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Sydney Harbour Regatta

Sydney Harbour Regatta

The Sydney Harbour Regatta, hosted by the Middle Harbour Yacht Club in the autumn of March each year, is one of Australia’s largest competitive keelboat regattas.

One hundred eighty keelboats will race across 25 divisions over seven-course areas throughout Sydney Harbour and offshore near Sydney Heads.

Sydney Harbour Regatta 2025 Dates, Sailing Event, Location, Mosman

The Sydney Harbour Regatta started in 2006 and has grown in size each year after that. Those taking part will engage in a series of events over a packed schedule, and those just wanting to enjoy the regatta from the shore can enjoy a range of entertainment options. Each year, the Middle Harbour Yacht Club organises various events, including beach parties, live music and beach BBQs.

Four state championships and the addition of Super Group racing to Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s Sydney Harbour Regatta will intensify the kaleidoscope of colour, and course area changes will spread the action around the natural amphitheatre of Sydney Harbour over the two-day series. State titles for the Sydney 38s, Ynglings, Cavalier 28s and J/70s add weight to those class point scores.

To promote competition in Sydney for a range of sports yachts with asymmetric gennakers, MHYC is trialling a Super Group point score within the regular handicap categories for the Super 20s up to Super 50s.

Super 20s, including J/70s, Melges 24s, SB20s, Shaw 650s and VX Ones, Super 30s, such as Melges 32s, Farr 30s and Flying Tigers and Super 40s, such as the MC38s and Little Nico will sail a mix of windward/leeward and northern harbour passage races.

The Sydney 38 NSW Championship and Super 50 racing will be staged offshore, incorporating spectacular TP52s and yachts of similar size and performance.

To reduce the likelihood of congestion and interference between fleets, Performance Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker divisions will now race in the main harbour while most fleets sailing windward/leeward courses will compete at The Sound, the area of deep water between North, South and Middle Heads. The Premier IRC divisions will race offshore on both days.

With the beautiful Sydney weather, this event is one of New South Wales’s most popular sailing events, as the warm weather makes for the perfect sailing experience.

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