The iconic Queensland Cruising Yacht Club's Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race is one of Australia’s flagship offshore yacht races now in its 73rd year attracting entrants and spectators Australia wide and internationally. The popular event kicks off at Bluewater Festival, passing by Redcliffe Festival of Sails at Suttons Beach and finishing 308 nautical miles north at Gladstone Harbour Festival.
The major Easter event has a rich history steeped in a tradition extending to its inauguration in 1949 featuring just seven vessels. The current race record is held by Black Jack who set the record in 2018 with 16 hours, 53 minutes and 57 seconds travel time.
The race is live-streamed for free via Facebook and can be accessed via the Brisbane to Gladstone website.
Watch the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race at Bluewater Festival just off the sandy banks of Shorncliffe on Good Friday. This event offers a massive program of entertainment for families and yacht lovers.
Spend your Good Friday at Redcliffe Festival of Sails and watch the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race pass by. Soak up the atmosphere sea side, grab a bite to eat and lay the picnic blanket for a day of easter themed fun. This year we welcome back the popular Pop-up Ice Cream Fair. Enjoy everything sweet, creamy and frozen in this dedicated treat zone.
If you're a yacht racing fanatic and are excited to see the yachts race to the finish line then Gladstone Harbour Festival is the place for you! The long-standing five day festival will run from Wednesday 8th to Sunday 12th April 2020 at Gladstone Ports Corporation's Marina Parklands.