sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Entries now open for 2014 Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic
Entries now open for 2014 Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic


'Tight Racing'    Louise Edwards

The ‘Milang Goolwa’ Yacht Race is back with a full Goolwa Regatta Week! One of South Australia’s most popular yacht races, The Marina Hindmarsh Island Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic will be held on Sunday 26 January, 2014. Entries open on Friday 1st November 2013, online through www.goolwaregattaweek.com.au and close at midnight on Thursday 16th January 2014.

The Marina Hindmarsh Island Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic race will be a spectacular finale to Goolwa Regatta Week, which starts the week beforehand on Saturday 18 January and will offer many community activities on and off the water during the week. The 2014 Goolwa Regatta Week will again include the popular Marina Challenge, but this year using an extra canal, providing even more up close opportunities for spectator viewing.

'Goolwa Regatta Week and the iconic Milang to Goolwa the next day are further examples of how the River, the Lakes and yachties bring communities together', GRYC Commodore Brendan Murray said.

Trading Tacks -  Louise Edwards   Click Here to view large photo

The Milang Goolwa race was relaunched in 2012 after a five year hiatus due to low water levels. GRYC Commodore Brendan Murray said the 2013 race was a great success with 211 entries in eight divisions – a healthy increase from the 2012 race. He also said the success of the race was evident in the willingness of corporate sponsors to maintain their association with the event with The Marina Hindmarsh Island continuing as Naming Rights Sponsor and taking on sponsorship of the Goolwa Regatta Week.

The race begins at the lakeside town of Milang and continues across Lake Alexandrina and down the River Murray to the river port of Goolwa, a total distance of 50-kilometres. Racing is open to many off-the-beach monohull and cat classes as well as trailable yachts and vintage river boats.

The Freshwater Classic still holds the record as the largest freshwater yacht race in the southern hemisphere when 584 boats competed in 1986. In its long 44-year history, thousands of boats have taken part and it took a decade of drought to halt the race from 2007-2011.

'It is the most significant sporting event in the region, but it is also an important and fun community event,’’ said Brendan Murray. 'Now the water is well and truly back, we’ve seen a resurgence in the economy, culture and lifestyle of towns and communities along the Lower Lakes, Lower Murray River and Fleurieu Peninsula. Given there has been so much suffering and hardship over the years of drought, it is fantastic to see the revival as the waters have returned’’ he said.

Spinnaker Yachts -  Louise Edwards   Click Here to view large photo

GRYC event director, Vice Commodore Locky McLaren says thousands of spectators, both locals and tourists, are expected to watch the Milang Goolwa race along the route downstream of Milang, past Clayton and on to Goolwa. He is encouraging spectators and competitors to note the date of the race in their diaries now.

'Many people in our riverside communities remember their first ‘Freshwater Classic’ whether they were taking part or on the banks as spectators and we invite all sailors who like a challenge to put the 26th of January in their diaries and enter on-line as soon as possible.’’

'The race links the three lake and riverside towns of Milang, Clayton and Goolwa in a singular event, the communities are involved in the staging of the event, and the whole course offers spectacular viewing.'

'We also believe the race will draw attention at holiday time to the Southern Fleurieu, where the Lower Lakes, the River Murray and the Coorong form exciting waterways and recreational playgrounds, ’’ he said.

The night before the big race -  Louise Edwards   Click Here to view large photo

'The whole Goolwa Regatta Week will showcase the lakes and the river as a tourist attraction.’’

Information is available from Goolwa Regatta Week; GRYC or by email, gryc@gryc.com.au.


by Louise Edwards

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=116270

10:48 PM Thu 31 Oct 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World



















2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4 by William Wagner, San Francisco
















































America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans rise in Laser and Radial
Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video
Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander
Rolex Big Boat Series - Good day for Double Trouble
Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 images by Erik Simonson
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 fleet ready for tricky race tracks
Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead
2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins
Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect
2014 J/70 World Championship - Contrasting conditions on Day 4
Rolex Big Boat Series - 50 years of big boat racing: a retrospective   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2   
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champ: Rios takes the Championship   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg Zero signals start of the significant racing   
Extreme Sailing Series: Physically demanding racing for BAR on Day 2   
Emirates Team NZ: Holding second overall after Day 2 in Istanbul   
Extreme Sailing Series: A force to be reckoned with in Istanbul +Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Day 1 images by Jesus Renedo and Pedro Martinez   
Marseille One Design: GC32's Armin Strom storms ahead on day 2 + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Racing underway in Santander +Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Erika Reineke claims Radial race win   
Santander Worlds 2014 Mat Belcher (Part II) *Feature   
Rolex Swan Cup - Mistral keeps fleet shoreside   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup rescued by wave of local support   
ISAF Sailing World Championship, Santander - Opening ceremony images   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team Alvimedica geared up for Leg Zero   
J/70 World Championship 2014 - Healy surfs into lead   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Gripping first day on the Bay   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1 images by Erik Simonson   


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  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-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 US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT