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Jack Gale Centre
Jack Gale Centre

The Jack Gale Centre was named in recognition of Jack Gale’s contribution to The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. The centre has being re-developed and will provide…

Centreboard FAQs
Centreboard FAQs

Some of your questions answered for Centreboard Racing…Do I have to be a member of RPAYC to race? How do I enter for the Series or Race? Can I enter causally for the series? How do I have to sign…

Yachting FAQ's
Yachting FAQ's

Need some answers on Yachting…I’m a boat owner, how do I go racing? I’m ready to race, what do I need? What is an Australian Special Regulation Form? Racing Rules of Sailing, How to Register to Race, How to find…

Preparing for an Equipment Audit
Preparing for an Equipment Audit

All equipment audits regardless of whether it is the Australian Sailing Special Regulations for racing or the RPAYC Cruising Reguations they both follow the same progression. Find out all the Dos and Don’ts here…

Register to Race
Register to Race

All the Information here on How to Register to Race…

What is an Australian Special Regulation Form?
What is an Australian Special Regulation Form?

As with many other sports the National Body sets out a set of common rules and regulations to follow. Australian Sailing manages the Sport of Sailing and issue every four years, aligned with World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS),…

I'm a boat owner, how do I go racing?
I'm a boat owner, how do I go racing?

All boat owners must be a Full Member of the Club. Visitors are welcome to compete in an RPAYC organised event as long as they are a member of an MYA. To do so the following items are required…

Lease a Boat to Train or Race in
Lease a Boat to Train or Race in

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club has a fantastic training initiative in place for those who are yet to own their own vessel or would like to trial a boat before committing to the purchase of one, the Halvorsen Lease Scheme.

Boatyard Faq
Boatyard Faq

Need Some Questions answered about the Boatyard like… What Is Included In Your Antifoul Package? How Much Antifoul Do You Spray Onto My Boat? Do You Deliver Vessels? Do You Have Lifts For Short Turn Around Work, Pre Purchase Or…

Australian Defence Force Regatta
Australian Defence Force Regatta

8 Teams from the current serving ADF & veterans attended last Friday for the inaugural Australian Defence Force Regatta here at RPAYC. Approx 50 sailors competed in 7 sprint races in a nice summer westerly. A great day was had…

YD compete at Captain John Piper Regatta
YD compete at Captain John Piper Regatta

Two RPAYC Youth Development teams competed over the weekend at the Captain John Piper Match Racing Regatta at the CYCA. Cameron Whiteside (Skipper) Antony Hawke, Tom Quarrie, D’arcy Kemp Juliet Costanzo (Skipper) Emma Rankin…

Two Handed Sailing Expo
Two Handed Sailing Expo

Saturday 21st November, 2020. An event not to be missed, running from approx 9.30am – 2.30pm there will be two expert guest speakers (David Sampson & Lee Condell) who will be presenting on short-handed sailing as well as key manufacturers…

Spring Halyards Trading Hours
Spring Halyards Trading Hours

The F & B Hours have now been expanded with Twilight racing evenings and extended trading hours…

Pets at RPAYC
Pets at RPAYC

We welcome members’ dogs at the Club, however to ensure that all members are able to enjoy their time onsite, By-Law 5.13 (below) provides relevant information on bringing your dog to the Alfreds. Your Club staff are on hand to…

Message from the General Manager 21 Oct 2020
Message from the General Manager 21 Oct 2020

Dear Members, Sailing participation at the Club for the start of the 2020 – 2021 Season has been outstanding. The number of competitors in both yachting and centreboard events and people enrolling in training courses show some very positive signs…

Daniel Links - 2020 NSW/ACT Youth Sailor of the Year Winner
Daniel Links - 2020 NSW/ACT Youth Sailor of the Year Winner

Congratulations to our Centreboard Sailing at RPA sailor Daniel Links who has just been named as the winner of the 2020 NSW/ACT Youth Sailor of the Year Award. A very well deserved award!…

Update from the General Manager - Removal of Sailing Regions
Update from the General Manager - Removal of Sailing Regions

I am delighted to advise that as of this Saturday, 26 September, the ‘Sailing Regions’ that were introduced in August will be removed.   This news follows announcements that were made earlier today from NSW Health,…

Farewell & Good Luck Ted!
Farewell & Good Luck Ted!

After 9 ½ years, RPAYC’s concierge, Ted Glass, has decided to move on from the Club to care for his elderly mother. He has been a constant presence at the Club for all these years, greeting members and guests as…

Sydney Bubble Cup 2020
Sydney Bubble Cup 2020

A great turnout for the Sydney Bubble Cup with 64 boats competing across 10 divisions here at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. Congratulations to all of the competitors and a special thank you to event supporters Vaikobi, Shoreside Clothing…

Melbourne Cup
Melbourne Cup

Tuesday 3rd November, 2020 1200hrs Halyards $140 Members | $155 Non Members Ticket Includes: * Moët on arrival, Oysters & Canapé * 3 Course Lunch * Sweeps (2 x $5 & 1 x $10) MC: John Lane-Smith + Calcutta Blow…

Women's Tuesday Twilight Season Starts 27 October
Women's Tuesday Twilight Season Starts 27 October

Twilight Sailing is here, join our Tuesday Women’s Twilight Series starting 27 October, 1755hrs, Pittwater. Enter your Boat to compete or just come crewing. Option to hire a Club Elliott 7, contact the…

SheSails for RPAYC
SheSails for RPAYC

The RPAYC will be represented at this year’s SheSails Open Regatta hosted by Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club and scheduled for November 28-29, by Nicole Butcher, Lisa Ratcliff and Lauren Crossman. Competitors and organisers are hoping a NSW government…

SEPTEMBER Halyards Bistro & Bar Trading Hours
SEPTEMBER Halyards Bistro & Bar Trading Hours

Food & Beverage Opening Hours, September 2020. The club will be open with a maximum of 120 patrons in the Club house at any one time. Social distancing measures are required and applicable…

Boatyard Summer Bookings, Work Berths & Tenant Services
Boatyard Summer Bookings, Work Berths & Tenant Services

The Club wishes to advise our members that your Boatyard is extremely busy and is currently booked out until mid November. If you are wanting your boat ready for those all important Christmas and summer…

My Crash Course on Ocean Cruising – A Visit to Lord Howe Island
My Crash Course on Ocean Cruising – A Visit to Lord Howe Island

In late 2009 I had been for some time contemplating taking my nearly 3 year old catamaran, a Seawind 1160 named “Meltemi” up the coast to the Whitsunday Islands. At the time I was living in Nowra on the NSW…

Boating safety crackdown starts this weekend
Boating safety crackdown starts this weekend

Boating safety crackdown starts this weekend A tough crackdown on boating safety breaches in NSW will start from this weekend to help save lives on the water. Fines will be handed out by NSW Maritime Boating Safety…

Update from the General Manager 16/9/2020
Update from the General Manager 16/9/2020

Update from the General Manager 16/9/2020 Dear Members, I hope that you are all well. Thank you everyone for your patience over the last few months while construction has been occurring at the Club. You will be happy to know…

RPAYC Race 1 SOPS, Estuary, Sprints & Cruising
RPAYC Race 1 SOPS, Estuary, Sprints & Cruising

RPAYC Race 1 SOPS, Estuary, Sprints & Cruising There were a lot of firsts for sailing at RPAYC on Saturday 19th September. It was the first time there were two handed boats racing in the SOPS fleet and also the…