The Queensland Cruising Yacht Club Winter Series is a series of ten races including the Otter Rock Plate. The Series features racing divisions for Monohulls and Multihulls plus a SAGS category. For the racing divisions, the races are a mixture of short course and passage races whilst the SAGS category is made up entirely of passage races.
The series runs during the months on June and July and includes two inter club challenges. The Winter Bell challenge is competed for by the Sandgate Yacht Club and QCYC whilst the Otter Rock Plate is a challenge between Moreton Bay Boat Club and QCYC
Depending on entry numbers, the racing fleet in normally split into two monohull divisions and one multihull division whilst the SAGS category combines all entrants, irrespective on the number of hulls in one group.