6 April, 2023

Sailors return to Lake Tinaroo

THE annual Tinaroo Sailing Club May Day Regatta has returned once again and hundreds of sailors are expected to break the waves at Lake Tinaroo for the popular event at the end of the month.

The regatta will be a special occasion as the club celebrates its 60-year anniversary. There will be festivities and a cake cutting to mark the celebration.

This year’s program offers more than just racing as it includes a twilight sail on Saturday evening and an early morning frostbite sail on Sunday where everyone will be able to sail on other boats.

The regatta caters for junior classes right through to large 28-foot trailer sailors and there is superb viewing from the clubhouse for spectators, the start line is directly in front of the club house and the boats can be easily viewed from the club’s deck.

Club commodore Roger Wadley is inviting all to come along to the regatta over the weekend.

“We have a unique event, unlike any other sailing regatta around Australia,” he said.

“Most sailors and their families take the opportunity to camp at the club to enjoy the family friendly atmosphere and chat around the campfire at night with friends from other clubs.”

Another highlight of this year’s regatta is a slide show that will be played on Sunday night.

“We usually bring out popcorn to watch all the action of the days racing on the big screen,” Mr Wadley said.

“Lots of laughs at capsizing misfortunes caught on camera, and some great action shots of the usually hotly contested fleet starts.”

An Australian sailing number and insurance is mandatory to participate in the regatta, if you or your crew are not a member of an Australian Sailing affiliated club, you will need to contact Mr Wadley beforehand to be issued with a sailpass.

Sailors must enter online before 28 April at

Food is available over the weekend including lunch and dinner and snacks available over the three days. Camping is also available.

For more information contact Mr Wadley on 0427 916 568 or send an email to 


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