Regatta sure to attract big numbers
THE Big River Sailing Club will host its annual regatta this weekend.
The two-day event will be of a similar format to the popular Bridge to Breakers Regatta and will involve a long race on the Saturday and shorter races on the Sunday.
Briefing for the Saturday race will be at 12.30pm at the clubhouse in preparation for a 1.30pm start.
The 50-plus anticipated entrants will be segregated into various yacht, catamaran and dinghy divisions and will sail the length of the Clarence River from Harwood to Iluka and return, a trip that depending on the conditions can take between two to four hours to complete.
The regatta is unique in that the club’s location and grounds have a getaway appeal, something borne out by the regular attendances of visitors who travel from south-east Queensland, Gunnedah and the Lake Macquarie/ Mid North Coast areas.
Local clubs on the Richmond and Clarence Rivers have also shown support.
Due to regatta commitments there will be no junior training this weekend, however juniors may sail the regatta provided the race committee deems the conditions on the day to be safe.
A shortened junior course will be set as required.
Go to www.bigriver.yachting.org for more information on the regatta, including a Notice of Race.
The 50-plus anticipated entrants will be segregated into yacht, catamaran and dinghy divisions.