-- As weather starts to cool, the action is heating up

As weather starts to cool, the action is heating up    

'(L-R) ’Zen’, ’Exile’ and ’Victoire’ race during the NSW IRC Championships at the 2012 Sail Port Stephens Regatta'    Matt King /Sail Port Stephens 2012    Click Here to view large photo

Sail Port Stephens gets under way next Monday with the traditional feeder race from Pittwater to Newcastle and then Newcastle to Port Stephens on Sunday - expected to bring 30 plus boats from down south ahead of Monday morning´s regatta start.

Don Grundy the Commodore of the Corlette Point Sailing Club, the organising authority is predicting another record fleet. He said today 'The entries are flooding in. It definitely looks like we are going to exceed last year’s numbers.‘

Elliott 7 Class 2012 Sail Port Stephens Regatta hosted by Corlette Point Sailing Club -  Matt King /Sail Port Stephens 2012   Click Here to view large photo

The growth is particularly strong in the Performance Racing and Performance Cruising fleets and there is some good growth in other fleets, including the Elliott 7 sportsboats who are returning for their second Australian Championships.

'For the last few years, the availability of Marina Berths has been a major issue. This year, the calendar has helped us. We are in better shape than ever with Marina Berths this year, with Easter and the school holidays being split. A lot of the Game Fishing boats have gone back to Sydney. D'Albora's Nelson Bay is full but there are still berths at The Anchorage and Soldiers Point Marina.

Junior Regatta Racing during 2012 Sail Port Stephens Regatta hosted by Corlette Point Sailing Club -  Matt King /Sail Port Stephens 2012   Click Here to view large photo

'The Junior Regatta numbers are growing with the O'Pen Bics being joined by Optimists and Flying 11's this year and Salamander once again becoming a colourful sight.

This is going to be a bumper regatta and looking forward to 2015, we are expecting much bigger and better things next year of course, when the Australian IRC are held down in Newcastle and many of the top guns will be racing the NSW titles the week before here at Sail Port Stephens.

For more information on Sail Port Stephens 2013 go to

The Marine Business World pavilion is filled with the latest and greatest accessories in the boating industry - Sanctuary Cove Boat Show -  Rosalie Taylor   Click Here to view large photo

Ahead, we have the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2013, where we will once more be playing host in our MarineBusiness-World Pavilion in late April.

ADCO Etchells Australasian Winters 2012 -  Mike Kenyon?nid=108291   Click Here to view large photo

Then the Etchells Midwinters in Mooloolaba, when from 6 - 9th June 2013, a fleet of 50+ Etchells will be in fierce competition with six races over the course of three days, for a title that has never been won twice by the one skipper in all of its sixteen years. Will this be the year that history is made?

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After that there is the Sydney International Boat Show and then it’s the Audi Sydney to Gold Coast with the northern series to follow.

Hamilton Island - the site of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2013 -  Rob Mundle  

Off to fast starts this year as well are Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2013 and Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week.

by Rob Kothe
- 5:18 PM Tue 9 Apr 2013 GMT

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