Easter re­gatta on track

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT ON THE WATER -

DE­SPITE sub­stan­tial dam­age to the club fa­cil­i­ties, the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club’s sec­ond largest event, the Sail Air­lie Re­gatta, is go­ing ahead as planned.

With com­peti­tors com­ing from as far away as Gold Coast, Cairns and Tin­na­roo, up to 100 boats are ex­pected for the three-day event.

As well as rac­ing for be­gin­ners in the “green fleet”, work­ing un­der the in­tro­duc­tory rules of sail­ing, there will be rac­ing for ju­niors in sabots and op­ti­mists, and se­niors, sail­ing in lasers, tasars, cata­ma­rans and sail­boards.

The re­gatta in­cludes the North Queens­land Laser Cham­pi­onship, as well as heats of the sabot trav­eller se­ries.

Part of the fun of the re­gatta is camp­ing at the club over Easter, en­abling com­peti­tors to get to know each other and swap sto­ries.

OFF BEACH: Lasers and Opti Tack­ers are launched at the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

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