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Giant Steps Autism Regatta

Friday 20th October 2017

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Racing Abandoned 1145hrs October 20, 2017

Due to the continued strong winds, racing for the Giant Steps Autism Regatta today has been abandoned.  Please enjoy your afternoon ashore at MHYC.

Weather Update 1000hrs October 20, 2017

While there is rain and little breeze at MHYC at this time, the southerly change has now arrived at Port Hacking bringing 20-25 knot winds and further rain.  We will monitor conditions to determine if the wind strength and consistency will or will not provide safe conditions for sailing before making a decision to continue or abandon racing just ahead of the 12 noon briefing.  A strong wind warning is current for Sydney Closed Waters.

David Staley - MHYC Sailing Manager



Register in this year’s Giant Steps Autism Sailing Regatta on October 20th, 2017 and help a child with autism.  Yachts are desperately needed to ensure Giant Steps Sydney, a charity for children with autism, does not have to spend precious funds chartering yachts for their annual sailing regatta fundraiser. 

The Giant Steps Autism Sailing Regatta will be held at Middle Harbour Yacht Club and has become an annual event that provides companies with the perfect opportunity to 'team build' and network on Sydney Harbour in support of children with autism.

This year we are expecting 30 companies to sign up for this non spinnaker race and a number of yachts ranging from 34' to 60' have already been pledged. However, more boats are needed to ensure organisers do not have to turn groups away or divert funds from the charity to charter yachts. 

Participation in the event sees competitors boarding a yacht with a skipper, enjoying a picnic lunch and participating in this social race on Sydney Harbour. There are no entry fees for donated yachts and skippers are invited to join in post race drinks and a barbeque dinner on the foreshore of the Middle Harbour Yacht Club free of charge. 

This is a wonderful opportunity for yacht owners enjoy a Friday afternoon sail on Sydney Harbour and make a difference to children with autism.

For more information visit www.giantstepsregatta.com or contact Anna Trayner on 0423 673 279.








Tue 15 Aug 2017

Entries Open

Giant Steps Sydney

0900 hrs

Tue 17 Oct 2017

Entries Close

Giant Steps Sydney

2359 hrs

Thu 19 Oct 2017

Sailing Instructions

MHYC Website www.mhyc.com.au

1700 hrs

Thu 19 Oct 2017

Final List of Entries

MHYC Website www.mhyc.com.au

1700 hrs

Thu 19 Oct 2017

Starting Handicaps

MHYC Website www.mhyc.com.au

1700 hrs

Fri 20 Oct 2017

Warning Signal

As listed in Sailing Instructions

1320 hrs

Fri 20 Oct 2017

Race Start

As listed in Sailing Instructions

1330 hrs

Fri 20 Oct 2017

Post Race Presentation


1700 hrs















Marina and Berthing

Please contact the Marina Manager on 8969 3114 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Limited spaces are available. Please contact the Marina Manger in advance so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

A tender service is available to competitors leaving from MHYC.