2018 Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week
Tuesday 22nd May - Saturday 26th May 2018
Hosted by the Port Douglas Yacht Club
Port Douglas Yacht Club proudly presents the 2018 Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week, and invites all yachts to join us for a week of Sailing, Food & Fun.
We are fortunate to enjoy one of the best playgrounds for our sport that nature could provide and this year we will be hosting a huge array of events all to be sailed on the beautiful waters of the Coral Sea off Port Douglas. This year’s regatta will be held over 5 days, with the first day of racing commencing on Tuesday 22nd of May and concluding on Saturday 26th May. The sailing schedule includes racing around the stunning Low Isle and Snapper Islands, as well as some technical racing off the famous Four Mile Beach.
Port Douglas Yacht Club
The Port Douglas Yacht Club has a picture perfect location on Dickson Inlet and a club house with an abundance of charm and character. It is situated opposite Port Douglas Reef Marina and adjacent to Closehaven Marina with access off Wharf Street. There are many facilities catering for our cruising visitors as well as function services for weddings, parties and meetings. You can enjoy an ice cold drink and a delicious meal while taking in the stunning views and join in company with the locals and share a tale or two. Members, guests and visitors are all welcome.
First to enter the 2018 regatta is a newcomer Y Knot skippered by Rob Rainsford (not to be confused with our own J24 skipper Robert Ranford). Y Knot is a Hanse 430 from Victoria and placed 7th of 21 entries in Div 2 at Maggie last year.
Racing in Port Douglas for the first time in May this year Y Knot will contest Div 1.
Other early entries include Lady Mystique (PDYC) with Helen and Mick Gwilliams out to defend their 2017 Div 2 title, the 2016 Division 1 winner Tony Muller's Jeanneau Sun Odyssey Brava from Townsville
Official Launch of 2018 Quicksilver
Port Douglas Race Week
The official launch of this years Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week was held on Saturday the 24th February at the Port Douglas Yacht Club.
Rear Commodore Mick Gwilliams addressed the many members and guests in attendance with a brief history of the Clipper Cup which was first raced in Hawaii in 1972 followed by introductions of all the volunteers who will be helping this year. He also confirmed that Greg Sinclair and Lister Hughes will be returning as the race officials.
He ackn0wledged the support of the major sponsors Quicksilver, Crystal Brook Super Yacht Marina, Mickey Ink, QT resort and Iron Jack.
More details from the launch will be posted in the coming week.