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New Sponsor for 2017 Sydney Harbour Regatta

With entries at a record high of 170, Middle Harbour Yacht Club announces a new major sponsor has joined forces with the Sydney Harbour Regatta, NSW’s largest keelboat regatta.

This year’s regatta will include the Sydney 38 OD International Championship, the Sydney 36 Championship and state championships in the Cavalier 28, Yngling and J70 classes.


Abell Point Marina, one of the largest marinas in Australia with over 500 berths for vessels up to 70 metres in the heart of the Whitsundays, Airlie Beach, has joined Helly Hansen as a major sponsor of MHYC’s annual event to be held on the weekend of 4-5 March.

AndreaFrancolini1Abell Point Marina became the first marina in the world to attain global 5 Gold Anchor marina accreditation in 2016. The marina has a village, containing a range of marine services, including chandlery, electrics and electronics, mechanical, shipwright and yacht management services.

MHYC Commodore, John McCuaig said, “We are extremely pleased to welcome the highly awarded Abell Point Marina as a new major sponsor of the 2017 Sydney Harbour Regatta, joining Helly Hansen, our long-time major sponsor. Their support of this regatta comes at an exciting time with the number of entrants exceeding the last two years”.

AndreaFrancolini2Middle Harbour Yacht Club offers breakfast each morning of the regatta and the prize giving will again be held at MHYC on Monday evening, 6 March.

MHYC thanks the following clubs for their ongoing support: the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Manly Yacht Club, RANSA, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club, Sydney Amateur Sailing Club and the Sydney Flying Squadron.

Thanks also go to sponsors Abell Point Marina, Helly Hansen, Sydney City Marine, Robert Oatley Vineyards and Air New Zealand for their support.       

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