Maritimo signs on

Maritimo expressed their approval for the new dates of Southport Yacht Club’s event, Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta, giving them time to prepare for the 2023 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

08 August 2023


The date change to the King’s Birthday long weekend (Saturday 30 September 2023 to Monday 2 October 2023), gives Maritimo additional time ahead of the main event, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Boxing Day, 26 December 2023.

“Maritimo fully supports Southport Yacht Club’s initiative of Bartercard Sail Paradise’s new date, allowing us to participate in both the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and this premier event,” stated Michael Spies, Maritimo Skipper.

“We are competing up and down the east coast of Australia, but the Gold Coast is still the best, and we are thrilled to be part of the SYC’s effort to support and grow the local offshore fleet. Looking forward to competing!”


The yacht, Maritimo is designed by Reichel Pugh and the most competitive of the early generation TP52s winning the inaugural World Championships. It has undergone a major optimisation at the Maritimo facility.

It will be driven hard by the same team that enjoyed success with the previous Maritimo 54.

Locals and visitors are invited to watch this prestigious event to celebrate the beauty of sailing and be amazed by the colours, skill and thrilling action.

Gold Coast Offshore Sailing Regatta

Over 3-Day Long Weekend from September 30 to October 2. Southport Yacht Club, a multi-award-winning Club and Restaurant is hosting the event. Not just for sailors – families and friends can also enjoy holiday pleasures on the Gold Coast. Daily prizes for all divisions. The Regatta will incorporate the Qld Yachting Championships

The regatta will feature seven divisions over three days, including:

Monohull IRC/ORC
Monohull Performance Racing PHS/ORC
Monohull Cruising – Spinnaker (PHS)
Monohull Cruising – Non-Spinnaker (PHS)
Monohull 2 Handed Division IRC/ORC
Multihull Racing (OMR)
Multihull Cruising (PHS)

Proudly Supported by Major Events Gold Coast. Sponsored by Bartercard, The Yacht Sales Co. Club Marine, XXXX Gold and Australian Sailing.

Entries are now open online, and ‘early bird’ entry fees are available until 31 July 2023.

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