Please select your home edition
Edition
RS Sailing 2018 - Leaderboard
Product Feature
Spinlock PFD WING
Spinlock PFD WING
Boat Insurance from Noble Marine


Full racing risks
New for old cover
www.noblemarine.co.uk

29ers stepping it up at Sail Sydney

by Stephen Collopy 16 Nov 2018 07:10 GMT 4-9 December 2018
29ers at Sail Sydney © Robin Evans

Entries have soared for the 29er fleet at this year's Sail Sydney event, with competitors coming from across the country and also New Caledonia and New Zealand to compete at the regatta to be hosted by Woollahra Sailing Club from the 4th to the 9th of December.

Optimist sailors Fletcher Walters and Jack Hildebrand from the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club have had plenty of competitive experience in the class having recently competed at the 2018 Optimist World Championships in Cyprus. Now they are teaming up and stepping into the skiff world by sailing a 29er.

"The transition to the 29er has been good, we are progressing quickly but still have a long way to go." Walters said.

"After sailing the Optimist, I absolutely love the speed of the 29er - I just want to keep sailing faster. It's awesome when the blades are humming, the shoot is full and Jack is screaming on the trapeze." Walters continued.

As the saying goes, practise makes perfect and competing against the best 29er sailors in the country will only help their transition. Walters is excited to get amongst it.

"It will be awesome sailing with such a big fleet of 29ers, it gives us lots of competition out on the water and a lot of fun people to hang out with off the water." Said Walters.

In addition to the 29ers many other classes have registered to race on Sydney Harbour at the beginning of December. Mat Belcher and Will Ryan will lead an international fleet of 470s as part of the Oceania Championships, and Mirrors will be a feature this year in the lead up to the Mirror World Championships which will be held on Sydney Harbour in January 2019.

The speedsters of the course, the Nacra17 and Nacra15s, have registered a solid fleet with the Nacra15s incorporating their 2018 National Championships in to the regatta. Plenty of Australian Sailing Team and Australian Sailing Squad members will be competing as well, including the 2018 Male Sailor of the Year Matt Wearn and 2017 Female Sailors of the Year, Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmot.

Come join us on the beautiful Sydney Harbour and participate in one of the best regattas in the Southern Hemisphere.

To register today visit www.sailsydney.org.au

For more information see the Regatta Documents.

Related Articles

Olympic classes decided on Day 4 at Sail Sydney
Waterhouse and Darmanin prove to be Australia's Nacra 17 powerhouses Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin proved to be Australia's Nacra 17 powerhouses once again, their worst result a second and a DNF from 12 races putting them four points clear of New Zealand's Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders who put up an epic fight. Posted on 7 Dec 2018
Breeze arrives on day three at Sail Sydney
Sydney's traditional summer sea breeze arrives Australian Sailing Team's Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin tore their Nacra 17 mainsail horizontally during second race of day three, prompting a dash from their Sow and Pigs reef course area to Middle Harbour YC in a coach boat to retrieve the spare. Posted on 6 Dec 2018
Sail Sydney farewells Olympic classes
Australian national team and squad members win 6 of 8 fleets Sail Sydney's Olympic class section has ended with national team and squad members winning six of the eight fleets. Posted on 14 Dec 2017
Thrilling contests to decide Sail Sydney
Matt Wearn leads the strong 24-boat Laser fleet After a cracking three days, staged in perfect sunny and breezy conditions near host Woollahra Sailing Club, the Laser and 49er classes remain on a knife's edge. Posted on 13 Dec 2017
Women sailors shining at Sail Sydney
Darmanin is the only woman on the 12-person Australian Sailing Team Squad members Amelia Stabback and Ella Clark are pursuing New Zealand's 49erFX Rio silver medallists Alex Maloney and Molly Meech, while Australian Sailing Squad Rio Olympians Carrie Smith and Jaime Ryan lead the women crews in the 470. Posted on 12 Dec 2017
Sail Sydney Day 1
Belcher and Ryan keen to add another title after Sail Melbourne win Belcher and Ryan were one of the standouts for Australia on a day which ended with New Zealand crews leading in three of the seven Olympic classes. The pair closed out both 470 races to assert their dominance over the 12-boat fleet. Posted on 11 Dec 2017
Sail Sydney presents brothers new challenges
New classes for Jack and Ryan Littlechild Glamour sailing comes to Sydney Harbour next month when some of the best Olympic and Invited Class sailors in the southern hemisphere get off the mark in the next edition of Sail Sydney. Posted on 19 Nov 2017
Launch pad for Olympic Campaigns
At 23rd edition of Sail Sydney Woollahra Sailing Club will host the 23rd edition of Sail Sydney from December 11-17 with the support of Drummoyne Sailing Club, Middle Harbour Yacht Club and Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. Posted on 9 Sep 2017
Sail Sydney day 4
Nacra 17s on show In their Sail Sydney debut, the Nacra 17 fleet impressed on the final day of competition. Today on the harbour Paul Darmanin and Lucy Copeland won the inaugural class title on count back. Posted on 18 Dec 2016
Sail Sydney day 3
Sun comes out to play The sun came out to play today on the Sydney Harbour and while the breeze drifted in and out, class champions were decided and Flying 11s, Optimist Fleets, Nacra 17s, Sabots, Pacers and Tasars all started their Sail Sydney campaigns. Posted on 17 Dec 2016