High-flying 49er team David Gilmour and Joel Turner will use Australia’s premier dinghy boat regattas, Sail Melbourne & Sail Sydney, to push the limits of their fledgling partnership after a year of somewhat unexpected success.
Sail Melbourne is Australia’s premier Olympic and Invited Classes Regatta, held annually in the waters of Port Phillip, Victoria. Established in 1992 it has become the largest annual ‘Off the Beach’ regatta in the southern hemisphere and is critical to the growth and success of junior and youth sailors, enabling them to race alongside their Olympic heroes.
Sail Melbourne attracts and conducts numerous World Championship Regattas each summer, with over 30 hosted to date. Sail Melbourne also played host to the Oceania leg of the Sailing World Cup from 2012 to 2015 as well as hosting the Sailing World Cup Final in 2016.
The Sail Melbourne Regatta now known as the ‘Sail Melbourne International’ (SMI), will this year be run from Royal Brighton Yacht Club from 29th November to 3rd December as the inaugural leg of the new Asia Pacific Circuit.
Royal Brighton Yacht Club is proud to be the official host Club of Sail Melbourne. With a history said to date back to 1875, RBYC is one of the proudest yacht clubs in Victoria with a one of the newest and best floating marinas in Port Phillip.
RBYC is honoured and excited to welcome you to Sail Melbourne 2017.