Pittwater Secondary Schools Teams Racing Regatta

Saturday 2nd March 2024

The Pittwater Secondary Schools Teams Racing Regatta will once again take place in 2024! This event sees Pittwater based school sailing teams compete for the ‘Pittwater Cup’. Other schools from the Sydney area may also be invited to compete, subject to the availability of boats and the number of teams competing. 

The regatta will be held over ONE day (Saturday 2nd March 2024). The main objective for this event is to give school sailing teams a chance to refine their skills ahead of upcoming State and National competitions. 

To make this regatta affordable and logistically possible, the Organising Authority (Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club) requires schools to support the event with the provision of boats (Pacer dinghies) and volunteer helpers. 

Regatta Information

Schedule: Saturday 2nd March 2024

8:00 AM: Competitors Arrive & Rig Boats
8:30 AM: Competitor Briefing
10:00 AM: First Warning Signal
4:00 PM: Time of Last Warning Signal

Presentation will be held as soon as possible after racing. 

Temporary Sailing Membership – ‘Sail Pass’ 
All participating sailors must have an active Australian Sailing number by being an active member of an affiliated club. If a participant does not have a membership with an affiliated club, they can register for a free temporary sailing membership on the selected race days using RPAYC SailPass


Final Placings:

  1. Cranbrook School – 3
  2. Cranbrook School – 2
  3. Knox Grammar School – GOLD
  4. Pymble Ladies College
  5. Redlands School
  6. Knox Grammar School – SILVER

Abbotsleigh Umpires Award: Redlands School

  1. Knox Grammar School
  2. St Aloysius’s School
  3. Cranbrook School 3rd’s
  4. Cranbrook School 4th’s
  5. Pymble Ladies College
  6. Pittwater High School

Abbotsleigh Umpires Award: Pittwater High School

Read the regatta report here… 

  1. Cranbrook School 1
  2. Cranbrook School 2
  3. St Aloysius’ College
  4. Pymble Ladies College
  5. Mater Maria Catholic College
  6. Knox Grammar School 1st’s
  7. Knox Grammar School 2nd’s
  8. Pittwater High School

Abbotsleigh Umpires Award: Pymble Ladies College

  7. PLC/CRANBROOK (Combined)

Read the regatta report here…

Boats & Volunteers

Through the generous cooperation of Pittwater schools, we will have access to Pacers for local teams to compete in. Whilst all the boats are built to the pacer One Design Rule, there are some small variances amongst the boats such as age of boats, sails and rigging. In an ideal world we would have all teams swapping after each race and the same generations of Pacers versing one another (e.g Knox pacers v Knox pacers), however this would take up considerable amount of time and more additional resources as well as making it very difficult to for the race committee and finish boat to come up with a draw mapping all this out.

Should there be a major variance in speed between some of the boats, this may be addressed at the end of the round robin. Again, a sailors talent, smooth boat handling, strategy and tactics should help make up for any speed variance between the boats.

This event is run by the schools and the club. Assistance is asked from those schools competing to encourage parents to help throughout the weekend. We will require assistance with:

  • Start & finish boat teams (flags, signals, result scribing)
  • On-water umpiring
  • Post race BBQ