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Sail Port Stephens thrilled to welcome sports boats

Sail Port Stephens thrilled to welcome sports boats

Sail Port Stephens thrilled to welcome sports activities boats

by Sail Port Stephens 21 Feb 22:29 PST
24-29 April 2023


Sail Port Stephens sports activities boats © Promocean Media

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Like sausage rolls and sauce or apple pie and icecream, Sail Port Stephens and athletics boats have been inextricably linked considering that 2016, and race organisers are hunting forward to one more good sequence with the thrill equipment in 2023. &#13

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The substantial-general performance class includes a mixed but well-matched fleet of thoroughbred layouts such as the Shaw 650, Thompson 7, Elliott 7 and 780, Melges 24, Viper 640, Leech 650, Sayer 8, Bethwaite 79er and much more, all of which convey colour, spray and enjoyment to arguably Australia’s most effective inshore racing waterway.&#13

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Initially the program this calendar year was for the sports activities boats to sail a passage series together with a trailer sailer fleet, nonetheless by common need a windward-leeward class is getting made available. That means up to 9 races in 3 excellent times of sailing, as portion of a stand-alone Bay Series that will see J70s and the Worldwide Canoe class sharing the very same course.&#13

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About the a long time the Australian Sports Boat Association has coincided the regatta with its point out and nationwide championships, with crews on a regular basis praising the race organisation and sailing disorders.&#13

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Lake Macquarie’s Malcolm Dean said in 2021: “The regatta was great. There’s good banter and we love sailing from the best.” He extra that “the race committee did a outstanding work in actually demanding conditions. Every little thing was excellent – we stored checking bias on the commence line and there was not any… I’m heading to obtain them all a beer this afternoon.”&#13

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Andrew York pointed out that Port Stephens is a excellent place to check out – “It feels like you might be on holiday getaway as quickly as you get there” he said. Queensland’s Graham Sherring extra that “the friendliness of the men and women and outstanding hospitality” is another appealing high-quality of the region, alongside with the idyllic sailing problems.&#13

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Everyday prizes and entertainment will be provided at the Cheeky Dog pub operate by occasion sponsor Bannisters Port Stephens, with Sail Port Stephens getting just as a great deal renowned for its off-h2o hospitality as on-h2o excellence.&#13

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“With the help of Bay Sailing Centre and Port Stephens Yacht Club, we are definitely keen to establish the Bay Series as a significant off-the-seaside function in its have correct,” Sail Port Stephens regatta director Paul O’Rourke suggests. “The sporting activities boats are integral to that prepare as we get pleasure from acquiring them listed here, there’s ideal services, and I know they all really take pleasure in staying listed here as effectively.&#13

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“I might encourage anyone who owns a athletics boat, regardless of whether it truly is sitting in the drop or actively competing, to occur and appreciate three days of fun, tough windward-leeward racing, and that famous Sail Port Stephens festive ambiance as nicely.”&#13

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Entries and the Recognize of Race: www.sailportstephens.com.au/bay-series.&#13