EXCITEMENT is building ahead of the Southport Yacht Club’s Sail Paradise Regatta.
Brisbane multihull sailor Rob Dean has declared he’ll be racing his 12-metre catamaran “Cut Snake” at the March event.
Apart from looking forward to some great racing against a fleet comprising both multihulls and monohulls, Dean is planning to use the regatta as part of his preparation for the 50th Brisbane to Gladstone multihull race, which will start on Moreton Bay on Good Friday.
“Everything about Sail Paradise is perfect for us,” Dean said while working on his boat on the hardstand at Coomera.
“The timing is right, and the racing promises to give us everything we need as we prepare for the Brisbane to Gladstone,” he added.
Rob has contested three Brisbane to Gladstone races with Cut Snake and last year his efforts were fully rewarded when the yacht took handicap honours in the 308 nautical mile classic.
Sail Paradise 2014 is open to racing and cruising monohulls, multihulls and off-the-beach sailboats.