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Sportsboats prepare for Airlie Beach Race Week

'Cam Rae - Monkey Business (Sports Boats)- Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012'    Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week    Click Here to view large photo

Australia’s top flight sport boat sailing crews will again travel to the popular winter sailing venue of tropical Airlie Beach to contest the Telcoinbox Airlie Beach Race Week later this year.

The popular Championship event hosted by the Whitsunday Sailing Club with a perfect mix of exciting windward leeward races on pioneer bay and island passage races has already been listed in the racing diaries of the nation’s leading fast lane sports boat racing crews.

Making the long highway haul from Victoria each winter seems to be no problem for Royal Geelong Yacht Club skipper Cam Rae and the crew of the exciting Monkey Business and the top New South Wales skipper Bob Cowan’s Stealthy who have supported the event over many years are again expected to be on the Pioneer Bay start line in mid August.

The 2012 series was dominated by Mark Buchback’s Queensland champion Raptor which opened the regatta with a resounding line and corrected handicap win in the opening race and continued to produce unmatched boat speed to add the Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Sports boat series to her Queensland championship win off Mooloolaba earlier in 2012.

During The Australia Day weekend all attention focused on the results from the Festival of Sails regatta on Geelong’s Corio Bay.

This regatta again highlighted the importance of consistency with local skipper Cam Rae and his Monkey Business crew expressing the advantage of local knowledge to record a popular win, leaving the Paul Heyes helmed Foam Fast and former Australian JOG champion Noel Leigh Smith in Vivace to settle for the minor places.

Skipper Cam Rae hopes to register a similar convincing performance at the tiller of Monkey Business when the high standard fleet line up to contest the 2013 Australian championships over the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria courses during the Easter Weekend.

While the excellent sailing destination of Airlie Beach remains as the most likely choice of venue to host the 2014 Australian championships during the popular Telcoinabox Race Week regatta.

The set courses on Pioneer Bay offer a supreme test of tactical sailing and would be a popular choice with the crews who are looking for an escape excuse from the colder winter climate South of the Tropic of Capricorn to test their technique and talent in a major National championship regatta on what is regarded among the best winter sailing destinations on Australia’s East Coast.


by Ian Grant

  

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