Elliott News

RPAYC Welcomes Saltwater Veterans

27 Apr 2021

Friday-  Saltwater Veteran Sailing Days, hosted by the RPAYC are an important  part of the Club’s weekly calendar. The event is sailed in the club’s fleet of Elliott 7 keelboats and includes a number of volunteers and sailors from the RPAYC community. Veterans discover the thrill of sailing and/or yacht racing on Sydney’s Pittwater, thanks to the support of the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.
Veterans can try their hand at sailing an Elliott 7 race boat with the help of a qualified instructor or just come for a relaxing cruise on a yacht for the morning. The day is geared for participants to do as little or as much as they like, no experience necessary. Sailors meet in the morning for coffee, a chat and then explanation of the mornings activities followed by sailing, then a return to the club for lunch at 12.30pm. This is a FREE activity for all current & ex-serving veterans
Meet the Saltwater Veterans
As a social network of military and emergency services veterans who use sailing to be physically and mentally active, the Saltwater Veterans collective continues to grow in both veteran and non-veteran volunteers. “We  are committed to supporting others, that like us (at one time or another) have needed that little help with social re-engagement via some wind-powered kinetic motion. Saltwater Veterans is about moving forward, re-engaging and inspiring others with what can be achieved beyond our time in service. We’re passionate about what we do and how we do it. We pride ourselves on force multiplying other organisation’s events with support; coaches, instructors, volunteers and participants.”
Veterans Sailing Pathway
A community-minded collective with the desire to assist and aid other veterans in building optimism and hope through the medium that is sailing. In addition to racing and sailing together, they also facilitate events in support of other community groups with similar goals and values. Everything they do is with the aim to enhance lives, inspire and empower individuals to join our sailing and boating lifestyle.