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High intensity racing returns to the Gold Coast Broadwater for the 2018 Fastway Courier Cat Weekend!

by Bronwen Hemmings 24 Jan 2018 22:19 GMT 2-4 February 2018
2018 Fastway Courier Cat Weekend © Bronwen Hemmings

Every year off-the-beach catamaran sailors flock from as far as north Queensland and northern New South Wales to compete at the Gold Coast's Fastway Couriers Cat Weekend. Hosted at Southport Yacht Club's Hollywell Sailing Squadron from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th February, competitors will gather for three days of high intensity off the beach sailing.

Proudly sponsored by Fastway Couriers since the inaugural year in 2006, event sponsor and Club Commodore Kerry Noyes competed to finish first in her Nacra 5.8 WAYFAST, crewing alongside 2017 Nationals Champion Warren Guinea Kerry gained a three-point lead on son Chris, sailing his Nacra F18 in FASTWAY COURIERS.

"2017's event hosted outstanding competition, giving some trying times throughout the regatta, and this year looks no different. I am ready to defend my title in 2018 for back to back championship wins," said proud sponsor and Club Commodore Kerry Noyes.

"Being the highlight of my sailing calendar, this is an event I always look forward to. The comradery between the crews both on and off the water are always second to none," Kerry adds.

Perfect weather conditions are forecast for this year's three-day event, with entry numbers expected to exceed 2017. Whilst a wide range of long passage races and short windward-leeward courses have been set to suit the taste and abilities of competitors, the event entertainment and presentation on Sunday afternoon ensure that the social side of sailing will not be neglected either.

The racing arena will be conducted on the Gold Coast Broadwater incorporating the "Deep Hole" and around Crab Island. Spectators can watch all the action from the 2018 Fastway Couriers Cat Weekend along the Gold Coast Broadwater foreshore from Hollywell to Labrador.

For further information please contact Southport Yacht Club Marketing Manager, Bronwen Hemmings via or 07 5591 3500.

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