• The finish destination in Port Moresby. Photo Hoddon Wright.
    The finish destination in Port Moresby. Photo Hoddon Wright.
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The Royal Papua Yacht Club (RPYC) is pleased to announce that DHL has just signed on as the Platinum Sponsor of the DHL 2017 Coral Sea Rally.

Organised in conjunction with the Cairns Yacht Club and Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron, the DHL Coral Sea Rally further strengthens the long partnership between the Cairns and Port Moresby Clubs, and is a reminder of the Coral Sea Classic, which was last raced in 2002.

Sailing from Cairns, Australia to Port Moresby, PNG from 23rd to 26th September 2017, it commences a few days after the conclusion of the Sail Cairns Regatta. It presents a fabulous opportunity to sail north past Lizard Island and Osprey Reef, into the Coral Sea and on to Port Moresby before either heading west into the Torres Strait, or waiting a few weeks for the winds to turn to head back south.

In Port Moresby, the RPYC will host rally participants at a reception & presentation night with BBQ and Band on the evening of Wednesday 27th September from 1800 hrs til late.

A trip will also be organised by the RPYC to Ower’s Corner (at the start of the Kokoda Track) and there will also be a Long Inshore Race on Sunday 1st October 2017. Rally participants are warmly invited to take part.

Located at 9⁰27.966’S, 147⁰9.075’E and founded in 1921 as the Port Moresby Aquatic Club, the RPYC is now one of the premier Yacht Clubs in the Pacific. With over 3000 members, 206 marina berths, restaurant and bar, gaming and music (stage) facilities, the Club is well positioned to host participants in the DHL Coral Sea Rally.

For more information and EOI forms - head over to http://www.rpyc.com.pg/cairns-pom-rally/

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