Townsville Yacht Club - Racing Season Kick off

28 February, 2019

Townsville Yacht Club - Racing Season Kick off

Local yachties have dusted off their deck shoes and will be gearing up and getting their yachts out on the beautiful Cleveland Bay this weekend to start practicing and honing their techniques for this year’s iconic and fun Magnetic Island Race Week.   

The opening of the racing season coincides with the opening of Registration for the 13th Annual SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week.

Each year, Townsville and other Queensland sailors flock to SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week because Magnetic Island lies in their back yard. However, over half the fleet sails long distances to participate – from New Zealand and Australia wide, and they come to enjoy something unique.

Andrea Francolini / SMIRW Townsville Yacht Club’s (TYC) annual regatta has special ingredients that lures Olympians, Sydney to Hobart winners, America’s Cup sailors, along with a varied range of racers & cruisers, all with the aim to race and have a good time with family and friends.

This Friday the 1st March sees the opening of the Early Bird Registrations for this fun regatta. The Notice of Race and details of the event can be found on our website. 

Early Bird Entrants receive multiple entries into the draw for the chance to win our fantastic Early Bird Prize package of 7 nights accommodation in a 3 bedroom apartment at the stunning Peppers Blue on Blue Resort and free berthing for the event at Magnetic Island Marina for the following years event. 

With registrations at full capacity last year, you don’t want to miss out - start planning your trip today!  

Further information on SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week can be found at:

By Jodie Kennedy, Event Manager

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