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2006 Sail Melbourne Olympic and Invited Classes Regatta
Posted On:  22/05/2005 09:52:15

Dear Mistral / RS:X sailor

Sail Melbourne 2006 invites you and your fellow Mistral/RS:X sailors to compete in the "Asia Pacific Regatta". As the only annual ISAF Grade 1 event in the Southern Hemisphere and a crucial event for any serious Olympic Class Sailor, the Sail Melbourne Olympic and Invited Classes Regatta from January 9th - 14th, 2006 is an event you cannot afford to miss!

With the new RS:X commencing circulation in the immediate future, Sail Melbourne will include racing for the new class as part of our program for the 2006 Olympic and Invited Classes Regatta - becoming the first annual ISAF Grade 1 event to do so. We will also be conducting a two-day warm up event for the RSX from January 5th - 6th, 2005 and combined with the Formula Windsurfing World Championships being in Melbourne in mid December 2005 and Sail Melbourne is the obvious destination for all competitive windsurfers.

Known around the world for the exciting sailing on Port Phillip, the professionalism of our Race Management Teams and the competitive fleets of local and international teams brought together each year and Sail Melbourne provides the perfect opportunity for a summer of training and racing during the Northern Hemisphere's winter. As the pinnacle event in a series of Olympic Class Regattas held in Australia and New Zealand from December 2005 - February 2006, Sail Melbourne brings many of the world's best sailors together for some terrific racing.

Sail Melbourne is already known for the quality of competition on the water and in 2006 we are placing additional attention on making the event even more accessible and enjoyable for everyone. Introducing a range of new initiatives from entertainment functions and fun cash prize events for sailors to training regattas and seminars; Sail Melbourne will be an event inclusive of more than just good sailing. Combined with our cost-effective homestay accommodation program and the generous hospitality of Sandringham Yacht Club and the Australian locals and you will feel at home right from the start!

Sail Melbourne can also provide assistance for teams wishing to ship their containers of equipment to Australia through regatta sponsors Schenker Stinnes who have substantially dropped their transport rates for Sail Melbourne competitors. Combined with our logistical assistance handling containers, moving boats around the country and contacts for charter boats and it could not be easier or more beneficial for your sailors to compete in Sail Melbourne 2006.

Sail Melbourne coordinator Sam Maffett will be at Kiel Week in Germany from June 19th - 24th and would be delighted to meet with you to discuss your involvement at Sail Melbourne 2006, please contact him on info@sailmelbourne.com.au or mobile: +61 400 001 786 to make arrangements.

Further information may also be obtained from the Sail Melbourne website www.sailmelbourne.com.au with the NOR, discount accommodation details, subsidized freight contacts and other info to be posted to the site in mid June.

As "The Asia Pacific Regatta" and a crucial event for serious sailors of all abilities, Sail Melbourne 2006 is an event Mistral/RS:X sailors would be mad to miss!

Sam Maffett

Sail Melbourne Coordinator

Sail Melbourne, Yachting Victoria, PO Box 83

SANDRINGHAM. VIC. 3191.

Mobile: 0400 001 786

Telephone: 61 3 9597 0066

Facsimile: 61 3 9598 7384

Email: info@sailmelbourne.com.au

Sail Melbourne Website: www.sailmelbourne.com.au

Sail Melbourne 2005 Supporters: Victorian State Government, Sport & Recreation Victoria, Collex, Parks Victoria, Holiday Inn, P&O Nedlloyd, Schenker Australia, Ronstan International, Menere's BMW, Bayside City Council, City of Kingston, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and the City of Port Philip.