The Inaugural Australian Performance Handicap (PHS) Championships will be conducted in conjunction with the Pittwater and Coffs Harbour Regatta from 2nd to 6th January 2012.
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) Commodore, Rob Curtis, announced this exciting addition to the Regatta’s format today. 'The Club has been considering a host of developments over recent months to provide more interest for sailors and their families. There is a need to really look after the families of sailors, keep them well entertained with organised activities to compliment the wide range of local attractions the Coffs Region has to offer. Some of these exciting activities will be announced in coming weeks.'
'For sailors the racing is of course competitive, and it’s a warm water series so it emulates those more tropical race locations, continued Rob. To deliver an even more competitive aspect, the Club decided on inaugurating the Australian PHS Championships. The number of sailors who race PHS is significant and we believe they should be a recognised group and have a competitive Championship'.
Racing commences on the 2nd January with the Cat 2 Pittwater to Coffs Offshore Race. The Championship continues off the Coffs coast with a combination of windward leeward and passage races, open to Cat 4 yachts. The Regatta concludes on the evening of the 6th with the Prize Presentation.
The Australian PHS Championship Notice of Race will be available later this month. Competitors and crew are invited to register at the Regatta website
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