The Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race is one of Australia’s flagship offshore yacht races, an icon of Queensland’s beautiful coast and the highest profile Easter Weekend sporting event in Australia. Each year the yachts set sail from beautiful Moreton Bay on Good Friday cheered on by thousands of onlookers from the shore at the Shorncliffe Pier, in Brisbane and on the water at Bramble Bay.
The 70th edition of this 308 nautical mile ocean classic will start on Good Friday, March 30th at 11 am 2018. From the start off Shorncliffe Pier, 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 race boats from Queensland as well as interstate rivals. In 2014, Queensland Racer ‘Black Jack’ took an impressive line honours win whilst the Tasmanian registered ‘Alive’ topped the timesheets on handicap and won the prestigious Courier Mail Cup, one of the oldest perpetual trophies in Australia that has been competed for on a continual basis.
Brisbane to Gladstone Race Start Time: 11am
Start From: Moreton Bay
Distance: 308 nautical miles
Finish: Gladstone Harbour