Yacht race to bring business to Mooloolaba

March 8, 2014 by  

Mooloolaba businesses should be gearing up for the Sydney to Mooloolaba yacht race as it comes to town for the first time in nearly 10 years.

The 469-nautical mile race used to be a fixture between the Sydney to Hobart race and the Brisbane to Gladstone race, but dropped off the schedule. It has now been bought back in a new format by sailor and skipper of Team Australia, Sean Langman. This year, the race will
be open to monohull and multihull boats.

The boats will be hosted by the Mooloolaba Yacht Club, which will co-ordinate the finish team and will stay in the harbour. While some of the boats will be too big to enter the marina, it is hoped that the Team Australia boat will be able to moor where locals can go along and see the vessel.

The event should bring a boost for local businesses, particularly those in the retail and hospitality industries, with plenty of crew members and sailing fans likely to arrive for the race, and owners should start thinking about how they are going to use the extra visitors to their advantage.

Businesses could think about using poster printing or flyer printing to advertise their products and services, and maybe promote special offers to visitors.

The race will begin at Sydney Harbour on Wednesday 9th April and finish in Mooloolaba that weekend.