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Tel: 61 2 9998 3700

Int. 5.5 Metre Class releases 70th Anniversary Yearbook

Int. 5.5 Metre Class releases 70th Anniversary Yearbook

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the International 5.5 Metre Class and the 100th Scandinavian Gold Cup later this year, the International 5.5 Metre Association has published a commemorative yearbook.

Edited and compiled by Robert Deaves, it is packed full of stories about the people, the boats and the races that have defined this once Olympic class, as well as a recap of the 2018 season.


With contributions from many of the sailors who have been and are still involved in the class the Yearbook is an attractive, 144 page, A4, photo heavy book that will immediately appeal to all those who have or still sail a 5.5 Metre.

Stories include:
• Foreword from Robin Aisher
• History of the 5.5 Metre
• Birth of the Scandinavian Gold Cup
• Story of the 2018 Worlds and Gold Cup in Cowes
• 5.5 Metres in The Bahamas
• Profiles of Carabella, Volpina and Barranjoey
• Class revivals in Australia and North America
• Complete results list from 1952 to 2018

All current members of National 5.5 Metre associations will be receiving a free copy through their class association.

A limited number of additional copies are available for sale at a cost of £25 plus shipping. Discounts are available for purchase of 5 or more copies.

Please contact the 5.5 Class for further pricing, or order see use link for more details and ordering



Combined Interclub Final Results

Teams from the Cruising Yacht Club Of Australia (CYCA), The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC), Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC) & Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (RSYS) contested the final event of the 2019 Interclub Challenge on Sunday, hosted by the CYCA.
The Interclub Challenge sees youth sailors from the four yacht clubs get out on the water and compete in this fleet racing challenge. Each yacht club has a turn of hosting the event, and is represented by two teams, with the combined scores of the two teams going towards an aggregated point score to determine the winning yacht club.

Clubs are free to send any of thier youth sailors and RPAYC likes to use this opportinuty to use some of our newer Intermediate Youth Development Sailors which gives them all some regatta exposure. 

We are pleased to report that the RPAYC finished in 2nd place overall.
Overall Results 
1st - Cruising Yacht Club Of Australia 88pts
2nd - The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC 133pts
3rd - Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron 134pts
4th - Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club 164pts



Havoc have won the 2019 Etchells World Championships

🏆 🥇 Congratulations to the newly crowned 2019 Etchells World Champions. RPAYC Members  Iain Murray, Colin Beashel and Richie Allanson racing on Havoc have won the 2019 Etchells World Championship 🏆 🥇 

What an amazing achievement, we are very proud to have the team as members of RPAYC (combined total of 97 years membership here at The RPAYC).

This is not the first Etchells World Title for Iain (1984 Winner) & Colin (1993 & 1995 Winner). 

These guys are also collectively the current Australian and NSW Etchells Champions.

Allanson/Murray boats placed first and second in the Worlds. As mentioned above the boat placed first in the NSW titles and in the hands of Graeme Taylor first in the Victorian titles.

The Australian Etchells class was formed at the RPAYC some 45 years ago and our members have now taken the World titles six times!!

Regatta Website Here & Full Results Here 


Tales from RPAYC Cruising - Mooloolaba Rendezvous

Five boats gathered for the Mooloolaba Rendezvous on the RPAYC Pittwater to Dunk Island Cruise on Thursday/Friday 30/31 May . We arranged for Happy Hour aboard Mix’d Nutz where the options for the Official Rendezvous were discussed. We agreed that Breakfast at the Mooloolaba Surf Club on Friday morning would suit all. The next couple of days everyone went their own ways during the day to do last minute shopping or other boat related endeavours or just relaxing or sightseeing. David and Sonia Hosted Happy Hour on Thursday.

Bright and early on Friday Bill and Dianne Bixley from Seas The Moment, David and Sonia from Galadriel, David and Jenny Taylor from Kailani and Clem and Jim Cormack from Mix’d Nutz met to do the walk along the beachfront to the Surf Club where we were met by Stephen and Anne Hardy from Loseca and previous club Members Alan and Sue Pick.

We all enjoyed a lovely breakfast and lots of reminiscences about our trips. A final happy hour was hosted by David and Jenny aboard Kailani.

As the weather outlook and timing for the bar crossing were reviewed it was decided that a late departure on Sunday would suit all except Loseca, who still had some boat related repairs to complete. This would allow for an early morning bar crossing and entry into the Great Sandy Straits.

The crossing was successfully made by the four boats Galadriel, Kailani, Seas The Moment and Mix’d Nutz, the group then split up and headed off on their own adventures.

We heard about the challenges being experienced by boats heading up the coast and hope to catch up at a later rendezvous to hear their stories in greater detail. 

Mix'd Nutz
From somewhere north of Mooloolaba 


Line Up Confirmed for the 53rd Governor's Cup - Balboa Yacht Club

53rd annual Governor’s Cup will feature top youth match racing skippers from AUS, DEN, GBR, NZL, USA

With several highly-ranked match-racing skippers (of any age), the July 15-20 “GovCup” may again qualify for 2nd straight award of Grade 1 status, unprecedented for youth events

'Top Women's’ Match Racing skipper Clare Costanzo, will sail in her third and final Cup representing Australia’s Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, which also has been regularly represented in the top ranks of past Governor’s Cups'.

NEWPORT BEACH, CA (Monday, April 22, 2019) ­– The Selection Committee for Balboa Yacht Club’s Governor’s Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship, presented by Disc Sports and Spine Center, today named ten skippers and a first alternate to compete in this year’s 53rd Annual “GovCup”. Based on the April World Sailing Open (non-age limited) match racing rankings of the invited skippers, the Club may again seek an upgrade from World Sailing to Grade 1 status, as was granted for the 2018 Governor’s Cup.

Full Article Here

Club Marine Bluewater Series 2019-2020

The Club Marine BWPS is a series consisting of 8 races. 5 races will be organised the RPAYC under a NoR and SI and 3 races will be organised by the CYCA under separate NoRs and SIs.
The series takes the results from these races to determine the series placings. Boats shall enter the series and also the races they intend to take part in.
The series consists of the following races:
  • Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race – Organised by the CYCA (R1)
  • Bird Island – Sydney - Rtn Yacht Race (R2)
  • Cabbage Tree Island Yacht Race – Organised by the CYCA (R3)
  • Newcastle Rtn Yacht Race (R4)
  • 75th Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race – Organised by the CYCA (R5)
  • Sydney – Bird Island – Rtn Yacht Race (6)
  • Port Hacking - Rtn Race (R7)
  • Port Stephens Race (R8)


Sydney to Auckland News

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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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