The inaugural 2013 Australian University Yacht Racing Nationals scheduled to take place next month from 25th-26th July will be hosted by The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, on Pittwater along with University Racing Sydney.
The stakes are even higher compared to previous years, as the winner of this event will win the right to represent Australia at the 33rd Student Yachting World Cup in Pornic France.
In 1992 a team representing Sydney University and Melbourne University that included Tom King (before he won Olympic Gold) won Bronze at the Student Yachting World Cup. In 2012 a team comprising of students from Sydney University and University of New South Wales skippered by Scott Glen Sydney also won Bronze, but in the offshore category.
2012 New South Wales Champion, James Burman of Macquarie University has already confirmed his participation for this year’s event. The 2011 World University Games silver medalist is hoping to help Macquarie University win its first University National title.
The event has been given a further boost by being officially sanctioned by the 33rd Student Yachting World Cup, Australian University Sport and Australian University Sailing Association.
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club has hosted a number of state and national university regattas. The hosting of the inaugural University Yachting Nationals has marked the fifth year RPAYC has been associated with university sailing making the club the official home of University racing in Australia.
RPAYC and University Racing Sydney promise to deliver a top class event by providing well-maintained RPAYC custom built Force 24 keelboats and professional race management.
In an attempt to remain the top sailing nation among universities, University Racing Sydney host’s regattas in the city to ensure students from Sydney keep dominating at the world university level. Students from Sydney have won two Silver and two Bronze medals at the Word University level since 2010.
University Racing Sydney as an organisation wants to keep pushing the envelope to ensure success at the world stage .We invite all university sailors across Australia to apply for an invitation for the 2013 Australian Universities Yacht Racing Championships. Last date to submit an application for invitation ,30th June.
Winners of the 2012 University F24 Fleet Racing Championship James Burman (Skipper) , Robert Crawford (Macquarie University) along with RPAYC Commodore Rob Curtis and RPAYC Director Jill Connell - 2013 Australian University Yacht Racing Nationals - Damian Devine Click Here to view large photo