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Starts 11.00am on Good Friday, April 14, 2017


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About the Race

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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Race News

18 Nov 2016 - 18:46
7 Sep 2016 - 11:08

For a decade, the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race has been run as a Category Two race but this year, there has been the significant move to a Category Three uprated entry requirement. The Notice of Race sets out in careful details what this actually means to prospective yacht owners but to fully understand the requirements, the document must be read in conjunction with the Special regulations.

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.

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