About the Race

The 29th-anniversary race will be held on a date (to be advised later in 2021) in early 2022.  Commencing in 2022 QCYC is delighted to welcome our Race naming Rights sponsor the Gladstone Ports Corporation

The Race will therefore now be known as the Gladstone Ports Corporation Surf to City Yacht Race.  We will from 2022 be offering an exciting array of marina berth stays at the Gladstone Marina as prizes courtesy of the Gladstone Ports Corporation.  Details and conditions of these prize offerings will be published as part of the Race entry process.

Enter the 2022 race via the Race Entry page at the official S2C website when the details become available later in 2021.

No other race in Australia consists of two fleets, an offshore and inshore fleet, both starting and finishing at the same place. The Gladstone Ports Corporation Surf to City Yacht Race is also one of a handful of races that see both monohull and multihull yachts compete against each other.

Held normally in January-February, the Race is now in its 28th year. In 2016, the Surf to City attracted over 110 of the most influential yachts in Queensland and northern New South Wales ranging in size from the mighty Black Jack to 7m trailer sailors.

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

Surf to City Official Website.

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

Skippers of vintage yachts or any class eg 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 (where competitors compete for the AustraliaWide Boat Sales perpetual trophy), in 2022 will be the perfect and most exciting way to qualify for the 74th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race in 2022.

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