The countdown is on!

There’s only one sleep to go until the start of Harken SA Summer of Sail Regatta, which kicks off at the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron this Saturday.

The entry list is still increasing and we are keeping entries open right up until midnight Friday night for online entries – and then at the desk on the day. It’s set to be an awesome event and we can’t wait to welcome you.

Venue Details:
Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron
750 Victoria Road
Outer Harbor SA 5018

Gates will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 7:30AM and the registration desk will open from 8:00AM on Saturday. The registration desk will be located on the club’s quarterdeck!


Sailing Instructions are now live and can be accessed via the link below. Please note that a competitor briefing for ALL sailing classes will be held at 0930 hours at the club, while foiling classes will have a briefing at 1230 hours at the North Haven Surf Life Saving Club.

Also please take note of the course areas and start times. If your class is not listed in the schedule of start times, you will be notified at the briefing as to which start you are part of.


Rigging and launching for all OTB sailing classes will take place at the North Bank around on the far side of the club’s marina (see the map below). Rigging can take place on the lawned area near the boat ramp and can spill out into the bitumen area. There is also a spaces allocated for road trailers. Any overflow (if required) can rig and launch at the bank in the left corner of the Sports Boat area.

Sports Boats and Trailables will have access to the boat ramp at the North bank and crane facilities along the club’s eastern boundary, as well as a specific berth for each boat for the weekend. The club’s General Manager Adam South will contact skippers directly providing them with information on their berthing area.

The crane will be trusted to competitors to use themselves, however if assistance is required please contact Adam South (details at foot of the email).

Any support boats must apply at the registration desk for a berthing location prior to putting their boats in the water. These locations will most likely be out the front of the clubhouse.


A big thanks to the North Haven Surf Life Saving Club which has partnered with us to help facilitate our foilers! Kitefoilers and Wingfoilers will be able to launch off their beach, with the exact location guided by their surf life savers, and change room and coffee shop facilities will be available from 9am through to mid afternoon.

The club has encouraged all foilers to enjoy the NHSLSC facilities as if they were their own, and then after racing to come to RSAYS just down the road to enjoy the post-send festivities with the yachties.

Plus there’s an added benefit to the foilers – your first beer/wine back at RSAYS is on us!

Your briefing is at 1230 hours at NHSLSC – and for those competitors without an Australian Sailing Number, please fill out a Weekend SailPass with the club to ensure you’re covered by their insurance.
(it’s FREE and the form takes only two minutes)


If you are not an active member of a club affiliated with Australian Sailing, you will need to apply for a weekend SailPass through RSAYS.

The process only takes a few minutes and is absolutely FREE. So head to the link below and follow the prompts – as you will be asked for your AS numbers at the registration desk.


The Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron is working hard to ensure all off-water activities as part of this event are COVID-Safe. This includes plenty of outdoor space to socialise after racing, not just on the club’s quarterdeck, but also out onto the adjacent lawn.

Can you please ensure you adhere to the following rules.

  • The RSAYS club house has a double vaccination policy, however the outside facilities can be used without proof of vaccination
  • Please check in with the QR code upon arrival to the club
  • Please wear a mask in all indoor locations, in bathrooms and changerooms and when attending the bar
  • Please ensure you are seated while eating and drinking
  • Please ensure you do not dance


Thanks to the generous support of Brendan Shepperd from Commercial IT Solutions (Comits) we are providing a free sausage sizzle after both days of racing. Jimmy’s Bar will also be open for food from 12noon onwards, so be sure to stick around after racing and enjoy the hospitality.


0830-1000: Coffee Van, Soft Drinks, Water,
NO FOOD so please bring food if you require it before midday.

1200 – food available in Jimmy’s Bar (downstairs) and Bar Open!

1600 – FREE Post-Sailing BBQ

1800 – Boxed Dinner Meals available in Jimmy’s Bar (Saturday Only)

Please bring your own food if you need to eat prior to an early start.


Saturday night will be a great chance to kick back, relax and enjoy the club’s hospitality. We have booked acoustic muso Dan Ninnes, a great friend of the sport, from 5-7pm to help you unwind.

The club will be set up in a COVID-Safe way with plenty of seating on the quarterdeck and out onto the adjacent lawn – we encourage you to stick around.


The club has been kind enough to offer competitors free camping on-site! There are two locations for camping, either on the northern boundary of the club near the OTB rigging area, or on the front lawn east of the sail drying rack.

See the map below for the exact locations.


Harry Fisher
Regatta Coordinator
0431 102 417
[email protected]

Adam South
RSAYS General Manager
0450 946 586
[email protected]