Pittwater will be alive with activity this weekend with regattas inside and offshore. The newly formed Pittwater Broken Bay Regatta will see a strong fleet of 20 boats compete offshore under IRC and PHS on a grand prix course whilst inshore the second round of the One Design and Sports Boat Regatta will see a fleet of 25 boats sprinting across the waterways.
Palm Beach Yacht Club are also hosting their Multihull Regatta and RPAYC will see round 12 of the Summer Centreboard Series held.
With a focus on IRC windward leeward racing offshore Nine Dragon's DK46 skipper Bob Cox is looking forward to the challenge of Broken Bay and taking on Quest MAT11.80, skippered by Bob Steel over the 1.5-2nm course area.
As a new event in the offshore program for Club's MHYC regular offshore fleet are currently racing up the coast from Sydney in a passage race to Pittwater before heading to the start line off Barrenjoey tomorrow morning for an 1100 hr start and up to three windward leeward races.
Saturday afternoon will see the Club fire up its famous Chef Cooked BBQ to welcome crews back to Halyards for a great meal and post race analysis. Live music will also commences from 1700hrs. Non competitors are invited to attend and enjoy the regatta atmosphere. Halyards bistro will also be open.
Sunday will see racing commence at 1100hrs with the post race presentation schedule for 1700hrs. Metro Mirage Hotel Newport have also offered a prize for the Winner on IRC. The perfect location for your next visit to The RPAYC.
The Club has also rededicated two perpetual trophies for the Pittwater Regatta. The Pittwater Bowl was first awarded in 1955 and will be award to the winner on IRC and the Petrel Cup which was first awarded in 1905 will be award on PHS.
Summer One Design and Sports Boat Regatta
Inshore will see the Summer One Design and Sports Boat Regatta, the second Series of four schedule events throughout the year. The event is ideal for one design classes like Etchells, 5.5m, 11ms, Vipers, VxOnes, Melges 20/24s as well as Sport Boat Classes like the new on the scene Fareast28R.
The regatta will see these classes compete on a windward leeward course of approximately 1nm resulting in some fast paced racing on Pittwater. For the Etchells class this weekend is also their World Qualifying event to see who will represent the Pittwater Fleet in Brisbane in October.