BIG BOAT RACING POSTPONED ON DAY THREE OF THE 2016 BARTERCARD SAIL PARADISE REGATTA
The decision was made this morning by the race committee to unfortunately postpone the Keel Boat and Multihull Performance racing on day three of the 2016 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta.
Conditions this morning at the Gold Coast seaway entrance were waves in excess of two meters with the probability of the conditions worsening as the yachts were to enter back into the Broadwater. These conditions were obviously unsafe and new plans needed to be made. An assessment of racing inshore occurred for the larger boats, however the conditions were also not feasible in the circumstances.
Race committee member and Director of Southport Yacht Club, Ray McMahon said “the safety was paramount in the decision for the reschedule of today’s race and that SYC have been monitoring the weather conditions closely before a decision was made on the postponement”.
Incorporated event, the 2016 Fastway Couriers Cat Weekend will still race inshore today on the Gold Coast Broadwater along with the Off the Beach Dingy division. “The weather conditions for these divisions are perfect for a great day of sailing” said Ray.
Three offshore races are scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday 17th January to ensure the full racing calendar is completed within the event.
Details and further results for the Bartercard Coffs to Paradise race and Bartercard Sail Paradise 2016 can be found on the club’s website: www.southportyachtclub.com.au
For further information contact Bronwen Hemmings at Southport Yacht Club on (07) 5591 3500 / 0432 174 720 or via Marketing.Manager@southportyachtclub.com.au
- Close racing for Cyclone and Upstart on Day two of the 2016 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta.