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Club Members head to New Caledonia Air Calum Match Racing Open Regatta

The Alfreds will be represented by two teams this week over in New Caledonia, for the Air Calum Match Racing Regatta, held out of the New Caledonia Yacht club (CNC).

Youth Development Squad Members Niall Powers will lead his youth (under 23) team with Antony Hawke, Jasmine Bridge and Cam Whiteside.

Club yachtsman of the year Chris Way also decided to have a bit of a dabble, trying his hand at match racing, after enjoying it so much in the clubs prestigious David Lukins Me

morial Regatta in 2018.

Crewing for Chris is Thomas “Tom” Brewer and Andrew “Rob” Hudson. 

Day 1 got underway in a 18 knot south easterly.

Ted Anderson, (the race officer) made it clear to be prepared for a long day, and it certainly ended up being the case. With 26 flights in the round robin, the racing continued from 1000 throug

h to 1730, with 13 flights been completed.

Powers and his team had a pleasing day with 3 wins and 2 losses. The last race of the day proved to be a nail biter with Powers and his crew undertaking a penalty turn right on the finish line to win by the smallest of margins. “Not a faultless day for us, but all in all it’s been very encouraging the way we have started to build as a team” Commented a reflective Powers.

Chris Way and his team were exciting to watch, with sudden strokes of brilliance and some other “interesting” manoeuvres. One such moment was receiving his first ever Black Flag, when Tom Picot CNC got three penalty turns on him in the prestart.

However Chris managed to then produce an upset in the next match by beating the top ranked youth crew from the RNZYS to finish the day with 3wins and 3 losses.

Full results can be followed here: https://www.matchracingresults.com/2019/aircalin-match-racing-cup/

Dustbuster Series Crowns a new Winner

The final stage of the Dustbuster Series was contested on Sunday morning. 

With a 20-30 knot westerly forecast, the Etchells made the bold decision to defer their classes racing to a later date in August (TBC 25/8/19).

The Elliott’s however were chomping at the bit to get out on the water to settle their final placings. A pleasant, but very shifty 10 to 16 knot westerly graced the Elliott competitors for the first 3 races, with the wind strengthening to 25 knots for the fourth and final race.

The first race got underway at 0815hrs under the watchful eye of National Race Officer, Elaine Fowler.

The tussle at the top between regatta leader Pat Langley sailing Riggtech Elliott and Chris Way on Easy Tiger Elliott (with Tom Brewer substituting in) was always going to be exciting to watch, with only a few points separating the two from taking bragging rights.

In the first race, there were plenty of lead changes between the two, with a few teams getting in the way. A few teams decided to call in some heavyweights to fill in for. Alex Robbins on the B&G Elliott called in Jim Colley. Jim has been actively campaigning in the 49er class for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic’s.

John Corrie also decided to bring in some of the Alfreds best youth sailors, with Niall Powers and his team using the Dustbuster as a great warm up before they head off to Noumea next week to compete in a Youth Development Match Racing regatta.

The top two places have been mostly dominated by both Pat and Chris, however both Niall and Jim managed to get in the way!

F16 Catamaran European Championships – RPAYC was there!

Father and son team from RPAYC, Tristan and Beau White travelled to the French holiday village of Maubuisson in South Western France this July  to compete in the 2019 F16 Catamaran European championship.

Hosted by Cercle de la Voille de Bordeaux Carcans the championship was contested on the inland freshwater lake of Lac d’Hourtin located just 3 km behind the pine tree covered dunes from the Atlantic holiday beaches. Teams came from all over the world to compete in what is the F16 Association’s annual premium event.

The weather provided warm conditions and variable breezes with the 54 Boat fleet completing 19 races over the 5 Day event.  There were an additional 2 practice races on the Sunday prior to the first days official racing, which in typical fashion provided by far the best breeze. Cat sailing legend Mitch Booth ran a clinic in the 4 days leading up to the event.

Our RPAYC team exceeded their expectations with a final overall result of 6th, this being the first large fleet (over 20 boats) regatta they have competed in.

“We had great boat speed in the heavier breeze and managed to pick the shifts well over the course – I guess that’s what you learn on Pittwater” Commented 14-year-old Skipper, Tristan White.

“The starts were very challenging with us getting buried regularly by the super competitive and aggressive fleet”

Beau, dad and crew on the Viper F16, chartered from Goodall design in Europe, had the following take-aways from the event “We were regularly intimidated by little whipper snappers wiggling and barging their way around the startline. More large fleet racing practice is going to be vital for us to improve our results. Next year we may be a bit bolder when it’s our own boat”.

What a weekend in Cowes - 3 Bullets in SailGP reaching 50knot speeds. Heading back to Japan now for Nacra 17 Sailing Olympic Test Event

5.5M World Championships - Helsinki

Congratulations to John Bacon, Terry Wetton & James Mayjor for winning the Int. 5.5m Frank Tolhurst Trophy for World Champions in the ex Olympic 5.5 (Evolution) Class. 
The trophy honors a legendary Australian and the Team get to defend it next January back in Pittwater as the Club hosts the 2020 5.5M World Championship.

Ku-Ring-Gai dominated all week, as she did in last week’s Hankø Evolution Cup, and finished 11th in the overall World Championship standings.

Fellow members Martin Cross & Bob Stoddard (sailing with Martin Bunch) finished in 9th overall with an overall Race win in Heat 9. 

Full Results Here

Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Race - Race 1 of the Blue Water Pointscore Series

Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Race & Race 1 of the Blue Water Pointscore Series

Congratulations to all of the RPAYC yachts and sailors who competed in the 2019 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race in what was reported as the biggest fleet in a decade. 

Some notable RPAYC results were:


  • Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Race
    Bushranger - ORCi Div 3 - 4th 
  • Kioni - Corinthian IRC - 5th 
  • Pekljus - PHS - 1st 
  • Pelagic Magic - IRC Div 4 - 3rd 
  • Showtime - Corinthian IRC - 1st,  IRC Div 2 - 4th , ORCi Div 2 - 3rd 
  • Wings - Corinthian IRC - 2nd, Corinthian PHS - 4th 
  • Wild Oats X - Line Honours Winner
  • XS Moment BNMH - IRC Div 3 - 5th 

View the Full Sydney to Gold Coast Results Here

Sydney to Auckland News

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Sydney to Auckland Yacht Race 2021

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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