Manly Mini Festival of Sailing - the spirit of the thing

Mini Regatta Mini Prizes! - Manly Yacht Club Mini-Regatta
Chris Stockdale
There might be a race or two, but it's all about the spirit of the thing. The very first Manly Mini Festival of Sailing will be held over two days on January 21st and 22nd 2012 at Manly Yacht Club, Sydney and there are no less than six, yes six, mini cars up for grabs (pictured with trophy).

Too long the rock stars and their 100m yachts have been hogging the airwaves. Too many owners have driven away in the car that the crew won. If you have a small yacht then sail up and be counted amongst the greats of this inaugural festival where each member of the crew can walk away with a car prize.

The mini regatta is open to all mono hull yachts whose length overall is greater than 6m AND less than 11m, so join the Manly Mini Festival of Sailing and prove for once and for all, that size doesn't matter, it's what you do with it over a series of 6 windward leeward type races in northern Sydney Harbour, that counts.

As well as the cars, there is an overall prize of 2 Nights at Pittwater YHA up for grabs along with the coveted Horses Ass Trophy and a variety of crew prizes such as the hotly contested Teabag award for the best foredecky. But best of all is the opportunity to sail into the history books as one of the founding entrants of the Manly Mini Festival of Sailing.

If you want to be able to say...'I was there when it all started....' then fill out the entry form at as soon as possible and send it in to Manly Yacht Club. There is a mini-entry fee of $35.

Notice of Race can be found at A barbecue will be held after racing on Saturday at Manly Yacht Club and a prize presentation at the end of the event on Sunday.

For queries or further information contact the race director Chris Stockdale on info(at) or 0409 447871