The Notice of Race is published and entries open for the fast and furious Sydney Harbour Sprint Series, to be held over three weekends each in spring and winter, competitors hitting the ground running with three races away on Saturday 14 October.

Want to polish up on your around the buoys crew work? Here is your big chance. This new series is designed to provide stimulating short format racing with three races per day starting from midday. Races will be capped at 60 minutes and will keep all players on their toes throughout each day. May the best crew win!

All NSW clubs are invited, with racing to be conducted in three divisions:

  • Division 1 – ORC, IRC, PHS
  • Division 2 – ORC, IRC, PHS
  • Division 3 – ORC, PHS

Open to a wide range of mixed keelboats, One-Design scores are also provided where four or more entries of the same class are received. This should appeal to the J/24s, J/70s, Adams 10s, Farr 40s and others. All boats with a current Cat 7 rating and insurance are welcome to come and take part in the fun short races of approximately 40-50 minutes.

Early indications of likely entrants include: Kukukerchu (David Ross), Bluetack (Brent Lawson), Stormaway (Jack Stening and Colin Gunn), Wailea (Neil Padden), Innamincka (John Crawford) and Birubi (Andy Forbes).

Courses usually comprise two-lap windward/leewards with a gate. Run by an experienced race management team from Middle Harbour Yacht Club, racing will take place south of Sow and Pigs Reef or on The Sound, depending on conditions.

Inshore Spring Series program:

  • Races 1, 2 and 3 – Saturday 14 September 2023
  • Races 4, 5 and 6 – Saturday 11 November
  • Races 7, 8 and 9 – Saturday 2 December

Inshore Winter Series program:

  • Races 10, 11 and 12 – Saturday 25 May 2024
  • Races 13, 14 and 15 – Saturday 22 June
  • Races 16, 17 and 18 – Saturday 27 July

To enter, please click here

To view and download all documentation, please click here

By Di Pearson
MHYC media

Main photo: Exciting competition in the SHSS. Photo by Andrea Francolini