Australia's Second Biggest Yacht Race
For over seventy years Queensland families have been travelling to the seaside to witness the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, which is due to set sail at 12pm. With so many years under its belt it is one of the most notable of its type in the country, and an icon of Queensland.
The race covers 308 nautical miles and will feature a field of over 40 vessels - from all over Australia and overseas - all competing for honours.
The Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race was first held during Easter 1949. Of the seven vessels competing only two had radios. The other five were given carrier pigeons by Brisbane's Homing Pigeon Club. The yachts with pigeons released two each day to report their position.
Since then the Brisbane to Gladstone has grown in size and stature and has become a sporting icon for Queensland and Australia.
Did you know?
The Brisbane to Gladstone goes LIVE in 2021
In 2021 the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race will be streamed live around the world at www.brisbanetogladstone.com.au.
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