Hil­lary hopes high for Easter coach­ing re­gatta sta­tus

Joondalup Times - - SPORT -

HIL­LARYS Yacht Club will ramp up for next year’s Easter dinghy coach­ing re­gatta with an in­creased fo­cus on high-level coach­ing and off-wa­ter ac­tiv­i­ties.

An­nounc­ing the club’s sec­ond multi-fleet Easter coach­ing re­gatta, com­modore Neil Har­ri­son said the vi­sion for the event was to achieve “must-do” sta­tus on coaches’ and class cal­en­dars af­ter a suc­cess­ful in­au­gu­ral event in 2018.

“The 68 en­tries across eight classes cer­tainly con­firmed that there is solid de­mand for a blue wa­ter re­gatta like this in Perth,” he said.

“The goal now is to ramp up the learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and in­crease the on­shore ac­tiv­i­ties for par­tic­i­pants.”

Classes in­vited to com­pete in next year’s re­gatta, which will be held to the west and north sides of Hil­larys marina, in­clude Op­ti­mist, Laser, Bic, Min­now, Na­tional 125, Taser, 420 and 29ers.

The event will con­tinue to be an Op­ti­mist rank­ing re­gatta, while the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee is dis­cussing the ad­di­tion of other classes with state as­so­ci­a­tions.

Har­ri­son said the club hoped to again at­tract high­level coaches as well as ex­pe­ri­enced sailors to in­struct and talk about their cham­pi­onship re­sults.

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Hil­larys Yacht Club will host its sec­ond Easter re­gatta in 2019.

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