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Entry rush - the Summer of Sailing Series Australia is hotting up!

by Southport Yacht Club 12 Nov 2022 21:53 GMT 22 November, 22 December 2022, 23 January 2023
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Entries from Skipper's 'in the know', are hotting up for the Summer of Sailing Series Australia, with a rush of entries received from skippers over the past few weeks.

These savvy skippers are set to not only enjoy some spectacular sailing over the coming months, but they'll also benefit from the fantastic series bonus' of $1k SYC Club Cash, Free berthing @ SYC Marina for their selected events AND they'll be in the running for bragging rights and trophy accolades of the series.

Confirmed Summer of Sailing Series Entrants as at 9th November 2022 include:

  • Wedgetail Skippered by David Rose
  • Ignition Skippered by Anton Prange
  • Aramex Skippered by Steve Curtis
  • Blue Eagle Skippered by Stephen Brough
  • Vamp Skippered by Brent McDonald
  • Touche Skippered by Greg Watson
  • Kerisma Skippered by Chris Larsen
  • Blunderbuss Skippered by Danielle Hutcheson
  • Just Kiddin Skippered by Matthew Percy
  • Rumba Skippered by Peter Karlovic
  • Quality Marine Black Diamond Skippered by Glenn Burrell
  • Circe Skippered by Lea Foster
  • 38 Skippered by Greg Tobin
  • Cool Change Skippered by Colin Metcher

Southport Yacht Club's series partners Queensland Cruising Yacht Club and Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron are also seeing an increase in entrants into their events of the series, with Sailing Members from all clubs able to choose from six major sailing events over 3 months from November 2022 through to January 2023.

  1. SEQ Ocean Qualifying Yacht Race (SYC) - Cat 3N (11th Nov 22)
  2. Ted Elkes Memorial Regatta (inc. Qld Yachting Champs) (SYC) - Cat 6 (19th-20th Nov 22)
  3. Brisbane to Paradise Yacht Race (RQYS) - Cat 3N (28th Dec 22)
  4. Qoin Sail Paradise 2023 (SYC) - Cat 6 (2nd-6th Jan 22)
  5. Julian Rocks Yacht Race (SYC) - Cat 3N (14th-15th Jan 22)
  6. Surf to City Yacht Race (Ocean Course) (QCYC) - Cat 4 uprated (OD), Cat 5N (ID) (21st Jan 22)

It's fantastic to see the Southeast Queensland's premier Yacht Clubs working together to deliver this series of events. We have a unified vision to provide Sailing Members from all clubs with a great variety of sailing events and to increase the exposure of elite sailing competition in South-East Queensland. This will intern elevate the sport of sailing in our region for the enjoyment of competitors and spectators alike, said Southport Yacht's Club Vice Commodore of Sailing Glenn Burrell.

The Summer of Sailing Series Australia is headlined by Southport Yacht Clubs Premier Flagship Event Qoin Sail Paradise 2023 Regatta, which will run from Monday 2nd January to Friday 6th January.

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