Whisper Mug and Old Timers Race and Luncheon 2023

Whisper Mug and Old Timers Race and Luncheon 2023

Two great events in the club’s annual sailing program, starting on Saturday 16 December is the 51st Whisper Mug Race. 

This will be the last Saturday race for 2023! And a long one, Start – Lion Island (P) – Dangar Island – Scotland Island (P) – Finish. Distance Approx. 21nm. Commence at 1100hrs for Divison 2 and 1120hrs for Divison 1 Yachts. 

The ‘Whisper Mug’ was the prize for the first yacht on handicap while the line honours trophy was named the ‘Zebulon Plate’; Zebulon being the middle name of Sue and Neville’s son Scott who had been born in July 1972.

Over the years trophies and prizes for the various places have come and gone but in addition to the ‘Zebulon Plate’, and the Mug itself, two other perpetual trophies have survived. The ‘Josie Trophy’ for second on handicap was donated by John Quinn and named after the Fife designed 47 foot yacht ‘Josephine’.

Read more about the history of the Whisper Mug Race HERE

Next, we have the annual Old Timers Race and Luncheon on Wednesday 20 December. 

1100hrs the racing commences with the helm of each yacht an “Old Timer”.


  • Eligible Old Timer Skippers shall be over the age of 65 years, and shall have been a member of the RPAYC, for more than 10 years consecutively. 
  • Old Timer must skipper the yacht
  • Free lunch are for Old Timer skippers
  • Skippers can’t sail their boat or yachts of the same design

Lunch Bookings

Bookings are via Reception and close 15 December.