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RPYC Team Racing Squad is open to all sailing Members of the Club. However, if you are interested in taking part and are not a Royal Perth Member please contact the Sailing Office. We will give you a ‘try before you buy’ trial.

The Squad has been running since 2012, and during the year we train once or twice per month on the club BW8’s. Since 2015 we have had an excellent coach in Jess Eastwell who has vast Team Racing, Match Racing, general sailing and coaching experience. Every now and then we will bring in other people to provide specific Team Racing aspects coaching.

We attend 1 or 2 international Team Racing regattas each year. We have been going to the Royal Thames Yacht Club Cumberland Cup since its inception in the early 2000’s, and in the past have travelled to Porto Cervo to compete in Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s inaugural Invitational Team Racing Challenge. Every two years we travel to NE US to compete in regattas at Corinthian Yacht Club (Massachusetts) and Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club (Long Island, NY).

Please contact the Sailing Office for further information boatingoperations@rpyc.com.au

During the year we run 2 practice regattas which we call the Impromptu Cup. The story behind the name is that the regatta was created when the Gra Rosser Match Racing regatta failed to get enough nominations. So, the Team Racing squad was asked if they would like to conduct an informal training regatta; and so the Impromptu Cup was created.

Impromptu Cup results:

  • Impromptu Cup 1 - June 2014 – Fethers/Thomas
  • Impromptu Cup 2 - November 2014 – Thomas/Hannaford
  • Impromptu Cup 3 - December 2015 – Hogan/Pye
  • Impromptu Cup 4 - April 2016 – Carlson/McMichael
  • Impromptu Cup 5 (Random Pairs format) - December 2016 – Team Pye
  • Impromptu Cup 6 (Random Pairs format) - May 2017 – Jamie Mercer

In 2015 the Club held the inaugural Swan River Team Racing Regatta, which is an invitational regatta. In the first year it only attracted 2 Royal Perth YC, 1 Royal Freshwater Bay YC & 1 Mandurah Offshore Fishing & Sailing Club teams. The Club is currently planning to host the next edition in September 2018, with the hope of attracting other Australian and international teams.

Swan River Team Racing Regatta results:

  • June 2015 – RPYC Team Red – Jon Wallwork & Mark Hannaford – Ross O’Brien, Kitty Thomas, Ellie Sansom, Chris Pye, John Haynes, Chrissie Payne, Adan Escobar
  • September 2018 – This could be your name here!

Keep up to date with the happenings of the RPYC Team Racing squad via our Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/teamracingrpyc/

Also, a reminder that training sessions are free for Club Members. Fundraising events are used to cover any extra coaching costs not covered by the Club or other costs deemed appropriate by the Team Racing Committee. Sponsorship opportunity are available!

RPYC Team Racing Squad 2017 Calendar – Please arrive on time as the briefing will be immediately at the start time, and the session will finish with a 30min de-brief.

  • Saturday 27th May 0800-1400 - Coached – Impromptu Cup
  • Saturday 8th July 1300-1630
  • Saturday 22nd July 1300-1630
  • Saturday 5th August 1300-1630
  • Saturday 12th August 1300-1630
  • Saturday 26th August 1300-1630 – Impromptu Cup mandatory training for new skippers/teams.
  • Saturday 2nd September 0800-1400 – Impromptu Cup
  • Saturday 1st October – 1300-1630 – TBC when new sailing season fixtures are available
  • Sunday 22nd October - 0900-1230 – TBC when new sailing season fixtures are available
  • Sunday 12th November – 0900-1230 - TBC when new sailing season fixtures are available
  • Sunday 19th November – 0800-1230 - end of 2017 BBQ wind-up– TBC when new sailing season fixtures are available

Overseas Team Racing regattas 2017:

  • Corinthian YC - 2v2 Team Race – 9-10 September 2017 - Chris Pye, John Carlson, Dave Spearman, Jenny Spearman, Hilary Arthure, Dennis Vincent, Chris Hogan
  • Seawanhaka Corinthian YC - Seawanhaka International Challenge Cup (Team Racing) – 14-17 September 2017 - Chris Pye, John Carlson, Dave Spearman, Jenny Spearman, Hilary Arthure, Dennis Vincent, Chris Hogan
  • Royal Thames YC – Cumberland Cup – 8-12 May 2018 – Informal notification of these dates has only just come in and has not been approved by Regatta Committee yet.

There may (and will) be further changes to this calendar as we update our plans.

Please contact the Sailing Office for further information boatingoperations@rpyc.com.au

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Royal Perth Yacht Club
Australia II Drive, Crawley
Western Australia
Ph: +61 8 9389 1555
Email: club@rpyc.com.au

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Western Australia
(Opposite Kailis Brothers)
Ph: +61 8 9430 4590
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