Welcome to Royal Port Pirie Yacht Club
Our Club is located on the north eastern side of Spencer Gulf at Port Pirie, South Australia. Our club rooms are located on the Main Road in Port Pirie and overlook the Port Pirie River. The view from the club house River Bar is stunning anytime of the day with lovely views looking out to the Flinders Ranges to the north east and at night the lights on the water of the harbour and river looking west towards the Nyrstar Smelter are spectacular.
Our Club Today
The club’s racing season is between October and April and we sail on the Port Pirie River on Saturday afternoons.
We have 2 classes that sail regularly and have a number of trailerable yachts and keel boats
The club hosts one night of the The Tripolis (a Keel Boat and Trailer Sailer race that is sailed in the waters of the upper Spencer Gulf between the three cities of Port Pirie, Whyalla and Port Augusta.).
Other events that the club is involved in are;
• The Spencer Gulf Cruise. This event is a 14 day tag along tour of the Spencer Gulf visiting many ports and bays in the area.
• Cockle Spit Cricket. This unusual cricket match is known in the area as the gulf war. The match is held on neutral ground of cockle spit, which is only accessible by water as the spit is in the middle of the Gulf. The spit is only out of the water at certain times of the year and is dry for a few hours a day. The event is held between the Port Pirie and Whyalla Yacht Clubs.
• Masters Games In April 2008 and again in 2010 the Royal Port Pirie Club hosted the sailing category of the Pura Light Start State Masters Games.
The Club has its own rescue boat and committee boat, manned by volunteers, to ensure that the safety of our sailors is a priority.
To see more on our club activities watch these short movies.