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Gold Coast Events Guide

Gold Coast Events Guide

BOAT EVENTS GUIDE AUGUST – NOVEMBER 2015

 

THE FOUR ISLAND FESTIVAL 1-9 Aug

An annual sailing race festival from participating clubs to the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, including Sandy Beach Sailing and Kayak Club, The Tingara Boat Club and the Karragarra Yacht Club. A great social occasion and an important tourist spectacle held on Macleay Island and Russell Island. (tourism@thebayislands.com.au)

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TWEED VALLEY JET SPRINT CLUB 8-9 Aug

Purpose-built Jetboat race track hosts Australian V8 Superboat, the top class of racing in jetsprinting with the boats being unrestricted and using methanol fuel. AFJSA Round 4 – Qualifying, Saturday the 8th, and Finals, Sunday the 9th.

(www.tweedvalleyjetsprintclub.com.au)

 

AUDI HAMILTON ISLAND RACE WEEK 15-22 August

Australia’s largest offshore keelboat regatta offers events and classes, ranging from the Grand Prix class for top-class racers, to corporate, bareboat and non-spinnaker divisions. The race is conducted on the waters of the Whitsunday Passage and surrounds. (hamiltonislandraceweek.com.au)

2015 UIM   World Powerboat Championship GRAND PRIX OF DUBAI UAE - 19th to 21th March 2015 © Raffaello Bastiani / WPPA

UIM XCAT WORLD POWERBOAT SERIES 21-23 Aug

Inaugural Gold Coast leg of World Series event. Xtreme Catamaran racing boats on the Broadwater at speeds of 200kph, around a tight one kilometre course. Staged at The Spit. Free Entry, kids activities and entertainment. (www.xcatracing.com)

 

TWEED VALLEY SAILING CLUB RACE 23 Aug

2015 Winter Series. All racing at Fingal Heads boat ramp for experienced crew and beginners. 11am briefing for a 12.00 midday race start. Meet at TVSC Tent, boat ramp car park opposite Sheoak Shack Café. BBQ after race. All welcome! (www.tweedvalley.yachting.org.au)

 

SHAG ISLET CRUISING YACHT CLUB (SICYC) RENDEZVOUS 27-30 August

The rendezvous is the annual gathering of members at Shag Islet situated in the Gloucester Passage in the Whitsunday Region in North Queensland, Australia. SICYC is a social club for yachties boasting 3,500 members in 14 countries and is a not-for-profit group supporting the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. (sicyc.org)

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2015 BRISBANE BOATSHOW 3-6 Sept

A great display of marine products, boat brands and services. Also live entertainment, demonstration areas, seminars to engage you and prizes to be won.  Free entry to children under 15 (with adult) and free kids activities. (www.brisbaneboatshow.com.au)

 

TWEED VALLEY SAILING CLUB RACE 20 Sept

2015 Winter Series. All racing at Fingal Heads boat ramp for experienced crew and beginners. 11am briefing for a 12.00 midday race start. Meet at TVSC Tent, boat ramp car park opposite Sheoak Shack Café. BBQ after race, All Welcome! (www.tweedvalley.yachting.org.au)

john with his 94.5cm flathead we caught during the flathead classic 2014 which won longest flathead on a hard body lure. it was taken in tipplers passage

GREAT NORTHERN BREWING CO. FLAT HEAD CLASSIC 30 Sep

This year celebrates the 22nd year of the iconic tournament Gold Coast Flathead Classic. Eco-friendly catch and release competition. 30th September for the registration dinner and briefing. Fishing competition days Thursday 1st September to Saturday 3rd October. (www.flatheadclassic.com.au)

 

GOLD COAST 600 V8 SUPERCAR RACING 23-25 Oct

The V8 Supercars Championship, as well as world renowned Stadium Super Trucks, will ramp up the on-track action with the international spectacle joining Porsche Carrera Cup, V8 Utes and Formula 4. Entertainment includes the band Cold Chisel performing live on Saturday night. (www.v8supercars.com.au)

 

TWEED VALLEY JET SPRINT CLUB 21-22 Nov

Purpose-built Jetboat race track hosts Australian V8 Superboat, the top class of racing in jetsprinting with the boats being unrestricted and using methanol fuel. Come see all the action, thrills and spills of the AFJSA Finals series. (www.tweedvalleyjetsprintclub.com.au)

 

Compiled by Andy Kancachian

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