12ft Cadet Dinghy

Open Centenary Australian Championships

Come and celebrate
The first cadet dinghy interstate competition was held in Hobart in 1924 which ended in a tie between MayFly (Tas) and Penguin (NSW). In 1927 Lord Stonehaven, then Governor General of Australia presented a perpetual trophy for the series and since that time the Stonehaven Cup has been contested by all states of the Commonwealth.
To celebrate the 100 years of competition, the Royal Brighton Yacht Club will be proudly hosting the Open Centenary Australian Championships in January 2024.
Planned Regatta program
The regatta dates are set out below:

Wednesday 3 Jan Racing 1pmWelcome party
Thursday 4 Jan Racing 1pmBBQ
Friday 5 Jan Racing 1pm 
Saturday  Jan 6Racing 10am Centenary Reunion Party
Sunday Jan 7 1pm Provision for resail /Cock of the Cadet race 

Racing will normally be back to back with a total of 7 races scheduled and a maximum of 3 races on any one day.

Whist the regatta will be an open event, the series will include a classic division for the wooden boats and a team’s event with four boats from each state forming their state team.
The regatta will be conducted in accordance with the class rules but replacing the requirement for each boat to consist of 3 crew with a minimum weight limit 200kg. This allows bigger crews to sail 2 up and still be competitive.

Cadet Charter
Whilst it is expected that participants will source and bring their own boats, a small number of boats will be available for charter.   Contact Nick Chapman 0412767750 for details.

Regatta Information

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