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Gladstone Ports Corporation

75th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race

The Gladstone Ports Corporation 75th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race is considered by the yachting fraternity and the public to be one of Australia’s flagship ocean yacht races.  


Bringing the spectacle to audiences for all to see will be accomplished through cutting edge delivery technology, seven HD Cameras, with 2 on chase boats, plus drones, and of course augmented with a professional commentary team calling all the action.   


Once the Race is underway, we will have a 360 degree camera on board one of the leading boats so you can jump on board for the entire journey. Once in Gladstone, we will be providing live coverage of the finish, interviews with the crews when they reach dock and to wrap it all up, coverage of the trophy presentations.  


The live streaming of the 2023 Gladstone Ports Corporation 75th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race is proudly brought to you by Gladstone Regional Council’s Easter in Gladstone. 


Click HERE for more information on the race, including the history and past winners.

Website Exposure

The popularity of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race website ranks in the top 4% worldwide over the Easter period. Although most visits start at the Race website home page, the vast majority of an end users time is spent interacting with the Race Tracker.

Live Coverage

The Race start is live streamed in a full visual broadcast available for free to anyone with an internet connection. The broadcast covers the pre-race, start and the first section of the racing to the rounding mark off Tangalooma.  The live streaming is proudly supported and brought to you by Gladstone Regional Council.


Along the foreshores of Moreton Bay, two festivals are in existence to celebrate the race start spectacle, the Festival of Sails and the Bluewater Festival. Both festivals report growing crowds on an annual basis; in all, 60,000 spectators are estimated. Around 300 private and commercial craft gather around the start line. A third festival, the Gladstone Harbour Festival celebrates the end of the race.

Media Exposure

The Race receives extensive coverage through all forms of media including all the free to air TV networks who cover the Race start out on the water, in the air and on the shore.

Support from External Agencies

The Race is supported by local government bodies including Brisbane City Council, Gladstone Regional Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, and local parliamentary members.   We also enlist the unfailing support of the RAAF on special anniversary events which provides a massive spectacle to both competitors and the public watching the lead up to the start.

*Images supplied by Queensland Cruising Yacht Club



The live stream coverage (featuring professional commentary, including 1 hour of pre-race coverage) will commence at 10am on Friday, 7 April, 2023 with the race start scheduled at 11am, and a further hour of coverage. 


A prominent link on the home page will conveniently direct viewers to the live stream page on this website.