sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : The resurrection of the Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race
The resurrection of the Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race

'Team Australia crew members in action'    © Andrea Francolini Photography

Following nearly a decade of being absent from Australia’s major bluewater calendar, the Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race is back.

Sydney’s Middle Harbour Yacht Club and Queensland’s Mooloolaba Yacht Club have reunited as organisers and revived the Category 2 passage race. But there’s a twist.

For the first time the once popular race will be open to eligible monohull and multihull entries.
The 2014 Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race will start from Sydney Harbour at 1pm on Wednesday 9th April.
The Notice of Race has been posted and online entries will open tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5th.

The revitalization of the 469 nautical mile race to the Sunshine Coast and inclusion of multihulls is being driven by Sean Langman, owner of the 60-foot trimaran Team Australia.

Motivated by this year’s New Zealand Coastal Classic, a multihull event open to monohulls, Langman is supporting the first race to offer both Australian fleets the chance to race side-by-side for separate trophies.

'The Sydney to Mooloolaba race was always a great feeder race to get up to Queensland for the Brisbane to Gladstone race at Easter,' said Langman.

Brindabella at 22 knots 1995 Sydney to Mooloolaba race -  Mike Kenyon  
'Given the big gap after the Sydney to Hobart with no real distance bluewater racing being offered until July I saw it as a great opportunity to reinvigorate the race and region.

'It’s also about the new discipline of offshore multihull racing and inviting our fellow monohull sailors to compete. It’s a bit of a flip around to what has been happening with multihull owners trying to get into some traditional monohull events.'

Multihull entries will race under OMR and PHS handicap and monohulls will be scored under PHS.

Both are eligible for separate line honours trophies.

An IRC division won’t be offered this year due to the Audi IRC Australian Championship being staged at Newcastle the next week. IRC scoring and trophies will be included from 2015 onwards.

The original feeder race to the Brisbane to Gladstone was founded in 1964 and hosted by MHYC at The Spit. It was first called the Sydney to Brisbane race and later rebadged when the finish line was moved from Moreton Bay to Mooloolaba in 1973 for an open sea finish.

MHYC Commodore John McCuaig says, 'From our club’s perspective we grasp the concept with both hands. Having been involved with the Mooloolaba race from the outset it’s great to have the opportunity be involved again.

'The interest in multihulls generated by the America’s Cup has really strengthened their profile. They are more recognised and more events are putting out the welcome mat.

'We see this as a great avenue to keep the club busy and satisfy a niche in the market.'

Team Australia, Sean Langman’s double World Sailing Speed Council record holder is a definite starter.

'From the outset I have had a commitment from Grant Wharington with Wild Thing. So we already have a supermaxi and an ORMA 60. That’s pretty exciting in itself,' said Langman.

Mooloolaba Yacht Club will be responsible for the finish and warm welcome.

Newport Apartments, The Wharf Tavern, The Wharf Mooloolaba and Mooloolaba Marina have come on board as event supporters.

The resurrection of the Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race marks twenty years since the record of one day 20 hours one minute 43 seconds was set by George Snow’s mighty Jutson 79 Brindabella back in 2004.

Event Facebook Page


by Lisa Ratcliff


  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=119798

11:24 PM Mon 3 Mar 2014GMT


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







News - USA and the World









International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,


Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA
























Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek by Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014,








2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco   
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup to take place on Fuerteventura   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Medals decided in thrilling Tavira conclusion   
7th Annual Swim for Cystic Fibrosis to take place July 21st   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Max Ranchi   
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, Day 2 - It just keeps getting better   


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