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 – 18 & 19 February 2023

The 2023 Sonata Regatta will be held at Geelong Trailable Yacht Club (GTYC) at St. Helens (North Geelong) on the 18 & 19 February.
The Regatta is open to any Trailable yacht that is owned by a current SYA member. The race format comprises ’round the buoys’ racing on Saturday with a sternchaser race on Sunday. Spinnakers are not permitted.

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.

The Notice of Race document below has all the details.  To enter please download the Entry Form, complete the details and email to by Friday 10 February.

Note that the dinner on Saturday evening (Roast with vegies and dessert) is being provided by the SYA at no cost to competitors and any other members.  Any members planning to attend but not sailing need to book by email to the above address by Friday 10 February to assist with catering numbers.

Notice of Race

Entry Form

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.  Dates and information for the 2022/23 season are available here:

Sonata Regatta Results

2022 Sonata Regatta Results

2019 Sonata Regatta Results