[b]The Marina Hindmarsh Island 2017 Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic [/b][b]will be held on Sunday 22 January 2017, providing a spectacular finale for Goolwa Regatta Week. [/b]
[b]The community based Goolwa Regatta Week starts on Saturday 14 January 2017, with a variety of land based events and activities scheduled for sailors and spectators in and around Goolwa.[/b]
The Freshwater Classic is a must-do race every year for hundreds of families from around the State, that is a unique experience for all yachties. The 2016 race attracted nearly 200 boats with over 1,000 sailors as crew on the water competing.
There will be 9 Divisions this year, catering for many off-the-beach monohull and catamaran classes as well as sports boats, family trailer-sailor and large multihull yachts, along with wooden vintage river boats and the historic Restricted 21 racing wooden boats - among them Australia's oldest wooden boats still actively racing.
The race starts near the Milang jetty, proceeds across SA's biggest inland waterway Lake Alexandrina to Point Sturt, and downstream past Clayton to the finish in front of the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club. A floating marker 'gate' will be set approximately half way across Lake Alexandrina but within 2 Nautical Miles of the shoreline and a second gate will be bounded by channel Marker 88 and Point Sturt. All boats except those in Division 6 and 7 must pass through both gates.
[b]The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are now on the Goolwa Regatta Week website through [/b]www.goolwaregattaweek.com.au
[b]Further media enquiries to Lyn Roberts, 0438275576[/b]
Media support, Mike O'Reilly, 0414 882 505 ~ Photos + Artwork for media.