For the second year running XXXX Sail Paradise, Gold Coast will be the first event in the Queensland's Season of Sailing campaign. Queensland’s Season of Sailing campaign aims to raise the perception that ‘Queensland is Australia’s premier sailing destination’. Part of this goal is to broaden the awareness and exposure of sailing events and experiences in the state by promoting a series of major race events along the Queensland coast under one sailing banner.
With only three weeks until the launch of XXXX Sail Paradise, Southport Yacht Club have been busy preparing for the expected 50 plus vessels to the event.
Three courses will be raced during the regatta, with the IRC Division 1 and 2 sailing windward/Leeward, Performance Racing sailing passage races down the Gold Coast, Coastline and the smaller fleet of Blazers, Off-The-Beach Catamarans and Etchells sailing Windward/Leeward courses.
The overall winner for the 2012 Queensland IRC State Championships, was the Farr 40 'Lambourdini', who has yet to enter into the 2013 IRC QLD State Championships, second place 'Black Jack' may be able to take the Championships for 2013!
The incorporated 'Go to Blazers' Regatta, is expecting a home crowd of 16 Blazers to compete in the Off-shore event. Southport Yacht Club has been host to the 'Go to Blazers Regatta' for the past three decades. This is a great way to have involvement from both our large keel boat fleet and the smaller blazer fleet at SYC.
Competitors, entries must be completed by Friday 8th March at 1700hrs. We hope to see you all at Southport Yacht Club this March!
For a full list of Entrants or to enter in the regatta click here.
by Bronwen Ince
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