BARTERCARD SAIL PARADISE REGATTA 2023 SETS SAIL WITH THRILLING YACHT RACING ON OUR DOORSTEP
Get ready for an adrenaline-packed spectacle as Southport Yacht Club presents the highly-anticipated Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta from Saturday, September 30th, 2023, to Monday, October 2nd, 2023, delivering an unforgettable experience with offshore sailing at its finest.
Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Gold Coast’s golden beaches, Bartercard Sail Paradise will see more than 50 yachts compete in this multi-day regatta that will bring together sailing enthusiasts, competitors, and spectators for an action-packed celebration of the sport.
The regatta’s courses are strategically laid out between Main Beach and the Queensland/NSW border, providing participants with challenging conditions and opportunities to showcase their sailing prowess and spectators will be captivated by the thrilling closeness of the races.
The 14th Bartercard Sail Paradise also offers a rich program of onshore festivities and Southport Yacht Club extends a warm invitation to Gold Coast residents and visitors alike to join in the pre and post-race fun during the regatta. Experience the excitement up close and personal, and get the chance to view the race yachts as they gracefully return to the marina each evening at the Club’s state-of-the-art $9 million Super Yacht Berth.
Spectators are invited down to watch the brand-new Parade in Paradise at 9:00am Saturday where all of the fleet will be dressed up and ‘parade’ their vessels past SYC Waterfront Restaurant’s main deck before commencing racing.
Vice Commodore of Sailing, Glenn Burrell says “We’re thrilled to host the BARTERCARD Sail Paradise Regatta 2023, an event that brings together the passion of sailing with the beauty of the Gold Coast.”
“With the depth of talent within the entries, this regatta promises to be an unforgettable experience for sailors and spectators alike. It’s a true celebration of our love for ocean racing and the camaraderie it fosters.” He adds.
This year’s BARTERCARD Sail Paradise Regatta promises to be an unforgettable experience for all who participate or attend and for all the information, head to https://sailparadise.com.au/
About Bartercard Sail Paradise Divisions Incorporating the Queensland Yachting Championships.
- Monohull IRC/ORC
- Monohull Performance Racing PHS/ORC
- Monohull Cruising – Spinnaker (PHS)
- Monohull 2 Handed Division IRC/ORC
- Multihull Division
For all the information about Bartercard Sail Paradise 2023, please visit sailparadise.com.au.
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SYC – AWAY RESULTS
Some fabulous results of our recent Youth Sail Qld Championships held at Keppel Bay Sailing Club – Huge Congratulations to our SYC Junior Sailors – we are super proud of you all.
Green Fleet 1 (Bridge)
1st Max Latter
17th Finntinn Griffin
Delta Course – 29er
5th Emerson Wheeler
Bravo Course – Lasers
9th Addison Newlan (Laser 4.7)
19th Matthew Sinnamon (Laser 4.7)
24th Stirling Kelly (Laser 4.7)
17th Joe Thompson (Laser Radial)
18th Lewis Falconer (Laser Radial)
26th Corbin Simpson (Laser Radial)
Alpha Course – Optimist, O’pen Skiff
2nd Leo Sparshott (O’pen Skiff)
6th Jessica Sinnamon (O’pen Skiff)
7th Alistair Kelly (O’pen Skiff)
3rd Nate McCarthy (Optimist)
THIS WEEK @ OXENFORD WATERSPORT CENTRE AND SQUAD UPDATE
By: Amber Hudson
Social Sailing at Oxenford Lake
Social Sailing has been changed this month so that not just adults can participate, it’s now open to everyone! We have done this to help boost numbers and give those wanting to learn an opportunity to meet our awesome existing band of adult sailors.
So come and join us at Oxenford Watersports Centre for a social sailing session with the support of a safety boat and instructor. Learn the basics and enjoy a social sausage sizzle at the end. Everyone is welcome. Sessions are held monthly, and bookings are required with a minimum of 6 participants to run.
If you have friends or family who want to give sailing a try, please let them know and pass on this link
SCHOOL HOLIDAY SAILING – WEEK 2
Where: SYC Main Beach
Tuesday 26th – Thursday 28th September
Cost: $40 excl. booking fees
For more information please visit this link.
Coming Up – October She Sails
Out She Sails program at Oxenford has been developed to provide pathways and opportunities beyond Oxenford sailing across all SYC venues. Thank you to everyone who has participated or volunteered over the last year while we have been building this fantastic event, without you this program wouldn’t be the success it is today.
The next event is on Sunday 22nd October from Noon-3pm
Click on this link to jump on board.
SAILOR of the WEEK
Congratulations to Addison Greenwood who is our Sailor of the Week this week! Here’s our interview with Addison…
“I began sailing at the end of 2021 after watching the amazing sailing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. My dad grew up sailing and racing and has an absolute passion for this sport, luckily I have the same passion now! I completed Tackers 1, 2 and 3 with SYC Oxenford, moving to SYC Hollywell for junior fleet in September 2022. I am now a member of the Racing Squad team. I began racing with my first Green Fleet entry at QLD Youth Champs 2022, followed by Sail Brisbane 2022, Opti Nationals 2023, Sail Airlie 2023 and Humpybong Women & Girls Regatta 2023.
I have my own Optimist dinghy, Wizz Fizz. I like to head out with my dad on his Paper Tiger as well.
Racing starts, working with stronger winds, tactical racing within the rules.
A great result at Optimist State Titles, I am entering my first Open Fleet at the end of the month at this event at Humpybong and then will be preparing for Optimist Nationals in Open Fleet in Adelaide in January 2024.
I love competing, and the social side of sailing.”
Thanks for a great interview Addison, we can’t wait to see where your sailing future will take you!
UPCOMING SAILING EVENTS
Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta- Saturday-Monday 30th Sept-2nd Oct Entry Link Here
SSSA – St Helena Cup 2023- Saturday-Sunday 7th-8th Oct Entry Link Here
Burleigh Bash Yacht Race 2023- Sunday 29th Oct Entry Link Here
2023 International Etchells Class Queensland Championships – Saturday 14th- Sunday 15th October Entry Link Here
CLUB RACING UPDATE
Winter Passage Series – Current Results Link Here
Winter RTC Series – Current Results Link Here
Winter Series – Current Results Link Here
Brass Monkey Series – Current Results Link Here
THURSDAY TWILIGHT DIVISION
Thursday Twilight Winter Series – Current Results Link Here
Offshore Thursday Twilight Winter Series – Current Results Link Here
OFF THE BEACH CATAMARAN DIVISION
Winter Passage Series – Current Results Link Here
OFF THE BEACH DINGHY DIVISION
Polar Bear Series – Current Results Link Here
SIP N SAIL CATCH UPS – WITH BEN DOWNEY
EPISODES BELOW – “your stories make our club”
SIP N SAIL CATCH UPS Episode 12 Drew Jones
SIP N SAIL CATCH UPS Episode 11 Joshua Green
SIP N SAIL CATCH UPS Episode 10 Andy Lamont
SIP N SAIL CATCH UPS Episode 9 Ben Noonan
SIP N SAIL CATCH UPS Episode 8 Dr. Lisa Beecham
SIP N SAIL CATCH UPS Episode 7 Neil Rowsthorn
SIP N SAIL CATCH UPS Episode 6 – Greg Forgan-Smith
SIP N SAIL CATCH UPS Episode 5 – Ross Manning
SIP N SAIL CATCH UPS Episode 4 – Emma Hutcheson
SIP N SAIL CATCH UPS Episode 3 – Xavier Doerr
SIP N SAIL CATCH UPS Episode 2 – Mike McGehan
SIP N SAIL CATCH UPS – Episode 1 – Addison Newlan