Please select your home edition
Edition
Marine Resource 2016

Qld Beneteau Cup and French Yacht Challenge - Entry closing soon

by Tracey Johnstone on 16 Oct 2013
2013 Spirit Marine Queensland Beneteau Cup and French Yacht Challenge Alaine Neilson
The closing date for entries to this year’s Spirit Marine Queensland Beneteau Cup and French Yacht Challenge is fast approaching.

While late entries are often accepted, it’s always a good idea for boat owners to help out the event organisers by getting their entry in prior to the closing date.

The event is being organised by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron and held on Moreton Bay on the weekend of 26th and 27th October 2013. It is open to all French production yachts.

The entry numbers to date indicate this year’s event will be another hotly contested affair. Of the 18 entries received so far, there are the usual players who come back each year as they know the will be having fun both on and off the water. Then there are a few new entrants yet to experience the fun of the tri-colour competition.

The Sailing Instructions will be available by the 16th October.

Event manager Jane Virtue is enthusiastic about encouraging cruising boats to also join in the passage race format weekend. 'For those in the Cruising Division who have not done much or any racing before, we would be happy to answer any questions and help wherever possible.

'Some of the fleet might not think so, but really once across the starting line, just treat it like any other cruise, but just aim to sail as fast as you can.

'We have some great sponsors this year, so there is a chance to win sail repairs, boating gear or vouchers. If you are about to reinsure your yacht or are looking for an insurer, Nautilus Marine is donating a limited number of $200 discount voucher on your next account,' Virtue said.

Skippers wanting crew or crew looking for a place on a competing yacht can contact Jane Virtue on jane.virtue@bigpond.com.

This year’s Queensland Beneteau Cup and French Yacht Challenge is sponsored by Spirit Marine, Nautilus Marine, Doyle Sails, Boating and RV, MostlyUnderWater, boatstyle, Hood Sails, JSA Marine, Muir Marine, The Hatchman and Quantum Sails.
BandG AUS Triton2 660x82Sail Port Stephens 2017 660x82Zhik Isotak Ocean 660x82

Related Articles

America's Cup - Oracle picks up some bow protection for docking
Bangin' the Corner team talk Jimmy and the boys on Oracle Team USA through the process of getting some bow protection The Bangin' the Corner team talk Jimmy and the boys on Oracle Team USA through the process of getting some bow protection for their new AC50, before they dock after a long day on the Great Sound, and don't dock like Ben did.
Posted on 25 Mar
Bureau Vallée 2 back in the water in Brittany
The former Banque Populaire VIII aboard which Armel Le Cléac’h won the last Vendée Globe was put back in the water The former Banque Populaire VIII aboard which Armel Le Cléac’h won the last Vendée Globe was put back in the water on Friday in Lorient (Brittany), with her new decoration in the colours of Bureau Vallée.
Posted on 25 Mar
America's Cup - Bermuda practice racing videos March 24, 2017
MyislandhomeBDA is videoing the Practice racing and training with the five teams in Bermuda MyislandhomeBDA is videoing the Practice racing and training with the five teams who are based in the venue for the 2017 America's Cup. Here's the set from March 24,2017
Posted on 25 Mar
America's Cup - Coutts hits back at critics over Protocol change
Russell Coutts, has responded to criticism over the recent changes to the 35th America's Cup Protocol Five times America's Cup winner and CEO of the America's Cup Events Authority, Russell Coutts, has responded to criticism over the recent changes to the 35th America's Cup Protocol, allowing testing and racing between Challengers and the Defender in Bermuda ahead of the start of the Qualifiers.
Posted on 24 Mar
America's Cup - Groupama Team France's AC50 sailing in Bermuda - Video
Groupama Team France has had her first sail in Bermuda with the AC50 looking impressive in the video shot by the team. Groupama Team France has had her first sail in Bermuda with the AC50 looking impressive in the video shot by the team.
Posted on 24 Mar
America's Cup - Images of Emirates Team NZ flypast Devonport
Image gallery shot as Emirates Team New Zealand returned in the late afternoon from another four hour race session Image gallery shot as Emirates Team New Zealand returned in the late afternoon from another four hour race training session on the Waitemata harbour. Our cameras were on Devonport Wharf to catch the sequence - and for the first time a wide angle lens had to be used.
Posted on 23 Mar
America's Cup – Get to know Iain Murray and the ACRM
He has enjoyed a long and illustrious career since he first started sailing at the age of nine in his native Sydney. Throughout its 166 year history the rivalries between owners, skippers, crews, yacht clubs, fans and nations have been some of the most intriguing facets of the competition for the world’s oldest sporting trophy.
Posted on 23 Mar
America's Cup - Images of Emirates Team NZ two-up on the Waitemata
Emirates Team NZ were sailing on the Waitemata yesterday with just a couple of weeks left Emirates Team NZ were sailing on the Waitemata yesterday with just a couple of weeks left before they head for Bermuda and the 35th America's Cup. The cycle-grinders were two per side for the trip down the harbour making the transitions from gybe to gybe very interesting - and almost imperceptible.
Posted on 23 Mar
America's Cup - Late Protocol change further stacks deck against Kiwis
Five America's Cup teams have dealt themselves a new hand with a new Protocol Change published three days ago. Five America's Cup teams have dealt themselves a new hand with a new Protocol Change published three days ago. On the face of it, the change - to allow 23 days training against each other repairs an omission by the Commissioner for the America's Cup. But it is the timing of the move that is surprising
Posted on 22 Mar
Vestas 11th Hour Racing launch Volvo Ocean Race campaign
Vestas are returning for a second edition, after launching their 2017-18 campaign in partnership with 11th Hour Racing Vestas 11th Hour Racing will be led by the American duo of Charlie Enright and Mark Towill. The team are the fourth to announce for the upcoming edition, which begins on 22 October, and they will use the race to promote a sustainability message around the world.
Posted on 21 Mar