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The Surf to City Yacht Race
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Race Facts & Stats

Number of Surf to City races

  • The first Surf to City was in 1994. The 2018 race is the 25th edition

Course Distance

  • Inshore course: 48.4 nautical miles
  • Offshore course: 93.6 nautical miles

Largest fleets

  • 113 entrants in 2016 race, second highest was 104 entrants in the 2015 race.
  • Largest inshore monohull fleet of 54 boats was in 1998 and 2001.
  • The largest inshore multihull fleet of 26 boats was in 2009.
  • The largest overall inshore fleet was in 2003 when 68 boats entered.
  • Largest offshore monohull fleet of 43 boats was in 2016. Prior to that is was 38 boats was in 2000.
  • The largest offshore multihull fleet of 11 boats was in 2015.
  • The largest overall offshore fleet was in 2016 when 52 boats entered.

Smallest Fleet

  • 52 entrants in the 1997 race.
  • 58 entrants in the 2005 race.

Race Records

  • Offshore Monohull : Black Jack - 6h50m02s - 2014. Previous holder : Bobsled - 9h36m45s - 2002
  • Offshore Multihull : Flat Chat - 7h10m46s - 2002
  • Inshore Monohull : Vivace - 4h27m56s - 2011. Previous holder : Esprit de Corps - 4h55m39s - 2009
  • Insohre Multihull : Trilogy - 3h43m38s - 2009

Largest competitor

  • Black Jack - 2014 - Volvo 70 - 21.5m LOA

Slowest race on elapsed time

  • Inshore fleet: 2016 - Miss Behavin - 20h06m02s. Previously 2013 - Tahua - 16h03m37s

Worst weather

  • In 2011 the Offshore race had to be cancelled due to Gale conditions. The Inshore race did go ahead with 17 of the offshore fleet electing to compete on the inshore course. Of the 62 boats that started only 37 finished. Boat casualties included six dismastings, a number of man overobards, rudder damage and one sinking.
  • In 2009 bad weather casued 56% of the inshore fleet to retire. This is also the fastest race in history for those that finished.

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QLD 4710

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