Around 15 B14's are heading to the Midway Point Yacht Club this morning to take part in the first major regatta for the 2017-18 sailing season, the Sarah Lovell Pittwater Regatta. The regatta consists of 8 races across the weekend with racing commencing at 1pm Saturday and 12noon on Sunday.
Crews from across the state are continuing their preparations for the Tammar Cove CST Composites World and Petuna Bell Bay Aluminium Australian B14 Championships which are being held on the Tamar River at Port Dalrymple Yacht Club from 27 December 2017 through to 6 January 2018.
Local Southern Tasmanians, Robbie Hunt and Ben Price are racing and are expected to be front and centre at the world championships. The Sarah Lovell Pittwater regatta will be one of their only weekends of practice together as Hunt and Price live at opposite ends of the state making training a little challenging through the week.
This weekend sailors are also promoting the Movember Foundation as part of the regatta, targeting the conversation of men's health around the event.Have you had your prostate checked? Movember is coming to its peak with moustaches getting to their maximum length across the globe.
Media are invited to take in the Midway Point sights and capture the weekend competition. The Midway Point Yacht Club offers a great vantage point for spectators and the club canteen a great spread of food and drinks. Check out the address on google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/rMPDQKwWsYw
For more information or to get on the water for filming contact club Commodore, Byron Johnson 0400 239 981
Updates will be posted over the weekend on the B14 Skiff Sailing page on Facebook.