Please select your home edition
Edition
Wildwind 2016 728x90

Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Sponsor against Sponsor

by Suellen Hurling on 29 Jul 2011
Gauntlet - 5th Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race 2011 Suellen Hurling
It’s not often you would find sponsor’s battling for supremacy at a club race, however this is not just any race, the Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race [B2K] breeds a different kind of sponsor.

In the midst of one of Australia’s fastest growing offshore yacht races, the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron pits boat against boat, member against member and sponsor against sponsor.

The B2K sponsors not only support the race, but this year’s entry line up sees two of the event sponsors racing to the finish at Keppel Bay.

Angove’s Family Wine Makers and Morgan’s Seafood will meet at the start line for the fifth year running, rather than becoming tangled in a race within a race, their focus still remains in the fun of competing.

‘We love the action, the lead-up prep, the on-board bonding, destination entertainment and of course the racing - we love the race so much so that we, Morgan’s Seafood, are delighted to be sponsoring again this year,’ said Penny Morgan, General Manager of Morgan’s Seafood and crew member on board Dream Lover.


Sean Trotter, the Queensland Sales Manager for Angove’s Family Winemakers said the company came on board as a sponsor in the inaugural year of the event and they always look forward to competing on the Sydney 36, Gauntlet.

‘As a passionate sailor, who has been involved with the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron both as a member and sponsor for over 12 years, it is fantastic to be able to sail and participate in the event that we support,’ said Trotter.

The 2011 B2K is set to be the best yet, and while there is always the competition for first place, this event always brings with it, unofficial races within races.

‘This is Dream Lover’s fifth Brisbane to Keppel & we are really looking forward to this year’s race. I think most yachties would agree that the Keppel race is definitely a highlight of the year,’ said Morgan.

The gloves slide on next Friday the 5th August with the start gun firing at 1200 hours. The fleet will race from east of Green Island on Brisbane’s Moreton Bay then north along the Fraser Coast then into the tropical waters of the Capricorn Coast.

The Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race is part of Tourism Queensland’s Season of Sailing.

The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron is pleased to acknowledge the principal sponsors of the 2011 Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race; Club Marine, who has renewed their commitment as naming rights sponsor for the fifth year, David Bray Yachts, Club Super, and Morgan’s Seafood, Angove Family Winemakers, Bundaberg Rum and the Rockhampton Regional Council.

The race is hosted by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron with the support of Keppel Bay Marina, Keppel Bay Sailing Club, Yeppoon Coast Guard and Bundaberg VMR.

Race Website: http://www.brisbanetokeppel.com

Zhik Dinghy 660x82Bakewell-White Yacht DesignWildwind 2016 660x82

Related Articles

Gold Coast Race - Live and replay coverage of the start
Live and replay coverage of the CYCA Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race start Live and replay coverage of the CYCA Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race start
Posted today at 4:33 am
SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Alinghi apply the pressure in Hamburg
Morgan Larson’s dominant Omani team who go into the clubhouse in first place at the half way stage of the Act. 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ - A sunny day on the River Elbe coupled with a lively breeze saw SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Alinghi challenge Oman Air for honours on the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Hamburg, but it’s Morgan Larson’s dominant Omani team who go into the clubhouse in first place at the half way stage of the Act.
Posted today at 2:55 am
Comanche sets new trans-Atlantic Record - Video of the Finish
High definition video of Comanche crossing the virtual finish line off the Lizard to set a new monohull trans-Atlantic r High definition video of Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark’s supermaxi, Comanche setting a new, provisional world record for crossing the Atlantic for a monohull, in a manually powered sailing vessel of 5 days, 14 hours, 21 minutes 25 seconds. The video was recorded on and off the boat as she crossed the virtual finish line off the Lizard, southern England.
Posted today at 1:06 am
Close fight around Wight on Day 6 of Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup
20-25 knot winds and glorious sunshine made for one of the most memorable races around the Isle of Wight on record With a win for Eric de Turkheim's A13, Teasing Machine (despite destroying a kite), and a second for Daniel Andrieu's Sun Fast 3200, Cifraline 4, France Blue have leapt ahead in the overall results, now holding a 35.5 lead margin over the second placed Flanders North Sea Team.
Posted on 29 Jul
52 Super Series – Puerto Portals Week – Azzurra concludes with a win
Azzurra closes PPSW, the third event in the series with a win that feels like a wish for good luck in the events to come Azzurra closes the PPSW in Mallorca, the third event in the series, with a win that feels like a wish for good luck in the events to come. Quantum is the Series’ current leader, followed by Azzurra.
Posted on 29 Jul
52 Super Series – Puerto Portals Week – Quantum Racing takes the prize
Quantum Racing wrapped up their third regatta title of the season with a race to spare on the Bay of Palma Quantum Racing wrapped up their third regatta title of the season with a race to spare on the Bay of Palma, winning 2016 Puerto Portals Sailing Week, Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec completed a notable comeback after a disappointing ninth at the Audi Settimana delle Bocche
Posted on 29 Jul
Oman Air faces some infamous challenges at Extreme Sailing Series
All teams made it onto the podium at some stage during the seven race programme, reflecting the degree of difficulty All seven teams made it onto the podium at some stage during the seven race programme, reflecting the degree of difficulty in achieving any sort of consistency in a very shifty and unstable breeze that topped out at a bracing 14 knots when all the GC32s catamarans took off on their foils and flew around the race course.
Posted on 29 Jul
Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy – 2 months to go to the 6th edition
The regatta is reserved to boats that are one hundred or more years old and in 2016 will celebrate its sixth edition. The regatta, unique in its genre, is reserved to boats that are one hundred or more years old and in 2016 will celebrate its sixth edition anniversary. Over the years, the Centenary trophy has gathered some of the most gorgeous and best performing classic yachts from the past century.
Posted on 29 Jul
Vendée Globe – Sébastien Destremau – Simplicity as a credo + Video
A native of Toulon in the south of France, Sébastien Destremau can lay claim to one of the smallest budgets of the fleet A native of Toulon in the south of France, Sébastien Destremau can lay claim to one of the smallest budgets of the fleet. His credo is to keep it simple, inexpensive and effective. Interview with the skipper of faceOcean, winner of the Calero Solo Transat back in the spring.
Posted on 29 Jul
The Vendée Globe – 100 days and counting
With some 100 days until the start, the first thing to note is that the fleet of participants is stronger than ever With some 100 days until the start, the first thing to note is that the fleet of participants is stronger than ever, since there are some twenty-eight skippers, registered and qualified, whilst ‘just’ twenty sailors took the start in 2012. As a result, we’re set to be close to or equal to the 2008 record (thirty skippers at the start)!
Posted on 29 Jul