This classic event limited to boats that “Hoist a spar” is held by the Sydney Amateur’s Sailing Club. The SASC was founded in 1872 and is one of the oldest yacht clubs in Australia. Located on the shores of Mosman Bay sailors enjoy unique access to racing on Sydney Harbour. The classic yachts and Couta Boats are an impressive site among the busy traffic enjoying the harbour a the weekend. Congratulations to Colin Mitchell for his Line Honours win in the Gaffer’s – well deserved after trailering Matilda from Melbourne for the Gaffer’s Regatta and The Wattle Cup Couta Boat Regatta held a week later on the 19-20 October, 2013.
Hi all, here are some photos of the Couta race yesterday… there were 6 boats racing which was great (and more breeze would have been even better!). Tenacity had the pleasure of Phil Thompson helming (first time on a Couta) who grew up sailing in Pittwater and now resides in Newport Rhode Island. Phil has helmed America’s Cup yachts and is visiting with his son – also a keen yachtie – who is participating in the Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship event hosted by the RPA this week.
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Join Lincoln Rose, Phoenix, Zephyr, Lisa, Fiona, Morning Star, Marlena, Romy and others and enjoy the excitement of the ISAF sailing Word Cup at Sandringham
Nov 30 – Dec 7
It includes twilight racing on Thursday 5th, Corporate Sailing on Friday 6th (LUNCHTIME including provided hospitality and merchandise)
And some short course racing on Saturday Dec 7th
Your boat will be berthed at SYC, and you will be rubbing shoulders with the word’s elite sailors
Please email email@example.com your expression of interest now so we can book your berth
Wayne Parr CBA
ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne Couta Boat Challenge and Luncheon
Jump in to the on-water action at the ISAF Sailing World Cup and be part of the first ever Couta Boat Challenge! There are very limited tickets available for this exclusive event, so book your tickets now to ensure you don’t miss this amazing opportunity.
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Couta Boat Corporate Cup and Luncheon will give you and your guestsa truly unique chance to get your feet wet at the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne and be truly immersed in the on-water action.
The morning will see you compete on board the iconic Couta boats for a race on Port Phillip, followed by a delicious lunch at the Sandringham Yacht Club Harbour View Restaurant as an exhilarating end to the working week.
Those not taking part in the on-water action, can watch their peers and join them for lunch as they return from the water.
Date: Friday 6 December 2013
Time: 10.30am until approximately 14.30 (sailing & lunch) or 12.00 until approximately 14.30 (lunch only)
Venue: Sandringham Yacht Club
Address: Jetty Road, Sandringham 3191
Dress Code: Casual Sailing Attire (non-slip shoes) for sail experience or Yacht Club Smart Casual for luncheon
Tickets are available for purchase now;
Individual Tickets (including sailing & lunch) – $150
Individual Tickets (lunch only) – $90
Mercedes III and Pastime II will take on Couta Boats C97 and Gemfish with the winning Association determined by the best team results.
The Guineas Cup is held the evening prior to The Cup regatta run by RYCV. The format is based on 2 Classics racing 2 Coutas over 3 windward leeward races.
The Couta boats tend to do well in open water conditions when at times the Couta boats have amazed the classics by achieving a lower elapsed time around the course than the larger classics. Hence the Guineas Cup challenge.