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WISTARI Celebrating fifty years of race entries in 2018

Watch the Race from onshore

Start Time: 11am March 30

With some 60,000 spectators flocking to see the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race each year there are a number of festivals timed for the start and finish of the race.


Spend Good Friday by the seaside at the Redcliffe Festival of Sails. Welcoming the Queen's Baton Relay and the largest program of entertainment ever. Come and see why thousands of visitors flock to Suttons Beach each year to join in the fun. Enjoy the best waterfront views of the 70th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race – Australia’s second biggest yacht race.
On Friday, March 30 families can enjoy a whole day of Easter-themed free entertainment and activities from 8am-4pm. Kids will love the free workshops and activities for the kids, giant Easter egg hunt, rides and amusements, and our famous sky-diving Easter Bunny. Mum and Dad can roam through the hundreds of market stalls, and enjoy live music and entertainment from two stages.
The 2018 Redcliffe Festival of Sails welcomes the Queen's Baton Relay for a very special celebration before it heads to the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April.



Set on the waterfront at beautiful Moora Park, the Bluewater Festival not only offers uninterrupted views to the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, it also has colourful market stalls, carnival rides, gourmet food vendors and a great line-up of free entertainment.

Bluewater Festival Website


Held from Wednesday 28th March - Sunday 1st April, the annual Gladstone Harbour Festival program will once again entice, excite and engage the Gladstone community and visitors to the region.

2018's program includes a fantastic variety of quality entertainment on the GPC Marina Main Stage each night, fun rides for the kids, mardi gras, a great selection of tasty food court treats, Marina Markets, fabulous fireworks displays and plenty of novelty events and attractions.


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The Official website of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.

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