In 2013 the 65th QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race will commence: 11.00am on Good Friday, 29 March 2013.
Yachts will come into view at Suttons Beach at approximately 11.30am, but can be seen all along the foreshore.
From the start, yachts proceed via a buoy off Redcliffe Point to the North West Channel north to Caloundra and through to Gladstone, a distance of approximately 308 nautical miles. Weather dependent, the first yachts can be entering the Harbour in Gladstone around 7.30am the following morning with the bulk of the fleet finishing late Saturday and into the early hours of Sunday morning.
Watch the race
Around 300 private and commercial craft gather around the start line and an estimated 60,000 spectators flock to Moreton Bay foreshores each year to watch the race start and to attend associated events.
For further information on the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race see the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race website.