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April 2016 2016 Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo The 2016 Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo held over Saturday March 5 and Sunday March 6 hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club was another successful event now running in its fifth year. The Club was also open for visitors to experience, with a wealth of history on display in and around the Club, visitors were welcome to explore the archives on display and see, first hand, the Club’s rich sailing history. The sunny autumn weather welcomed hundreds of visitors through the doors to see all the exhibitors and vessels on show. With live music playing and the smells of the chef cooked barbecue wafting through the air, the marketplace atmosphere made for a great day for the whole family. In summary, it was a great weekend enjoyed by all. Both exhibitors and visitors were very happy with the event. The Expo, now being in its fifth year, still has a strong presence in the sailing world and local community as Sydney’s premier Sail Expo. In 2017 the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club will be celebrating its 150th birthday and the 2017 Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo is set to be a great event with the Club displaying their achievements through 150 years of sailing. B and C arms of the marina were colourfully decorated with yachts and catamarans open for tours including the interactive tours of the famous Wild Oats X. This year, the Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo welcomed the inclusion of several yachts being displayed for the first time ever in Australia. Visitors were also treated to test sails on the new Corsair Pulse 600 trimaran and, for those willing to get a little wet, were welcomed to take out a SUP for a demonstration run. For those who felt competitive on the day, HARKEN brought their Grinder Competition which tests out your strength, stamina and technique in a simulation of what it takes to winch lines on a racing yacht. Photos: Top - Micheal Lockley giving the HARKEN Grinder competition a good go Bottom: The Club’s ring road Moving away from the marina, the Clubhouse and the Club lawn were deck out with marquees filled with marine products on display. Many exhibitors brought their own unique products to the Expo and found it a great opportunity to meet directly with their customers. The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club @rpayc #rpayc The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club