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Posted on 02 December, 2016

International Match Racing comes to Darwin

International Match Racing comes to Darwin

"To be conducted in DSC's new Elliott 7 fleet, the regatta is a great opportunity to bring international standard match racing to Darwin's Fannie Bay. We expect the regatta to become an icon event of Northern Australian sailing”, proclaimed regatta Chairman, Guy Glover.

A match race consists of two identical boats racing against each other. This is a one-on-one duel of strategy and tactics and the objective is simple - to be the first to cross the finish line.

The regatta is a key component in DSC's push to build youth participation in the sport and improve engagement and retention of youth sailors in club activities, as well as build pathways for volunteers to progress in sailing. It provides a home town event that allows NT youth sailors to compete against some of the best youth match racers in the world.

The event will be overseen by respected Perth (WA) based International Umpire Phil Mostyn and a team of international and local umpires. Race management will be reinforced with support from RPAYC's Ted Anderson.

"The offers of support and assistance from individuals and clubs around Australasia, for this inaugural event has been fantastic", Ed Vincent -DSC Sailing Manager added. "We are looking forward to seeing some great competition, not only from our local team, but also from some of the best youth match racers in Asia and Oceania."

More details here.....

Thanks to supporters of the Darwin Sailing Club