Hi Sail Brighton entrants,

First of all, thank you for getting on board and supporting the Harken SA Summer of Sail. It is shaping up to be a great regatta and we cannot wait to see you all at the Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club on Monday for four days of great racing.

This is just a courtesy email to provide you with some key information about the event, so we can have a seamless registration process and a successful event.


We will open the registration desk early on Sunday afternoon (December 27) from 2PM onwards, or earlier by appointment, for those who will be dropping their boats down early. If people are in the area, I encourage you to register early as it will ease the pressure on the regatta office on the morning of the 28th. The regatta office will be located inside the Mariners Bar of the clubhouse (downstairs) and will also be the main location for questions and queries throughout the event.


The Harken Race Desk is our virtual regatta hub, which includes all the information sailors need throughout the event, including results, sailing instructions, etc. We ask that you familiarise yourself with it and look there first for things you need answers for.

Check it out here >>> www.sasummerofsail.com.au/racedesk  


The rigging area will be a bit of a tight squeeze at this event, however we ask that you adhere to the site map instructions that have been published via the Race Desk (quick link below). There is always plenty of additional rigging space on the beach and at night we can then bring boats back up and squeeze them in. You must also keep the driveway between the back gate and the clubhouse clear at all times for deliveries.

Check out the sitemap here >>> www.sasummerofsail.com.au/bsyc-sitemap


We have some great MUSTO merchandise on sale at the event, with t-shirts, hoodies and rashies on sale. Check out the range at the link below, and you can also pre-order and pay online before the event to avoid disappointment. Hoodies and rashies are only in limited numbers, however as you are the first event you should be pretty safe to get a t-shirt at the regatta office.

More here >>> www.sasummerofsail.com.au/merchandise  


For those who have friends still considering going sailing, tell them that entries are STILL OPEN! We also have one, two or three-day passes available at reduced prices for those that can’t race the full four days, so there are plenty of options for people to still get involved. Spread the word!

To enter, head to www.sasummerofsail.com.au/entry


We are pleased to have partnered with Binks Marine to provide an onsite chandlery on the mornings of all four days of the event, so if you need any fittings or sailing gear we ask that you show your support to them. They will have their trailer set up on the pavers next to the front door of the yacht club.


We will also be having an on-site physiotherapist, Emma Fletcher from My Little Physio Family, who will be providing free sports massage, taping/strapping and exercise/stretching advice between 0800-1230 each day. This will no doubt be popular on the mornings after the windy days! She will be located in the downstairs bar opposite the regatta office. Paid services, claimable on private health, will also be available at the event by appointment. Keep an eye out in your regatta packs for her flyers with more information.


The majority of our regatta updates will be provided via our text message database, which uses entry data to communicate with you. This also includes automated response functions for a range of event information. If you have any questions, you can text ‘INFO’ to 0447 051 652 to see what options are available via the textline.


The Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club’s House Committee and manager Stephen Brind have done a stellar job putting on a great event off the water with plenty of food and drink available after sailing each day. The canteen will also be open each day before racing and the Comits Cloud Regatta Village will be where all the action happens on the lawn, including daily presentations. We encourage you to invite your friends and family down to enjoy the atmosphere of this major event. After each day of racing we will be hosting the Yacht Lab Pop-Up Bar where Bar Karate Sailors Lager will be the drink of choice, make sure you support these great sponsors. 


Tickets for the BSYC’s annual New Years Eve event (which will happen at the club upstairs) have unfortunately sold out. However, don’t stress if you missed out as there will still be the option to socialise and bring in the new year in the downstairs bar (you’ll just miss out on the band upstairs).


Lastly, a big thank you to the Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club for putting on this great event, and also to all of our great sponsors for getting on board. Firstly of course our naming rights sponsor Harken, as well as major partners MUSTO, Mighty Craft, Bar Karate and Comits, and event supporters Binks Marine, Brighton Foodland, Caveo Partners, My Little Physio Family, Oceanique, Pinz, Portia Valley Wines, Severne Sails, Yacht Lab and Adelaide Boat Sales. And of course thank you to all of you, the competitors, we hope you have a great time and feel free to reach out should you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Harry Fisher
Festival Coordinator
Mobile: 0431 102 417