sail-world.com -- Sydney Harbour Regatta - Lengthened Wild Thing set for debut
Sydney Harbour Regatta - Lengthened Wild Thing set for debut
Sat, 9 Mar 2013
Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s Sydney Harbour Regatta is set to get underway at 11.30am on Saturday, 9th March with the Premier Class Ocean Passage, featuring Grant Wharington’s lengthened Wild Thing from Queensland, which will make its debut as a 100 foot super maxi.
All other classes start from midday on the Harbour, spread from the Harbour Bridge to the Sound off Middle Harbour, with windward/leeward racing in the Premier IRC class to take place just outside Sydney Heads on the Manly or Macquarie Circles - conditions to decide.
Over 220 boats racing in 26 classes on 10 course areas, ranging from the IRC, to PHS, sports boats, Etchells, Historic 18 footers, Dragons, Super 30’s, Melges 24 and 32, Flying Tigers, Cavaliers, Classic, Adams 10, and the Sydney 38 One-Design class, which is conducting its National Championship.
Principal Race Officer, Denis Thompson said the fleets could expect light easterly winds that should peak at 12 knots around 3.00pm.
'It’s typical conditions for this time of year; sick easterlies,' Thompson said. 'With upward of 220 boats, we’re all looking forward to a good regatta – it will be buzzing with so many people out there.
'The weekend will be a great one for spectators too, with most the racing happening on the main part of the Harbour.'
Onesails.com - Workforce
OneSails is the culmination of over 35 years of experience accumulated by our team in design and technology applied to sail-making. [More info]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]