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Press Release – Townsville Sailing Club

Townsville Sailing Club is gearing up for its biggest event since hosting the 505 World Titles in 1996.

The annual Sprints Regatta, held over the June long weekend, will this year include the Inaugural Round Magnetic Island Marathon, the QLD Tasar State Titles and is also a round of the Nacra NQ Super Series.

Sprint races will be held on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June and are open to all off the beach dinghies, multi-hulls and yachts. One design and mixed fleets can expect to compete in many races with close racing over short courses.

The Inaugural Around Magnetic Island Race will be held on Monday 13th June. Any off the beach boat with a VYC yardstick 108 or under and Safety Cat 5 yachts are invited to enter this 24NM one lap race of the island.

TSC is expecting a strong fleet of dinghies and catamarans including F18’s to compete and is hoping the race will rival the Round Dunk Island race held at Mission Beach annually.

It has recently been announced that the Formula 18 class will be holding its National Titles later this year in conjunction with the Magnetic Island Race Week. The NQ Sprints will serve as great practice for the fleet as well as an opportunity for all sailors to enjoy the beautiful waters and conditions of Townsville.

The rivalry between NQ sailors Mick Guinea and Adam Beattie who finished 5th and 6th at last years Nacra World Titles respectively is set to continue at the regatta.

Local sailor Aaron Linton who has finished 2nd at the last two Tasar Nationals, is expected to have a strong showing in his home waters.

The Notice Of Race is posted on the club’s website at www.tsvsailingclub.com

Are you looking for a mid-winter break from the southern chill? How do 28oC days and 16oC nights with 22oC water temperature appeal to you this June?

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