Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik Isotak Ocean

Sail Mooloolaba 2013 - Registration officially open

by Sail Mooloolaba on 22 Feb 2013
The QLD State champs Sport Boat fleet powered around the courses in last year's Sail Mooloolaba regatta - Sail Mooloolaba 2013 Teri Dodds
Sail Mooloolaba 2013 has already released the notice of the race and started accepting entries for the week-long event to be held from Saturday 22nd to Sunday 30th June 2013.

Sail Mooloolaba comprises seven events and includes sport boats, trailable yachts, keel boats, multihulls, radio controlled yachts, dinghies, match racing and even a lazy afternoon fun sail. The Notice of Race and online entry for each event is now available through Sail Mooloolaba

Organising committee chair, Tracey Johnstone, said the format for the regatta has changed slightly since last year. 'With the support of the Australian Sports Boat Association we have renamed the sports boat event to include the title Winter Nationals. The Trailable Yachts Winter Nationals is a new event in the program, but will dovetail quite well with the Sports Boats.

'Using the title winter nationals is really about saying to the sailors outside of Queensland that the place to sail in winter is here on the Sunshine Coast where the competition will be fierce and the post-race parties memorable.'

The sports boats, trailable yachts, multihulls and monohulls are the first events off over the weekend of 22nd and 23 June. In the big boats, racing will be in IRC, PHS and cruising divisions.

On Tuesday 25th the Radio Controlled Yachts will be racing on the river right in the heart of Mooloolaba. The fleet is expected to increase from last year’s 13 boats with a handful of entries travelling up from the Gold Coast to wrestle the Sail Mooloolaba crown from the hands of the local sailors.

Wednesday is the day to truly relax and enjoy a leisurely, non-spinnaker, afternoon Fun sail race around Mooloolaba Bay followed by a post-race party back at The Wharf Tavern. The race is chance for visiting sailors to enjoy the backdrop spectacle of Mooloolaba as they head out around the bay.
.
By Thursday the youth are appearing on the water with the start of the two-day Queensland Schools Invitational Match Racing Challenge. Up to eight schools will be racing on the river in the heart of Mooloolaba so spectators and supporters will be able to get up close to the action, hear the calls from umpire Alan Carlisle and throw a few words of advice to the competitors.

The final event of the week is the mass-fleet Dinghy Division. The invited classes are – 420, 505, A Class, Catamaran, Contender, Hobie 16, Laser, Laser 4.7 and Laser Radial, Optimist, Pacer and Sabot.

'We hope to have close to 100 boats on the water on the final weekend as many of them use the event to shake off the winter cobwebs.

'Combining so many events into one week is about celebrating winter sailing at a beautiful location. Mooloolaba has so much to offer. It’s a lively tourism hub with plenty of accommodation choices, quick access to the open water course and fun things to do for the families of competitors,' Johnstone said.

For Sail Mooloolaba event information go to Sail Mooloolaba
Barz Optics - Kids rangePantaenius - Fixed ValueDoyle Sails NZ - Never Look Back

Related Articles

Close fight around Wight on Day 6 of Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup
20-25 knot winds and glorious sunshine made for one of the most memorable races around the Isle of Wight on record With a win for Eric de Turkheim's A13, Teasing Machine (despite destroying a kite), and a second for Daniel Andrieu's Sun Fast 3200, Cifraline 4, France Blue have leapt ahead in the overall results, now holding a 35.5 lead margin over the second placed Flanders North Sea Team.
Posted today at 8:11 pm
Oman Air faces some infamous challenges at Extreme Sailing Series
All teams made it onto the podium at some stage during the seven race programme, reflecting the degree of difficulty All seven teams made it onto the podium at some stage during the seven race programme, reflecting the degree of difficulty in achieving any sort of consistency in a very shifty and unstable breeze that topped out at a bracing 14 knots when all the GC32s catamarans took off on their foils and flew around the race course.
Posted today at 6:40 pm
Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy – 2 months to go to the 6th edition
The regatta is reserved to boats that are one hundred or more years old and in 2016 will celebrate its sixth edition. The regatta, unique in its genre, is reserved to boats that are one hundred or more years old and in 2016 will celebrate its sixth edition anniversary. Over the years, the Centenary trophy has gathered some of the most gorgeous and best performing classic yachts from the past century.
Posted today at 4:28 pm
Vendée Globe – Sébastien Destremau – Simplicity as a credo + Video
A native of Toulon in the south of France, Sébastien Destremau can lay claim to one of the smallest budgets of the fleet A native of Toulon in the south of France, Sébastien Destremau can lay claim to one of the smallest budgets of the fleet. His credo is to keep it simple, inexpensive and effective. Interview with the skipper of faceOcean, winner of the Calero Solo Transat back in the spring.
Posted today at 4:05 pm
The Vendée Globe – 100 days and counting
With some 100 days until the start, the first thing to note is that the fleet of participants is stronger than ever With some 100 days until the start, the first thing to note is that the fleet of participants is stronger than ever, since there are some twenty-eight skippers, registered and qualified, whilst ‘just’ twenty sailors took the start in 2012. As a result, we’re set to be close to or equal to the 2008 record (thirty skippers at the start)!
Posted today at 3:46 pm
Clipper Race – Constant trimming and little sleep in the North Sea
There is little opportunity for tactical moves and the timings of tacks are crucial if teams want to make vital gains. After a downwind start with spinnakers trimmed in light airs against the tide off Den Helder on the Dutch coast yesterday, the fleet has been match racing across the North Sea towards the Thames Estuary.
Posted today at 12:28 pm
Bali attracts early interest
Interest in the 2017 Bali adventure, even at this early stage, is encouraging. Interest in the 2017 Bali adventure, even at this early stage, is encouraging. At first, the 2017 race and rally retains its traditional route to Benoa but from there it offers greater attractions than ever with the inclusion of an extension to the Javanese port of Banyuwangi and an organised “Spice Islands Rally”, a one-week circumnavigation of the island of Bali.
Posted today at 7:04 am
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Lone bullets for the Brits
Despite three more inshore races being held on day five France Blue leads with a similar 11.5 point margin to yesterday 2016 Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Despite three more inshore races being held on day five of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event for three boat teams with Corinthian crews, France Blue leads with a similar 11.5 point margin to yesterday, but Flanders North Sea is now the team that has relieved France White of second place overall.
Posted today at 2:10 am
Supermaxi Scallywag has her first outing on Sydney Harbour
Scallywag is a 100' Super Maxi Yacht (ex Ragamuffin 100) owned by a HongKong Business man. Scallywag is a 100' Super Maxi Yacht (ex Ragamuffin 100) owned by a HongKong Business man. Yesterday the boat took it first sail on Sydney Harbour in preparation for this weekend's start of the CYCA Land Rover Sydney to Gold Coast Yacht Race
Posted on 28 Jul
Extreme Sailing Series– Oman Air sneak early lead despite bump on nose
Hamburg’s River Elbe in the HafenCity area was transformed into the ultimate test in Stadium Racing today Hamburg’s River Elbe in the HafenCity area was transformed into the ultimate test in Stadium Racing today, with the narrow river, passing traffic, high walls, shifty light winds and strong currents challenging the fleet on the opening day
Posted on 28 Jul