News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery : Sail Mooloolaba 2012 - Date change for QLD celebration of sailing

Sail Mooloolaba 2012 - Date change for QLD celebration of sailing

'Sail Mooloolaba Event Logo 2012'    Tracey Johnstone ©

Sail Mooloolaba has announced a change to the 2012 event dates to 23rd June to 1st July for this unique Queensland week-long celebration of sailing.

Event Organising Committee Chair, Tracey Johnstone, explained that it was important to place the event within a set of dates that would be both sustainable within the Queensland and national sailing calendar, and would not clash with other existing Sunshine Coast sailing events.

'The new and long-term dates are based on capturing a greater number of youth sailors to the Dinghy Division of the event allowing them to compete in Mooloolaba in the first part of the school holidays before heading south to Brisbane for the youth events conducted at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.

'For the older sailors we are still offering a number of dinghy classes along with the exciting big boat events, match racing and radio controlled yachts. One of the few local sailing disciplines we are yet to partner with are the Kiteboarders, but there is still time.

'This is our second year under the banner of Sail Mooloolaba. In our first year we hosted over 570 competitors, volunteers and supporters from Queensland, NSW, Victoria, West Australia and Tasmania. In the Dinghy division we had 106 boats competing.

'The concept of a week of celebrating sailing through different disciplines came about from a desire of the Sail Mooloolaba partners wanting to place Mooloolaba back on the map as the venue for all things sailing and of course, increase our participation numbers. The partners are Maroochy Sailing Club, Mooloolaba Etchells Fleet, Mooloolaba Yacht Club, Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club and the Australian Sports Boat Association,' Johnstone said.

Sail Mooloolaba is a series of sailing events that incorporate several different classes and styles of sailing. The week starts with the Keel and Sports Boat Regatta on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June, hosted by Mooloolaba Yacht Club and the Australian Sports Boat Association. This event will include IRC, Performance Racing, Cruising Spinnaker and Cruising Non-Spinnaker classes. There will even be a Franco-German Challenge on the Saturday.
Sail Mooloolaba 2010 small and boats cross paths in stunning winter weather -  Peter Duncan?nid=93510 ©  

President of the Australian Sports Boat Association, Darren Spence, has scheduled Sail Mooloolaba as the venue for the 2012 Queensland ASBA Sport Boat Championship. 'I expect at least 20 sports boat, including SB3s, will take advantage of the great Mooloolaba venue, both on and off the water,' Spence said.

On Tuesday the Radio Controlled Yachts come out on Mooloolah River in front of The Wharf Tavern. Club Kawana Radio Yachting will move their large Kawana Lake fleet to the river so that visitors to The Wharf precinct will have the opportunity to watch the racing closely.

Mid-week the Mooloolaba Yacht Club will host a relaxed handicap afternoon sail on Mooloolaba Bay with special guests invited to race on a club boat in support of the Sail Mooloolaba aim of getting more people into sailing.

On Thursday teams of school and university students, adults and women will contest the Sail Mooloolaba Match Racing Trophy. Racing will be held on the Mooloolah River right near the centre of Mooloolaba town.

Friday is a more casual day with the team from Sailability Sunshine Coast working with its group of disabled sailors, as they enjoying zipping back and forth across the Mooloolah River.

The final weekend of Sail Mooloolaba 2012, on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July sees a return to serious racing with the Dinghy Division and its 15 invited classes competing on Mooloolaba Bay. The Dinghy Division’s Event Manager, Maroochy Sailing Club’s David Thomson, has extended an invitation to Laser, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, Optimist, Moth, 420, 505, Heron, Sabre, Sharpie, 29er, Hobie 16, A Class, Contender and Sabot classes to compete. 'Out of the list of invited classes we are expecting at least six classes including the spectacular Moth class.
'Depending on the weather, we could see up to 150 boats on the water on the dinghy weekend. There has been a lot of enthusiasm for the event with people saying that they love the convenience of the venue and the quality race management.

'There's still opportunity for further classes to enter,' Thomson said.

For more information on Sail Mooloolaba, go

by Liz McCarthy


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

4:40 AM Thu 2 Feb 2012 GMT

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

News - USA and the World

Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours by RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong

America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature by Richard Gladwell,

HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle

America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature by Richard Gladwell/, Auckland, NZ

Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew by Rich Roberts (As Amended by ISAF),

2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race by Patricia Nelder, Nova Scotia

WWA Pro Card Qualifier - Pro Cards earned at Freedom Wake Park
Christmas Caribbean Rally - Top class sailors to compete
Earth Day boater tips
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's
Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco   
Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2   
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3   
PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video   
Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June   
Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Action shots by Max Ranchi   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions   
Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Youth leading Melges 20   
Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Perfection for Day 1   
America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report *Feature   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress?   
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Preparing to rock Saint Barthélemy waters   
Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL and Qingdao now in San Francisco   
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ up against funding hurdle for year *Feature   
Melges 32 Sailing Series Napoli - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   

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.