News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery : Marinonics Sail Paradise day 2 - Yachties rally for flood victims

Marinonics Sail Paradise day 2 - Yachties rally for flood victims

'Mainbeach - Marinonics Sail Paradise day 2'    Bronwen Ince/SYC    Click Here to view large photo

Marionics Sail Paradise - The race committee is keeping all divisions ashore on day two on Queensland’s Gold Coast and instead of taking on Mother Nature’s fury, competing yachties will put their hands in their pockets for the state’s flood victims.

'Southport Yacht Club and the sailing community are very concerned about the terrible events that are unfolding just north of us today,' said SYC Commodore, Rob Mundle.

'We will rally to show our support for those directly affected by this natural disaster as well as our appreciation for the emergency workers who are being stretched to the limit.'

To raise funds for the cause and to quell the cabin fever that is developing among the competing sailors awaiting a break in the atrocious weather that continues to lash the region, host club Southport Yacht Club is planning a full social program today. While the Gold Coast has so far escaped the worst of the weather, the sailors are well aware of the devastation and tragedy which has occurred and want to do everything possible to contribute to the fundraising effort.

View north of Gold Coast seaway - Marinonics Sail Paradise day 2 -  Bronwen Ince/SYC  

At 1pm today the club will host a yachties’ lunch for all 40 crews contesting what is the second Sail Paradise regatta. Then, at 3pm an indoor yacht race will provide plenty of laughs and give the sailors a chance to dig deep. This will be followed at 4pm by the Musto fashion parade showing the Evolution spring/summer collection and Musto’s wet weather gear – very handy for those who came to Queensland underprepared for the wet stuff.

With Brisbane on alert today as the Brisbane River swells with floodwater, the postponement means that competitors who live in the state’s capital can take the opportunity to stay close to their homes and businesses.

At around 6pm this evening the race committee will advise competitors of the plan for the remainder of the regatta, which is due to wrap up on Saturday, 15 January 2011.

Website - click here

by Lisa Ratcliff


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

1:59 AM Tue 11 Jan 2011 GMT

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

Click for further information on
2011 Sail Paradise - Gold Coast

Related News Stories:

11 Jan 2011  Sail Paradise 2011 abandoned
10 Jan 2011  2011 Marinonics Sail Paradise - Another day ashore for IRC fleet
10 Jan 2011  Marinonics Sail Paradise - Regatta day 1 trophy hunters enjoy RDO

News - USA and the World

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part III) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,

Audi Melges 20 World Championship - ‘Samba Pa Ti’ crowned champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,

Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,

Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/,

Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,

Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads
Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini
Helping boaters understand weather basics
PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2
Match 40s find the surface again + Video
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi
Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
IFDS World Championship overall
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta   
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay   
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys   
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature   
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos   
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach   
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom   
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us   
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!   
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar   
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay   
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing   
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes   

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  

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media





New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World






Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text


Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery


Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery





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.
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT