The Alfred's News

September 2016 2016/17 Sailing Season Opening Day Olympic Silver Medallist and RPAYC Club Member, Jason Waterhouse, will fire the canon to officially open The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s 150th Sailing Season on Saturday 3rd September. Alongside the Olympian, to assist in the official duty will be RPAYC Patron Hon. Bronwyn Bishop. This sailing season will be the Club’s 150th and on 15 October 2016 the Club will mark the beginning of its Sesquicentenary year. Below is a scheduled of proceedings along with details on the event’s best dressed competition. Programme: 0800 1030 Halyards Open Commodore’s Welcome National Anthem Commodore declares 2016-17 Sailing Season open! Firing of the cannon - Hon. Bronwyn Bishop & Olympic Silver Medallist Jason Waterhouse Raising of the Flag ceremony Volunteer of the Year - Russell Murphy and World Match Racing Champion - Will Dargaville Sail Past vessels assemble north of the Club. 1130 Sail Past parade commences 1230 Opening Day Yacht Race “The Pittwater Dash spinnaker race” 1300 Entertainment & Lunch* 1530 Prize Giving Operation Beard Off Has anyone else noticed that our Club Coach Tom Spithill has started to resemble a Mountain Man? We have decided that it’s time for the beard to go and Tom has agreed to shave his beard for a great cause. He will be raising money to go towards the Club’s IdS (Integrated disAbled Sailing) program which supports Soldier On. Tom has been heavily involved with getting the Soldier On team out sailing each month and both the Club and Tom wanted to give a little extra to support a great community program! We will have Nathan Vardanega, the Reintegration Officer from Solider On here to start proceedings. If anyone has any sheep sheers please let the Club know, we are going to need it. For information on IdS: For information on Soldier On: https://www. How to Donate: Fill out the ASF Donation Form (Tax Deductible) & submit to the sailing office OR Go Online at