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Sydney Harbour Regatta

Sydney Harbour Regatta

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

180 keelboats will race across 25 divisions over 7 course areas, throughout Sydney Harbour as well as offshore near Sydney Heads.

Sydney Harbour Regatta 2023 Dates, Sailing Event, Location, Mosman

The Sydney Harbour Regatta started in 2006 and has grown in size each year thereafter. 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 puts on a range of 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 all the way 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 will be staged offshore as will Super 50 racing, incorporating the spectacular TP52s along with 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 both days.

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

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