Friday, 11 April 2014

50th Anniversay Brisbane to Gladstone Race, Strong field of Multihulls prepare to compete

From the following article submitted to Sail-World by Peter Hackett;

There has been plenty of multihull action on the east coast in recent months as the biggest bluewater multihull fleet for some time prepares for the start of the APC Logistics MYCQ 50th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.

New sails, boat extensions and repaints, carbon mast rebuilds, and foil developments are going to make this race the most difficult ever to pick a winner.

Coincidentally, two of the hottest boats, the extreme opposites in length of trimaran, have been doing a delivery race up this way from Sydney to Mooloolaba in very slow conditions. The smallest boat, the rocket ship all carbon Seacart 30’ Morticia has been reported to have pulled out already and if things were as bad as the zephyr driven start at , it is easy to see why these guys who just won the last two Australian Championships pulled the pin. 

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