Queensland’s oldest race, the Brisbane to Gladstone (B2G), will set sail for the 76th year with the help of a major commitment from Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) – a contribution of $300,000 to the Queensland Cruising Yacht Club (QCYC) over the next five years.
GPC CEO Craig Haymes said GPC is honoured to be playing a major role in Australia’s second biggest yacht race, which is an Easter tradition for both the Gladstone region and Queensland.
“It’s only January but our preparations for the race are in full swing including getting the giant pontoon ready – we can’t wait to welcome the fleet back to Gladstone to refresh, relax and explore all that our 5 Gold Anchor Marina has to offer,” Mr Haymes said.
“This year is important as we celebrate a significant milestone – our 110th year of operation – and we are honoured to be building on our proud history by supporting important events like this for our region and state.
“Easter in Gladstone is always an exciting time as we welcome thousands of locals and visitors.”
75th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race © Sarah Motherwell
“Our award-winning parklands at East Shores offer free front-row seats to the finish line and our Marina has sky-rocketed in popularity after we upgraded facilities.”
GPC provides free berthing to all entrants, access to all premium facilities and a complimentary shuttle bus service operating around the clock.
GPC also provides significant in-kind support including berthing yachts after the race.
Competitors will embark on a 308 nautical mile (570 kilometre) journey on Good Friday, sailing from Brisbane’s Redcliffe to the finish line in Gladstone Harbour.
The sponsorship is provided from GPC’s Profile Partner category through its Community Investment Program.
more info: brisbanetogladstone.com
by Gladstone Ports Corporation