friday: 6.00 – 7.30pm - Briefing Seminar
Nov 9th Saturday: 10.30 – 12.30 - On Water Training/Expert Coaching  
Nov 29th Friday: 6.00 – 7.30pm - Briefing Seminar
Nov 30th Saturday: 10.30 – 12.30 - On Water Training/Expert Coaching

Key Points:
Expert Coaching and feedback led by Rob Brown
Friday Briefing / Content – With a beer /wine
Saturday On water training with expert coaches on hand to explain and give expert tips and feedback

Brief Summary of Training format and content:
Boat and Crew Preparation
Boat Control – On water drills
Rig Set Up, Power Control, Sail Trim, Sailing Modes
On water Pre Race preparation
Starting drills and techniques
Key points to consider in having a race strategy and next leg planning
Wind analysis, Wind calls, On board communication,
Sailing on Pittwater- Key Tips and explanation of wind patterns
& Plenty more

Register with the Sailing Office via email or phone on 9998 3700

 

Licence Plate Recognition Camera

The Club is pleased to announce that the Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) access to the lower car park is now operating. 

The LPR cameras provide Members the benefit of express entry into the lower car park without the need to ‘swipe’ a membership card.
 
Members are invited to register details of your personal vehicles by providing licence plate and membership numbers to Club Reception in person, by phone 9998 3700 or email reception@rpayc.com.au.
 
Q&A

What if I have more than one car? Members may register the licence plates of multiple vehicles however, the ‘anti-passback’ setting will only permit one vehicle per member in the car park at any one time (per Parking By-Law 3(i)).

Approach speed?  The safe driving speed from the Club main entrance pillars is 5km and it is recommended that members approach at this speed to avoid the need to come to a full standstill.

Do I still need my Membership Card?  Yes, Members should always have their membership card on hand in the event that the registration plate cannot be read.
 
Please refer to Club By-Law #3 for more information about parking at the RPAYC.

RPAYC Golf Day 2019

The annual Club Golf Day was held at Bayview Golf Club on Friday October 18.
Ten teams competed and the First Prize for Men was taken out by Team “Scoot” (Scott Robertson) and the First Prize for Ladies was taken out by Team “First Picasso” (Virginia McClelland).
The weather was beautiful for golf and Bayview Golf Club provided full amenities including lunch and breakfast and our thanks go to Skye Choueiri and the Bayview staff for their excellent attention.
The prizes were presented on the day by Past Commodore Ian Audsley with help from Brian Gray.

1st Place: “Scoot”  Scott Robertson, Andrew McDonnall, Matt Young and Chris Thorne
2nd Place to Team “Second Time Around” John McConnaghy, Kent Heazlet, Rob Wackett, and Gavin Ward
3rd Place to Team “The Bolter”  Rick Welch,  Berndt Fischer, Bob Sims, Rob Lang

1st Place Ladies Team & Best Dressed  “First Picasso” Virginia McClelland, Robyn Cole, Pam Parter,  Marlene McKewen

 

 

 

A terrific statesman of yachting had Australian Sailing's Lifetime Achievement Award

Not Dead...

by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS 21 Oct 08:00 AEDT

 John McConaghy with his Lifetime Achievement Award © Gregg Porteous
 
 

A terrific statesman of yachting had Australian Sailing's Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed upon him on Friday night. In his acceptance speech, John McConaghy noted that usually they hand these out just before you departed, which he certainly hoped was not going to be the case with himself.

An enthusiastic, vigorous and energetic man, he certainly left those qualities behind in the company he founded: the one that still bears his name today. Quality, strength, and lightweight would be other notable hallmarks for the organisation that started out making timber skiffs and cats, but moved into far larger craft and composites, and for their time, other super-exotic materials took over the whole scene.

 

 

Black Jack's new bowsprit has a carbon bob stay. - photo © Crosbie Lorimer
Black Jack's new bowsprit has a carbon bobstay - photo © Crosbie Lorimer
Black Jack's new bowsprit has a carbon bob stay. - photo © Crosbie Lorimer

So thankfully neither John, nor the company, are not going anywhere, albeit that the Australian operation has physically moved from Mona Vale to Gosford a little while back. The proud heritage includes many of the world's greatest ocean racers, and one of them recently ducked in, and nearly as quickly burned back out, after a makeover.

Black Jack's modified and fuller bow section, and shorter tail, along with her rig further aft as a result, then her aft deck flare to widen the sheeting angle, and larger separation of her for'ard sails, is immediately evident when you look closely at her. You would think they have gained a smidgeon upwind in anything other than dead light, and she will be noticeably swifter off the breeze.

 

 

Exiting the McConaghy facility in Gosford, you can see Black Jack's new lines. - photo © McLeish Group
Exiting the McConaghy facility in Gosford, you can see Black Jack's new lines. - photo © McLeish Group
Exiting the McConaghy facility in Gosford, you can see Black Jack's new lines. - photo © McLeish Group

RPAYC winners at the 2019 Australian Sailing Awards

Australian Sailing Awards 2019

18-10-19

What a night for Sailing, with a full house at the Sofitel Hotel Darling Harbour the 2019 Australian Sailing Awards night commenced with a spectacular video display of just some of the great sporting highlights from Australian athletes, coaches, club and volunteers across all fields of the sport at home and abroad.

This year’s awards featured two new categories, with the SheSails Award set to reward those who have driven female participation in the sport and the Sustainability Award recognising the clubs, classes, associations or individuals who have contributed to a more sustainable sailing industry.

The evening again saw a fantastic representation from the Club with multiple nominees including Jason Waterhouse in Male Sailor of the Year, Richard Slater in Official of the Year and Stacey Jackson on behalf of Ocean Respect Racing nominated in the Sustainability Award category and the Club for the Invictus Games – Sports Promotion with the addition of truly honorable lifetime achievement award.

The evening also saw the third year of the Australian Sailing Hall of Fame announcement, all of which are displayed with honour at the National Maritime Museum, Sydney.

A common theme of the night was the growing strength of sailing in Australia and the many factors that go into contribute to the participation and enjoyment of the sport. Determination, opportunities, family, inclusion and fun, all shown through from the various winners and speakers on the night.

The Club did extremely well with the following Members winning there nominated categories.

Sustainability Award – Stacey Jackson & Team of Ocean Respect Racing

Official of the Year – Richard Slater

Lifetime Achievement Award – John McConaghy

Congratulations to our winners and nominees who have all shown their passion for sailing.

The full list of finalist and winners is noted below.  

Sydney to Auckland News

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26 Jul 2019

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07 Jun 2019

View this email in your browserSydney to Auckland Yacht Race 2021Media Release – 7th June 2019   The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are excited to...

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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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