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Sydney Harbour Regatta - An iconic 'must see' event

by Di Pearson on 5 Mar 2012
Sydney Harbour Regatta Craig Greenhill / Saltwater Images http://www.saltwaterimages.com.au
The Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC) will host the 2012 Sydney Harbour Regatta which is set to run from Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 March, 2012. The Sydney Harbour Regatta is an iconic landmark sailing event for Sydney, with over 220 yachts and 2,500 crew members competing inshore and offshore, over two days of racing, on 10 course areas and up to 26 divisions spread across Sydney Harbour and offshore along the Sydney coast line.

The event attracts the most prestigious racing yachts and the most popular international yacht racing classes, including one-design.

Racing commences from 1130am for the Ocean Passage Race and 1200pm for most of the other classes/divisions.

Spectators will enjoy a colourful feast of sails from various vantage points on the Harbour foreshores and viewing craft on the water. Best vantage points to witness the action include Bradleys Head, Middle Head, North and South Heads, Balgowlah Heights, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay.

Entertainment on the beach at Middle Harbour Yacht Club each evening from 4.30pm to 8.30pm. Saturday night live entertainment with Atomic and Sunday night live entertainment and prize presentation with the Wolverines.

Dates - Saturday 10 from 11.30am

Venue – Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Lower Parriwi Road, The Spit, Mosman

Race Schedule:

IRC Class (windward/leeward) Series up to six races will be sailed (No starts will be undertaken after 1530 hours on Sunday)

 
Race              Date                                  Time of Warning Signal 
 
1                   Saturday 10 March 2012     1155 hrs 
2                   Saturday 10 March 2012     As soon as possible 
3                   Saturday 10 March 2012     As soon as possible
4                   Sunday 11 March 2012        1155 hrs 
5                    Sunday 11 March 2012        As soon as possible
6                    Sunday 11 March 2012        As soon as possible
 
IRC Class (Ocean Passage) Series - Up to two Short Ocean Passage Races to be sailed with the start and finish on Sydney Harbour. (No warning signal will be made after 1530 hours on Sunday 11 March 2012) 
 
Race              Date                                   Time of Warning Signal 
 
1                    Saturday 10 March 2012     1125 hrs 
2                    Sunday 11 March 2012        1125 hrs 
 
PHS Class (Ocean Passage) Series - Up to Two Short Ocean Passage Races to be sailed with the start and finish on Sydney Harbour. (No warning signal will be made after 1530 hours on Sunday 11 March 2012) 
 
Race              Date                                   Time of Warning Signal 
 
1                   Saturday 10 March 2012     1125 hrs 
2                   Sunday 11 March 2012        1125 hrs 
 
One Design Class, Sports Boat Class, Super 30 Class Series – up to six windward/leeward races will be sailed. 
(No warning signal will be made after 1530 hours on Sunday 11 March 2012)
  
Race              Date                                              Time of Warning Signal 
 
1                               Saturday 10 March 2012     1155 hrs 
2                               Saturday 10 March 2012     As soon as possible
3                               Saturday 10 March 2012     As soon as possible
4                               Sunday 11 March 2012        1155 hrs 
5                               Sunday 11 March 2012        As soon as possible
6                               Sunday 11 March 2012        As soon as possible
 
PHS Class (Cavalier 28) Series – up to six windward/leeward races will be sailed. (No warning signal will be made after 1530 hours on Sunday 11 March 2012)
 
Race              Date                                                Time of Warning Signal 
 
1                               Saturday 10 March 2012     1155 hrs 
2                               Saturday 10 March 2012     As soon as possible
3                               Saturday 10 March 2012     As soon as possible
4                               Sunday 11 March 2012        1155 hrs 
5                               Sunday 11 March 2012        As soon as possible
6                               Sunday 11 March 2012        As soon as possible
 
PHS Class (Spinnaker), (Non-Spinnaker), (Classic and Gaff Rigged Boats) Series  - Up to four short Harbour races to be sailed. Fixed and laid marks on Sydney Harbour. (No warning signal will be made after 1530 hours on Sunday 11 March 2012)
 
Race              Date                                                Time of Warning Signal
 
1                               Saturday 10 March 2012     1155 hrs 
2                               Saturday 10 March 2012     As soon as possible
3                              Sunday 11 March 2012        1155 hrs 
4                               Sunday 11 March 2012        As soon as possible
 
Production Class Boats Series – up to four short Harbour races to be sailed on Sydney Harbour. (No warning signal will be made after 1530 hours on Sunday 11 March 2012)
 
Race              Date                                               Time of Warning Signal
 
1                               Saturday 10 March 2012     1155 hrs
2                               Saturday 10 March 2012     As soon as possible
3                               Sunday 11 March 2012        1155 hrs
4                               Sunday 11 March 2012        As soon as possible
 
Historic 18’ Skiff Class Series – one short Harbour race to be sailed on Sydney Harbour. (No warning signal will be made after 1530 hours on Saturday 5 March 2011)
 
Race              Date                                                Time of Warning Signal 
 
1                               Saturday 11 March 2012     1410 hrs 
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