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Starts 11.00am on Good Friday, April 14, 2017


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Start Time: April 14 2017 11am

Race Record: 20 Hours, 24 Minutes, 50 Seconds set in 2004

The sixty eight year history of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race has made it one of Australia’s flagship offshore yacht races. It is an icon of Queensland and the highest profile Easter Weekend sporting event, setting sail from Moreton Bay on Good Friday annually.

The sixty ninth edition of this 308 nautical mile ocean classic will start on Good Friday, April 14 2017. From the start at Shorncliffe, yachts proceed via a mark off Redcliffe Point to the North West Channel up to Caloundra and through to Gladstone.

Entrants will include the countries best Queensland based race boats as well as interstate rivals.  In 2016, Queensland Racer ‘Black Jack’ took an impressive double winning both line honours and topping the timesheets on handicap to win the prestigious Courier Mail Cup, one of the oldest perpetual trophies in Australia that has been competed for on a continual basis.

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After further meetings yesterday with Gladstone Mayor Matt Burnett and The Gladstone Yacht Club we are excited to confirm that with Gladstone Regional Council support, plans for a Welcome 'Yachties' function are now locked in and progressing well.

The event will take place on Easter Sunday at the Gladstone Yacht Club, commencing with breakfast at 7am and live music from mid-morning until late. There will be family friendly activities and depending on the weather, the official presentation of trophies will take place throughout the day.

The Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race attracts a lot of media attention and there are plenty of photographers out on the course capturing the race. After the Race, we will be publishing photographs and video via the Race website for purchase. So what will be available?

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