Offshore Yachting : February March 2013
RACE & REGATTA PREVIEW 058 MATT KING SALTWATER IMAGES Since its launch in 2008 with a flotilla of 25 boats, Sail Port Stephens has moved from strength to strength. With a dream list of attributes for an up-and-coming-regatta, it is little wonder the event is drawing such a good turn out. Port Stephens is a pleasant destination just over two hours drive north of Sydney (or one day's sailing). The bay is nine times larger than Sydney Harbour, and some Sail Port Stephens crews have been welcomed by the locals (a pod of around 100 friendly bottlenose dolphins). The regatta is a family friendly event with a wide range of on and off water activities that present a fun and affordable option to crews. A new stop on the circuit THE FASTEST GROWING REGATTA IN AUSTRALIA, SAIL PORT STEPHENS IS BACK IN 2013. The 2013 regatta will be held from 15 to 21 April, with the first three days featuring the Commodore's Cup cruising class events. The event typically attracts cruising boats looking for some friendly competition on the water and lots of fun and socialising off the water. The second 'Off The Beach' Junior Regatta will also be held this year after its successful debut during last year's Sail Port Stephens. The end of the week will see marina berths fill up, with the fleet growing to include entrants in the Yachting NSW IRC Championship, the Port Stephens Trophy Racing and Cruising Division. www.sailportstephens.com.au SAIL PORT STEPHENS ON THE PORT Latra Donna leads Wild Rose off the line at Sail Port Stephens.
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