Words by Adina Watches General Manager, Grant Menzies.

“The ocean has reserved its mysteries and have intrigued and challenged for as long as people have roamed the earth. In 1911 a daring group of sailors braved the treacherous 308 nautical miles and raced between Brisbane and Gladstone. 74 years later that same challenge is answered. The Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race stands as arguably the most important and most prestigious Ocean yacht race outside the Sydney to Hobart. Held every Easter it holds a special place in many Queenslanders hearts who line the shoreline vantage points to get a glimpse of these intrepid sailors.

As a child growing up in Brisbane, my holidays have been always on the Sunshine Coast. My Nan and Pop had a holiday place at Alexander Headland. After braving the horrendous traffic jam to get up there on Good Friday the first and most important thing to do was go way up to the headland and see the yachts of the Brisbane Gladstone go past!