Berthing - NYE - Trading Hours - Baggage - Lunch Packs & More

Race day isnt far off, the following items on the Services and Facilities at RPAYC over the Christmas and New Year period will assist you and your crews preparation for the big day! 

Berths - RPAYC

As you enter Pittwater give us a call so we can estimate your arrival time and call again as you approach to the marina (02) 9998 3700. As it is a busy time of year, this will ensure that we are able to check that the berth is ready and our Waterfront team will meet you to assist you into the berth.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If your berth arrival date at RPAYC changes please advise Kylie Brown via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 9998 3700 / 0438 645 643. 

BERTH LINES: most have lines already in place, however we recommend that you have lines ready.  As some Club members have kindly provided their berths to assist with this event please ensure lines used remain in place.

RPAYC New Years Eve Party!

Club New Years Eve Party
Owners, skippers and crew are welcome to enjoy the Pittwater New Year’s Eve fireworks, enjoy live music and dance the night away at the Club.  To prevent issues accessing the Club (including the marina on NYE) please ensure that you collect a wrist bands for each person before 5pm on NYE from the Club Reception.

Security will only permit those with wrist bands in the Club and on the marina.

The bistro “Spit Roast” will be available between 7pm and 10pm.  Dinner bookings are essential and prepayment is required ($45 members $55 non-members) telephone 9998 3700.  The Bistro will also open for breakfast at 8am on New Year’s Day.

Going Coffs Kerazy

Past Commodore Rob Curtis and his partner in the Ker 11.3 Kerazy, Glenn Tailby are finalising the crew for the last leg of their Kerazy North program, the Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht race.

Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs fleet surges before entries close

A surge in entries for the Club Marine 2016 Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race has the fleet currently trending at 43% higher than last year’s 28 starters with five days to go until entries close, on December 15.

So far a combined fleet of 40 multihulls and monohulls are registered for the first race of the New Year that takes the fleet from a start line off Barrenjoey Headland at the entrance to Broken Bay on Saturday January 2, 2016 to the finish at the entrance to Coffs Harbour on the NSW Mid North Coast, typically between 36 and 70 hours later.

Wild Oats IX setting the record in 2003Wild Oats IX setting the record in 2003The race began with humble beginnings back in 1981 with just 14 boats and Keith Le Compte's Kaufman 37 White Pointer reached Coffs first, with a time of 47hrs 31mins. A decade on the 1991 event attracted the largest fleet in its history - 108 yachts.

New boats ignite Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race 2016

Two more first-time skippers and boats for next January’s Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Race will head out of Lake Macquarie on a favourable tide and make their way south to Pittwater for the New Year start of the medium distance coastal race.

Ian Bower recently stepped up to a new race boat, a modified Farr 400 perfectly designed for a following breeze. Peter Mayo’s two nephews convinced him buying a Sydney 38 offered the choice of club racing on the Lake and taking the evergreen seaworthy one-design offshore.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club is putting up Bower’s modified F400 called Ignition - named after an Offspring album plus it’s a rare boat name that conjures up plenty of crew talk about firing and lighting up - and Doug Coulter’s Rogers 46 Shakti. The Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto on the other side of the Lake is behind Mayo’s Sydney 38 campaign with Austral, a name with a century of family history attached.

Bower has spent untold time modifying Ignition to be competitive on handicap, but given his rating only a southerly will put them in the hunt for an IRC or ORCi prize. He’s gathered a top team, including some of the former Tow Truck lads, for Ignition’s first offshore stint to the NSW North Coast starting January 2, 2016 under the new skipper’s charge.

Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race welcomes first timers

The starting list for the annual Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race is typically NSW heavy, making Frantic’s entry for Brisbane based owner Graham Furtado a very welcome interstate addition.

Frantic’s skipper Brian Pozzey says the entry is the result of his own bucket list and the crew’s preference for some warm weather racing at a quiet time of year, in terms of the boat’s regular program out of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. “We were toying with a couple of ideas. We may come down before Christmas for some cruising in my old stomping ground of Pittwater and up the Hawkesbury River, then be in Sydney Harbour for New Year’s Eve, and then get ready for the Coffs Race.

Pittwater to Coffs

The Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race has developed over its 36 year history, into one of the most popular of all ocean-racing events in Australia.

The race offers competitors a strategic challenge as they race between the surfline and the current, past unsurpassed scenic coastlines, prior to arriving in one of Australia's most popular coastal cities.

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