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Yacht Race start QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone

Yacht Race start QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone

The weather God’s were smiling on the start of QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race this morning. After a night of almost constant rain, the race started in bright sunshine and a good breeze.

A highly competitive start saw a number of the smaller yachts lead the fleet out, of particular note was Leeway who punched well above her weight.

Predictably it wasn’t too long before Black Jack and Alive came to be at the front of the field with Black Jack reaching the first turning point at Redcliffe in just 23 minutes and Alive was chasing her hard.

First retirement of the race was B52 after they devastatingly blew their main sail.

As dusk fell on the fleet the leader, Peter Harburg’s Black Jack, had already passed Noosa and if the wind should hold, they will expect to reach Gladstone early on Saturday morning.

Currently leading the field in the IRC battle is Black Jack, followed by Alive. In ORCi Alive is heading the pack and in PHRF Black Jack is currently looking to take honours.

Overnight an almost full moon will guide the fleet up the coast and around the top of Fraser Island. With the wind expected to die early on Sunday morning, the race to reach Gladstone Harbour is most certainly on.

Leaderboard : Brisbane to Gladstone Monohull Race 2015

Position Name Rating Start Time Last update DTF (NM) Distance Sailed (NM) VMG* (Knots) Estimated finish time (EST) Estimated finish time (EST corrected)
1 Black Jack 1.7330 03 Apr 11:00:00 0 325.0 finished at 04 Apr 11:09:28 05 Apr 04:51:55
2 Alive 1.5780 03 Apr 11:00:00 0 316.4 finished at 04 Apr 14:09:49 05 Apr 05:51:51
3 Kerumba 1.2590 03 Apr 11:00:00 04 Apr 20:45:00 28.7 280.6 6.7 05 Apr 01:03:31 05 Apr 10:54:57
4 Guilty Pleasures VI 1.1580 03 Apr 11:00:00 04 Apr 20:45:00 59.3 248.3 4.1 05 Apr 11:10:43 05 Apr 18:47:27
5 Dekadence 1.1830 03 Apr 11:00:00 04 Apr 20:45:00 63.2 243.4 3.7 05 Apr 13:50:29 05 Apr 23:08:44
6 Ragtime 1.0950 03 Apr 11:00:00 04 Apr 20:45:00 72.5 234.0 2.8 05 Apr 22:22:32 06 Apr 04:00:58
7 Carbon Credits 1.1180 03 Apr 11:00:00 04 Apr 20:45:00 82.8 224.2 2.7 06 Apr 03:30:33 06 Apr 11:07:17
8 Wistari 0.9200 03 Apr 11:00:00 04 Apr 20:45:00 137.7 167.7 1.8 08 Apr 00:43:02 07 Apr 15:56:23
9 Mayfair 1.0820 03 Apr 11:00:00 04 Apr 20:45:00 106.6 202.6 1.4 07 Apr 22:35:18 08 Apr 07:24:38
10 Dream 1.1240 03 Apr 11:00:00 04 Apr 20:45:00 86.0 224.6 1.0 08 Apr 09:39:49 09 Apr 00:22:41
11 Flying Colours 2 0.9850 03 Apr 11:00:00 04 Apr 20:45:07 128.1 180.3 0.7 13 Apr 00:34:10 12 Apr 21:07:33
12 Restless 1.0510 03 Apr 11:00:00 04 Apr 20:45:00 116.4 193.2 0.6 12 Apr 19:38:32 13 Apr 07:05:57
13 Camille 0.8790 03 Apr 11:00:00 04 Apr 20:45:00 136.8 169.8 0.4 18 Apr 01:56:03 16 Apr 07:28:16
14 Italian Job 1.0720 03 Apr 11:00:00 04 Apr 20:45:00 108.5 202.4 0.2 23 Apr 07:59:47 24 Apr 18:20:25
15 Corrobboree 0.9870 03 Apr 11:00:00 04 Apr 20:45:00 119.9 188.5 0.2 27 Apr 01:52:01 26 Apr 18:29:52
16 Frantic 1.1430 03 Apr 11:00:00 04 Apr 20:45:00 106.5 204.2 0.0 01 May 15:44:04 21 Jan 22:46:17
17 Immigrant 1.0750 03 Apr 11:00:00 04 Apr 20:45:00 118.8 191.0 -0.1 21 Apr 14:14:07 21 Apr 14:14:07
18 Airstream 1.0280 03 Apr 11:00:00 04 Apr 20:45:00 136.2 196.8 -5.4 21 Apr 14:14:07 21 Apr 14:14:07
leeway 1.0160 03 Apr 11:00:00 04 Apr 20:45:00 301.8 106.3 -0.0 21 Apr 14:14:07 RETIRED
Equipment failure
Sassy 0.9650 03 Apr 11:00:00 04 Apr 20:45:00 150.3 178.1 -4.5 21 Apr 14:14:07 RETIRED
Not a Diamond 1.0830 03 Apr 11:00:00 04 Apr 20:45:00 56.3 251.3 6.8 05 Apr 05:02:01 RETIRED
Note

more info ….brisbanetogladstone.com.au

by Nigel Statham

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