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

 
 

David Lukins Memorial Trophy

The David Lukins Memorial Trophy is an annual event on the clubs racing calendar that sees current and former Youth Development program participants & Club Members compete in a Grade 4 Match Race event.

The Regatta is held in memory of David Lukins. David was a tireless volunteer around the club, helping out in a variety of areas such as kids learn to sail, Centreboard, Youth Development mentoring, race management, & umpiring just to name a few. This resulted in David receiving one of the clubs most prestigious awards, Volunteer of the year for 1998-99.

David Lukins Memorial Match Racing Regatta 2020

This years David Lukins Memorial Regatta has had a change of format and will raced as part of a combined fleet & match racing event with an exciting new format as part of the Harken Open Championship. 

This years Harken Open Championship, hosted by The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club welcomes the continuing support of HARKEN Australia as its naming rights sponsor. The Harken Open Championship is scheduled to be held from Wednesday 18 November to Sunday 20 November 2020 and will be a different style of event this year due to COVID-19. 
 
Consisting of fleet racing round robins & then match racing finals, Youth teams (under 23) will compete for the Rockin' Robin Perpetual Trophy whilst open teams will compete for the prestigious David Lukins Memorial Trophy, racing on the RPAYC's Elliott Class 7 performance keelboats with a crew of four or five.
 
Applications for Entry will be open soon. Please email sailing@rpayc.com.au prior to register your Expression of Interest. 
 
Wed - Fri racing will be approx 2pm - 6pm
Sat & Sun racing will be approx 10am-4pm.
 
About the David Lukins Memorial Trophy:  David was a tireless volunteer around the club, helping out in a variety of areas such as kids learn to sail, Centreboard, Youth Development mentoring, race management, & umpiring just to name a few. This resulted in David receiving one of the clubs most prestigious awards, Volunteer of the year for 1998-99.
 
About the Rockin' Robin Trophy: Robyn Wiltshire presented the Club with a perpetual trophy named the ‘Rockin’-Robin Trophy’. Robyn presented the trophy in memory of her husband Grant and son Robert, Andrew Young & Jeff Smith, all Club members who tragically lost their lives at sea aboard the yacht ‘Rockin’ Robin’ whilst on passage to Fiji in 1990.
Many Club members provided financial assistance and volunteered their time to help with the Search & Rescue, after the group was spotted next to their partially submerged yacht approximately 200 nautical miles off the Australian Coast.
Even after an extensive Search & Rescue lasting more than one month, the sailors or the vessel were never sighted again.

 

Final Results 2019

1 st Place Nick Garland (Team Harken) Julian Plante, Ian McKillop, Grant Pellew

2 nd Place Pat Langley (Vaikobi) Trent Barnabas, Paul Gudmunson & Pete Winter

3 rd Place Murray Gordon (FOMO) Shane Lukins, Billy Sykes & James Catts

4 th Place Malcolm Parker (Better Late Than Never)

5 th Place Alistair Read (YD Blue)

6 th Place James Farquharson (Grand V)

7 th Place Chris Way (Easy Tiger)

8 th Place Craig Souter (Coco)

9 th Pace Juliet Costanzo (YD Red)

 

Images from the 2016 Weekend | Dinghy Fever ImagesImages from the 2017 Weekend | RPAYC

Honour Roll

2019: Nick Garland (Team Harken) Julian Plante, Ian McKillop, Grant Pellew

2018: Tom Spithill, Mark Dorling, Amy Lee & Andy Hudson 

2017: Tom Spithill, Mark Dorling, Ollie Gordon & Murray Gordon

2016: Tom Spithill, Angela Farell, Mark Dorling & James Whelan

2015: Will Dargaville, Liam Bennett, James Farquharson & Harry Hall 

2014: Murray Gordon, Bill Sykes,Shane Lukins, Max Voss

2013: Murray Gordon, Bill Sykes, Shane Lukins, Max Voss

2012: Nina Curtis, Olivia Price, Andrew Coates, Lucinda Whitty, Evelyn Curtis, Beth Hodge

2011: Jason Waterhouse, Peter Gregg, Josh McKnight, Ashley Deeks, Max Voss

2010: Event not contested

2009: Nina Curtis, Nicky Souter, John Dahlenburg, Dean Curtis