“We’re delighted that the SGR is now firmly on the sailing event calendar and looking forward to our 4th Regatta. After 3 years with the same racing days/courses it is time for a change to keep the Regatta attractive especially for our loyal racers. We have added an additional racing day on Friday but offering Match Racing ”, said Jana Caniga, SGR Committee Member.
Match Racing is a ‘duel’ between two identically matched boats, racing head-to-head with a winner and a loser. Each competitor uses tactics and the racing rules with the objective of crossing the finish line before her opponent. 12 teams, with a maximum crew of 6 people will race on identical 39ft yachts, against each other in Clarkes Court Bay. During the Match Racing there will be a floating barge in the middle of the Bay with a bar so that spectators can watch the races. A shuttle will operate from Le Phare Bleu Marina. The boats are provided by Gold Sponsors, Sunsail /The Moorings.
Gold Sponsors for the 2012 edition also include Netherlands Insurance, Westerhall Estates Limited, Real Value Supermarket IGA, Le Phare Bleu Marina & Boutique Hotel and North South Wines.