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7th Annual WinterBash regatta 30 & 31 July 2022


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8 July 2022

 WinterBash Icebreaker Sailing Regatta on again at Redcliffe

Sailors from south to central Queensland, inland to Toowoomba and from New South Wales are gearing up for the WinterBash regatta at Woody Point in four weeks.

The seventh annual WinterBash is a key event for keen sailors for an early start to the new 2022- 23 sailing season.

Humpybong Yacht Club is staging the regatta at Woody Point, Redcliffe on 30 and 31 July and has had a steady number of registrations coming in.

Humpybong Yacht Club president, Ryan McLaughlin said WinterBash was one of the few winter regattas for off the beach catamaran and dinghy sailors.

“Sailors really appreciate the 20C temperatures sailing on Moreton Bay in wintertime in what is really ideal weather for sailing and why so many on the water activities here are year-round.

‘We are really hoping that our biggest fleet of 151 boats is exceeded this year.’

WinterBash consists of the Three Can Bash, three back to back races on a triangular course on Bramble Bay on Saturday and The WinterBash Marathon raced over courses set by division between Woody Point, Shorncliffe Jetty and Deception Bay on Sunday.

Vantage points along the Redcliffe foreshore, the Shorncliffe and Woody Point jetties provide spectacular viewing and photography points, especially for the Sunday racing up the coast.

 “WinterBash is a key event of the sailing calendar marking the start of preparations for the 2022-23 season. It is an opportunity for skippers and their crews to refresh and refine their skills in preparation for the Spring and Summer racing calendar.” 

WinterBash is already attracting good entry numbers; both for the senior and  junior fleets and numbers have remained consistent as the event has become widely known and keenly anticipated.

Again this year  we are expecting that juniors will turn up in large numbers for the youth racing component of the weekend reflecting the combined family activities that sailing encourages.

“”WinterBash is a great opportunity for sailors to keep their fitness, competitive edge and skills up to date as well as a terrific social gathering where people can make new friends and renew contacts in the sailing fraternity.” Mr McLaughlin said.

“Humpybong Yacht Club is a family focused sailing club and we actively encourage and invite competitors of all experience levels to take part.”

We urge those competitors who haven’t as yet registered to do so to assist the club with catering, logistics and determining volunteer numbers for start, safety and other on water marshalling craft.

Mr McLaughlin said as with all major events at Humpybong, overnight camping and use of club facilities will be available to competitors and their families. Canteen facilities with hot and cold food will be open for the duration of the event.  

Information on the WinterBash entry registration is available on the Humpybong Yacht Club website at hyc.net.au.

Media contact Ryan McLaughlin  Mobile:0449 675 514

email   sailing@hyc.net.au

 

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We did . We run separate courses for juniors and seniors and we enlisted extra numbers of start, safety, pin and other assistance/camera boats on the water plus catering and logistics on shore. 

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