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

World Sailing has confirmed the appointment of Richard Slater (AUS) as the Chief Umpire of the 36th America's Cup

 

World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, and the Defender and Challenger of Record of the 36th America's Cup presented by Prada have reached agreement for the next edition of the America's Cup. 
The agreement was signed at the World Sailing Annual Conference in Bermuda, where Emirates Team New Zealand representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron won the 35th edition in emphatic fashion.
 
As part of the agreement, World Sailing has confirmed the appointment of Richard Slater (AUS) as the Chief Umpire of the 36th America's Cup. Slater continues this role from the 35th America's Cup and will lead a team of World Sailing International Umpires, afloat and ashore, throughout the next two years as the Cup implements electronic officiating and the well-established High Speed rules edition of the Racing Rules of Sailing.

Signing the agreement, World Sailing President Kim Andersen said, "As one of the pinnacle events within the sport, it is vital that World Sailing and the Defender and Challenger of Record work collaboratively to ensure a fair competition on the water.

"We have worked closely with Grant Dalton and Laurent Esquier on this agreement which will ensure the America's Cup is delivered to the high standard the sailing community has come to expect. We look forward to continuing and strengthening our relationship with both the Defender and Challenger to ensure a memorable competition for fans of our sport."

The agreement sees the America's Cup re-established as a member of World Sailing's family of Special Events. World Sailing will continue its role in ensuring the fairness and integrity of the America's Cup through the appointment of Race Officials, the approval of the specialist Racing Rules of Sailing (America's Cup Edition) and management of the anti-doping programme.

World Sailing, the Defender and Challenger of Record will also work together on implementing sustainability programmes throughout the Cup, Prada Cup Challenger Selection Series and other preliminary events. The organisations will also work closely together on promoting and enhancing the media coverage of the sport globally.

Upskill your Sailing with Race Seminars & On Water Training

Free: Upskilling Race Seminars & On Water Training - A Must for All

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

Remaining Dates:  

  • 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.

Ensign Yachts at RPAYC

Ensign Yachts moves into the digital age as it expands, bringing brokers to you

Ensign Yachts will be leaving its office near the chandlery.  It is, however, not leaving the RPAYC.  Ensign is in discussions with RPAYC to enhance its relationship with the Club in other ways – more details to come!  This is part of Ensign Yachts’ new strategic direction which will improve the way it interacts with Club members and the broader boating community across Australia.

 

Sean, Andy and Bavaria Yachts Germany rep Marian Scheer at Hamilton Island Race Week

Ensign Yachts has been at RPAYC for more than 5 years when Managing Director Andy Howden opened the office near the chandlery and joined the club as a member.  Andy was joined by Kate Douglas and later, industry stalwart Ron Jacobs and club member Mark Hellyer.  Joint Managing Director, Sean Rush joined the Ensign office at RPAYC when he teamed up with Andy to take over the Ensign Yachts Group a few months ago.  Sean is a new Pittwater resident and is keen to join the club and develop the relationship between Ensign and RPAYC.

The progressive new strategic direction of Ensign Yachts (which is the exclusive dealer for a variety of premier brands including Bavaria Yachts, Nautitech Catamarans and Italia Yachts) will see it reducing retail footprint across Australia while developing maximum reach by branching out and expanding its presence in yacht clubs and marinas all around Australia and via its emerging digital platform.

 

A Bavaria Yachts C57 at Magnetic Island Race Week

Industry veteran, RPAYC member and Joint MD of Ensign, Andy Howden, commented: “As retail transitions to the digital environment we are getting ahead of the curve and interacting with our clients in a more modern and customer service-oriented way.   We want to bring our brokers and our opportunities to the clients.  We are finding it’s important our team is mobile and ever willing to meet clients where it suits them. More times than not that is at home, over a coffee or ‘on board’.  We want to be where the boats and the boaties are, not anchored up to an office!

Discussing opportunties with RPAYC, Joint MD of Ensign Yachts, Sean Rush said “We already enjoy industry leading coverage with a strong presence in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Perth and will be increasing our coverage across Australia with more sales professionals in additional strategic locations.  We have recently hired 4 new Ensign sales ambassadors in the last 4 months increasing our team to more than 25.

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.

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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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