Gladstone Ports Corporation Winter Series

2021 Series partners

QCYC is excited to announce a new partnership with the Gladstone Ports Corporation.  The Winter Series will now be known as The Gladstone Ports Corporation Winter Series and consists of nine races over a mixture of short courses and passage courses.

The series is open to both Monohulls and Multihulls.  In the 2021 series there will be great incentives for vessels to compete, with generous week long marina berth stays at the Gladstone Marina, (as operated by the Gladstone Ports Corporation) the prize details of which will be set out closer to the series commencement.

The series includes a five race Travellers Series, the Otter Rock Plate Team Event and the Winter Bell Challenge.

The Otter Rock Plate is for teams of two boats who compete for the Monohull and Multihull Plate over the course of the races held on the Otter Rock Weekend.

The Winter Bell challenge is a series long trophy competed for by the Sandgate Yacht Club and QCYC.

The Travellers mini series is designed to encourage visiting competitors and is spread over three weekends at the end of the series.  See latest Notice to Mariners 10 June 2020 in relation to navigating Cabbage Tree Creek.

The fleet is normally split into two monohull divisions and one multihull division.

We have a return to racing in July 2020 with a revised winter series timetable.  The club has a COVID-19 safety plan in place which among other things, is applicable to the ongoing conduct of our racing program.  See the QCYC COVID-19 Safety Plan here to download. The COVID-19 Statement of Compliance is at this link.

Please note that we are restricted in numbers within our licensed premises under our safety plan. Therefore any competitors who intend on socialising at the Club House after their race, and who have not made any booking request via the Bar and Restaurant Page beforehand, are requested to make contact with the on duty staff prior to setting off before their race.  

The revised 2020 race dates are as follows:


Saturday 11th July 2020

Race 1   Passage Race
Sunday 12th July 2020 Race 2   Passage Race
Saturday 18th July 2020 Races 3 and 4   Short Course
Sunday 26th July 2020 Race 5 Travellers Series 1 Passage Race
Saturday 1st August 2020 Race 6 Travellers Series 2/Otter Rock 1 Passage Race
Sunday 2nd August 2020 Race 7 Travellers Series 3/Otter Rock 2 Passage Race
Saturday 8th August 2020 Races 8 and 9 Travellers Series 4 and 5 Short Course
Sunday 9th August 2020 Winter Series Presentation Brunch Coffee 9:30am Brunch 10:00am Presentation 11:00am  

Friday 17th July (QCYC Host)

Brisbane to Mooloolaba

Cancelled Owing to COVID-19

  Passage Race
Saturday 18th July (Mooloolaba Host)

SCOR Series Mooloolaba

Cancelled Owing to COVID-19

  Short Course
Sunday 19th July (Mooloolaba Host)

SCOR Series Mooloolaba

Cancelled Owing to COVID-19

  Short Course

Note: the dates above are subject to change due to weather factors etc. If in doubt check the Members’ Notice Board or Club Twitter feed below for the most up to date information. For the full Winter Series dates in downloadable format please click here.

2019 Winter Series Results

Historical Results