The sixty seven year history of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race has made it one of Australia’s flagship offshore yacht races. The race is seen as an icon of Queensland and the highest profile Easter Weekend sporting event.
The sixty eighth edition of this 308 nautical mile ocean classic will start on Good Friday, March 25 2016. From the start, yachts proceed via a mark off Redcliffe Point to the North West Channel up to Caloundra and through to Gladstone. Each yacht will have a YB tracker installed which will update the live map every fifteen minutes. This means friends and family left ashore can follow the fleet, or watch an individual yacht fight for line honours.
Entrants will include the countries best Queensland based race boats as well as interstate rivals. In 2015, 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. However, will they remain owner's of this coveted trophy, or will there need to be a new name etched onto it?
For more information on the race and live mapping once the race has started, please visit the Brisbane to Gladstone Monohull Race website.