sail-world.com -- XXXX Sail Paradise 2013 - Bill Wild's Wedgetail returns to Gold Coast
XXXX Sail Paradise 2013 - Bill Wild's Wedgetail returns to Gold Coast
Thu, 14 Feb 2013
The XXXX Sail Paradise Regatta, which will be hosted by Southport Yacht Club from March 15 to 17, will feature the comeback run of Bill Wild's RP55 Wedgetail after 12 months of hiatus from competitive sailing.
Wedgetail will return to the waters, entering in the 2013 Queensland IRC State Championships, to be held at Southport Yacht Club's XXXX Sail Paradise Regatta.
Due to its departure from Sydney over 12 months ago, Wedgetail's sailing has been inactive. 'It is disappointing I have missed the last two Sydney to Hobart's', said Wild.
'However now settled in at RQYS in Brisbane, Wild is ready to get out on the race track again, XXXX Sail Paradise being the first of many events for him this year. 'It will be nice to do a regatta at home, as I now live on the Gold Coast'. Wild added.
Peters Harburg's Reichel Pugh 66 Black Jack will also be a hot contender in the 2013 Queensland State IRC Championships. Black Jack has been an extremely competitive entrant at SYC XXXX Sail Paradise in previous years.
Other regular Entrants returning to the XXXX Sail Paradise Regatta include Southport Yacht Club's Leeway-Ensign, skippered by owner, Tony Horkings and Southport Yacht Club's Vice Commodore Sail Mathew Percy, owner and skipper of Alacrity will also be out for the 2013 Queensland IRC state Title. Alacrity won the inaugural Sail Paradise in 2010, can he do it again in 2013?
Ensign Ship Brokers
Ensign Ship Brokers was established in 1980 and has spent the last 28 years expanding our marine knowledge and developing our reputation! We strive to provide the very best service! [More info]
Festival of Sails
The Festival of Sails is the largest annual keel boat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere with over 400 yachts and 4300 competitors annually taking part in the event. [More info]
GME Standard Communications Pty Ltd
Leaders in communications and navigation. Their goal has always been to make products whose innovation, convenience and peace of mind can help improve the lives of their customers. [More info]
Hood Sailmakers (Aust) P/L is 100% Australian owned and operated. The first sail loft outside of the USA to be granted a franchise in 1968 by the founder Ted Hood. [More info]
Mauri Pro Sailing
Your direct access to sailing solutions. 8,000+ products for cruising and racing sailors and sailboats. We search for appropriate sailboat hardware or sailing gear and offer them at competitive prices [More info]
Navionics is proud of its superb cartographic database comprising more than 25,000 charts and port plans; the largest privately owned database of its kind, the only one using full seamless technology [More info]
Performance Sailcraft Australia (Asia Pacific)
Laser builder Performance Sailcraft Australia has taken on the successful RS Sailboat range from Britain, and is now licensed to build and distribute all of the RS range in the Asia Pacific region. [More info]
Quantum Australasia Pty Ltd
Quantum Sail Design Group designs, engineers and manufactures sails for racers and cruisers who demand the highest levels of quality and performance. [More info]
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) is an annual four-day event which attracts buyers and marine industry representatives from across Australia and around the globe. [More info]
Sydney Rigging Specialists
Sydney Rigging Specialists is a leading company in the supply of yacht rigging, cordage, marine fittings and accessories. We are based in Sydney and work from our specially fitted out rigging shop. [More info]
Ullman Sails Australia
The Ullman Sails Australia team provides service to customers all over Australia with four main locations in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and the Whitsundays. [More info]
Vicsail Sydney Pty Ltd, launched into the Australian sailing fraternity in 1983 and has been sailing strong ever since. At Vicsail, “We Sail the Boats We Sell”. [More info]