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Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Yacht Race sailing extravaganza

'MYCQ 50th Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Sailing Extravaganza'    MYCQ
MYCQ 50th edition of the Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Sailing Extravaganza gets underway on Good Friday, 18th April 2014. Back in 1965 Hedley Nicol won the first race both on Line Honours and on handicap.

The elapsed time was around the 32 hour mark. Since then various multihulls have lowered the record with Team Australia the ORMA 60 trimaran achieving a time of just over 16 hours 28 minutes in a relatively light weather event in 2012. So with a bit more breeze about who knows what time Sean Langman and his team can achieve.

In addition to monitoring the performance of the possible course record breakers the race winner on both OMR and PR is likely to be a very close fought tussle. To add to the interest and competition to the local boats like the two Schionning G Force 1500’s, Attitude and Chill Pill, the previous winner the Schionning G Force 1400Bullet Proof and the hot twice OMR winner, the Pescott Whitehaven, Rhythmic, there is likely to be some stiff opposition from the 50ft cat owned and built by Andrew Stransky, ‘Fantasia,’that has been so successful in the racesthe Far East and the Hot Crowther cat from NSW, ‘Two Up’. On the PR handicap scene last year’s winner ‘No Problem’ will be there plus a number of competitive contenders including our Vice Commodore, Mike Hodges’s very consistent 50 ft Schionning Waterline Cat ‘Renaissance’.

If you are interested in entering this historic event please refer to our web site for the Notice of Race plus all the other details you need to know to join in the event. Many of multis listed below have entered previously and judging from the early completed entry forms received a fair few are likely to do so again this year. So come and enter the fleet and enjoy the racing and the party in Gladstone afterwards.

MYCQ 50th Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Sailing Extravaganza -  MYCQ  
The Course

For this coming event we are running the race starting at the top end of the Moreton Bay Qld, off Shorncliffe and following the route out of the bay sailing up the coast and on the outside of Lady Elliott Island and then across the ‘Paddock’, into Gladstone Harbour finishing just north of the entrance to Auckland Creek. As a matter of interest the original race in 1965 started on Good Friday 16th April and this year it is on 18th April.

The Cruisers
Historically the cruising sailors and crews in the club have always missed out on being involved in the famous end of race parties in Gladstone. So for the first time we are running a cruise event in conjunction with but not part of the race. It will be in two sections, one starting at Moreton Bay for the Brisbane and Southern boats.For those boats from up North and who are north of the Wide Bay Bar the start will be from Pan Cake Creek about 25 miles South of Gladstone Harbour. The whole cruising fleet will then sail in at the appropriate time when most of the racing fleet are well into the Harbour & join the festivities.

Brief details on the whole event are shown on the attached poster. If you would like to join the cruising fleet please refer to our web site so you can download the documentation.

The Birthday Party
Yes the Club is organizing a Birthday party to be held on the 29th March in Brisbane. There will be a dinner for many invited guests and competitors who have helped the club and are competing this year in the racing and cruising fleets. This promises to be a very special occasion and forms an integral part of the events leading up to the race itself.
All in all a very exciting time for our club and the multihull scene in general.

We are very pleased to announce thatAPC LOGISTICS have chosen to support us in this 50th year event including the two cruise fleets. The Company have been keen supporters of multihull racing over a number of years especially the annual Lock Crowther Memorial Trophy which is sailed on Pittwater and NSW local coastal waters.
Our other sponsors include the Aspect Property Group run by Sailing identity and owner of the Schionning G Force 1500 Attitude.

Allyacht Spars who we gratefully acknowledge favour us with their continued support each year. In addition International Paints continue to support our endeavours for which we are most grateful. This year we are joined by Altex Coatings for the first time which we greatly appreciate

B2G 2014 Cruise Poster v5.pdf-page-001 - MYCQ 50th Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Sailing Extravaganza -  MYCQ   Click Here to view large photo

by Jim and Barbara Stubbings on behalf of MYCQ


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