The Asia – Pacific Regatta has been endorsed by the International committee and the winner will now have automatic qualification to the Worlds in 2010.
The response to the Regatta has been staggering , Despite securing 7 loan boats we still have more teams wanting a boat to compete in the Regatta. The finishing touches are being made to the NOR and this and the entry form will be released in several days.
We expect 20 plus entries and the figure is still growing. We have now secured billetting for 4 teams and working on billets for 2 more overseas teams.
In keeping with Continental Regattas there will be an old boats Perpetual trohpy.
The Asia – Pacific Winter Championships is the first J24 regatta on the Asian circuit with the next Regatta probably in Singapore in February. Our region is one of the last in the world to establish its own Continental Championship and Asia offers an exciting opportunity to sail at international level for little outlay.
There now look like being in excess of 20 entries with the hosts running out of loan boats and still trying to secure more billets. The standard of competition will be the best for many years in a J24 Australian held regatta .
Browse around the Regatta website for all the information and find out who has indicated they are coming in the competitors lisst.
Notice of Race to be released prior to Easter. Those who enter first will be allocated berths close to the clubhouse.
Next years Nationals are coming to Melbourne, to be hosted by the Sandringham Yacht Club. Melbourne is famous for it’s great racing, great restaurants and will soon be well known for the newest clubhouse in Australia, all the more reason to come to Melbourne in January