Offshore Yachting : February March 2013
RACE & REGATTA PREVIEW 059 Saltwater ImageS 2013 Sydney Harbour regatta Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 March 2013 Hosted by middle Harbour Yacht Club (mHYC), the Sydney Harbour regatta is one of the largest, competitive keelboat regatta in australia. more than 300 boats, racing in over 24 divisions, on 8 course areas on Sydney Harbour and offshore. all Classes will race over 2 days. traditional post race beach party and entertainment back at mHYC each night – featuring the wolverines and prize presentation on Sunday night! For additional information please contact the mHYC Sailing Offce: Phone: 02 9969 1244 email: email@example.com Website: www.shr.mhyc.com.au Held with thanks to assisting Clubs: CyCa, MHyC, MyC, nCyC, ranSa, rPayC, rPeyC, rSyS, SaSC and SFS Organising authOrity suppOrting partners majOr spOnsOr IVOR WILKINS AUCKLAND REGATTA SEEING RED Dirty Deeds leads Bull Rush. Organisers at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Bucklands Beach Yacht Club say they are expecting a wider spread of classes and divisions this year, including IRC, One Design keelboats, multihulls and sports boats. Building on the success of the Farr MRX Pacific Keelboat Challenge at last year's event, the Challenge is again a key element of the regatta. The Challenge is invitation only andissettobethetopNZFarrMRX regatta of the season. The list of confirmed entries includes several international teams. An Elliott 5.9 class has been introduced in 2013 for its 30th anniversary National Championships. This milestone event for the class has attracted some high profile sailors, and up to fifteen boats are expected to compete including Kiwi sailing legend Mike Sanderson. Also sailing their National Championships at the Auckland Regatta will be the 8.5m multihull class and the Farr 1020 keelboats. There will also be some new multihulls competing this year, which is always a popular spectacle thanks to their ferocious speed. Similarly, the Young 88 class always delivers top-tier racing. The Lion Foundation Squadron Youth Training fleet is also coming out en masse in the Elliott 7s. Beginning on Friday 22 March, the three-day regatta has a social side as well. After the second day of fierce racing, competitors and spectators will be able to relax on Motuihe Island as the Steinlager Beach Party kicks off. The regatta will finish with a scenic passage race round the islands of the inner Hauraki Gulf. www.aucklandregatta.co.nz Gulf war THE 2013 AUCKLAND REGATTA IS GEARING UP TO SHOWCASE NZ'S BEST AMATEUR SAILORS ON THE HAURAKI GULF.
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