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A South Australian keelboat team will set sail in the Teakle Classic Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race today, all in the name of raising funds for those experiencing homelessness.

The Sydney 38 Clockwork has had a big start to summer by competing in the Rolex Sydney Hobart and has plans to compete in a number of high-profile Australian events over the next year.

Skipper Andrew Lloyd, who co-owns the boat with Mary-Ann Harvey, said the effort to not only go sailing, but raise money for an important cause, was about giving back.

“We wanted to pick a charity around homelessness, domestic violence or services to women – and Orange Sky was a perfect fit,” he said.

“Life gives you back often what you put in and we get to put our time into the boat and into our own lifestyle, but there’s people that are less fortunate than us that need a bit of a hand.”

Lloyd said the Teakle Classic Adelaide-Lincoln race was South Australia’s premier offshore event and a large part of the South Australian yachting calendar.

“It really is an opportunity to do some nice clean water sailing with great breezes, it’s certainly noticed on the national calendar and for South Australians who want to race.”

The battle for line honours looks to be a one-horse race with veteran Geoff Boettcher and his team on Secret Men’s Business the firm favourites, however the handicap battle is a lot more open with Andrew Corletto’s Shining Sea also hoping for a good race.

The week-long regatta that follows will see Secret Men’s Business battle it out with one of the top racing yachts in Australia, Marcus Blackmore’s Hooligan, which has been transported to Port Lincoln for the regatta.

The race to Port Lincoln starts at 3pm today.

To find out more about Clockwork Sailing’s fundraising campaign, or to donate, head to