Gladstone Ports Corporation Winter Series

2021 Series partners

Winter Series Calendar

The 2021 series commences on May 29 with Races 1 and 2 (short courses).  The Sailing Instructions will be coming soon.  In the meantime all of the series race dates and the presentations date are available to view and download from the QCYC EVENTS CALENDAR


QCYC is excited to announce a new partnership with the Gladstone Ports Corporation commencing in 2021  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, including excellent trophies and prizes, and with generous week long marina berth stays at the Gladstone Marina on offer, (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:

2020 Winter Series Results

2019 Winter Series Results

Historical Results