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Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo 2020 Postponed

As you would be aware, the world has been monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) with concern and these past weeks have seen public events being postponed or cancelled.

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club considers the health and safety of our members, staff and guests of high importance. The situation is rapidly changing and we will continue to monitor it. 

Due to these current conditions RPAYC is of the view that the most appropriate action for Club events involving the gathering of a large number of people will be assessed on an event by event basis and postponed if thought appropriate.

After careful consideration the decision has been taken to postpone Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo 2020 (21-22 March) until further notice. We thank our naming rights sponsor Club Marine for their unwavering support.

Other events will be considered and information will be posted on the RPAYC website and social media sites, as well as on the Club noticeboard.

Please note, typical Club activities including Club racing and dining will be business as usual.


Michael Lockley
Commodore RPAYC

Cruising Syndicate Seminar at Pittwater Sail Expo


Multihull Central’s Director Brent Vaughan presents a special information seminar about cruising syndicates currently being formed on new Seawind catamarans to be based in Pittwater and the Whitsundays.


Yacht syndication can be a very affordable alternative to outright boat ownership, however the cruising syndicates that Multihull Central offer caters specifically to people who want to go ultimately want to go cruising to locations beyond the home base locations.

The system combines smaller groups of people using a cost affective self-management program, which means more flexibility with time onboard and locations the boats can sail to.

Further information about these syndicates are explained in a short video here:

A new Seawind 1190 Sport catamaran syndicate will launch later this year with its home base on Pittwater with just one share remaining.

A new Seawind 1260 syndicate catamaran is also being formed and will have its home base at Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays providing convenient fly in fly out access to cruise the islands and beyond.

The award winning Seawind 1260 will be displayed at the upcoming Pittwater Sail Expo on the 21st & 22nd March as hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Newport. Further information about the Seawind 1260 is shown on this demonstration video here:

For all models visit


Media Contacts:

Brent Vaughan | M: 0418 670 751   | E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sally Turner      | Ph: 07 3393 5550  | E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Performance Cruising Yachts - Dufour 43 & Elan S4 on display

Performance Cruising Yachts are the Australian Importers of Elan Yachts from Slovenia and Dufour Yachts from France. Based in Darling Harbour, Performance Cruising Yachts remain one of Australias’ longest running yachting companies, in business for 25 years. Incorporating a successful yacht charter and sailing academy and yacht syndication, the company pride themselves as the one stop shop for yacht buyers.

Elan Yachts – On Display Elan S4 (36 footer)

With the transfer of ownership last May to KJK Management and now under the control of KJK Sports,  Elan are set to be part of one of the worlds’ largest all-season active outdoors sporting goods companies.  Elan are fully focused on delivering new designs and expanding the range of high quality yachts, starting with the GT6 and the new Impression 50.1 coming soon.

On display at Sail Expo, PCY will have the Elan S4, our best seller, catering for those looking for the edge around the race course coupled with an interior that is craftsman built and designed to keep the winning family comfortable.

PCY have an Impression 45.1 on order that will be available for delivery June. This new model sports a fresh new deck, new cockpit layout and many interior upgrades.  The quality of fit and finish is truly exceptional.  The difference is that Elan employs craftsman to build their yachts and it shows.

Dufour Yachts – On Display Dufour 430 – 2020 Boat of Year Nominee

Also on display will be the new Dufour 430, featuring new elegant steering consoles with integrated instrument pods, the wide helmsman’s seat, an exterior galley with BBQ and sink, huge swim deck and the LED lighting that illuminates the entire deck via cleverly mounted LED courtesy lighting fitted into the bulwarks as well as in in the cockpit.

New Dufour 430 Yacht Share – Starting July – Shares selling fast – fully managed and maintained.

PCY have six yachts on order and will soon to receive the very first Dufour 530 & Elan Impression 45.1 into Australia that will be on debut at the Sydney International Boat Show in July.

Full details contact Bob Vinks on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 02 9281 4422




Any Port Marine showcase their innovative marine products

Any Port Marine are excited to be returning to the Pittwater Sail Expo with their range of Innovative Marine Products. Based in Mona Vale we distribute a range of products that make sailing safer, easier and more enjoyable. 

  • Ewincher – The First Genuine Electric Winch Handle. Come and try the Ewincher and see how it can make a real difference on your yacht.

Ewincher is a power-assisted handle that makes winching so much easier. It's designed to perfectly assist sailing manoeuvres without altering your natural movements. Increase your power and speed with very limited effort.

The Ewincher is a real alternative to Electric winches. Weighing only 2.2kgs the Ewincher can be used on any winch straight out of the box. No installation required.

  • Karver Sailing. We are proud to distribute the Karver range in Australia. The Karver Free-Flying Sail Furlers set the standard for performance, safety and ease-of-use. Karver Systems are the rope handling specialists with their range of Halyard locks, Jammers, Blocks and other products.                                                                              
  • Karver Winches Come and try the revolutionary Karver Winches – Feel the amazing speed of the KSW Speed range or the incredible power of the KPW Power range. There is also the Dame Award winning KCW Compact winch, twice the speed of a 40 with the power of a 45 and only the size of a 20. To make the package complete we have the Karver Carbon winch handle range.
  • Nodus Factory Textile Fittings- The sailing hardware market is undergoing an evolution to replace metal fittings with textile fittings and Nodus is a at the forefront of the change. Nodus Factory has developed a wide range of products that are simple to use, incredibly strong and durable and backed by Veritas standards.
  • For more information on our products please go to
  • We look forward to seeing you at the show

Italia Yachts Australia

The Italia 11.98 is a boat that is truly adaptable to both cruising and racing. It will inspire the most ambitious competitive sailor and, at the same time, will be a pleasing cruiser for its owner’s family. High performing and easy at the helm, Italia 11.98 has an essential and clean design, perfect for racing, without giving up space and maintaining adequate interior volumes and layout for comfortable cruises. 
With her performance already proven by winning the 2019 ORC World Championships (Class C), she still maintains a 3 cabin layout with the option of 2 heads if desired.
See what all the talk is about and see if you don’t fall in love with her classic beauty.
Italia Yachts design stylish yachts to sail fast, safely and comfortably in all weather.  Inspired by the elegant lines of yesterday’s Classic Yachts coupled with a modern style from beautiful Italian design and finishing touches, to result in one of the most stunning and best performing racer-cruisers on the market.
Every design project starts with the creation of a perfectly balanced hull and sail plan; so that sailing an Italia Yacht everyone on board feels secure and protected in all weather conditions.  This design concept has made us a benchmark in the sailing world: in an Italia yacht you will rediscover the true pleasure of sailing. Each individual yacht is hand crafted in Venice Italy, the home of unenviable nautical history. Nothing quite compares.
From racing performance to absolutely comfortable blue water cruising, Italia Yachts now have 7 models available ranging from 33 to 54 feet. Each model performs very well to its ORC rating to ensure you have not just a beautiful boat but one to get you on the podium regularly.
We will have the brand new 11.98 on its Australian debut so please come and experience the beauty of an Italia yacht. You won’t be disappointed.
Visit or phone 0405 437 975

Pittwater Sail Expo

The annual Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo will be held over the weekend of 21 March and 22 March 2020 at The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and will feature exhibitors supplying goods and services to the professional and leisure sailor.

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