|SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA-(26-9-2004) The Notice of Race for the 2004 Sydney International Regatta (SIRs) is now available on the Yachting New South Wales website. Olympic, Paralympic, Youth and invited classes will take to the Harbour over three days this year from the 18th to the 20th December.
The invited classes joining the regatta this year are the: Laser Radial and 4.7, 505, Moth, OK Dinghy, Etchells and 5.5 classes. The competing Olympic, Paralympic and Youth classes will be the: 49er, 470, Laser, Europe, Finn, Yngling, Tornado, Mistral, Star, 29er, 420, Laser Radial, Hobie 16, 2.4mR and Sonar.
This year will be the 13th year Yachting NSW has organised the Sydney International Regatta, which will again be hosted out of the Woollahra Sailing Club with the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron hosting the keelboat classes.
The 2003 Regatta was a great success, attracting high profile sailors from 21 countries. With previous fleet sizes of up to 250 boats, this regatta is valuable training time prior to the various State, National and World Championships held in December and January.
SIRs forms part of the Sail Down Under series with Sail Brisbane being held in December, Sail Melbourne in January and the New Zealand stop over of the circuit, Sail Auckland in January and February.
The NOR is available on the Yachting NSW website at www.nsw.yachting.org.au