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Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race all done and dusted

by B2K media on 8 Aug 2011
LAHANA - 5th Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race Suellen Hurling ©
The fifth annual Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race is done and dusted for another year. The crews have ventured off to their next port which is either home or onto Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island for race weeks.

A highlight of this year's race was with Wild Oats XI setting a new race record of 24 hours, 20 minutes and 22 seconds.

Peter Millard and John Honan's super maxi Lahana was the overall winner taking out both IRC Overall and IRC Division 1.

'A huge thank you to everyone for making us welcome into this race and looking after us so well. It's a lot of work getting 22 guys off a boat, out of the bar and onto a bus to the airport but the team at Keppel Bay Marina managed to just make it happen,' said Millard.

Congratulations go to all the competitors and the following winners:

IRC Overall and Division 1
1st – Lahana – Peter Millard & John Honan
2nd – Wild Oats XI – Robert Oatley
3rd – Ocean Affinity – Stewart Lewis

IRC Division 2
1st – GOA / NOVA – Chris Tyquin
2nd – Trumpcard – Craig Coulsen
3rd – Georgia Express – Andrew Knights

PHS Overall and Division 1
1st – Wot Eva – David Pescud
2nd – Sweethart – Laurence Pidgeon
3rd – Arcadia – Tim McCall

PHS Division 2
1st – Georgia Express – Andrew Knights
2nd – Dream Lover – Rick Morgan
3rd – GOA / NOVA – Chris Tyquin

Farr 30 Line Honours
GOA / NOVA – Chris Tyquin

Cruising Division
1st – Too Impetuous (Rudy Webber)

Navigators Prize
GOA / NOVA – Combined effort of the crew – gave an ETA within 1:37 of their finish time by using a $1.99 app downloaded from the iTunes store.

Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, hosts of the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race has extended their thanks to Keppel Bay Marina, Keppel Bay Sailing Club, Rockhampton Regional Council and the Capricorn region for their continued support and hospitality.

Planning is now underway for the sixth year in 2012.

Race Website - www.brisbanetokeppel.com

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, David Bray Yachts, Club Super, 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 and Keppel Bay Sailing Club.

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