ORCV and BYS Petersville Regatta 27-30 December 2015

The Petersville Regatta is proudly returning to the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (BYS) Sailing Calendar. This family friendly, relaxed regatta will be held from 27 – 30 December 2015 and is set to be reinstated as the club’s flagship annual event (proudly supported by BBQs Plus).

Back by popular demand, the Petersville Regatta returns to attract a competitive group of keel and cruising boats from across the Peninsula, Victoria and Australia to the family friendly, social atmosphere of the original regatta held during the 1980’s.

...a ‘spectacular event’ and the ‘social highlight’ of the season.

The return of the Petersville Regatta coincides with the launch of the new Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron clubhouse and the opening of the expanded marina. The regatta racing will take place over four consecutive days from 27 – 30 December, 2015. Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Commodore, Paul Devereux, advised the program will cater for racing, cruising and cruising non-spinnaker divisions. All participants will enjoy honorary membership throughout the Regatta with full access to the new clubhouse and expanded marina facilities.

This spectacular event will attract boat owners and crews from around the region and across the eastern seaboard and will follow the annual Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) Cock of the Bay race, which starts on Boxing Day morning at Port Melbourne and finishes at Blairgowrie. Some say there is no better way to work of the excesses of Christmas with the 34 nautical mile race down Port Phillip Bay, which traditionally serves as a feeder for the ORCV's blue-water classic Melbourne to Hobart and Rudder Cup Melbourne to Devonport ocean races, which both start from Portsea on 27 December, 2015.

ORCV Commodore, Neville Rose, has fond memories of competing in previous Petersville Regattas and delighted that it’s return is a great opportunity for any Cock of the Bay participants not going onto Hobart or Devonport, to continue to enjoy BYS’s legendary hospitality and this terrific regatta.

Located on Victoria’s southern Mornington Peninsula, Blairgowrie is one of Victoria’s leading holiday destinations, only a 75 – 90 minute drive from Melbourne. Adjacent to well known Sorrento and Portsea, Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron is one of the area’s most famous landmarks, with a distinctive pier and marina and stunning bayside location.

For all event enquiries:

Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron

Phone: 03 5988 8453

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Website: www.petersvilleregatta.com.au

 

Ocean Racing Club of Victoria

Phone: 03 9689 1622

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Website: www.orcv.org.au

 

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