Trailer boats to go troppo for cup

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

AT LEAST four Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club boats are head­ing to Bowen this com­ing week­end to com­pete in the North Queens­land Cruis­ing Yacht Club’s (NQCYC) inau­gu­ral ‘Troppo Cup’.

Break­away, Lorna Rose Too, and High Tide will be among those com­pet­ing in what will hope­fully be­come an an­nual event.

NQCYC com­modore Ray Travers-Jones said the re­gatta, spon­sored by Leo Ro­driguez’ Air­lie Beach-based busi­ness North Queens­land Tele­com, was open to all trail­able boats, in­clud­ing the pop­u­lar sports­boat class.

“If it comes on a trailer they can race it ba­si­cally,” he said.

“And we’ve got the per­fect shores – just the ideal bay for the smaller boats.”

Four races will be held over the week­end of Oc­to­ber 5-6. A meet-and-greet at the NQCYC club­house is sched­uled for Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 4, from 6pm and com­peti­tors need to be reg­is­tered by 8pm at the very lat­est.

Travers-Jones said the first race of each day would most likely be a short sprint in­side Edge­cumbe Bay, fol­lowed by a longer pas­sage race.

A band will play at the club­house on Satur­day from 7.30pm.

Nom­i­na­tion forms can be down­loaded at www.nqcyc.com.au or for more in­for­ma­tion phone 4786 3490.

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