News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Photo Gallery Cruising Int

 

Sail-World.com : Sail Port Stephens - all in a name - a Tale with a Twist

Sail Port Stephens - all in a name - a Tale with a Twist

'Mainstay - Sail Port Stevens'    © Andrea Francolini Photography

Sail Port Stephens 2011 - The Performance Racing and Performance Cruising divisions will compete for the Port Stephens Trophy at this year’s Sail Port Stephens regatta, which has cracked the 100 boat mark and is on track for a bumper fleet.

The Mainstay (Bradley Sewell, South Lake Macquarie Amateur Sailing Club) of Sail Port Stephens is the celebration, the Joie De Vie (Peter Byford, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club) of owning a boat.

And there’s no better way to celebrate than by gathering at the water’s edge at the stunning family friendly destination of Port Stephens to enjoy the three-race Performance Cruising series from April 15-17, hopefully with a Tailwind (Shaw Russett, RPAYC) on the racetrack followed by some Champagne on Ice (Alistair Bailey, Port Stephens Yacht Club) ashore. Or, for the more affluent, the fifth Bear Necessity (Andrew and Pauline Dally, Middle Harbour Yacht Club) of life – a sparkling Moet (Keith Masters, Royal Motor Yacht Club), perhaps with some Amante (Dennis Cooper, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia) to follow if he/She’s the One (Michael Kirby, PSYC).

Some of the 100 plus competing crews will invite their loved ones for some school holiday fun by the seaside while others will attempt to test their skills as a Negotiator (Wayne Taylor, Wollongong Yacht Club/Greenwich Flying Squadron) in order to obtain a leave pass for a week’s respite to take advantage of Port Stephens’ watery playground with No Regrets (Ian Billington, Lake Macquarie Yacht Club).

Any more than a week and those left holding the fort could be Ropabull (Mike Roper, RMYC/BB) if sufficient Accountability (Murray Thompson, RMYC) and humility isn’t displayed. It’s enough to make even the most practiced Negotiator a tad Nervous (Matt Bonser, PSYC) about the likelihood of a Saga (Patrick Hurley, PSYC) resulting.

In the Performance Racing four-race series run over the same three days, April 15 - 17, Sail Port Stephens Pilgrim(s) (Paul Ley, CYCA) can expect some start line Argie Bargie (Chris Lancaster, RPAYC) as the division fights it out for Good Form Joachim Fluhrer, RPAYC) and ultimately, the series silverware.

As each afternoon draws to a close there will be usual Stampede (Corinne Feldman, CSC) to the bar for the obligatory tall tales and debrief on the day’s highlights and shortcomings over a Rhumb (Robert Humphris, LMYC) and Coke, with possibly One For the Road (Kym Butler, Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club) before crews turn in and grab some well earned z’s.

Some won’t have the sensibility to call it a night when they should, not giving an Iota (John McNamara, LMYC) and pushing on into the realm of believing ‘you are a Long Time Dead’ (Matthew Fensom, NCYC), which could Menace (Niven James, LMYC) their chances of finishing a top three placegetter, or might prove to be a handy Concealed Weapon (Barry Kelly, NCYC).

Sail Port Stephens, one of Australia’s fastest growing regattas, is shaping up as another fantastic week of on-water competition and after hours socialising in a beautiful location within easy reach of Sydney and Newcastle and ideal for families.

Entries for Sail Port Stephens have been extended until 5pm this Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Commodore Dom Grundy from the organising authority, the Corlette Point Sailing Club, expects between 130 and 140 entries across the seven days of racing.

Website http://sailportstephens.com




by Lisa Ratcliff

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=82025

6:44 AM Mon 4 Apr 2011 GMT







Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

10 Apr 2012  NCYC Newcastle to Port Stephens Race - 27 entries and counting
02 May 2011  Sail Port Stephens 2011 gets rave reviews
17 Apr 2011  NSW IRC Champions decided at Sail Port Stephens 2011
17 Apr 2011  Sail Port Stephens 2011 Performance Divisions Champions crowned
17 Apr 2011  Australia's Outteridge looks the goods for SB3 Worlds
17 Apr 2011  Port Stephens sets Sail with major event
15 Apr 2011  NSW IRC Championship images day 1 from Sail Port Stephens 2011
15 Apr 2011  Aussie Sailing Dream Team aims to spoil the British Party
15 Apr 2011  SB3 Australian Championship race 1 images - Sail Port Stephens 2011
15 Apr 2011  Australia’s Top Guns set for Sail Port Stephens
MORE STORIES ...

Cruising USA



Our new Cruising Editor editor remembers his first offshore adventure by David Schmidt, Sail-World Cruising Editor, Seattle, WA




World ARC 2014 reaches Australia by World Cruising Club,


Venezuelan Port Control lift recent port restrictions. by Caribbean Safety and Security Net,


Seismic survey ship operating north of Aruba and Curacao by Caribbean Safety and Security Net,


Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,


















4.8 million Legos all at sea by Adam Clark Estes,






Dredging activity near corals can increase frequency of diseases by ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies,




Understanding the Ocean's role in Greenland Glacier melt by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI),




Three Defensive Docking Strategies for Sailors by Captain John Jamieson, Florida


Revealing report on Search for American yacht Nina released *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,














Baby Nemos finding their way home by ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies,






Blue Planet Odyssey, around world rally, begins
Africa Europe Cruising Challenge now open for entries
The real ‘Supermoon’ story
Warm and noisy welcome for Oceans of Hope in La Rochelle
Sailor rescued after Facebook call for rescue
Solo sailing star's passion = busy environmental schedule
El Niño (Part 2). Effects on the Pacific Ocean
Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles (Part 1)
Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles, photos
The Galley Guys' favourite shrimp recipe
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon
BoatUS speaks out about 'Ethanol-at-all-cost Agenda'
Tidal current installations will increase boating hazards
Eco-Sailboat of the future - Catherine Chabaud at work
Calling yachts in the South Pacific - rally to New Zealand
The final touch - which wax should I use on my boat?
ARC Baltic sets sail to discover Europe's 'east sea'
Another boom death. Australian sailor dies, hit by swinging boom
Galley Guru vital to the life of the cruising sailor
'Boat Handling in Marinas' by Rob Gibson - and how to get it reliably
Heart-stopping moment as whale capsizes Zodiac   
If we stop killing parrotfish we can bring back Caribbean coral reefs   
Climate change could stop fish finding their friends   
Vanuatu ups their welcome to cruising sailors with new approach   
Criminal charges mooted for owners of sunk HMS Bounty   
Red faces after authorities inadvertently aid boat thief to get away   
Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view *Feature   
Sail Estonia: a VERY new idea   
Tie This 'Lifesaving' Bowline in Seconds - the easy way!   
A Beer Bummel on the Thames River   
Online weather routing - possible? Predict Wind says yes   
Why Boats Sink: Ten best tips on prevention   
The North West Passage calls: Who will answer this year?   
Polish adventure sailor in second try at North West Passage   
Whale research - new techniques expand for non-lethal methods   
Jessica Watson, solo sailing star, four years on...   
Americas solo non-stop circumnavigator crosses Pacific for research   
What is an El Niño and how will it affect my sailing? (Part 1)   
The Dinghy Nav Light Solution- a brilliantly dumb idea   
Spike in water temperatures evidence of ‘irreversible’ El Nino *Feature   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News








Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW Cru USA
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT