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SLAM Combined High Schools Championship - Record fleet set to compete

by Rod Carter on 18 Apr 2013
Children sailing activities ( practice) at Belmont 16ft sailing Club on Saturday 6th April 2013. Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia. Geoff Childs
The SLAM Combined High Schools Championship 2013 - A record number of boats have entered for the prestigious race. Over 150 boats have entered the event which will be held on Lake Macquarie and hosted by Belmont 16ft Sailing Club.

'We’re really pleased to see how popular this regatta has become,' said Event Director Rod Carter. 'We’ve always been committed to the highest quality of race management on the water and I think that formula really works. We’re also fortunate to have one of the most desirable sailing venues in the country as well as a terrific assembly of sponsors, beginning with SLAM, our naming right sponsor for the past three years and associate sponsor’s DeckHardware'



Reigning 2012 Champion Beynon Telford will again be competing to defend his title. The event showcases some of Australia’s best youth sailors and the fleet has many State and National Champions from a variety of different classes and includes current Australian 29er ISAF representative Harry Price.

Racing commences on Tuesday with an Invitation Race and the official Championship starts on Wednesday 17th April and continuing until Saturday 20th April.

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