The home of one design racing on Sydney’s northern beaches, the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, is hosting the once a year showdown over three days, February 20-22, 2015, and five teams from south of the NSW border have the championship in their sights.
The Hole Way skippered by Cameron Miles and representing RPAYC sailed brilliantly throughout the 2015 National Championship with intense competition for the top three places. Up until the close of day four it looked like Gen XY skippered by Matthew Chew would win their first National Championship following their wins in several State Championships, however in the last race GenXY chose to tack on a different shift to the The Hole Way and Triad (skippered by John Bertram), resulting in Triad winning the Championship on count-back from The Hole Way. You can’t get much closer competition than that! Congratulations to the The Hole Way, Triad and Gen XY teams.\
Congratulations to the RPAYC Sports Boats who competed in their Nationals in January 2015.
Viper 640 Old School Racing Mark Griffith, first Viper One Design, second Division 2 and third overall. Because the regatta was a qualifier for the 2015 Pan American titles, the Old School Crew have won a free charter boat for the Pan Americans to be held as part of Bacardi Race Week at Miami Florida.
Viper 640 Heat John Groves third Viper One Design, fifth Division 1 and 10th overall.
Junior Ray Carless, second J70 One Design, sixth in Division 2 and thirteenth overall.
Success!! All 8 boats participating in the 2015 RPAYC Cruise to Tasmania have now successfully crossed Bass Strait and are safely anchored in various locations on the east coast . Members have arrived in Tasmania at various times over the last four weeks following a rendezvous in Eden. They are busy moving around in the beautiful Tassie waters, visiting festivals and enjoying the natural beauty and great food, together with the pleasure of being with friends. Congratulations to all!!
As you know this time of year many class regattas take place all over the country. This summer we have many sailors competing and excelling in their regattas, here's a little summary on how some of our RPAYC sailors are progressing;
Moth Worlds in Sorrento
RPAYC member, Josh Mcknight is going "solid" in the Moth Worlds hosted by Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club in Victoria. Fellow club member Tom Spithill is also at the regatta going strongly. To keep up to date with the regatta news click HERE
Cameron Miles (with fellow Club Member David Sampson and Grant Crowle) are coming 2nd by 1 point in Etchells Nationals coming into final day of racing today in Adelaide, to keep up to date with their progression click HERE
Good luck to all our RPAYC sailors competing in various regattas around Australia.
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club sailors took out first and third place in the 2015 Melges 24 Australian Championships. Chris Links backed up his win in the Sydney to Hobart onboard Wild Oats XI a week later to skipper AUS 795 Pusser’s Rum Cavallino at theeighth Melges 24 Australian Championships hosted by the Adelaide Sailing Club from the 8 -11 January. His crew consisted of Nathan and Shona Wilmot, Daniel Nixon who usually sails Melges 24 Accru and Dean Pennell a new owner to the Melges 24 fleet at the RPAYC.