Cooloola Coast events line up for May Labour Day Long Weekend

As well as a long weekend, the first weekend of May hosts two cracking events at Tin Can Bay….and remember we have another long weekend for the Gympie Show, on May 18.

You’ll find some amazing flying machines and their owners at the annual Warbirds event at Tin Can Bay like Paul Gordon-Brander and his Mitchell bomber

You’ll find some amazing flying machines and their owners at the annual Warbirds event at Tin Can Bay like Paul Gordon-Brander and his Mitchell bomber

Warbirds is back

Keep May 5 and 6 free to bring your family out to the Tin Can Bay Model Flying Club’s annual Warbirds event, a premier event on the Warbirds calendar.

The weekend will feature model planes that have been in an Air Force, anywhere in the world, at any time. World War Two is the most common era, featuring well-known aircraft such as the Spitfire, Mustang, Hellcat and Thunderbolt.

Generally, the size of the planes has increased over the years and models with a wingspan over two metres are popular.

Visiting pilots will come from as far afield as Brisbane, Gold Coast, Toowoomba and Sunshine Coast, as well as north to Gladstone to attend the event.

The public is welcome both days and will be catered for with a full canteen, featuring the club’s very popular hamburgers, hot chips and drinks.

Admission is by gold coin donation.

Contact Neil Low on 0417 072 878 for further information.


May Day Bay to BaySee the Bay to Bay Yacht Race

The Bay to Bay Yacht Race will run on the Labour Day long weekend, Saturday May 5 to Monday May 7.

The Hervey Bay Sailing Club invites entries from eligible trailable yachts to sail the approximately 84 km, Category 5 event with limited rescue boat availability on the waters of the Great Sandy Strait.

Sail in the company of some 140-plus trailable yachts through the largely unspoilt and truly spectacular Great Sandy Marine Park and pass through the Great Sandy Strait Ramsar Wetland Area, the Fraser Island World Heritage Area and past the the Great Sandy National Park.

The event is supported by kindred clubs: Tin Can Bay Yacht Club, Hervey Bay Boat Club Yacht Squadron, and rescue organisations including, Coast Guard Tin Can Bay, Coast Guard Sandy Strait and Volunteer Marine Rescue Hervey Bay.

Please support our clubs, rescue organisations and sponsors.

For more information: www.herveybaysailingclub.org.au/