Pittwater beckons

The 2023 edition of the iconic Pittwater Regatta is just weeks away.

23 January 2023


The Pittwater Regatta 2023 will include the NSW ORC Championship, a three-day series 10 to 12 February, consisting of inshore, offshore passage and offshore windward/leeward racing. Open to all ORC rated yachts and proudly sponsored by Sydney Marine Brokerage.

The Pittwater Regatta will be held over the weekend of 11 & 12 February with the ORC & PHS Series held racing inshore and on the estuary of Pittwater.

Sydney Marine Brokerage is once again supporting the ORC NSW Championship and the Grand Soleil 34, 43 and 44 will attend the Regatta.

Already locked in for a battle in February are the returning 2022 State Champions, Division 1 Bushranger and Division 2 Young at Heart, who are both eager to defend their titles.


Both boats will have to be at their best if they wish to lift the trophy again, as early entries for 2023 indicate very competitive fleets, across both Divisions, with many other returning and new boats, all keen to knock off the defending champions.

Under the ORC Rule, ‘The Alfreds’ will again run courses and race formats, utilising both inshore and offshore waters, ensuring that the best prepped and best-sailed boats stand proudly on the podium come Sunday afternoon.

The number of boats rated under ORC continues to grow in Australia, particularly New South Wales. Many other significant regattas across the country are also embracing the ORC Rule. So the NSW Championship is an excellent opportunity to grab bragging rights across the State.

Not to be understated, the competitive racing at the annual Pittwater Regatta returns in 2023 also, with inshore racing yachts from club fleets near and far filling the famous waterway on Saturday and Sunday.

Two races are scheduled each day for the Pittwater Regatta, providing a variety of courses, taking in the stunning waters of Pittwater and Broken Bay.

The annual regatta features divisions for keelboats, cruiser/racers, plus out-and-out cruising yachts (no spinnakers div available to keep things cruisy), where the ethos is great racing for everyone and an enjoyable regatta atmosphere back at the Club each afternoon.

The weekend is not just about the racing; Saturday night will provide a tasty barbeque-style catering for the crew and family. In addition, the talented sounds of Sax Beatz will get partygoers in the mood to boogie the night away.

A daily coffee barrel draw of $75 credit will be awarded to some lucky person to spend at the Club.

The now famous RPA Spinnaker hoist off the club mast was extremely popular last year and is making a comeback, so get your crew for this organised as well.

Don’t own a boat? There will be plenty of opportunities to get involved with crewing across the fleets, or if you have the required experience, why not charter an Elliott 7 for the Regatta?

The Elliott 7 is an exciting sports boat that is well laid out and great to sail with four or five crew (350kg is the designated crew weight). The boats are race prepped and run asymmetric spinnakers for the regatta.

Highly competitive under ORC, they give you a real chance to be at the front of the fleet while being great value-for-money boat and entry is just $550 for the weekend.
If you are new to regatta-style racing, this is your chance for local and visiting boats to enjoy RPAYC’s warm welcome and get involved.

Contact the Sailing Office for further details via sailing@rpayc.com.au.

Enter the Regatta here.



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