Warri Cup makes comeback to Abell Point Marina on weekend
THE Warri Cup is back on the line this weekend, with the boats to do battle on Sunday.
Hosted by the Abell Point Yacht Club, the cup is now up for grabs for the 16th time in its history.
Boaties will tackle a 30 nautical mile course from the Abell Point Marina, out around Langford Reef and back again.
Race organiser Christophe Vanek said they were expect- ing about 20 entries.
“It’s an annual regatta but it’s not like a big championship, so anybody is welcome,” he said.
With a racing division and a cruising division, Mr Vanek said they were able to provide a top day on the water for all boaties.
“It’s open to everybody; you’ve got multi-hulls, a few cruising yachts, a bit of everything,” he said.
“It’s usually a nice, broad race there and back, so it’s quite easy to do and we usually have very good timing from the multi-hulls.”
For the past 15 years, the race has been run by putting the islands to the port side, but things are getting a bit of a shake-up in 2016 with the race committee recommending boaties put the islands to the starboard side.
Mr Vanek said spectators were welcome to come down and have a look at the action.
“Anybody is welcome to come down to the waterfront at the Abell Point Marina to watch the boats as they start,” he said.
The race begins at 11am with the award ceremony set for 5.30pm at the yacht club.
To nominate for the race visit http://www.abellpointyc.com.au/events/the-warricup-race/.
THE PRIZE: The Warri Cup honour board will be on the line this weekend.