Lincoln Week Regatta back | Port Lincoln Hours
Boston Bay will host some of Australia’s most recognized sailors next week as the annual Teakle Classic Lincoln Week regatta gets underway.
The event is preceded by the iconic Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race Friday, now in its 72nd year, which will see a fleet of 25 yachts race through the gulfs and into Port Lincoln.
Two local boats will take part in the race, while a total of five will take part in the four-day regatta from Monday.
Among the fleet are two local boats – Born to Mentor, skippered by Simon Turvey, and Lincoln Mentor, skippered by Matt Stephens – which will again serve as platforms to introduce young local sailors to the discipline of offshore sailing.
In last year’s race, Lincoln Mentor knocked out division two by the narrowest of margins on Born to Mentor, setting up another big battle for local bragging rights this year.
“We have a talented young crew on board this year and we are delighted to be competing in this year’s race,” said Turvey.
“Peter Teakle owns the boats and always encourages us to sail our best – he does a lot for the local sailing and for the regatta week.”
Following the impacts of COVID-19 last year, next week’s event will also be the first since 2020 that Victorian yachts will be able to race.
A total of four yachts are making the trip from Melbourne’s Sandringham Yacht Club, along with event champion and reigning Sydney-Hobart winner Matt Allen’s Ichi Ban from Sydney.
Regatta Chairman Andy Dyer said the event was an important part of Port Lincoln’s yachting culture and had solidified itself as one of the most recognized destination keelboat events across the country. Australia.
“Port Lincoln has a fantastic reputation in the Australian sailing community, mainly due to the glamorous sailing conditions in Boston Bay,” he said.
“But so many people travel very far to be here because of the local hospitality that comes with a destination event like Lincoln Week.”
The race from Adelaide to Port Lincoln starts at 3pm on Friday and arrivals are expected in the early hours of Saturday morning, while Lincoln Week’s regatta runs from Monday to Thursday next week.