Sport

Black Jack takes line honours

UPDATE EASTER SUNDAY 12:00PM:

LINE honours have been claimed by monohull Black Jack after arriving in Gladstone at 8:50pm Saturday evening.

The first of the monohulls arrived after an elapsed time of 1 day, 9 hours, 50 minutes and 17 seconds.

Alive followed only an hour behind, joined later by South Passage and Spirit of Mateship.

Kerunda and Audi Sunshine Coast are the next monohulls expected to arrive in the coming hour.

BOQ Team Australia was the first to arrive in the multihull race, with Morticia expected to cross the line shortly.

Bullet Proof and Fantasia are following suit, currently head to head, crossing Round Hill Creek.

UPDATE SATURDAY 12:15PM:

SAILING conditions have proven less than ideal for the competitors of the 2014 Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race, with winds still impairing speed.

BOQ Team Australia continues to lead in the multihull race, currently 81.3 nautical miles from the finish line.

Blackjack is paving the way as the leading competitors of the monohull race, with Alive hot in pursuit ten nautical miles behind.

It is expected the first of the multihull vessels will arrive in Gladstone mid afternoon, with monohull anticipated to arrive early evening.

Winds are blowing more favourably for the vessels after rounding the mark at Lady Elliott Island

FRIDAY: The Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race got off to a slow start on Friday as entrants battled against head winds and an incoming tide.

BOQ Team Australia has bolted away and taken a commanding lead in the multihull race from Chillpill, Fantasia and Boss racing in a close contest some distance behind.

The word from the Gladstone Yacht Club is that speeds will increase markedly once the yachts sail away from Moreton Bay.

The expectation is that BOQ Team Australia will cross the finished line between 4-5am on Saturday, with the second and third yachts arriving sometime Saturday afternoon.

The first of the monohull vessels is not expected until sometime Sunday. That fleet is still close to the Brisbane start point.

We will endeavour to keep you up to date with progress as the race continues.

Topics:  brisbane to gladstone yacht race gladstone sport sailing



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