Following a successful national championship for the Melges 24 class at the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron last month, next year’s event will head to the South Australian country town of Port Lincoln, as part of the iconic Teakle Classic Lincoln Week Regatta.
The Port Lincoln Yacht Club has a rich history of running national events, either for dinghy classes during the traditional nationals period at the yacht club, or for sports boats and keel boats out of the town marina during the Lincoln Week Regatta.
The regatta immediately follows the Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race and takes place in mid-late February each year, attracting yachts from right around the country to compete.
Lincoln Week is a regatta renowned for its off-water culture as well as solid on-water competition and will form the ideal backdrop for the Melges 24 class to showcase itself in a highly competitive national title.
Sailing conditions in Port Lincoln are ideal for sports boats as the town is situated inside Boston Bay, a deep water shipping port with flat water and awesome sea breezes.
The region is also extremely well known for its seafood, having been dubbed the Seafood Capital of Australia.
For more information about Port Lincoln and the Lincoln Week regatta head to www.plyc.com.au