A number of inter-state Laser sailors have asked why and how the Maroochy Sailing Club is hosting the Laser Masters Regatta at Mooloolaba.
Maroochy Sailing Club was established in 1959, and for almost all of that time has been based on Chambers Island in the Maroochy River. We are a river Sailing Club, run entirely by volunteers, sailing off-the-beach dinghy fleets of Lasers, Sabres, Pacers and Optimists on our regular River course. This year we became a Discover Sailing Centre offering the Tackers program to younger sailors.
With the two Mooloolaba Clubs, the Mooloolaba Yacht Club and the Sunshine Coast Yacht Club, both focused on keelboat racing, Maroochy has been requested on a number of occasions to host OTB dinghy or catamaran sailing events offshore in Mooloolaba Bay – one of the few venues in Southern Queenland with relatively easy access to open ocean sailing. Over the past few years we have hosted several State and Australian Championships, as well as being responsible for the Dinghy & Catamaran components of the wider Sail Mooloolaba Festival.
Hosting a Regatta away from your home base does present some logistical challenges, and we acknowledge the support of the Mooloolaba Yacht Club, the Sunshine Coast Yacht Club as well as the Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club in providing equipment and/or personnel to assist with the Masters event.
We all wish you an enjoyable Regatta and a great stay on the Sunshine Coast !
SCYC – (Keelboats) - Mooloolaba Marina, 33 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba
MYC – (Keelboats, Etchells & Elliott’s Match Racing) – The Wharf Tavern, 123 Parkyn Parade Mooloolaba
MSC – (OTB Dinghies) - Chambers Island in the Maroochy River, Maroochydore