The annual Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta will commence on Tuesday 2nd January,
sailing from Pittwater to Southport Yacht Club at the heart of the Gold Coast.

Following this is Southport Yacht Club’s spectacular high summer offshore sailing regatta, Bartercard Sail Paradise
Four days of magnificent racing will be staged on the beautiful ocean waters off the Gold Coast’s
golden beaches from Saturday 6th to Tuesday 9th January 2018


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Pittwater to Paradise Event Schedule

Race 1, 2 January 2018

Race Briefing, 2 January, 0900hrs

Presentation, 5 January, 2018*

Races 2-9, 6 – 9 January 2018

Race Briefing, daily, 0800hrs

Post Race BBQs and Social events

Presentation of the overall Regatta winners, 9 January, 2018

Full Event Schedule can be viewed here

Training Schedule

The club's training partner Above and Beyond Boating have been supporting skippers and crew for their preparation and safety training for the RPAYC Blue Water Series since the company started in 2011.

Click here to see their suggested training program

30% of crew require a Safety & Survial at Sea certificate, inc Skipper

At least 1 crew shall hold a Marine First Aid certificate (inc SSSC)

At least 1 crew shall hold a Marine Radio Operators certificate

At least 50% of crew with Category 2 experience

2018 Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta

The Royal Prince Alfred's signature "Warm Water Classic" race has a new home with the fleet finishing at the Southport Yacht Club which ties in with their Sail Paradise series to create the new Pittwater to Paradise Regatta!

The 370 nautical mile race will present a tactical challenge for teams as they race up the NSW east coast arriving on the Gold Coast for another 4 days of racing infront of Gold Coast's beaches.  

A combination of short ocean passage races and windward leeward races will be conducted. Results from the ocean race (Race 1) and subsequent races in Southport will be combined to award the overall Series winners. 

This new offshore series is not only a great event for skippers and crew but also provides a perfect getway for families and friends over the new year. A variety of social events will be held each day at the Southport Yacht Club for all to enjoy. 






Pittwater to Southport


The Pittwater to Paradise Regatta will be starting on Sydney's Pittwater,  1 hour drive north from Sydney's CBD on January 2, 2018 and run through to 9 January, 2018.

The ocean race offers competitors a strategic challenge as they race between the surfline and the current, past unsurpassed scenic coastlines, prior to arriving in one of Queensland's most popular coastal cities. Once on the Gold Coast boats will enjoy a four day series regatta hosted by the Southport Yacht Club.

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