The fact that the regatta caters for the full spectrum of sailboats, from superyachts through to small trailable
yachts and multihulls of all sizes, is already reflected in this year's entry list: there are four yachts over 20-metres in length, a broad sample of Grand Prix level racers and cruiser-racers, casual cruising yachts and eight multihulls.
It is the first time the European manufacturer of trailable
yachts has had an agent in Wales.
All the trailable
craft will launch at the slipway next to the Town Wharf during the days leading up to the weekend and will then be spotted in various locations as their captains explore the navigable section of the Montgomery Canal between Berriew and Arddleen.
boats in Division 3 had a super time, but it was Andrew Barney's Barney Army sailed with his wife Carmen and their three young children.
The popular One Design SB20s held their State Championship as part of the Crown Series Bellerive Regatta on the River Derwent in late February, with more than 180 keelboats, sports boats, trailable
yachts and off-the-beach dinghies and catamarans taking part.
This year some 240 boats took part, with strong support from most Hobart keelboat and centreboard clubs, as well as attracting trailable
boats such as B14 skiffs, Sabres, Sabots and Castle 650s from northern clubs on the Tamar, Leven and Mersey Rivers.
The Edge blends the freedom of sailing with the flexibility of a powerboat--combined in a trailable
The Sailing South Regatta 2009 will have divisions for boats racing under IRC and PHS handicaps as well as a One Design Class, Cruising, Cruising Non-Spinnaker, Nine-Metre, Sports Boats and Trailable
ASBA secretary Cam Rae explained to Offshore Yachting that sports boat owners had been looking for a more methodical system of handicapping their boats rather than an arbitrary system that had developed around the old Trailable