An invitation to compete in the first Moreton Bay Multihull Regatta 16-19 March 2018… (Qld Australia)
Quick introduction, my name is Mike Peberdy, I’m the owner of XL2 and have enjoyed sailing multihulls (and anything lead free) for many years.
A number of us are keen to see regular well populated fleets of multihulls in our own backyard, Moreton Bay (SE Qld).
Between the Multihull Yacht Club Qld and Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron we have come up with a regatta that we hope to hold each year 2 weeks prior to the Brisbane to Gladstone.
Our goal is to build a regatta with strong entries and a regular on everyone’s calendar. 6 good boats so far have committed to race, with a number of good crews/boats expressing interest.
The Program reflects different kinds of Sailing as part of a Day Racing program, with longer races as a chance to
stretch the legs, and short courses to test boat handling, there is something for everyone.
Yachts with an OMR rating may choose to race with a serious approach to their on-water time, PHS will also be on
offer, or multis may wish to cruise in company as part of the 4-day program of activities.
Compulsory Competitors Briefing (req. 2 crew
1300 – 1330
representatives from each yacht)
R1 Twilight Short Passage Race around local Manly Islands
Casual Cocktail Presentation
R2 Round the Cans Race – OMR Division Only 1000
R3 Passage Race to Canaipa, Russell Island Preceding R2
Dinner at RQYS Canaipa and Daily Presentation Preceding R3 (note the club will provide transportation for gear)
Breakfast at RQYS Canaipa
0730 - 0830
R4 Long Passage Race from Potts Point
Band at RQYS Main Clubhouse and Daily Presentation
R5 Short “Corners” Passage Race
BBQ Lunch and Closing Presentation
The NOR is at: https://www.rqys.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/18-RQYS-Moreton-Bay-Multihull-Regatta-NOR-for-UPLOAD.pdf
The Entry form is at: https://tickets.myguestlist.com.au/v25a0e6913efa04/2018-rqys-moreton-bay-multihull-regatta/evs5a0e6913f327c/
RQYS also has a facebook page for the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1540381302711890/?ti=icl
Please let me know if you have any questions.
If you plan to enter, get your entry in fast, more numbers will build momentum and the success of the event.