Surf to City Yacht Race

About the Race

The Surf to City Yacht Race commences at the fabulous Gold Coast, off Southport in the vicinity of the Seaway, and finishes within Brisbane waters just off Shorncliffe. This truly makes the event a Race from “Surf to City.” In 2024, we celebrate the 31st anniversary of this sailing event with the race scheduled for 10th February 2024.

The race is organised and hosted by Queensland Cruising Yacht Club (QCYC) and run with the assistance of Southport Yacht Club. In 2024, the Offshore Race is one of six events making up the Southport Yacht Club’s inaugural Summer of Sailing Series Australia 2023-2024.

No other race in Australia consists of two fleets, an offshore and inshore fleet. The Surf to City Yacht Race is also one of a handful of races that see both monohull and multihull yachts compete in their respective divisions over the same course.

The Inshore Fleet is usually a day race. The course follows the main channel from Southport to Brisbane past 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 off Shorncliffe.

Inshore Fleet

  • SMS monohull
  • PHS monohull
  • PHS multihulls
  • ORCi monohulls
  • OMR multihulls
  • One design / Class – Skippers of any class e.g. RL24, Blazer can apply for a special category to be included in the Race. Skippers should ensure there will be at least five boats within the category prior to application to the Organising Authority.

Offshore Fleet

  • IRC monohull
  • ORCi monohull
  • AMS monohull
  • OMR multihull
  • PHS monohull
  • PHS multihull
  • Shorthanded PHS monohulls
  • Vintage PHS monohull

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