Learn more about your boat, how to sail it and tactics. Racing is a great way to improve your skills and get more from your sailing by competing against other similar boats in a friendly and supportive environment.

We have one primary racing event each year, the annual Sonata Regatta.  We also encourage members to participate in other events, sometimes in conjunction with an organised SYA cruise.

Sonata Regatta

The annual Sonata Regatta is held at Geelong Trailable Yacht Club (GTYC) at St. Helens (North Geelong) usually in mid February.
The Regatta is open to any Trailable yacht owned by a current SYA member. The race format comprises ’round the buoys’ racing on Saturday with a sternchaser race on Sunday.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and learn more about racing. It is a fun weekend for all with the emphasis on good sailing and socialising.

Results are available below.

Victorian Trailable Yacht Division

The VTYD organise a traveller series which includes the annual Victorian Trailable Yacht & Sports Boat State Titles.  Any Sonata owners interested in racing against other trailable yachts are strongly encouraged to look at attending these events.

The 2023/2024 Victorian Trailable Yacht and Sports Boat State Titles are to be hosted by the Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club. The dates have been set as the 24-25 February 2024.  The intention is to create an inclusive, mixed fleet event. There is also the re-introduction of a non-spinnaker division to cater for all types of trailable sailors.  The venue is superb, and has been timed so people can capture both this event and the Marlay Point Overnight Race two weeks later.

Poster for the 2023-24 Victorian Trailable Yacht and Sports Boat State Titles

Victorian Trailable Yacht Division web site

Sonata Regatta Results

2023 Sonata Regatta Results

2022 Sonata Regatta Results

2019 Sonata Regatta Results