Welcome to the Alfred's
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 not-for-profit community groups to become involved in the excitement and social benefits, well-being and health benefits that sailing can provide.
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.
- 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.
The Alfred’s Community Sailing Program is proudly sponsored by Pantaenius Sail & Motor Yacht Insurance.
ACS Friday Sailing Day's
Our Friday Sailing Experience Day’s are the starting point to introduce you to fellow comrades, club members and sailing. These days are held once a month and allow you to do as much or as little as you like on-water, concluding with a great social lunch post sailing.
The day starts at 0900hrs with a welcome and briefing of the mornings activities. Register below to attend our monthly events.
Upcoming Event Dates
Sail Training Courses at the Alfred's
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club offers training pathways for kids, teens and adults from the beginner stages through advanced racing. Training is delivered by accredited instructors and coaches, following the ‘Discover Sailing’ and ‘Club Participation Programs’ frameworks. We will provide a safe, fun, and affordable environment for you to try sailing.
Participants and volunteers of Alfreds Community Sailing are eligible to be supported by the club to develop skills and experience in the club’s training programs.
How to get 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:
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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