The yachts wait to launch at last year’s race.
The yachts wait to launch at last year’s race.

Watch the Brisbane to Gladstone live here

The time-honoured Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race starts today. Follow the live stream below as the competitors look to break the record that was set last year.

The overall handicap winner of the race is awarded The Courier-Mail Cup and Sydney merchant banker Matt Allen is chasing history on his 66-foot racer Ichi Ban.

In this year's field of 40 yachts - and with not a pigeon among them - Allen is trying to match the hat-trick of titles collected by Norseman in 1954-1956.

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Salter carries the hopes of Moreton Bay

The rich history of the Brisbane to Gladstone



Be on the lookout for dodgy tradesmen

premium_icon Be on the lookout for dodgy tradesmen

Gladstone residents told to be vigilant when approached by ‘tradies’.

Snake bite puts woman in hospital

premium_icon Snake bite puts woman in hospital

Paramedics were notified earlier this morning.

IN COURT: 15 people listed to appear today

premium_icon IN COURT: 15 people listed to appear today

EACH day, a number of people appear in Gladstone court on a range of different...