Twilight Yacht Racing on Sydney Harbour
Experience the excitement of twilight racing on Sydney Harbour aboard a 58-foot (18-meter) custom-built luxury yacht. You can try your hand at 'pulling ropes,' or just sit back and enjoy the view as the sun sets over Sydney. You'll feel like part of the crew by the end of the race, which takes place twice a week, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia or the Royal Australian Navy Sailing Association, depending on the day.
Make your way to Rose Bay in the early evening to begin your race on Sydney Harbour. Board the yacht as it's being set up for the race, and receive a pre-race briefing and basic sailing instructions from the crew to prepare for the sail from Ruschutters Bay to Watsons Bay and back.
Several crew members sail the boat around the course and will give you some instructions if you want to get involved. While they are there to win the race, they also make sure everyone on board has a good time. You'll return to the wharf after about 2.5 hours (depending on the wind), where you are welcome to have a post-race drink on board (optional; own expense) before heading to the yacht club to find out the race results and enjoy refreshments (optional).
Please wear flat, white-soled shoes, comfortable clothing, and a spray jacket, and bring something warm (just in case).