Top craft gather for regatta

Ellie HoneyboneSound Telegraph
Garth Curran’s Walk on the Wild Side hunts down Trevor Taylor’s Optimus Prime during the 2015 Cockburn Sound Regatta.
Camera IconGarth Curran’s Walk on the Wild Side hunts down Trevor Taylor’s Optimus Prime during the 2015 Cockburn Sound Regatta.

Rockingham and The Cruising Yacht Club will play host to boats of all shapes and sizes on Monday for the 59th annual Cockburn Sound Regatta.

TCYC commodore Alan Peirce said the five-day event, beginning with a Fremantle to Rockingham race on Boxing Day, was set to draw a large fleet with a variety of divisions and big boats.

“We are looking forward to some spectacular sailing during the many races and the competitors’ list is filling up fast,” he said.

“Rockingham and the Cockburn Sound are home to some of the best sailing conditions in the world and people travel from far and wide to try their skills in the regatta.

“Once again we are inviting classic boats to compete in their own division and sports boats are also now offered their separate division. It is going to be a fantastic five days for sailors and spectators alike.”

Mr Peirce said TCYC would be open to the public during the entire event from December 26-30 to showcase the sailing and social membership packages on offer.

“We would like to encourage anyone who has an interest in sailing and water sports and who might be keen to see what our club is about to come down for a visit,” he said. “It is a great opportunity to enjoy the hospitality and check out the view.”

The regatta has historically been one of WA’s premier events thanks to its sheltered waters and the short distance from Fremantle and Perth.

TCYC would like to thank all of the Cockburn Sound Regatta sponsors, including the Kwinana Industries Council, the City of Rockingham, Vic Sail, Cumberland Charter Yacht, Doyle Sails WA, Marine Blue Australia, Pantaneius Australia, Rockingham Wild Encounters, SOS Marine, Standard Communications, Survitec Group, Trident Insurance, Avalon Sail Co, Barz Optics, Bernie Kaaka photos, DNA, One Sail, Extreme Sail, Phoenix Beer, Taskers, UK Sailmakers, and Total Tools Rockingham.

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