Come Sailing at the Alfreds
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club is one of Australia’s leading and best yacht clubs within the sport of sailing and is regarded as one of the premier yacht clubs in Australia. The Club’s racing program and activities are second to none. Our Yacht Race Committee and professional event administrators ensure that yacht racing is innovative, safe, fun, social with a varied program year-round, combining inshore and offshore racing.
Racing is conducted all year round and is scheduled on most days of the week.
- Tuesday Women’s Twilight (DLS)
- Wednesday Racing
- Thursday Twilight (DLS)
- Saturday Racing, Inshore/Offshore
- Sunday Racing, Offshore
- Club Regatta’s and Class Events
Crew are always welcome to participate in racing and an online crew register is available HERE. Skippers will contact you or you can add your name to the crew board outside the sailing office on race days. In addition, there is a Facebook Group for skippers and crew to interact.
Members of any age or ability can enjoy the various fleets, divisions, great sailing locations and competition.
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Many events at the club are scored on a ‘Rating Handicap’. In particular ORC (Club and International) is used for the majority of club events and IRC is included for our Coastal Pointscore Series. Both are fixed handicaps and issued by Australian Sailing.
A Performance Handicap System (PHS) is secondarily used. A PHS handicap may change from race to race.
Special Events & Regattas
The Club actively encourages safe sailing. The sport of sailing and particularly racing and ocean racing, involves some degree of risk. There is a significant element of risk in any activity associated with the outdoors and that persons participating as crew on a yacht or boat may be exposed to physical, mental and emotional hazards, adverse weather conditions and/or other unanticipated an unforeseen risks and dangers, and participate at their own risk.