The fleet sets off at the start of the annual Urangan to Kingfisher Bay Resort annual sailing regatta on Saturday.
The fleet sets off at the start of the annual Urangan to Kingfisher Bay Resort annual sailing regatta on Saturday. Daniel Tweed

Light conditions at Fraser regatta

BRIGHT, beautiful sails dotted the horizon at Urangan on Saturday as the 18th annual Kingfisher Bay Regatta got underway.

Sailing will continue today and tomorrow as the yachts race their way around the resort.

About 25 yachts were expected to compete in the event, which is being held over three divisions – monohulls, multihulls and cruising boats.

The first event of the regatta was held on Saturday morning, with racing starting at Urangan at 10am.

The passage race finished at Kingfisher Bay.

Two buoy races were held in front of the resort yesterday and they will continue today with two more races.

Hervey Bay sailor Tony Richardson said all the sailors were enjoying the regatta.

“It’s been fantastic – just sensational,” he said of the sailing conditions on the island.

“Conditions have been pretty light but really lovely.”

The winners will be annouced at a trophy presentation night tonight at Kingfisher Bay resort’s Sand Bar.

Prizes will be awarded for the overall line honours in each category, overall first, second and third placing in each category and random prizes may also be awarded on the night.

Tomorrow a fun race back to Urangan will be held to conclude the regatta.

The race will include a handicap start.



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