No other race in Australia consists of two fleets, an offshore and inshore fleet, both starting and finishing at the same place. The Surf to City Yacht Race is also one of a handful of races that see both monohull and multihull yachts compete against each other. Held in January, the Surf to City is now in its 22nd year. In 2014, the Surf to City attracted 85 of the most influential yachts in Queensland and northern New South Wales ranging in size from the mighty Black Jack to 7m trailer sailors. The Inshore Fleet is usually a day race. The course follows the main channel from Southport to Brisbane past all of 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. The race is organised and hosted by Queensland Cruising Yacht Club and run in association with Southport Yacht Club.
This years fleet is shaping up to be one of the biggest is almost a decade, with a day left until entries close the total is nearly into triple figures. The multihull hull fleet currently consists of 14 boats inshore and 11 offshore, with some of the most competitive and well know boats from Queensland entered.
For more information check out their website; Surf to City Yacht Race