Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

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Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
Burgee of the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.svg
Short nameRPAYC
Location Newport, New South Wales, Australia
CommodoreMichael Lockley

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) is one of Australia's leading yacht clubs with a strong elite sailing focus, and is located in the Pittwater at Newport, New South Wales.

Its marina and clubhouse is located on Green point, towards the southern end of Pittwater, to the north of Crystal Bay and across Crystal Bay from the Newport Arms Hotel. The club maintains an adjacent slipway, hardstand and other maintenance facilities on the northern shore of Crystal Bay.


RPAYC was formed at a public meeting of boatowners in Sydney on 15 October 1867. The name Prince Alfred Yacht Club was chosen in view of the intended visit of Prince Alfred of the United Kingdom, in command of HMS Galatea, which took place in 1868. Premises were built in Moore Street, now known as Martin Place.

The prefix Royal was granted by George V in 1911.

Pittwater Division was formed as a result of a decision in 1919 to investigate alternatives to racing on the increasingly congested Sydney Harbour. The original Green Point clubhouse, on the present site, was opened in 1938.

In 1956, the city clubhouse was replaced by new premises in Rowe Street.

In 1969, the Rowe Street clubhouse was sold to finance development of the Pittwater premises. While arrangements continued for some years for members to use the facilities of the Sydney Club in Rowe Street adjacent to the former city clubhouse, all remaining yachting activities were transferred to Pittwater.[1]

Notable members[edit]

World records[edit]

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race winners[edit]

Admiral's Cup winners[edit]


America's cup winners[edit]

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