Yachting NSW has been the organiser of SIRs for the past 14 years and the 2005 event will see a number of invited international classes returning to join the Olympic, Paralympic and Youth classes, including Laser 4.7's, 505's, Moths and OK Dinghy classes and for the first time, the new Olympic board class - the Neil Pryde RS:X Board.
Current Moth World Champion and ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards nominee Rohan VEAL will be racing with the SIRs Moth fleet this year. VEAL who has World Champion, European Open Champion, South Pacific Champion, Australian Open Champion, Australian Champion, and British National Open Champion titles to his name has made huge impact on the skiff classes with his development of the foiling technique in the International Moth class boat.
'After a number of years of being invited to SIRs, I am really looking forward to competing this year on Sydney Harbour along with a number of other foiler Moth's from Sydney. The Moth class has grown in both members and interest levels over the last few years, so it is also good to be mixing our racing with the Olympic classes on a more regular basis,' commented VEAL.
Sydney International Regatta is the Sydney stop of the Sail Down Under series and will be hosted by the Woollahra Sailing Club with the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron hosting the keelboat classes. The classes for the Olympic, Paralympic and Youth classes will be 49ers, 470s, Laser, Laser Radial, Finn, Yngling, Tornado, Neil Pryde RS:X Board, Star, 29er, 420s, 2.4mr and Sonar.
The NOR is available on the Yachting New South Wales's website via the link below. Entries close December 9.