In 2006, the Tomaree Events Forum and local business operators agreed that Port Stephens was an ideal location to host a major sailing event.
Four of those business operators agreed to provide some seed funding to get the project started.
These are recognized as our Foundation Partners:
- The Anchorage Resort Port Stephens
- d’Albora Marina
- Wests Diggers
- All Seasons Salamander Shores
- Port Stephens Council
Expert advice was sourced from Rhumbline Marketing, who up until July 2010, were the event co-ordinators of the largest regatta in Australia. They prepared a strategy document for the event, introduced professional race management by Right Tack, professional race administration by Top Yacht, and a foundation partner in Slam Clothing.