Sail Port Stephens is a popular sporting event held in April-May each year where participants from all over Australia compete to win.
Held at the renowned d’Albora Marinas, this event is one of the region’s most esteemed and unique sporting events.
Sail Port Stephens 2024 Dates, Event Schedule, Times & Location, NSW
They aim to give competitors the best possible on- and off-water regatta experience in one of the east coast’s finest sailing destinations, a little over 2-hours from Sydney by car or an easy day sail. They thank our loyal partners, sponsors, suppliers and competitors for their support and look forward to welcoming you back to Port Stephens.
The dates for the event will always be separate from Easter to maximise the opportunity for boat owners and crew to incorporate the event into their family holiday plans.
While CPSA helped establish Sail Port Stephens as an annual event on the national regatta calendar, as the event has continued to grow, it needed the resources and support of a major club. Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club and Destination Port Stephens now organise it.
The iconic Commodores Cup series is being extended to five days of racing under PHS handicapping. The Port Stephens Trophy will simultaneously be contested under the ORC Club rating system. With a wide variety of courses taking in the many inshore and offshore islands and bays, the opening series will particularly appeal to cruiser-racer crews who enjoy longer and more scenic passage racing. Extra divisions will reduce start-line crowding and allow more equitable boat-to-boat racing.
For spectators just wanting to see the action, a range of social events will be scheduled during the festival, including conferences, dinners, live entertainment and presentation dinners.
If coming by car, there is free undercover parking on Donald Street. Metered parking is located right next to the marina but is time-limited and heavily monitored. Port Stephens is located just 2.5 hours north of Sydney and is easily accessible via the M1.