Season Of Sailing Is Back In Port Stephens

Port Stephen

The season of sailing is upon us with Sail Port Stephens back for 3 weeks of premier yachting events over April and May.

Mayor Ryan Palmer said Sail Port Stephens is not only a thrilling sporting spectacle but also a significant contributor to the local economy.

“We have pretty spectacular waterways in Port Stephens so it’s no wonder we attract events like Sail Port Stephens, welcoming sailors, enthusiasts, and spectators from all over Australia – making it one of the largest events we host,” Mayor Palmer said.

“This year, we’re excited to partner with Sail Port Stephens to host additional community events for our locals and visitors alike, with the highlight being the Sail Port Stephens Street Party on Stockton and Magnus Streets in Nelson Bay on 17 April.

“With live music, a pop-up bar in the street and our local businesses staying open with special deals, it’s the perfect mid-week night out to immerse yourself in this vibrant community celebration,” Mayor Palmer added.

The series will kick off with the prestigious Commodores Cup (PHS) and Port Stephens Trophy (ORC) from 15 to 20 April, followed by the SPS Windward-Leeward Series from 26 to 28 April and lastly, the Bay Series from 3 to 5 May, with dinghy and windsurfers taking to the water.

“To see all the action, from the best vantage points, make sure you check out our Locals Lounges at Nelson Bay foreshore on 19 and 20 April and then at Soldiers Point on 4 May,” Mayor Palmer said.

“They’ll be the perfect spot to bring a picnic or grab a bite to eat from our local businesses, then settle back and watch the races while soaking in the vibrant atmosphere.

“Don’t miss out on the excitement of Sail Port Stephens during these 3 weeks of exhilarating races, community celebrations, and unforgettable moments in the stunning backdrop of Port Stephens,” he added.

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