Dates To Remember
Sail Port Stephens
9th – 15th April 2017
The Anchorage Marina is home to some fabulous sailing events that attract boats and crews from far and wide. We don’t just berth your boats between races, we provide accommodation too, and we are the closest berthings to all the harbour race action.
For the first time in the regatta’s history the MC38s class was offered one design racing in their own division and the convenience of berthing the fleet together at the Anchorage Marina in Corlette, also an event partner.
“Owners who had raced Sail Port Stephens previously were very eager to see MC38 class racing and weren’t disappointed,” said Ellen Pragnell-Raasch, secretary of the MC38 association. “Everyone was extremely accommodating, especially the staff at The Anchorage hotel and marina and it was great to have all the boats berthed together.”
“The rental accommodation was ideal and Nelson Bay has some wonderful restaurants that were greatly appreciated, especially after Thursday afternoon’s crew weigh-in. The MC38s will definitely be back next year,” she added.
Tom Faire, crewman on Howard Spencer’s Kiwi MC38 Menace said, “the Anchorage Marina staff were extremely helpful and Vues in town put on some great functions. It is a very hospitable place and I highly recommend Sail Port Stephens as a fun sailing event, though it’s worth having a depth sounder.”
The Marina Manager at The Anchorage said, “We are trying to promote the area as a leading sailing destination. As well as the MC38s we’ve been working hard with Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club and Beneteau Vicsail in Sydney trying to get more regattas to the area.”
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