sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Sydney Harbour Regatta 2013 - New beginning for Wild Thing
Sydney Harbour Regatta 2013 - New beginning for Wild Thing

'Grant Wharington’s (Maxi Wild Thing) in 2011 before rebuild.'    © Rolex/Daniel Forster

The Sydney Harbour Regatta 2013 will mark the first race of Grant Wharington’s newly revamped and lengthened super maxi, Wild Thing, at Middle Harbour Yacht Club from 9-10 March.

'This is our first race since lengthening the boat to 100 feet and making other modifications, so we’re very excited,' Wharington said from Queensland this morning, referring to himself and some of his crew who are regulars.

Wild Thing is just one of a strong field of grand prix IRC entries expected on the start line for the eighth running of NSW’s largest annual regatta.

'It’ll be fantastic to go out and race against some of the other great IRC boats,' Wharington said, adding: ' We've got a couple of big years planned for Wild Thing.'

Following on from MHYC’s regatta, Wharington’s program for 2013 includes the Club’s Property Industry Foundation charity regatta, then the Brisbane Gladstone, Sydney Gold Coast and Brisbane Keppel races. Telcoinabox Airlie Beach and Audi Hamilton Island Race Weeks are also on the agenda. In 2014, he will compete on the Mediterranean and Caribbean circuits.

Marcus Blackmore’s all-conquering TP52 Hooligan, which was beaten on count back at the Festival of Sails in January, costing him his Audi IRC Australian Championship crown, is among the high-profile IRC entries.

The Sydney yachtsman and crew, along with the other top TP52 crews, are racing in the inaugural TP52 Southern Cross Cup at the end of this week in Melbourne.

Among the myriad 24 classes/divisions, including production boats and one-designs, Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s signature event will also host the 2013 Sydney 38 Nationals, in which in excess of 15 boats are expected to compete. The Nationals will commence one day earlier than the main event, on Friday 8 March.

Entries include Mark Griffith’s Old School, convincing winner of the past two CYCA trophy one design series’. Some of Griffith’s main rivals from the 2012 event are already entered, including: Outlaw (Alan and Tom Quick) and Whisper (Bruce Ferguson), second and third at last year’s nationals, along with Thirlmere (Sally Warneford/Larry Jamieson) and The Goat (Bruce Foye).

Interstate entries filled the winner’s podium in many classes last year, including Greg Prescott’s Melges 32, 2 Unlimited from Tasmania. The mix of Tassie and Sydney crew, thrown together late in the peace, produced an almost flawless scorecard that revealed five wins and a second in the six-race series. The lure proved irresistible and the Tasmanians have signed up again.

With Melbourne and the ACT enjoying a long weekend during the regatta, many high-profile entries are expected, including those from the Melges 24 and 32 classes.

Victoria’s Penfold Audi Sport was one of many interstate winners in 2012 -  Saltwater Images ©  


Middle Harbour Yacht Club Commodore, John McCuaig, commented: 'We are very excited with the quality of entries to-date and are again confident of delivering great racing and competition for participants in what is Sydney’s premier regatta event.

'I would encourage anyone who has not yet entered to get their entry in and be a part of this great regatta,' he added.

Take a step back in time with the replica historic 18 footers and classic yachts. ‘The 18’s’ crews even wear identical rugby jumpers to those of the original crews and are just as competitive. The classic yachts will feature the likes of Tiare Tomaszewski’s Maris, originally owned by her famous grandfather, marine artist Jack Earl, and named for Tiare’s mother.

Maris will be joined by the likes of Carl Sriber’s beautiful timber S and S 37, Suraya, and others of its calibre, many of which are about to go on show at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Tasmania.

On the final day, starting from 4.30pm, competitors will rock the night away to the legendary award-winning country band, The Wolverines, ahead of the official prize giving. The band is world renowned, even performing for Australia and UN troops and the US Marines in the Middle East, amidst war.

The fun group, whose vocalist/drummer John Clinton is also an avid yachtsman with his Beneteau, ‘Holy Cow’, also sails major events on the east coast of Australia raising money for children’s charities along the way.

The Sydney Harbour Regatta could not be held without the valuable assistance of the CYCA, MYC, NCYC, RANSA, RPAYC, RPEYC, RSYS, SASC, and SFS.

The Sydney Harbour Regatta is sponsored by leading water sports and technical apparel supplier, Helly Hansen, and supported by Sydney Ports, Robert Oatley Vineyards and Sydney City Marine.

2 Unlimited Seven Star in top form last year -  Saltwater Images ©  


Electronic entries close at 2400 hours on Friday 22 February, so enter now via the official event website.

Sydney Harbour Regatta 2013


by Di Pearson

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=106331

2:36 AM Wed 6 Feb 2013GMT


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

Click for further information on
2013 Sydney Harbour Regatta

Related News Stories:

08 Jan 2013  Sydney Harbour Regatta 2013 – Registration officially open






News - USA and the World













Monaco's Miani wins Melges 20 2014 Audi-Tron Sailing Series by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






















































Half Ton Classics Cup - Concorde wins the Half Ton Spirit Trophy
49er and 49erFX Europeans - Maloney and Meech bullet into the lead
Committee announces Marblehead Yacht Racing Hall of Fame Inductees
PredictWind's Weather Routing tool gives option of comfort or speed
Stena Match Cup Sweden 2014 - Three in a row for Bjorn Hansen
Clipper Round the World - The fight for final points gets underway
49er Europeans: Live video action from Helsinki, Finland
Bell’s Beer 90th Consecutive Bayview Mackinac Race
America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature
2014 Sarasota Grand Prix - 77 Lucas Oil SilverHook got second place
Half Ton Classics Cup - Swuzzlebubble victorious with a day to spare
U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship - Top teams to battle
Audi-Tron Sailing Series - Melges 20 fleet ready for action
Volvo Cork Week - Front runners emerge on day 3
Nacra 17 Europeans - Big winds halt racing in La Grande Motte
49er and 49erFX Europeans - Tough end to qualifying phase + Video
New Classification Code for consultation released by the IPC
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet heads for London
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi and Team Alvimedi head for England
Rio 2016 in the sights of ISAF Youth Worlds 420 sailors
Exciting new International Audi Melges 20 Ranking System now in play   
FISU World University Match Racing Championships - GBR women win gold   
2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day 2   
Volvo Ocean Race teams Abu Dhabi and Alvimedica leave Newport, RI   
Half Ton Classics Cup - Champagne conditions on Day 2 + Video   
ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Snipes join the action   
Volvo Cork Week - Three bullets for ballistic catapult   
Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings   
Formula 16 World Championship - Aussies claim title in Newport   
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - The journey beckons   
Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira   
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon   
Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results   
NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display   
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue   
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display   
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet   
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT