Preparations are underway for the 10th Anniversary Bartercard Sail Paradise Series

Celebrating the Gold Coast’s 10th Anniversary Sail Paradise Series, Southport Yacht Club will ensure entertainment will reach a new high this year with multiple onshore action planned for the 2019 event.

Entries are now open for the Bartercard Sail Paradise series, held from 6th – 9th January 2019. The four-day offshore regatta will again follow the Pittwater to Paradise Yacht Race. A 380 nautical mile offshore event hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. In it’s third year, both club’s are pre planning to ensure the biggest and best combined series yet!

“As a club, we are continually working hard to improve ways of delivering the best possible attraction for competitors and their families. In 2019 we have moved our annual Gold Coast Marine Family Festival event to incorporate more on shore activity and interaction for the sailors and their families,” said General Manager Brett James.

Held in summer school holidays, the premier sailing event brings an added option for sailors to combine the series with the ultimate Gold Coast family holiday. Many sailors take the option to bring their families to the Gold Coast and combine the series with fun filled Gold Coast family attractions.

“Not only do we have perfect sailing conditions, but the coast also hosts an abundance of wonderful Gold Coast attractions; theme parks, shopping precincts, night life and of course our world famous spectacular beaches. Why not extend your holidays and bring the whole family, after all there are plenty of activities for every family member to enjoy,” said Vice Commodore Sail, Ray McMahon.

The 2019 Australian Sailing Queensland Yachting Championships will again be held at SYC during the four-day sailing regatta. Bringing grand prix yachting to the Gold Coast shoreline.

Held on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th January, the club’s Gold Coast Marine Family Festival will be a weekend of action packed events, everything marine related, and so much more.

An open weekend full of free fun, exhibitions, marine demonstrations, face painting, entertainment and so much more. From 9am to 5pm daily, SYC encourage members, guests and visitors to partake in this wonderful event.

Incorporating this market place during the weekend will give both the community the option to see the grand prix vessels up close as well as an added extra to the sailors.

Both events are open to the full spectrum of offshore racing yachts – from the upper echelon of racing monohulls and multihulls through to cruiser/racers.

Southport Yacht Club will host a series of special on-shore social events at the conclusion of the Pittwater to Paradise regatta and during Bartercard Sail Paradise. And, with it being high summer, a relaxing and festive holiday atmosphere will prevail at the club and across the Gold Coast.


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