About the Race

The 27th-anniversary race will be held on the 1st of February 2020.

No other race in Australia consists of two fleets, an offshore and inshore fleet, both starting and finishing at the same place. The Surf to City Yacht Race is also one of a handful of races that see both monohull and multihull yachts compete against each other.

Held in February, the Surf to City is now in its 27th year. In 2016, the Surf to City attracted over 110 of the most influential yachts in Queensland and northern New South Wales ranging in size from the mighty Black Jack to 7m trailer sailors.

The Inshore Fleet is usually a day race. The course follows the main channel from Southport to Brisbane past all of the islands in the southern part of Moreton Bay. The Offshore Fleet is a day/night race. Starting off the Southport Seaway, the yachts head north around Cape Moreton to enter Moreton Bay and then to the finish.

The race is organised and hosted by Queensland Cruising Yacht Club and run with the assistance of Southport Yacht Club.

Inshore Fleet

  • SMS monohulls
  • Performance Handicap Rating Formula (PHRF) Boats – monohull & multihull
  • OMR multihulls
  • One design classes

Skippers of vintage yachts or any class eg RL24 or Blazer can apply for a class category to be included in the Race. At least five yachts will be required to form a division.

Offshore Fleet

  • IRC monohulls
  • ORCi monohulls
  • Performance Handicap Rating Formula (PHRF) Boats – monohull & multihull
  • OMR multihulls
  • Shorthanded PHRF
  • Vintage PHRF

The Surf to City Yacht Race is the absolute, hands down, best way to qualify for the 72nd Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.

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