The final event of Sail Mooloolaba 2014 is the Off the Beach event on the weekend of 5th and 6th July. Event organiser, Maroochy Sailing Club, expect at least 30 of their club’s boats to be racing while Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club will bring another 20 boats down from Noosa River to race at Mooloolaba. Racing will be on Mooloolaba Bay for 420s, 505s, A Class Cats, Contenders, Hobie 16s, Laser, Laser 4.7 and Laser Radial, Optimist, Pacer, Cadet and Sabot. The Optimist Green, Cadet and Sabot fleet will again race on the river in close proximity to The Wharf Mooloolaba.
The busy week of Sail Mooloolaba 2014 ends with the Schools Match Racing Championship on 3rd and 4th July. Next year the event will be run using the Mooloolaba Yacht Club’s Elliott 6s and held on the river at Mooloolaba in front of The Wharf where friends and spectators will be able to hear and see all the action.
Wednesday 2nd July - it’s time to head back out on Mooloolaba Bay for a gentle Combined Clubs afternoon fun sail. No spinnakers, no shouting and no end of fun.
On the weekend of 28th and 29th June the big boats get to come out and play. Monohulls and multihulls will be invited to race on passage and windward/leeward courses. The event will be open to cruising spinnaker, cruising non-spinnaker, IRC and Trailable boats.
Open Match Racing is a new event to Sail Mooloolaba. Since Mooloolaba Yacht Club purchased four Elliott 6s, Match Racing events have become a popular addition to the local sailing calendar. The Open Match Racing will be held on the weekend of 21st and 22nd June. Invitations will be extended to teams from inter-state, New Zealand and New Caledonia.