See the Bay to Bay begin their two-day race on May 4 in Tin Can Bay Image Karen Van der Heijde
Competitors sail in the company of some 140 plus trailable yachts through the largely unspoilt and truly spectacular Great Sandy Marine Park.
And it all starts in Tin Can Bay at 11am (five divisions starting at 10 minute intervals). Make sure you are there to see it, Saturday May 4 as they launch into a 84km long Category 5 event.
They pass through the Great Sandy Strait Ramsar Wetland Area and the Fraser Island World Heritage Area and the Great Sandy National Park.
Yachts will race to Gary’s Anchorage on Saturday, stay overnight and continue the race to Hervey Bay on Sunday, May 5.
This race has been held every year since its inception in 1981 and attracts more than 150 boats which is considerably larger than the size of the Sydney to Hobart fleet. Some 600 to 800 competitors are involved, who with their group support, total over 1000 visitors to our region for the weekend. It goes without saying that this event contributes considerably to our local business economy.
The event is run by The Hervey Bay Sailing Club with the support of kindred clubs, Tin Can Bay Yacht Club and Hervey Bay Boat Club Yacht Squadron, rescue organisations Coast Guard Tin Can Bay, Coast Guard Sandy Strait and Volunteer Marine Rescue Hervey Bay and other sponsors, boat owners, businesses and more organisations.
For further details email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0427 628 511.