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The start of Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race saw a fleet of 56 yachts set off from Sydney Harbour on Saturday at 1300hrs AEST as the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) started the 32nd event.
The 384-nautical mile race, is second only in status to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race among long ocean races conducted by the CYCA and starts from Sydney Harbour and finishes off Main Beach on the Queensland Gold Coast. It was first conducted in 1986. The CYCA works with Southport Yacht Club as the race finishing partner.
Speaking on the commencement of the 2017 race, CYCA Commodore, John Markos, said:
“The Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race is our second biggest offshore race of the year and with that comes an enormous amount of prestige, excitement and amongst our sailors, a great desire to win. Offshore racing is never for the faint of heart and our competitors will face tough challenges out there. Good seamanship, tactics and teamwork will see the best boat victorious and we look forward to congratulating the worthy winner of this challenging race, on the Gold Coast.”