Pittwater to Southport Race / 370nm / 1 Jan - 6 Jan 2019
6 DAYS / cat 2 ocean RACe / 2 CREW POSITIONS AVAILABLE
The Pittwater to Southport Yacht Race is the signature offshore summer yachting event for the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC). The NSW coastal fringe is a dramatic ever-changing landscape of beaches, cliffs, towns, safe harbours and islands. Each January the 370 nautical mile Australian Sailing Category 2 ocean race – the Pittwater to Southport Race - takes the fleet north along the NSW coast to the easternmost tip of Australia at Cape Byron before the final leg along Queensland’s golden beaches to the finish line off Main Beach at Southport on the Gold Coast. With a fleet of more than 30 yachts, this promises to be another challenging edition of the race.
You can fly directly into Sydney Airport on Tuesday 1st January or earlier if you want to be there for New Years Eve. Our crew will officially assemble on New Years Day evening and you will join us for a crew dinner ashore. On Wednesday 2nd January we'll meet for breakfast early and then run through final checks and preparations. We'll familiarise you with the yacht, systems and safety equipment and get you ready for departure from the dock around 11:30am. Its a 2-3 day sail to Southport with arrival expected on the 4-5th January and you are welcome to stay onboard on 1st and 4-5th January. You should plan to fly out of either Gold Coast or Brisbane Airport on after 5pm on the 6th January.
Your crew package includes; all meals onboard, meals ashore, accommodation onboard, your Ocean Gem crew shirt, race entry fees, marina fees, the use of a PFD (personal floatation device), PLB (personal locator beacon), and a safety tether. Your bedding, a pillow and towel is also included along with suncream.
Your crew package excludes; accommodation ashore, flights and transport to and from departure and arrival ports, alcohol, toiletries, clothing and wet weather gear. Its always recommended that you book flights with date flexibility incase of unforeseen changes due to weather or schedules. Accommodation options if you want to stay ashore either side of trip: AirBNB, Booking.com, Wotif & HomeAway.