Racing

Held over two days on the weekend of 28-29 September, the Women’s Laser Regatta, hosted by Double Bay Sailing Club, was an unmitigated success.

The Australian Youth Match Racing Championship will be contested this week

Three days of racing on The Broadwater in mainly light to moderate breezes and, at times, a brisk tidal flow, provided some challenging conditions for the sailors and the SYC Race Management Team.

An innovative fund raising initiative by the Laser 2020 Organising Committee ends on July 31.

James Dorron, Harry Bethwaite and Trent Barnabas became the 2018-2019 Australian 18ft Skiff champions after a wonderful day of action-packed racing on Sydney Harbour.

With close racing throughout the fleet and many lead changes between the frontrunners, Jamie Thompson and Ning Xue from Victoria finished the event as National Champions.

For the first time in the fifty year history of the class, an all girl crew has taken out the Open Australian Championship.

Tasmanian schools, their teams and their supporters are consistent in leading Team Sailing nationally

Apart from the competitive sailing, competitors enjoyed a full social program to celebrate the Taipan Catamaran Association of Australia’s 30th birthday.

Conditions were perfect for radio controlled yacht racers and spectators alike - and many came down to watch the regatta.

The day offered up a vintage boat race, an aqua spectacular, including demonstrations by Sailability – and sandcastle building for the kids.

Navigating a tricky course around housing, not to mention extremely gusty and shifty conditions, were part and parcel of an interesting day.

The regatta offers more than sailing, with controlled yacht racing, sandcastle building and a BBQ cook-off.

A revamped Lake Macquarie Yacht Club will host the Melges 24 NSW and Australian Championships in March.

Why not take a break and enjoy some excellent racing and partying?