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#1 AussieSailorChick

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:25 AM

I've been putting a bucket list of yacht races together and I'm guessing that everyone knows the big races, Sydney to Hobart, Airlie Beach Race Week, Geelong Race Week, Hamilton Island etc etc - but what are your 'must do' yacht races - in Australia and SE Asia?

High profile or low profile - I'm interested to know.. And post the website link if the race/regatta has one too :)

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:40 AM

Lord Howe.
One of the most spectacular destinations for a yacht race.
Normally a good fast race, but can have its moments.

Fish fry and the Bowling Club being some of the better ones.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:46 AM

I've never sailed in Aus, so no comment there - but a random bucket list for SE Asia should include

Raja Muda (starting this weekend) - http://www.rmsir.com/
King's Cup - next month - http://www.kingscup.com/
Ko Samui Regatta (May) - http://www.samuiregatta.com/
China Sea Race / San Fernando Race (they alternate) - http://www.rhkyc.org...s-regattas.aspx
Boracay Race - http://www.subicsail...oracay2012.html

A relatively new race on the list is the Neptune Regatta - organised by Ferret - http://www.neptune-r...a.com/main.aspx see also here - http://forums.sailin...ne#entry3156599

There are plenty of other races that are well worth doing - but these are some of the main ones.

Have fun!

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:13 AM

You're a nobody until you've done a Freo to Geraldton and Return :wacko: :P :ph34r:

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:29 AM

S2H again
M2H down the spectacular west side of Tassie
Lord Howe
China Sea

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:32 AM

Pittwater to Coffs
Sydney to Gold Coast
TCYC Norman Lindsay memorial round Maggie island figure head race.

HCW 24 hour is in my bucket list.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:36 AM

Yes, agree that HCW 24 hour is on my list as well.
Hopefully one day on our own boat if the stars align, or however it can be done.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:49 AM

Dicko Cup out of the Alfred's on Pittwater. If you've done it you'll know. ;)

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:51 AM

Adelaide Lincoln + Lincoln Race week.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:09 AM

Dicko Cup out of the Alfred's on Pittwater. If you've done it you'll know


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:33 AM

I've never sailed in Aus, so no comment there - but a random bucket list for SE Asia should include

Raja Muda (starting this weekend) - http://www.rmsir.com/
King's Cup - next month - http://www.kingscup.com/
Ko Samui Regatta (May) - http://www.samuiregatta.com/
China Sea Race / San Fernando Race (they alternate) - http://www.rhkyc.org...s-regattas.aspx
Boracay Race - http://www.subicsail...oracay2012.html

A relatively new race on the list is the Neptune Regatta - organised by Ferret - http://www.neptune-r...a.com/main.aspx see also here - http://forums.sailin...ne#entry3156599

There are plenty of other races that are well worth doing - but these are some of the main ones.

Have fun!


Can't exclude HongKong-to-Vietnam Race in that list or the Zanziboys will spew chunks. Every other year: http://www.rhkyc.org...vietnamrace.htm

I'd add Top of the Gulf Regatta to the list as well...a great feeder regatta to Koh Samui Regatta and represents a wide scope of disciplines including: IRC, PY, Platu OD, beach cats, Optimists representing adult and youth sailing. Great for the sport in Thailand. http://www.topofthegulfregatta.com/

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

Adelaide Lincoln + Lincoln Race week.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:42 AM

Saint helena cup
Exhibition wags
I don't like leaving the village.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:11 AM

Dicko Cup out of the Alfred's on Pittwater. If you've done it you'll know. ;)


Oh yes I have done the Dicko Cup - took me about a month to sober up afterwards!! (have photos from that weekend somewhere..!!)

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:14 AM

Saint helena cup
Exhibition wags
I don't like leaving the village.


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:01 AM

You're a nobody until you've done a Freo to Geraldton Albany and Return :wacko: :P :ph34r:


Fixed it for you :P

Freo - Gero is a downhill drag race. Freo to Albany is the ultimate offshore challenge on the West Coast and it's looking likely there'll be another one in late March 2015. Would the big blue boat be interested in coming round the corner?

You were expecting that weren't you? :lol:

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:42 AM

Blue boat? Don't know a big blue boat! :)

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:41 AM

Marley point.

Melbourne Hobart (west coast version)

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:19 PM


You're a nobody until you've done a Freo to Geraldton Albany and Return :wacko:/> :P/> :ph34r:/>


Fixed it for you :P/>

Freo - Gero is a downhill drag race. Freo to Albany is the ultimate offshore challenge on the West Coast and it's looking likely there'll be another one in late March 2015. Would the big blue boat be interested in coming round the corner?

You were expecting that weren't you? :lol:/>


Haha well done PT. no idea what his plans are with the blue boat. There was talk of Freo to Bali next yeah but I can't see it happening.

Need to spend lots on it to get back to offshore racing in reality.


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:54 AM


I've never sailed in Aus, so no comment there - but a random bucket list for SE Asia should include

Raja Muda (starting this weekend) - http://www.rmsir.com/
King's Cup - next month - http://www.kingscup.com/
Ko Samui Regatta (May) - http://www.samuiregatta.com/
China Sea Race / San Fernando Race (they alternate) - http://www.rhkyc.org...s-regattas.aspx
Boracay Race - http://www.subicsail...oracay2012.html

A relatively new race on the list is the Neptune Regatta - organised by Ferret - http://www.neptune-r...a.com/main.aspx see also here - http://forums.sailin...ne#entry3156599

There are plenty of other races that are well worth doing - but these are some of the main ones.

Have fun!


Can't exclude HongKong-to-Vietnam Race in that list or the Zanziboys will spew chunks. Every other year: http://www.rhkyc.org...vietnamrace.htm

I'd add Top of the Gulf Regatta to the list as well...a great feeder regatta to Koh Samui Regatta and represents a wide scope of disciplines including: IRC, PY, Platu OD, beach cats, Optimists representing adult and youth sailing. Great for the sport in Thailand. http://www.topofthegulfregatta.com/


I can't see when the next Hong Kong to Vietnam Race is being held - is it every other year? Or every year? The website only references 2008 and 2011?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:01 AM

Marley point. I have a love / hate relationship with this race

Melbourne Hobart (west coast version)

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:29 AM

Raja Muda - the race where you start in a sewer and end in Paradise.

Then overnight it to Phuket, clear in, have breakfast at Jimmy's Lighthouse and head back to Racha to chill for a few days.

Then back to Phuket for King's Cup. Lay day lunch at the After Beach Bar.

This you must do. Don't put it off.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:06 AM


Saint helena cup
Exhibition wags
I don't like leaving the village.


Yes, the village would miss their idiot.



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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:43 AM



You're a nobody until you've done a Freo to Geraldton Albany and Return :wacko:/> :P/> :ph34r:/>


Fixed it for you :P/>

Freo - Gero is a downhill drag race. Freo to Albany is the ultimate offshore challenge on the West Coast and it's looking likely there'll be another one in late March 2015. Would the big blue boat be interested in coming round the corner?

You were expecting that weren't you? :lol:/>


Haha well done PT. no idea what his plans are with the blue boat. There was talk of Freo to Bali next yeah but I can't see it happening.

Need to spend lots on it to get back to offshore racing in reality.


Who is this PT person you refer to? I am AG here remember!! :P

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:35 AM



I've never sailed in Aus, so no comment there - but a random bucket list for SE Asia should include

Raja Muda (starting this weekend) - http://www.rmsir.com/
King's Cup - next month - http://www.kingscup.com/
Ko Samui Regatta (May) - http://www.samuiregatta.com/
China Sea Race / San Fernando Race (they alternate) - http://www.rhkyc.org...s-regattas.aspx
Boracay Race - http://www.subicsail...oracay2012.html

A relatively new race on the list is the Neptune Regatta - organised by Ferret - http://www.neptune-r...a.com/main.aspx see also here - http://forums.sailin...ne#entry3156599

There are plenty of other races that are well worth doing - but these are some of the main ones.

Have fun!


Can't exclude HongKong-to-Vietnam Race in that list or the Zanziboys will spew chunks. Every other year: http://www.rhkyc.org...vietnamrace.htm

I'd add Top of the Gulf Regatta to the list as well...a great feeder regatta to Koh Samui Regatta and represents a wide scope of disciplines including: IRC, PY, Platu OD, beach cats, Optimists representing adult and youth sailing. Great for the sport in Thailand. http://www.topofthegulfregatta.com/


I can't see when the next Hong Kong to Vietnam Race is being held - is it every other year? Or every year? The website only references 2008 and 2011?


October 2013 - http://www.rhkyc.org...spx?sheet=Major Events - 2013 to 2014

Never finished one..... :(




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