Talented Tasmanian sailors contesting Audi Showdown
Many of Tasmania’s most talented sailors in junior, youth and adult classes will provide a colourful racing spectacle in the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s 2014 Audi Showdown one-design regatta on Hobart’s River Derwent this weekend.
SB20 one-design sports boats will be out in force at the Audi Showdown. Photo Peter Campbell.
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Entries Rolling in for Audi Showdown 2014
With normal entries closing this Wednesday and late entries up to 09:00 on Saturday, organisers of Audi Showdown 2014 are expecting to easily exceed 100 off-the-beach entrants and around 25 one-design keelboats. Laser class entries are so far leading the field with nine 4.7s and more expected, with SB20s being the most popular keelboats so far.
Andrew Hunn and Lloyd Clark’s Voodoo Chile leads the list for the Farr 40 One-Design fleet, with the crew fresh from a hard-fought fifth place in the class world championship which concluded on San Francisco Bay last week.
Entries close Friday for TasPorts Maria Island Race
Entries close this Thursday, 31 October, for the TasPorts Maria Island Race, the 67th edition of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s 189 nautical mile offshore course around the rugged south-coast of the State.
Kaiulani finished last in fleet but won all three handicap categories in the 2013 Maria Island Race. Photo Peter Campbell.