With perfect weather conditions blowing an average of 8 knots, today’s racing called for a fantastic day of offshore racing on the Gold Coast in the 2016 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta.
Principle Race Officer Louise Davidson said “It is a pleasure to be the race officer for this regatta and with weather conditions this beautiful, it made for a wonderful day of racing”.
Finishing in first (1st) place in IRC division today “We had a really great day on the water, and the crew are thoroughly looking forward to another four days of racing” said Lee-way skipper Tony Horkings. Finishing first (1st) in Multihull Performance racing, Peter Wilcox’s Mojo, first (1st) in Monohull Trailable, Peter McKenzie’s Le Rossignol, first (1st) in Monohull Cruising, Sean Allardice Fourlove and first (1st) in Monohull Performance Racing, Trev Hill’s Apriori.
“Sail Paradise is an event that all the competitors, members and staff of Southport Yacht Club (SYC) look forward to annually, it is great to see the buzz around Club and I look forward to joining them on the water tomorrow” said SYC General Manager, Brett James.
Yesterday evening SYC was host to the 2016 Bartercard Sail Paradise skipper and sponsors welcome cocktail party. As major race sponsor, Bartercard Australia CEO Clive van Deventer said that Bartercard is thrilled to be partnering with Southport Yacht Club to sponsor the iconic event. “Since start-up we’ve invested more than $100 million into the sporting and not for profit space,” he said. “We are extremely proud to partner with another locally-grown business to bring these events to the community, and continue growing local commerce and opportunities.”
Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta will continue off shore from the beautiful Gold Coast beaches for the next four days, with final presentation for both the Bartercard Coffs to Paradise Yacht Race and Bartercard Sail Paradise on Sunday 17th January 2016.
Details and further results for the Bartercard Coffs to Paradise race and Bartercard Sail Paradise 2016 can be found on the club’s website: www.southportyachtclub.com.au
For further information contact Bronwen Hemmings at Southport Yacht Club on (07) 5591 3500 / 0432 174 720 or via Marketing.Manager@southportyachtclub.com.au
- 2016 Bartercard Sail Paradise fleet, sailing on the beautiful waters of the Gold Coast.