About the Race

The 30th-anniversary race will be held on 10th February 2024.  We are delighted to acknowledge our Race naming Rights sponsor the Gladstone Ports Corporation

Entries are to open on the 1st December 2023 race via the Race Entry page at the official Surf to City website.

No other race in Australia consists of two fleets, an offshore and inshore fleet, both starting and finishing at the same place. The Surf to City Yacht Race is also one of a handful of races that see both mono-hull and multi-hull yachts compete in their respective divisions over the same course.

Held normally in January-February, the Race is now in its 30th year. In 2023, the Surf to City attracted 77 entries of the most influential yachts in Queensland and northern New South Wales ranging in size from maxi yachts to 7 meter trailer sailers.

The race is organised and hosted by Queensland Cruising Yacht Club and run with the assistance of Southport Yacht Club.

The Inshore Fleet is usually a day race. The course follows the main channel from Southport to Brisbane past all of the islands in the southern part of Moreton Bay. The Offshore Fleet is a day/night race. Starting off the Southport Seaway, the yachts head north around Cape Moreton to enter Moreton Bay and then to the finish.

Inshore Fleet

  • SMS monohulls
  • ORC monohulls
  • Performance Handicap Rating Formula (PHRF) Boats – monohull & multihull
  • OMR multihulls
  • One design classes

Skippers of vintage yachts or any class e.g. RL24 or Blazer can apply for a class category to be included in the Race. At least five yachts will be required to form a division.

Offshore Fleet

  • IRC monohulls
  • ORCi monohulls
  • Performance Handicap Rating Formula (PHRF) Boats – monohull & multihull
  • OMR multihulls
  • Shorthanded PHRF
  • Vintage PHRF

The Gladstone Ports Corporation Surf to City Offshore Mono Hull Yacht Race in 2024 is one of the qualifying races for the 76th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race 2024.

Entries Open Soon.