Royal Perth Yacht Club

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"RPYC" redirects here. For Remote Python Call (RPC library), see RPyC.
Royal Perth Yacht Club
Burgee of royal perth yc.svg
RPYC Burgee
Formation 1841
RPYC view from the Narrows

The Royal Perth Yacht Club (RPYC) is a yacht club in Perth, Western Australia.[1][2]

Early history[edit]

The "Perth Yacht and Boat Club" in 1880 was able to build a jetty at the foot of William Street in Perth Water. Perth Yacht Club received the Royal Charter in 1890. The club shifted to Crawley in 1953 when the William Street site became unusable.[3]

America's Cup[edit]

This club staged the unsuccessful 1987 America's Cup defence at Fremantle following the 1983 victory at Newport, USA, of Australia II—ending the New York Yacht Club's 132-year domination of the event. The entrance road that the RPYC is on was commemoratively renamed 'Australia II Drive'.


To comply with the requirements for entering the America's Cup races, RPYC opened an annex at Fremantle.[4]

Club flag[edit]

At a general meeting in 1891, the old blue PYC burgee was replaced with a triangular St George's Cross with a St Edward's crown in the upper canton.


Further reading[edit]

  • Uren, Malcolm (1966) Sails on the Swan : The History of the Royal Perth Yacht Club, 1865-1965. Perth : Royal Perth Yacht Club.