Please select your home edition
Edition
Hall Spars Mast

Third annual Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo set for March 2014

by Damian Devine on 13 Dec 2013
Boats on display at the Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo Damian Devine
The third annual Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo will be held over the weekend of 22 and 23 March, 2014 at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club at Newport in Sydney. A community event, the expo will feature over 50 exhibitors supplying goods and services to the professional and leisure sailor as well as providing information on sail training, club membership, cruising, dinghy and yacht racing.

Situated on beautiful Pittwater on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club is the state’s largest sailing club. The club is home to over 1950 members, over 340 yachts, 70 hardstand boats and 100 dinghies. It is anticipated that the show will attract up to 3000 people over the week-end.

The Expo will feature an extensive array of exhibitors with many leading marine industry brands represented. There will be a large range of boats on display as well as other marine goods and services exhibiting including charter services, inflatable boats, marine paints, sail makers, shipwrights, marine groups, deck hardware, soft furnishings, electrical, batteries, ropes, marine insurance and much, much more. The event is open to the public and is free to enter.

Held in and around the club house and on the magnificent floating marina, it is an outstanding opportunity for visitors to witness the Club first hand, have a look at sailing boats, gather information about training, racing, cruising, kids programs and membership and gain professional advice directly from industry experts.

The Club offers car parking for up to 400 cars, however, a shuttle service will be arranged that will service local public car parks in Newport.

The event is being supported by the naming rights sponsor Club Marine and promotional supporter Mariner Boating Holidays.

Corey Yeung, Club Marine State Manager said, 'Club Marine is proud to sponsor the Pittwater Sail expo as it provides a great opportunity for the local community to learn about sailing, meet some industry experts and find out how easy it is to get out on the water. The Hawkesbury River is one the most picturesque waterways in NSW and being on a yacht is one of the best ways you can enjoy and experience the beauty of Pittwater.'

Mariner Boating will run a promotion during Sail Expo 2014 for the chance to win a trip for two on a two week yacht rally in a Mediterranean destination in early 2015. The prize will include international airfares and accommodation on a participating yacht for two weeks and has a value of approximately $14,000.

Mariner rallies are now famous for their alternate lay day/sailing day format. They are open to sailors, non-sailors, singles, couples, complete crews and the RPAYC cruising group have been regulars on Mariner events since 2001.


All you have to do is come to Sail Expo and register your interest in participating in this draw with Mariner Boating who will be on the RPAYC stand in the clubhouse. Mariner will announce the 2015 program at the show and will also have details of some specials on the few remaining places still available on the 2014 rally program.

Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo spokesperson Rob Cole said, 'The expo is a community event and a great opportunity for people to see the club first hand, witness our magnificent waterway of Pittwater and learn more about all aspects of sailing.

'There’s already been a very strong level of interest towards this event from all aspects of the boating industry and people will have the opportunity to gain professional advice directly from industry experts. Anyone with an interest in sailing boats or wants to get into sailing is invited to come along.'


The Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo will be held on 22 and 23 March 2014 between 10am-4pm on the grounds of the RPAYC located at 16 Mitala St Newport.

For Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo enquiries or to register as an exhibitor please contact the event administrator Kylie Brown at the RPAYC on (02) 9998 3741 or email sailexpo@rpayc.com.au or visit here and download the application to exhibit

For potential exhibitors please be aware that space is strictly limited and confirmation will be via registration and payment of deposit. Prime positions will be allocated on a first in, first served basis.

by Damian Devine/ Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo media

Harken AUS HL Snatch Block 660x82Wildwind 2016 660x82X-Yachts AUS X4 - 660 - 3

Related Articles

Just three weeks until you can see it all first at GC Intl Boat Show
Boating enthusiasts will find everything they need to have fun on the water all in one place Boating enthusiasts will find everything they need to have fun on the water all in one place when the first major Australian boat show for 2017 gets underway on Queensland’s Gold Coast in just three weeks.
Posted today at 4:09 am
New Drew Marine Signal & Safety AUS General Manager of Operations
Drew Marine Signal & Safety Australia announce the appointment of its new General Manager of Operations, Fenton Long. The world's leading supplier of marine pyrotechnic distress signals, Drew Marine Signal & Safety, announces the appointment of its new General Manager of Operations for Drew Marine Signal & Safety Australia, Fenton Long.
Posted on 22 Feb
'Row like a Girl' Atlantic record breaker joins Zhik
Olivia Bolesworth, one of Row like a Girl Atlantic crossing record-breakers joined Zhik as Corporate Activation Manager. Olivia Bolesworth, one of the Row like a Girl Atlantic crossing record-breakers, has joined Zhik as Corporate Activation Manager. Olivia, a design graduate from Bristol UWE, was one of the youngest and fastest females to row across the Atlantic, breaking two world records and finishing second overall in the event.
Posted on 22 Feb
Abell Point are making quite a splash!
Abell Point Marina, has seen significant infrastructure and service upgrades since it came under new ownership in 2013. With a strong focus on continuous improvement, Abell Point Marina, the popular Queensland marina precinct, has seen significant infrastructure and service upgrades since it came under new ownership in 2013. Achieving first global 5 Gold Anchor accreditation in world in 2016 cemented Abell Point’s position in the marina industry and 2017 will see some newsworthy additions to the Abell Point offer.
Posted on 21 Feb
Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 - Accommodation options
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2017? Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2017? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option.
Posted on 20 Feb
More marina space and exciting firsts for GC Boat Show and Marine Expo
More marina space and exciting additions to an impressive Fleet of Firsts have set scene for a colossal marine showcase More marina space and even more exciting additions to an already impressive Fleet of Firsts have set the scene for a colossal marine showcase both on water and on land on Queensland’s Gold Coast from 17-19 March.
Posted on 17 Feb
B&G adds enhanced Navionic functionality to Zeus and Vulcan range
B&G® announces the latest updates will bring PredictWind weather services direct to Zeus and Vulcan chartplotter range. B&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, is pleased to announce the latest in its software updates will bring PredictWind weather services direct to its Zeus and Vulcan chartplotter range.
Posted on 16 Feb
Beneteau Open Day at Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
The Beneteau Team will be exhibiting three new Beneteau models at the CYCA this Saturday. The Beneteau Team will be exhibiting three new Beneteau models at the CYCA this Saturday.
Posted on 16 Feb
GoFree® Connected Vessel System the choice for Boatsetter fleet owners
GoFree Connected Vessel System selected by Boatsetter as recommended vessel tracking and remote management solution GoFree – the provider of digital content and services and part of the Navico® family of marine electronics brands including Lowrance®, Simrad® and B&G® – announced today that the GoFree Connected Vessel System has been selected by Boatsetter as the recommended vessel tracking and remote management solution for its vast global network of owners.
Posted on 15 Feb
New Xperformance - Optimising the cruiser/racer range from X-Yachts
X-Yachts have built a wide range of 'Cruiser/Racers' as well as dedicated racing yachts which have won many Intl titles Since the company was founded back in 1979, X-Yachts have built a wide range of 'Cruiser/Racers' as well as dedicated racing yachts which have won many famous International titles, and of course One Design Class yachts such as X-79 and X-99
Posted on 14 Feb