Alfreds Community Sailing

Alfreds Community Sailing

Welcome to the Alfreds

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

Alfreds Community Sailing

What is Alfred’s Community Sailing (ACS)?

The Alfred’s Community Sailing Program is a Club initiative that provides sailing experiences, sail training programs and support to non-for-profit community groups to become involved in the excitement and social benefits, well-being and health benefits that sailing can provide. 

Since its initiation in 2013 the program has grown and now supports a number of community groups, with its development the program is now rebranded as “Alfred’s Community Sailing”

RPAYC is fortunate to have world class, modern facilities. These facilities have evolved over 150 years and benefit those who are members today. The Club and its Members wish to continue sharing these facilities and introduce the community to the sport of sailing.

ACS is now firmly embedded as an important part of the Club providing a pathway into sailing and socialness the sport brings.

 ACS Objectives:

  • To integrate sailors into regular, inclusive for all, club racing events.
  • To support Veterans to experience sailing, the well-being and health factors it provides and build on their own sailing and social skills. 
  • To support frontline workers to experience sailing, the well-being and health factors it provides and build on their own sailing and social skills. 
  • To support Sailability and its activities in introducing people with disabilities to sailing.
  • To support Community Organisations.
  • To encourage members and others in the community to provide financial &/or volunteer support via the program.
  • To provide support in sail training, Australian Sailing activities in education and development to prepare for and compete in ACS-supported events.

Community Event Dates

How to be involved

Sailing is an inherent part of our culture that provides exhilaration and freedom for all. Sailing is a sport that enables participants to not only excel in, but to equally sail with fellow comrades, friends and family.

The RPAYC supports our waterway community organisations and organisations supporting our Veterans, Front Line Services and non-for-profit groups from our Community. 

How you can get involved in the program:

Get involved as a participant:

  • Joining in on one or more of our Programs, Friday Discover Sailing days, Family Sunday picnic days or Sailabilty Sailing.
  • Volunteering your time to assist with the programs activities.
  • Volunteer for club activities, including race management, social events.

How you can support the program:

Support the program by:

  • Volunteering your time to assist with the programs activities.
  • Participating in club fundraisers.
  • Sponsoring the Program or one or more of its activities.
  • Donating cash or products to aid the support of the Program.

Fundraising & Donations
Fundraising will be primarily through club events, donations, sponsorships and grants.

RPAYC has been approved for a grant through the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) for the Program, which will mean that your donation will be tax deductable.

For More Information
Contact the RPAYC on 9998 3700 to register your interest or email

Support Application Form
What's On - Events
RPAYC Membership

This is such an exciting program by the RPAYC, unique in Australia. Instead of creating a separate sailing program for people with disabilities, our goal is to integrate sailors with disabilities into the mainstream sailing activities at the club. I know after I came back from the 2012 London Paralympic Games I thought “what now”. This program will create a pathway for people with disabilities to enjoy sailing with everybody else and also have a social outlet. It’s about just being another sailor, not a sailor with a disability. The RPAYC should be applauded for this initiative.”

London Paralympic gold medallist Dan Fitzgibbon

@veteransportaus "𝘌𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘺𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘵 𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘐'𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦. 𝘐'𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘦𝘵 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘧𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘺 𝘫𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺"

Phil, veteran

Organisations we work with

RPAYC is one of the oldest and largest yacht clubs in Australia with a rich history stretching more than 140 years. The Club offers world class facilities including a fabulous clubhouse, floating marina and moorings, gymnasium, disabled facilities, boatyard and travel lift, cranes and hardstands, vessel storage, car parking and onsite maintenance services. In addition, the Club offers a comprehensive year-round racing, cruising and centreboard calendar and training opportunities. We welcome the Community into Club life and the health and well-being sailing can bring.

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About Sailability

Sailability is a “not for profit”, volunteer-based organisation which, through the activity of sailing, enriches the lives of people with any type of disability. Sailability operates in numerous countries throughout the world at over 350 local Sailability clubs. The local club is Sailability Pittwater. Their affirmed purpose is to facilitate sailing for everyone, regardless of age or ability with emphasis on opportunities for people with disabilities.’  Visit Pittwater Sailability website here

If you are a sailor with a disability and wish to give sailing a go, then contact Sailability Pittwater sectary Allan Jones via email: or call 0410 419 290 or visit 

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