Sponsors and Partners

Once again, it is great to see the support of our event sponsors from previous years together with our new sponsors.  Sail Port Stephens is not only great exposure for top shelf brands but also provides excellent and affordable opportunities for smaller players as well.

Without these sponsors running an event like Sail Port Stephens would be very difficult so, make sure you support those businesses who support sailing! 

Destination NSW is a strategic partner in Sail Port Stephens, including it in their regional portfolio of events from 2010 to 2012.

Sail Port Stephens is part of a long list of regional NSW events supported by Destination NSW and listed on the NSW Events Calendar.  

All of these events provide economic and marketing benefits to the region and NSW as well as providing wonderful benefits to the local communities who help deliver them.

Destination NSW is proud to welcome all participants and visitors to Port Stephens for this major sailing event.


Through key industry partnerships, Port Stephens Council works to promote the region as a major tourism destination through events such as Sail Port Stephens.

The 2011 regatta generated an estimated $1.1 million dollars for the local economy and provides numerous benefits for individual benefits for local businesses to leverage their marketing dollar.  Click through for more information on Port Stephens Council.



All Seasons Salamander Shores has been associated with Sail Port Stephens from the very beginning and continues invest in this event and many other sailing events in the area. 

All Seasons Salamander Shores offers affordable waterfront accommodation. Nestled in three acres of manicured gardens, the resort is a secluded hideaway. Close to attractions, the great value All Seasons Port Stephens Salamander Shores offers direct beach access and coastal fun for the whole family. Its 89 accommodation rooms boast garden or bay views and its many facilities make it ideal for a relaxing holiday or weekend getaway.

The property is ideally suited for families competing in the junior regattas and provides special rates for those attending Sail Port Stephens. 


Nestled between rugged bushes and built in the style of a cosy fishing village, Anchorage Port Stephens is a boutique resort offering luxury seaside accommodation overlooking the Anchorage Marina, Corlette Beach and the unspoilt waters of Port Stephens.

From your private balcony or verandah admire the natural beauty of the region, breath in the clean and crisp sea air and allow the salty breeze to relax you. Explore our marina and all the yacht and fishing boat action or escape to one of our neighbouring beaches and watch wild dolphins frolic in the ocean’s waves.

Anchorage Port Stephens features 80 luxurious rooms housed in four interlinked guesthouses lining the marina’s edge. Our size enables us to provide you with fantastic facilities yet ensure your stay is intimate and personal.  Anchorage is the ideal location for yachts with berths at The Anchorage Marina or for anyone just looking for something a little special while visiting Port Stephens.



Our philosophy is very simple. At Gill we design and produce marine performance clothing and accessories that enhance the experience of the sailor. It is important to us to earn the trust of anyone who goes sailing or cruising by designing and manufacturing garments that work using the most technologically advanced materials available.

We work exclusively with competition sailors at all levels of the sport to ensure we receive the most accurate feedback on every product development project. Our rigorous testing criteria, laboratory procedures and independent fabric testing specialists mean we always arrive at the most technically superior garment at the time of manufacture. Gill - the brand for marine enthusiasts.



For 40 years Pantaenius has been providing yacht insurance to yacht owners all over the world. With over 70,000 clients Pantaenius is the number one insurance provider in Europe and now, in Australia Jamie McPhail and his team are delivering true local service when you need it most.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day the experienced crew are there for you in an emergency. Quick and competent handling is their highest priority.

For more information on Pantaenius Sail and Motor Yacht Insurance click here.



Wests Nelson Bay Diggers is a major dining and entertainment destination.  The largest licensed club in the area, Nelson Bay Diggers has recently completed a major $6 million renovation. Boardwalk Bistro, Coffee Shop, several bars, bottleshop and Club Fitness with the latest equipment and classes. The Main Lounge features frequent live entertainment, so check the website for the latest programme. The Auditorium seats up to 600 people and there are several smaller function spaces.

Wests Nelson Bay Diggers is a great supporter of Sail Port Stephens and continues to invest in this event and many others to ensure the continued growth of Port Stephens as a major tourism and event destination.




Nelson Bay Marina is situated in the idyllic blue waters of Port Stephens. Offering our customers and visitors a collection of shops, restaurants and events; there’s never a shortage of things to see and do. Just a short 2 1/2 hour drive from the Sydney CBD, Nelson Bay Marina is sure to impress located in the holiday destination of Port Stephens surrounded by golden sand, crystal waters and right in the heart of Nelson Bay CBD. 

Services include dockmaster assistance 7 days, wet berths up to 30 metres, 24 hour fuel and free sewage pump-out, private shower and toilet facilities, wireless internet, water and power to all berths, foxtel access to all berths,Noakes Boatyard, marine engineer and shipwright, Lee Marine, restaurant, cafes and takeaway, boutique shopping, security, ice and onsite parking.





Port Stephens Accommodation is a boutique agency providing specialist services in commercial, permanent and holiday property management in Port Stephens.  With origins starting as far back as 1980, the business has developed over the years to become one of the leading property management agencies in the region. 

To our holiday guests and permanent and commercial tenants Port Stephens Accommodation provides a level of service second to none.  Holiday Guests have the ability to book online through our easy to navigate and comprehensive website,  www.portstephensaccommodation.com and can be kept up to date on what’s happening in the area by subscribing to our mailing list. We offer services such as our Priority Check In, Welcome Packs, linen and equipment hire, tour information and discounted accommodation deals during different times of the year. We pride ourselves on being available at all times to assist our commercial and permanent tenants and provide emergency maintenance services 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.



Choose from 4 perfectly located award winning Holiday Parks all located within an easy drive of Nelson Bay CBD.

Halifax Holiday Park is set in natural bushland, surrounded by two calm water beaches and is the ideal choice to have it all at your fingertips.  This 4 star park is just 15 minutes stroll to the centre of Nelson Bay, with cafes, shops & restaurants. The park is a favourite for boating enthusiasts with a deep water boat ramp adjacent, calm waters and a marina close by.

Surrounded by the calm waters of the bay and located only 10 minutes from the facilities and attractions of Nelson Bay is Soldiers Point Holiday Park, Port Stephens, NSW. Completely refurbished the park has 45 camp sites offering unbelievable water views from all of the tent sites and a choice of accommodation with headland or water views from one of the 33 luxury self contained villas. You can watch the sunset over the water from the comfort of your tent or Villa. 

Directly opposite one of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast of Australia, Shoal Bay Holiday Park is ideal for short breaks or an extended stay. The gentle aquamarine waters and the clean white sand of Shoal Bay provide a perfect swimming beach that the kids love and, within just two minutes walk you find the picture postcard village of Shoal Bay with cafes, shops, restaurants and clubs.

Surrounded by National Park and across the road from a patrolled surfing beach, the 3.5 star Fingal Bay Holiday Park is still just 5 minutes from the heart of Nelson Bay and a stones throw away from Shoal Bay.  The Park offers all the convenience of a first class holiday resort in a stunning natural bushland setting. Go troppo in our resort pool, cook up a storm in the camp kitchen or stay in self contained luxury in one of our special Beach Houses. You will appreciate this award winning park's facilities and ideal location with beach and bushwalking on your doorstep!






Like Bob Oatley’s yacht, Wild Oats Wines are a modern take on a time-honoured tradition – fine wines made from traditional grape varieties in a contemporary style. 

Having endured a five year hiatus from winemaking, but continuing to grow grapes on their Mudgee properties throughout, the Oatley family reemerged in 2006 as Robert Oatley Vineyards, based on their family-owned vineyards in Mudgee and purchased the neighbouring historic Montrose and Craigmoor wineries in which to make and market their new wines, the first of which was Wild Oats. Their state-of-the-art winery is the region’s largest, where the team make an outstanding array of wines from Mudgee-grown grapes along with parcels from other specialist Australian regions around the country. James Halliday, Australia’s most highly regarded wine critic, elevated Robert Oatley Vineyards to prestigious FIVE STAR status in his 2011 Australian Wine Companion.



Comprising of 72 guestrooms, the Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens offers an indulgent selection of 4 1/2 star accommodation designed to allow our guests to enjoy the ambience of relaxed luxury. Each room is beautifully appointed and opens out to a private balcony or courtyard, taking in the wonderful Valley views and magnificent gardens surrounding the property. Guests can avail themselves of our tennis courts, resort-style swimming pool, sauna, spa, the Lodge library and many other facilities including the Hunter Valley Gardens Village and the spectacular display gardens.

 All rooms have reverse cycle air-conditioning, refrigerator, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, remote controlled television, austar, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and international direct-dial telephones. Disabled facilities are also available.