The fourth race of Australian Sailing and Cruising Club’s summer series will take place this Sunday 16 March.

For Sydney’s leading social sailing club for the GLBT community, the race remains friendly, with all boat types and skill levels welcome.

The boats will be raced on a handicap system so that entrants need only beat their handicap to have a chance at winning.

Starting at midday from Taylors Bay, boats will race through the Eastern Harbour up to Manly past Lady Bay, Rose Bay and down to around the Shark Island area.

Organiser Neil Cossor anticipates a good turnout of up to seven or eight boats, though the conditions they will be facing remain unpredictable.

It depends on the weather and wind conditions as to what type of race we’ll have, he said.

If the wind is fickle then it might be a slow race, but if it’s blustery then we might have the type of race where you struggle to keep everything together, but you really can’t tell until a couple of days before the race.

This will be the fourth race out of the six-race summer series, which runs until May. Boats accrue points through each race to be tallied at the end to decide the winner of the season.

We don’t have any real prizes, just trophies, Cossor said. Sailing’s one of those things, you do it for the love.

info: For more information on the Australian Sailing and Cruising Club visit www.ascc.org.au.

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