The fleet begins heading north toward Coffs Harbour in the Pantaenius Newport to Coffs Coast yacht race.
by Matt Deans
ORGANISERS of the reborn Newport Coffs Coast Yacht Race are looking to double their fleet size this year.
Launching the December 27 event today, the Royal Motor Yacht Club dubbed the warm water classic ‘the right race, to the right place, at the right time’.
Race Director Rob Brown OAM said there was great potential to rebuild entry numbers on the 42 vessels and more than 400 sailors, who took part in the event’s first year.
As development manager for race hosts, Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay, he called on all coastal club and cruiser-racer sailors to consider competing.
“If you do only one ocean race this year, make it this one,” Brown said.
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