MUSTO Australian Optimist Championship 2023

Musto Australian Optimist Championship
9th - 14th January 2023

Let the Championship BEGIN!
Welcome to the Alfreds!

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) is pleased to welcome competitors, officials and Optimist families to the 2023 MUSTO Australian Optimist Championship. The Club welcomes you to our backyard and beautiful Pittwater.

On this page, you will find information on Race Documents, Schedules, Social Event Bookings for non-competitors, Registration requests for Berthing, Accommodation links, vehicle and trailer storage options, Event Merchandise and More.


Official Social Events
  • Welcome Ceremony, including SailGP Q&A with Team Australia Tash Bryant & Jason Waterhouse (Mon 9th Jan 2023)
  • Mid-week Social Event (Wed 11th Jan 2023)
  • Regatta Presentation (Sat 14th Jan 2023)

The Regatta Site will be open for boat drop-off and access to the rigging and launching area from Friday 6th January 2023Please do not leave vessels and equipment on-site at RPAYC. Download the Competitors Guide for further information.

Rowland Reserve (Bayview) can be used as an alternate launching location for training prior to the 6th January. 

  • 1300 – 1700: Pre-registration for sailors entered in Teams Racing only.
  • 1000-1700: Registration
  • 1030: Teams Racing Championship Briefing
  • 1200: Teams Racing First Warning
  • 1730: SailGP Q&A with Team Australia Tash Bryant & Jason Waterhouse
  • 1830: Regatta Briefing & Official Welcome REGISTER HERE
  • 0900-1100: Green Fleet Registration
  • 1030: Coach & Support Boat Briefing (compulsory)
  • 1300: Championship Racing
  • 1030: Coach, Competitors & Jury Meeting
  • 1300: Championship Racing
  • Post racing: Social event for competitors and families. REGISTER HERE
  • 1030: Coach, Competitors & Jury Meeting
  • 1300: Championship Racing
  • 1030: Coach, Competitors & Jury Meeting
  • 1300: Championship Racing
  • 1030: Coach, Competitors & Jury Meeting
  • 1100: Championship Racing
  • Post racing: Presentation & Closing Ceremony. REGISTER HERE

Association Links


Official Event Merchandise is available for online purchase from Shoreside Clothing. Order today for collection at RPAYC!

Support Boats

Support Boat Registration

All race management, coach, spectator and support vessels are required to register with the OA via the Support Boat Registration form.

Vessel Berthing

Please complete the Casual Vessel Berthing Request form to request a berth for your vessel for the 2023 Australian Optimist Championship.

This time of year is a peak period for casual berthing requests. Berths will be allocated first to vessels that are active race management support vessels, and then to spectators on a first-come, first-served basis. Race Management vessels nominated by the Organising Authority, and registered coach vessels, will be assigned a berth location for the duration of the event (8th-16th Jan). Berthing for these vessels will be free of charge. 

Please note: unauthorised vessels in the marina will be towed away. 

Boat trailers may be stored in the off-site Trailer Storage area (see information below). 

If you require berthing earlier please contact RPAYC Waterfront Team to book: / Tel. (02) 99983700.

Launching Facilities

No vessel launching facilities are available onsite at RPAYC, including the handstand cranes. Rowland Reserve (Bayview) is the nearest boat ramp facility to RPAYC. Daily parking rates apply. 

Parking & Rigging Areas

Rigging Area

The rigging Area is located in the lower level carpark at RPAYC, directly between the launch ramp area and the clubhouse (open from 6 January). Fleets will be grouped together in zones. The lawn area is where Opti trolley’s will be stored once boats have launched.

Visitor Parking

Visitor parking is available in the Crystal Bay Car ParkAccess the carpark via Crystal Street, Newport. 

There is a walkway through the Crystal Bay hardstand area to access the rigging area. 

Trailer Parking

Trailer Storage is available from Friday 6th January 2023 at Newport Public School

The entrance to the designated trailer storage area is via Stuart Street, Newport. 

Further Event Information

Enquiries & Contacts

Australian Optimist Dinghy Association

Contact the Australian Optimist Dinghy Association for racing and entry enquiries. 

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

Contact RPAYC for further information regarding facilities, and for sponsorship and marketing opportunities.