by Ben Morgan
Both the KA-5 Australia and the KA-14 Steak n Kidney have departed Mackay Marina Shipyard.
The two yachts are a part of Australia's America's Cup racing history and at 9am they set sail for Sydney following an extensive nine week refit.
The two iconic yachts are to arrive at Brisbane Rivergate Marina Thursday morning 1am and will be available for media to inspect throughout Thursday and Friday.
Crewed by volunteer members of the Australian 12m Historic Trust, the two iconic boats will travel the following voyage plan: Mackay to Double Island, Double Island to Sphinx, Sphinx to High Peak, High Peak to The Child, The Child to Cape Capricorn, Cape Capricorn to Port Curtis, Port Curtis to Lady Elliot Island, Lady Elliot Island to Break Sea Spit, Break Sea Spit to Double Island Point, Double Island Point to Mooloolaba Mooloolaba to Bribie Island, Bribie Island to Tangalooma and Tangalooma to Brisbane River Rivergate Marina.
Both yachts will be monitoring Channel 16 throughout the voyage and you can contact via mobile on 0415 577 724. Following their arrival at Brisbane Rivergate the yachts will resupply and make way for Sydney.
For more information regarding the voyage, please contact; Benjamin Morgan, President – Australian 12m Historic Trust australian12m.com.