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16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106
Tel: 61 2 9998 3700

Light NE breeze greets the fleet for the start

Media Release                                                                                                                     2 January 2019

Event: Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta January 2 – 9, 2019 hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (NSW) & Southport Yacht Club (QLD)

With a spectator fleet of in excess of 60 boats the 2019 Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta got away in a light N NE Breeze from 100-120 at approx 7knots.

The official weather briefing was presented by a representative from the Bureau of Meteorology which anticipated a N NE Breeze of 15-25 knots over the next 24-48hrs.

In the monohull fleet Richards Hudson’s Farr 45 Pretty Women made it clear they had a plan to start at the pin which they had to fight for with Marcus Grimes and his crew onboard Insomnia the Judel & Vorlijk 42.

With the multihulls starting 5 minutes behind the monohulls it didn’t take Shaun Carroll’s Lombard Tri, Morticia more than a few minutes to establish its dominance in both the monohull and multihull fleet. Soon after passing Pretty Woman (monohull leader) Morticia was the first boat to get onto port tack and head east chasing more favourable winds.

‘After a clean start for both fleets the competitors have already encountered their first transition of the race with a S SE’erly starting to settle into the North, I am sure the navigators are already being heavily utilised’ commented Race Director, Nick Elliott.

The fleet can be tracked here http://yb.tl/PS2019

Following the 370nm category 2 ocean race is the Southport Yacht Club’s spectacular summer offshore sailing regatta, the Bartercard Sail Paradise series. Four days of racing will be staged on the beautiful ocean waters off the Gold Coast’s golden beaches from Sunday 6 to Wednesday 9 January 2019. Both events have been combined to create an offshore series for competitors and the ultimate winner of the Pittwater to Paradise Regatta.

For more information visithttp://www.pittwatertoparadise.com.au/
Facebook: @pitt2paradise - Twitter: @Pitt2Paradise - Instagram: #pitt2paradise
Hash Tags: #pitt2paradise #RPAYC #clubmarine #henrilloydaus

Media enquiries during the race:
RPAYC Nick Elliott m. 0468 330 070 e. Nick.Elliott@rpayc.com.auor Katie Spithill m. 0438 548 755 e. KatieP@rpayc.com.au

SYC enquiries Bronwen Hemmings ph. (07) 5591 3500 e. Marketing.Manager@southportyachtclub.com.au

Pittwater to Paradise start video

Link: https://www.facebook.com/sailorgirlnic/videos/10158668523023868/

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The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC is a yacht racing and sailing club based on Pittwater.

The yacht club offers year round inshore and offshore racing, cruising, centreboard dinghy racing, sail training and courses plus has a large marina accommodating up to 352 vessels.

There is also a modern boatyard with comprehensive marine services to help maintain your vessel.

Membership, including family membership is now available.

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