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Event Series Event Series: Brisbane Race Week 2024

5 action packed days of yacht racing with a different format of racing almost every day!

Welcome aboard the excitement of RQYS Brisbane Race Week 2024! From May 3rd to May 8th, join us for five days of thrilling competition set against the breathtaking backdrop of Moreton Bay. Whether you’re a seasoned racer or new to the sport, our diverse race formats, including the exhilarating “hot laps” around Green Island inspired by Formula 1 qualifying, promise an unforgettable experience for all sailors. Don’t miss your chance to test your skills, soak in the camaraderie of the sailing community, and sail towards victory at this premier event hosted by the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.

The inaugural event held in 2023 featured a competitive and enthusiastic fleet of yachts and crews, and the regatta will surely build and grow from this early success in 2024.

The diversity of race formats is the signature feature of Brisbane Race Week.


Day 1, Friday 3rd May

Friday afternoon’s racing takes its lead from Formula 1 qualifying with “hot laps” around Green Island. Competing yachts will have a three-hour window to complete as many laps as they can and can choose to circumnavigate the island in any direction. The fastest lap on elapsed and corrected time will decide the race winners.

Welcome drinks and presentations will be held at the Clubhouse following the days sailing.

Day 2 & 3 – Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May

Saturday and Sunday will up the ante with short races east of Green Island. The handcrafted courses will put crews to the test, utilising the recently installed recreational racing marks.

Saturday we’ll meet back at the Club house for Burgers, BBQ & presentations under the marquee. Sunday we’ve arrange a Long Table Dinner in the Bistro.

Day 4 – Monday 6th May – Labour Day

On Monday’s Labour Day public holiday, a long passage race will see yachts stretch their legs with Moreton Island and Brisbane City as idyllic backdrops.

After racing, Presentations and Drink will be held in the Bistro.

Day 5 Tuesday – Lay Day

The lay day on Tuesday affords crews a day onshore to recover, catch up on work, or chill out at the yacht club and prepare their yachts for the grand finale on Wednesday

Day 6

A pursuit style race ensuring the last race of the regatta will be a photo finish!

Final Day Presentations will be held at the Clubhouse over a few bevies!


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Competitors please see the Regatta Competitor Page for all relevant race information such as entry links, Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions & the official noticeboard.

Check out last years Regatta!

Accommodation Options

Ample and varied accommodation is available in the local area. Early bookings are recommended.

The Manly Marina Cove Motel is located on the grounds of RQYS – www.manlymarinacove.com

Limited camping facilities may be available in the grounds of RQYS.

Other Local Accommodation Includes:
The Manly Hotel, Waterloo Bay Hotel, Pelican’s Nestle Inn, Wynnum Anchor Motel


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