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 Easter and we sail on the Port Pirie River on Saturday afternoons.

We now all sail Tasars, we have Pacers for sail training and have a number of trailerable yachts and keel boats

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.

16 thoughts on “Home

  1. Hi,
    My brother built a 24′ timber fixed keel yacht in approx 1974-5 originally called LYRA. It was later sold and ended up in Port Pirie. Do you have any knowledge of the boat ?
    Chris Wiggins
    M: 0402 922 337

    • Hi Chris, Lyra was owned by ex-Port Pirie sailor Neil Martin who brought her to Tin Can Bay where he regularly sailed her with our club. Neil moved back to Adelaide and Lyra passed through a couple of hands before being eventually sold (around 2011) to a new owner in Hervey Bay where she still lies I believe,

  2. Good morning, my wife and I are looking to keep our keel boat in port pirie, she’s currently tidied up to the fishing boats by the yacht club, we had planned to go further but this won’t happen for some time, she ( the boat “Panache “) draws 7′ and is 36′ long, is there some were in the yacht club that will accommodate her?
    Thankyou, John and Marina Purvis.

    • Hi John and Marina the yacht club doesn’t handle moorings. You will need to contact Pirie Council to obtain a mooring. We are in the off season but when we start sailing please feel free to call in on Saturday afternoons and say hello.

  3. Hello,
    I would like to learn how to sail.
    I would appreciate if someone could get in contact with me.



  4. Hi
    My son is trying to locate some information on a trophy that has been handed down. The trophy is engraved with “port Pirie regatta – Jan 22,1906 – won by Mr J Kinnear-“Celtic” – Championship Cup”. Would this have been a race series run by your club?? If so, would you have any other information on it??

  5. Hi we do! We have a come and try day on the 8th October through the Kidtober program in Pirie. I think you can register for that day through them. We will be starting the sailing school in a few weeks after that. The date is to be determined

  6. I have a trophy from 1873 (150 years old this year) inscribed winner of port Pirie regatta 1873. Is this related to the yacht club? If so how old is the club?

    • Hi Peter, I don’t know exactly how old the club is but it sounds feasible that this trophy is from the RPPYC. There are others in the club that would know and i can ask around. cheers Tina

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