16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106   Tel: 61 2 9998 3700
  

       

16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106
Tel: 61 2 9998 3700

Cruising Events

 

CRUISING EVENTS and CRUISING NEWS

  • View and or subscribe to the Latest Cruising Newsletter Here

  • Join the Alfreds Cruising Facebook Group Here

  • This page is for RPAYC members who enjoy cruising activities with other Club members. Members can share their cruising experiences (Club or independent) in this group, seek advice, and ask questions of their fellow members. Whats your favourite cruising destination? Where are you cruising now? What's your latest gadget? What information do you have that may interest others? You must be a member of RPAYC to join the group.

 


Sailing & Cruising to New Caledonia & Vanuatu Information Session

Friday 21 February, 2020 - 5-7pm

Like to know more about sailing from Australia to destinations in the SW Pacific such as New Caledonia, Vanuatu & Fiji?
Come along to our info sessions!  

Following the MOB Course we will have a an estuary cruise at Towlers Bay with the 
For those who have dreamed of long distance cruising there is a Info Session about sailing from Australia to destinations in the South Pacific such as New Caledonia and Vanuatu. The session is being held at the club from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to preparing for the Voyage - Vessel & Crew
  • Introduction to Offshore Communications - Email & Weather
  • Essential Cruising Guides for the Destinations
  • Sailing in Company - to rally or not to rally!
  • Where to depart from 
    The best route and why
  • What to see and do
  • How long to stay
  • Customs and Culture
  • Questions and Answers session
  •  
  • Cost is $15.00 per person, tickets must be purchased online via the website. For more info and to purchase tickets go to:www.downunderrally.com/info-sessions.
     

BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE...

 

Offshore Cruising Preparation Course Emergency Procedures Workshop 

Friday 22-23 February, 2020 - 9-5pm

Lisa Blair, Australian Adventurer, Keynote Speaker, Author and Multi -World Record Holding Sailor team up with the Down Under Rally to present this informative 2 day Offshore Cruising Preparation Course & Emergency Procedures Workshop.

 Topics include
•    Safety Gear
•    Offshore Communications
•    Emergency Procedures
•    Weather Forecasting
•    Preparing your vessel for offshore cruising (catamarans and monohulls)

BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE...


SAIL GP CRUISE - 27-28 February

The first Sail GP races on Sydney Harbour were a spectacular event. This years racing promises to be even more exciting now with 7 teams. Alfreds Cruising will take a number of boats down to Sydney Harbour providing an opportunity for club members to join one of our cruising boats to watch the racing. The first Sail GP races on Sydney Harbour were a spectacular event. This years racing promises to be even more exciting now with 7 teams. Alfreds Cruising will take a number of boats down to Sydney Harbour providing an opportunity for club members to join one of our cruising boats to watch the racing. 

Cruise schedule is
* Thursday 27th Feb or early morning Friday 28th March – sail down to Sydney Harbour
* Friday 28th Feb 
- Pick up spectators from Middle Harbour Yacht Club at 11am
- Friday Afternoon – Sail GP races 
- Friday Night – Anchor in Sugarloaf Bay (Spit Bridge opening time 6:30pm)
* Saturday 29th Feb
- Pick up spectators from Middle Harbour Yacht Club at 11am
- Saturday Afternoon – Sail GP Races
- Saturday Night – Anchor at Manly Cove
* Sunday 1st March
- Cruise back to Pittwater
More details on Sail GP on their web site https://www.sailgp.com/races/sydney/
 
For those planning to take a boat down to the harbour, please register here 
For those who would like to join us on a spectator boat, please register here
 
If you would like to know more about cruising, email us at cruising@rpayc.com.au

First Friday - 6th March - 'Get Heart Smart' 


Get Heart Smart' with World Ironman Champion Guy Leech. 
 
Hear from Guy about Heart Health and see a demo on the ease of usage of a Defibrillator!
 
For the past 10 years,Guy Leech has been known as Australia’s “#1 Fitness Guy”, having been involved in setting group fitness world records, creating a raft of fitness related products and programs and working with some the country’s leading health organisations like Diabetes Australia and The Heart Research Institute of Australia.
Guy’s mission now is to help people become Heart Smart by making sure that we have defibs available, and people are trained in how to use them confidently in the case of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  The reality is we can get the defib on the patient in the first 180 Seconds, to give them their best chance of living. 
 
Come along to not only hear about Guy’s experiences but also see a demo on how to use a defibrillator.
 
Book on the First Friday web page
 
Halyards 7pm for 7.30pm
Happy Hour & a Half from 6pm
PLEASE note that cancellations after 5pm on Wednesday 4 March will be charged.
 
RPAYC Members receive a 10% discount.
Book on the club website - First Friday Booking Form 
 

Estuary Cruise to Smiths Creek 7-9 March 

Join us in a cruise up Pittwater and Broken Bay to Smiths Creek following the First Friday. Meet at the port pile next to RMYC at 10:30 am for a cruise in company or make your own way to the rendezvous.

 

A 'Cruise Coordinator' flag

On every Club cruise you will be able to identify the Cruise Coordinator (Leader) boat as it will be flying the "L" flag.  Whether in a bay, 'down the creek' or on the open sea the "L"flag will be prominent.

  When attending all Club cruises please have your radio on and tuned to Ch16/77 so that you hear of any changes to cruise plans.  The Cruise Coordinator will use Ch77 'calling all Alfreds Yachts' .  If you have any doubts about a cruise going ahead please check with the Cruise Coordinator or with Reception.

Members are reminded to fly their Club burgee at all Club on water cruising events.  A burgee is available for purchase at Reception. 

About RPAYC

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC is a yacht racing and sailing club based on Pittwater.

The yacht club offers year round inshore and offshore racing, cruising, centreboard dinghy racing, sail training and courses plus has a large marina accommodating up to 352 vessels.

There is also a modern boatyard with comprehensive marine services to help maintain your vessel.

Membership, including family membership is now available.

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