Long Range Weather Outlook Predicts a Fast Race

Roger Badham's prediciting a good southerly breeze for the Club Marine Pittwater to Southport Yacht Race. It's unseasonable to have this weather pattern but for the competitors it will be a major welcome making it a fast race which should see some spectacular sailing! 


A front is expected run up the NSW coast passing Sydney later afternoon/evening on Sunday 1st followed by a spell of SE winds onto the NSW coast.

The front is expected to move up all the NSW coast.  

High pressure will follow the front to Bass St and at the same time a tropical monsoon trough and low pressure will be on the central QLD coast.

Between these 2 weather systems, The SE wind will be stronger on the north NSW coast during the race period.


FORECAST  (weather, rain, wind, sea)

MON 02   

SYDNEY-HUNTER: fairly cloudy, shower or 2, SE/15-20, 2m sea/swell


TUE 03  

MID NORTH COAST:  partly cloudy, shower or 2, SE/12-16

FAR NORTH COAST:  partly cloudy, shower or 2, SE/15-20 

SE QLD:  mostly cloudy, few showers, SE/20-25


WED 04

FAR NORTH COAST:  mostly cloudy, few showers, SE/20-25

SE QLD: cloudy, rain, SE/20-25


THU 05

SE QLD:  cloudy with rain and possible thunderstorms



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, 2019 and run through to 9 January, 2019.

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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