Entries are now open for the 2018 Sail Melbourne International to be hosted out of Royal Brighton Yacht Club on the shores of Port Philip Bay from 12 December through to 16 December 2018.
The Notice of Race and online entry system as well as many other regatta details have now gone live on the Event's website at www.sailmelbourne.com.au
The 2018 Sail Melbourne International will also be hosted in conjunction with the inaugural Australian Para Championships.
The Invited, Junior, Youth and Para classes will again have the unique opportunity of mixing and competing alongside their Olympic heroes, providing a fantastic inspirational pathway for up and coming passionate young sailors.
The event will be held at Royal Brighton Yacht Club and will be raced in a split format with four days of racing for the Olympic Classes (Wed 12th to Sun 16th Dec) and three days (Thurs 13th to Sun 16th Dec) for the majority of the Invited Classes.
Classes for 2018 are; Olympic Classes Laser (Standard) Laser (Radial) Finn 470 49er 49er Nacra 17 RSX (9.5m2) RSX (8.5m2)
Invited Classes 2.4mR SKUD 18 Hansa 303 One Person Hansa 303 Two Person Laser 4.7 International 420 Dinghy International 29er Nacra 15 Optimist (Open & Intermediate) Bic Techno 293/Plus OK Dinghy Waszp
Sail Melbourne Event Director and Sydney 2000 Olympic Gold Medallist Mark Turnbull said, "We are really excited to launch the 2018 Sail Melbourne International regattas entries today. Sail Melbourne has long been the Southern Hemisphere's largest and premier annual International. This year we looking forward to integrating the Australian Para Championships with Sail Melbourne International. Our main focus is to build numbers and to provide international level competition on home waters in Melbourne as we start to look towards Tokyo 2020 and to assist with the re-introduction of sailing into the 2024 Paralympic sports program."