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Stunning opener for Sail Port Stephens

by Nic Douglass 10 Apr 2018 05:08 BST 9-15 April 2018
2018 Sail Port Stephens - Day 1 © Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com

What a stunning opening day for Sail Port Stephens in 2018 with 87 yachts taking to the water for the cruising divisions racing the Commodore's Cup through until Wednesday, before the Performance, Cruising and IRC Racing joins in on Friday.

An 8-10 knot westerly, racing the "Pub to Pub" course was a beautiful spectacle on Nelson Bay, and even though the breeze faded, not one unhappy face was amongst the competitors as the apres-sailing kicked on well into the evening.

Racers are warming up now to race offshore in a moderate sou'easter, with 12-15 knots of nor'easter forecast to wrap up the first part of this event tomorrow, on Wednesday.

For more adventures check out my website, the event website at www.sailportstephens.com.au, head straight to my social channels, @sailorgirlHQ on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or stay tuned for daily reports.

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