At Home Edition

We hope that everyone is safe and keeping themselves busy during this down time at home. Hopefully this special edition of our Training Newsletter will continue to spark your passion for sailing and allow you to stay engaged with the sport from the comfort of your own home.

Find below something for everybody including fun worksheets for kids, improve your knot tying, develop a better understanding of the rules of racing or even try your hand at some eSailing!

In addition to this one of our club members, Jason Waterhouse is representing Australia at the Tokyo Olympics. Follow along with the journey below! 
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Whilst we are unable to be on the water, engage with some of these fun activity cards to extend your sailing knowledge! 

Quick thinking and a length of rope is a handy tool for all sailors! Whether you are rigging a dinghy, preparing a boat to come alongside a dock, or even transporting a boat, being able to tie a variety of knots is an important skill.  


While you are at home, ‘why knot’ take the opportunity to get away from your screens and learn something new that you can try for next time you are on the water. 


A ‘round turn and two half hitches’ knot is very useful across many different disciplines of boating. You can use it to hang up a mainsheet when you are de-rigging, tie a fender to the side of a boat, or attach a mooring line to a dock.  


Don’t forget to always practice your everyday knots like your figure-of-eight (stopper knot), reef knot (tie two pieces of rope together), and bowline (for tying to an object).  


Click on the highlighted links above to view an animated method, or a video, for tying these knots.  

Try your hand at some Virtual Sailing! Here are some great apps for developing your sailing knowledge, all while having fun! 

Both Apps can be downloaded on the Apple or Google Play App Stores

Virtual Regatta 

Race intense regattas in real time against sailors from all around the world! Your fleet of inshore yachts includes ultra-fast foiling catamarans, dinghies or
cutting-edge monohulls.  

2Sail Sailing Simulator 

2Sail is a sailing training game designed to help you build your sailing skills, suitable for dinghies and yachts. 

Knowing basic collision avoidance rules is an integral part of boating and sailboat racing. 

The Racing Rules of Sailing are designed to provide clarity to sailing participants as to which boat is the ‘give-way’ or ‘stand-on’ boat in any collision avoidance situation.

Although rules are designed to be easy to understand, learning them for the first tame is very overwhelming! 

I’m a beginner… teach me the basics! 
I’m ready to learn the Racing Rules of Sailing! 
RPAYC continues its proud tradition of Club members competing at Olympics with Club Member, Jason Waterhouse along with teammate Lisa Darmanin representing Australia at the Tokyo Summer Olympics in the mixed Nacra17 class.

Jason who won silver in Rio 2016 and came third in the Nacra 17 World Championship in February 2020, will start racing in the heats on 28 July on the Enoshima Yacht Harbour. The motto of the 2020 Summer Olympics is ‘United by Emotion”.


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If you would like to contact the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club regarding training please email or view the Club website for details.

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