One of Australia’s most famed ocean racing events will be staged from 7 to 13 of August off Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast.
A fixture of the sailing calendar for 20 years in succession from the 1970s to the 1990s, the Regatta attracted some of Australia’s best yachts such as Helsal I and II, Odyssey, Wild Thing, Brindabella and Waikikamukau. Along with great names in yachting, such as Hugh Treharne the tactician behind Australia’s winning America’s Cup team.
The Sunshine Coast Yacht Club (SCYC) has revived the event, with the Regatta to be held in the coastal waters off the Sunshine Coast between Noosa and Caloundra during August.
SCYC is inviting owners of suitable racing and cruising yachts, multihulls and sports boats to take part in the event. The Regatta will take advantage of the Sunshine Coast’s renowned mild August weather, and crews will be able to enjoy widespread sightings of dolphins, turtles and humpback whales as they compete for glory on the high seas.
Visiting boats will be able to berth at Mooloolaba Marina for free during the Regatta and the area is surrounded by quality accommodation, restaurants (including exceptional seafood venues) and shopping.
Following a day out on the water, there will be plenty of after racing entertainment including welcome cocktails, a night with Barry Charles (regarded as one of the most innovative vocalists around today), a ‘Legends Lunch’ in Noosa, breakfast BBQs, golf, twilight turf races and many other opportunities to socialise with the local sailing fraternity.
For non-sailing family and friends, a series of tour options will be available including visits to Steve Irwins’ Australia Zoo, the famous Eumundi Markets, whale watching and swimming, hinterland tours, 5 star dining and shopping in Noosa, a range of water sports, hiking and more.
SCYC is inviting all lovers of sailing to the Sunshine Coast for the event.