The Sydney Harbour Regatta was inaugurated in 2006. Racing is open to all Australian and International yachts, from IRC and PHS racing and cruising classes to the popular International One Design Classes.
Racing is conducted on the waters of Sydney Harbour and offshore. Over 200 yachts in over 24 divisions on 8 course areas grace the magnificent harbour for this weekend of competitive yacht racing. Now an iconic Sydney event, the Sydney Harbour Regatta is excitement in yacht racing on this splendid harbour. Competitors are highly charged when they take to the water, as the stakes are high.
Middle Harbour Yacht Club acknowledges the support of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Sydney Amateur Sailing Club, Royal Australian Navy Sailing Association, Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club, Manly Yacht Club, Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and the Sydney Flying Squadron. Their support by providing on water course resources is recognised as an integral component to the events ongoing success as a world-class competitive sailing regatta. Their support in terms of scheduling their independent racing programs to feature the Sydney Harbour Regatta as a priority calendar event for members will transform Sydney Harbour into a giant, visually exciting yachting spectacular.
Shore-side, the program is jam-packed with entertainment for sailors family, friends and guests during the course of the day, rounded off with a night of beach parties and live entertainment. The social program also includes Happy Hour, a beach barbeque, the official prize ceremony and more.
The Sydney Harbour Regatta is now Sydney Harbour's largest, most successful Regatta since the 2000 Olympics. In 2018 we see the Regatta in its 13th year, as the largest keelboat regatta in New South Wales with an expected 250 plus boats vying for podium places.