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Olympic tune-up: Many of Australia's and New Zealand's best dinghy and Olympic class sailors will be honing their fleet racing skills on Sydney Harbour in December.

Woollahra Sailing Club will host the 23rd edition of Sail Sydney from December 11-17 with the support of Drummoyne Sailing Club, Middle Harbour Yacht Club and Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.

Sail Sydney is shaping up to attract more than 300 local, national and international competitors across 23 classes.

Olympic Classes will compete for the first four days of the regatta with Australian Sailing Team and Squad Crews set to try to tame Sydney Harbour. Under the recently announced Tasman Series with Australian Sailing and Yachting New Zealand, Sail Sydney is now positioned to attract the best Olympic Class sailors in the southern hemisphere.

Australian Sailing Chief Executive Officer, John Lee, said that Sail Sydney is an important regatta for Olympic Class sailors as our squads prepare for their respective campaigns.

Invited classes will take the reins from December 15, including; 29er, 420, Nacra 15, Pacer, Laser 4.7, Optimist Open, Intermediate and Green Fleet, Bic Techno (Ripper League and Ripper Races), RS:X Men and Women, Elliot, International Cadet, Sabot 1 Up, Open Bic, Manly Juniors, Flying 11 and Tasar.

sailsydney.org

Caption: LASER FOCUS Olympic hopefuls will be going through their paces in the 23 classes competing in Sail Sydney.

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Title Annotation:RACE & REGATTA PREVIEW
Publication:Offshore Yachting
Geographic Code:8NEWZ
Date:Oct 1, 2017
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