Regatta FAQs

No, yachts can be chartered on your behalf. Contact us to see the fleet list.

While most yachts are crewed by corporate teams there may be the opportunity to join a mixed crew.

You can also join the VIP Spectator Boat which follows the race around the harbor. Guests from the Spectator Boat are transferred to Middle Harbour Yacht Club following the race for the after party.

You can also attend the after party only.

For more details Contact us .

No, all yachts are skippered by a captain and experienced crew (included in charter price) and will give full instructions on the day to help make the day enjoyable and do well in the competition.

Racing Yacht Guests

It is recommended that each yacht nominates a Crew Leader to register and collect lunches and guest packs on the day. For larger crews more than one person is suggested.

 

The Crew Leader should check in at the registration desk upon arrival and collect the items for the rest of the crew.

 

Crew Leaders should then proceed to the beach to group the rest of the crew.

 

When all the crew have arrived the Crew Leader should advise the Boat Wrangler (in the fluro safety vest) so that the yacht can be called in to collect them.

 

If you are not the nominated Crew Leader simply head to the beach for a coffee or Breakfast Burger and to find the rest of your crew.


VIP Spectator Boat Guests

You will receive full details before the day. Be sure to be on time as the boat will not wait for latecomers. Lunch and beverages will be served. The Cruise finishes at Taronga Zoo Wharf where coaches will transfer guests to Middle Harbour Yacht Club for the after party and presentation.

Registration opens at 9 a.m. The Host or Crew Leader of the yacht should have indicated a time for the yacht to pick up the crew. It is essential that all crew members have arrived before the yacht is called in for pick up. Yachts need to leave by xxx at the latest to make it to the starting line.

The race starts at 1 p.m.

The race route is decided a few days before the day to take into consideration weather. See the Sailing Instructions (hyperlink) for more details.

Racing yacht guests will receive a shirt and cap on the day to wear.

 

Shoes with non-scuff soles are required. Loose, comfortable clothing is recommended.

 

Recommended to bring a spray/rain jacket.

Middle Harbour Yacht Club does not have an ATM. Eftpos is minimum of $10. No cash out.

Commonwealth Bank:

539 Sydney Road, Seaforth

385 Sydney Road, Balgowlah

The Village’ Shopping Centre, 197-215 Condamine Street, Balgowlah

 

ANZ:

344 Sydney Road, Balgowlah

 

Westpac:

‘The Village’ Shopping Centre, 197-215 Condamine Street, Balgowlah

 

St George:

BP Service Station, 485 Sydney Rd, Balgowlah

 

Other:

Middle Harbour 16’ Skiff Club, 237 Spit Road, The Spit. (Towards Spit Bridge on same side as MHYC.)

Seaforth RSL, Ethel Street, Seaforth (open 10 a.m.)

Extra beverages for the racing yachts can be arranged with MHYC Sand Bar.

 

No leftover beverage can be consumed on Club premises.

Bags of ice will be available for purchase at MHYC Sand Bar.

Food is available for purchase from MHYC Sand Bar (breakfast BBQ and sandwiches) or nearby shops at Seaforth and Balgowlah.

Men’s and Women’s toilets are located to the right of the Breeze Way. See signs.

The race yachts are usually back at MHYC between 4 and 5 p.m.

 

The VIP Spectator boat is usually at Taronga Zoo wharf by 4 p.m.

 

The after party is usually wrapped up by 9 p.m. (last drinks at 8.30 p.m.)