Hover UAV – Sail Port Stephens Regatta 2016

Hover UAV – Sail Port Stephens Regatta 2016

Sail Port Stephens 2016

The Sail Port Stephens Regatta is off and running for 2016. The Sail Port Stephens Regatta is now firmly established as an annual event on the national regatta calendar. Yachts and crews are visiting from as far as Melbourne and the Sunshine Coast.

The event is organised by the Corlette Point Sailing Club in partnership with Events Port Stephens. This is an initiative of Port Stephens Council. Destination NSW also are proud sponsors of the event which is a magnificent showcase to the nation of the beautiful Port Stephens region. The week-long regatta, has seen its largest numbers since its inception. It wraps up on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

This years regatta saw the introduction of the first race to Broughton Island which was a delight for all the offshore yachtsman. This added a technical offshore aspect to the racing which was much enjoyed by all competitors. With the tides and inshore elements combining with the offshore elements it really has added a tactical component to the racing.

Hover UAV & Sail Port Stephens

Hover UAV was on hand to film and photograph all the action using its UAVs or drones. With the beautiful Port Stephens as a backdrop Hover UAV was able to capture all the action including the juniors who also had an amazing time during the regatta racing at Soldiers Point. Conditions were perfect for all competitors with winds daily within the 10-20 knot range.

The event is an annual boost to the Port Stephens economy and is welcomed by all business vendors. During the dates of the event visitor numbers to the region swell as visiting crew bring family’s and friends which is a boost to the local economy. With this event only going from strength to strength and the allure of the Port Stephens waters I am sure next years event will be bigger than ever.