sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Sail Port Stephens brings around $1m to the local economy
Sail Port Stephens brings around $1m to the local economy

'View from the breakwater. Sail Port Stephens Trophy day 1'    Sail Port Stephens Event Media    Click Here to view large photo

Sail Port Stephens is one of the most popular and fastest growing sailing regattas in Australia.

After just four years the regatta has grown from a fleet of 25 boats to over 125 with crew, friends and family expanding the attendee numbers to over 4500.


In 2012 the regatta will be held from 16-22nd April. Organised by Corlette Point Sailing Club and supported by Port Stephens Council and Destination NSW, it continues to expand its audience in the sailing community. The 2011 regatta saw an 11% increase in entries over 2010 and 31% increase on 2009*.

Sail Port Stephens is one of many regional events on the 2012 NSW Events Calendar. As part of their research, Destination NSW estimate that the net economic impact of Sail Port Stephens was somewhere around $1 million to the local economy. With the average visitors staying around six days and enjoying a wide range of activities, this economic value is spread across the business community.

Performance Racing start on the final day of Sail Port Stephens 2011 -  Sail Port Stephens Event Media   Click Here to view large photo

'Sail Port Stephens is a regatta for the whole family and for the whole community. In the lead up to the more quiet time for the tourism industry, the regatta introduces the beauty of the Ports Stephens region to a wide range of people which directly benefits the local economy,' said Bob Westbury, Port Stephens Mayor.

'Local businesses are becoming even more supportive as the regatta develops. 'Busy cafes, busy hotels, busy petrol stations. As the regatta grows, local and regional businesses are seeing the direct benefit - customers through their doors.'

Closing on the mark - in company. NSW IRC Championship. Sail Port Stephens 2011 -  Sail Port Stephens Event Media   Click Here to view large photo

2012 sees an expansion of the regatta with junior classes being introduced. Timed for the school holidays, the expansion will enable more family groups to enjoy the sailing. When not expanding their skills on the water the youth sailors can indulge in the family fun day as well as taking in the movies and activities based around the Soldier’s point Holiday Park. Sail Port Stephens organising committee have also developed the onshore activities at the Nelson Bay waterfront precinct. This year there will be a weekend regatta market which will further serve to draw in the crowds to local retailers.

For more details contact Janelle Gardner, Mobile: 0422844198, Email: janelle(at)sailportstephens.com.au.

Sail Port Stephens website

*Sail Port Stephens, post event report, 11-17th April 2011.


by Janelle Gardner

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=94398

7:30 AM Tue 28 Feb 2012GMT


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:

05 Mar 2012  Sportsboats to star at Sail Port Stephens
17 Feb 2012  Sail Port Stephens 2012 heading for new record
09 Feb 2012  2012 Sail Port Stephens ready to set sail
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
MORE STORIES ...




News - USA and the World







Soling North American Championship concludes on Lake Erie by Canadian International Soling Association,






































Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam day 5 by American Windsurfing Tour,


















470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander by International 470 Class Association,




ISAF Sailing Worlds - Caleb Paine through to Finn medal race + video
ISAF Worlds - 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 Rio 2016 spots taken
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Women's medal race images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Scott all set to lift Finn world title
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Men's medal race images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Aussies and Austrians claim 470 gold
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 470 awards images by Sail-World.com
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - 470 medal race images by Jesus Renedo
Annapolis-to-Newport Race - 'What to Expect' Seminar to take place
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - No racing on penultimate day
Belcher takes record fifth 470 World Championship
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 8 video highlights
2014 Great Lakes Team Racing Championship about to set off
2014 Etchells North American Championship - Day 1
2014 U.S. Multihull Championship - Day 1
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Repechage top four determined in final flight
J/24 World Championship - 35th anniversary preview
470 Men and Women Worlds - Santander medal race line-up confirmed
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sail-World.com
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing stumbles in coastal race
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans ready for 470 medal races   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Action ramps up with end zone in sight   
Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander - Double French RS:X gold   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sailing Energy   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Finn leaders emerge from shifty Santander breeze   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - RS:X winner images by Barbara Sanchez   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded   
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - Another early start on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World - First entry leaves sailor's reputation in tatters   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Four go through to quarter finals   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard   
ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result   
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO   
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead   


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