Date: Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October 2022.
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The 17th 2022 Spirit Marine Beneteau Cup and Mooloolaba Yacht Brokers French Yacht Challenge Regatta organised by the Queensland French Yacht Owners Association Inc (QFYOA), hosted by the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron will be held on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October 2022.
In 2022 the Mooloolaba Yacht Brokers French Yacht Challenge will be held over the two days to align with the Beneteau Cup.
Rod Johannessen, Chair of QFYOA and the regatta committee commented, “Over seventeen years the regatta has grown to become one of the major social regattas on the Moreton Bay racing calendar. Following feedback from skippers in last year’s regatta we are making this a two day event for all French Yachts to compete.”
“In 2021, despite pandemic restrictions, we had a record number of 35 competitors including visiting yachts and crew from the Wynnum Manly Yacht Club, QCYC, Southport Yacht Club and even from Mooloolaba. We expect an even bigger turnout this year. It’s a great two days to compete, socialise and revel in all things French on and off the water. For some crew it’s a toss up if the highlight of this regatta is the competitive sailing or the fancy dress competition”.
The “inaugural” 2-day Mooloolaba Yacht Brokers French Yacht Challenge is open to all French designed/built boats ( Jeanneau, Beneteau, Archambault, J Boats, Dufour etc) and is held in conjunction with the Spirit Marine Beneteau Cup. Divisions include Performance, Cruising Spinnaker and Rally.
Open to all French designed/built monohulls event activities include:
- 3 Divisions: Rally, Cruising Spinnaker and Performance
- Best dressed “French Themed” boat and crew
- Après race activities including Saturday BBQ and Sunday Trophy
Presentation (complementary finger food) and fancy dress competition