The 2020 Sunshine Sailing Australia Race Team

Do you love yacht racing as much as we do?

Well join us in 2020 as a part of our race team and compete in three different races. The program includes two of our ocean yacht races that take place over weekends in the first part of the year, and culminating with Hamilton Island Race Week in August.

Which yacht races are included and what are the dates?

The Surf to City Yacht Race

The Surf to City Yacht Race runs every year from the Southport on the Gold Coast to Shorncliffe in Brisbane. It’s a quick dash up the coast, filled with atmosphere and excitement as you race the rest of the fleet in a sprint to the finish line! More details about this race can be found here: Surf to City Yacht Race

We include a day of training the weekend prior to the race, and then the race itself.

Training and Race Dates

Training on the 25th of January, and the race scheduled across the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of February.

 

The Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race

This is one of Queensland’s classic yacht races, covering 308 nautical miles of open ocean sailing up the outside of Fraser Island to Gladstone. It’s full of old and new boats including some of the latest modern racing technology, and some absolute classics. More details about this race can be found here: Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race

Includes two days of training the weekend prior to the race, and then the race itself over easter weekend.

Training and Race Dates

Training takes place on the 4th and 5th of April, and the race takes place from the 10th to the 12th of April during the easter long weekend.

 

Hamilton Island Race Week

Ah, Hamilton Island Race Week! It’s one of the best yacht regatta’s going around, and continues to pull in a huge number of competitors every year. And why wouldn’t it, when you get to race around the Whitsundays by day, and enjoy the atmosphere, fun and food of Hamilton Island by night. More details about this race can be found here: Hamilton Island Race Week

Includes an afternoon of training and sailing prior to the first race day.

Training and Race Dates

Training on Saturday the 15th of August, and racing from the 16th to the 22nd of August.

What's included?

Food and Accommodation

All races include food on board during training and racing, and accommodation on board the evening prior to the race, and the evening we arrive in. Hamilton Island Race Week includes accommodation on board for the week, or elect to stay in shorebased accommodation.

 

Gloves, Hats, Race Shirts and Wet Weather Jacket

We include a set of racing gloves for each member of the race team, race shirts for each race, race team wet weather jackets, and a hat.

 

Fun, Learning and Adventure

You will learn the in’s and out’s of racing over the course of the year, including being exposed to discussions on tactics, sail plans, helming for racing and sail trim. Aside from this, each one of these races is it’s own adventure with many stories to be told, and ultimately a heap of fun to be had.

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