Queensland Beneteau Cup / 100nm / dates tbc beginning of november
SOUTHPORT TO MORETON BAY TO SOUTHPORT / 5 DAYS / REGATTA / 1 CREW POSITION AVAILABLE
Compete in an exciting 2 day State regatta on Moreton Bay in the annual Queensland French and Beneteau Cups onboard Ocean Gem. Competing for the 5th year in a row and a force to be reckoned with after taking out line and/or handicap honours in 2 of the last 3 years, this exciting 2-day regatta is one of Ocean Gem’s favourites. Its actioned pack from start to finish with 2 x 8 leg races across the 2 days on Moreton Bay.
Queensland Beneteau Cup 2018 Ocean Gem itinery (dates 2019 to be confirmed)
You can fly into either Brisbane or Gold Coast Airports on Thursday 1st November in time to join the Ocean Gem crew for a crew dinner ashore. On the morning of Friday 2nd November you will depart Southport and head to the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQ) in Manly on Moreton Bay and host of the Queensland Beneteau Cup and French Yacht Challenge. The trip north through “The Swamp” is a navigational challenge with both spectacular scenery and lots of narrow channels and shallow areas.
You’ll arrive at RQ during the afternoon and berth at the RQ marina. Friday night will be a quiet evening as the crew does their final pre-race checks and you will stay onboard. The balance of the crew will arrive on Saturday morning in time for breakfast and the race briefing at RQ. Then Ocean Gem heads out on Moreton Bay for Day 1 of the regatta, followed by interim results, presentation of the French Cup and refreshments with the other crews back at RQ around 5:30 pm before heading to dinner in Manly.
Sunday you do it all over again, kicking off with a crew breakfast and debrief in the Manly Village before heading out on Moreton Bay for day 2. Sunday at 5 pm is the Queensland Beneteau Cup presentation, followed by dinner ashore, another night onboard, before a 6 am departure to head back to Southport on Monday 5th November and arrive by 1 pm. You can depart Monday evening to head home or stay onboard and leave Tuesday.
Your crew package includes:
- all meals onboard
- meals ashore
- accommodation onboard
- your Ocean Gem crew shirt
- marina fees, race entry fees
- the use of a PFD (personal floatation device), PLB (personal locator beacon), and a safety tether
- Your bedding, a pillow and towel is also included along with suncream.
Your crew package excludes:
- accommodation ashore
- flights and transport to and from departure and arrival ports and visas
- clothing and wet weather gear
Its always recommended that you book flights with date flexibility in case of unforeseen changes due to weather or schedules. Accommodation options if you want to stay ashore either side of the trip: AirBNB, Booking.com, Wotif & HomeAway.
Queensland Beneteau Cup onboard Ocean Gem
Ocean Gem is a 45-foot yacht for the ocean sailing adventure of a lifetime. Whether its a 600nm ocean passage down Australia’s East Coast, a 200 yacht regatta around the Whitsunday Islands, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, a Tasman Sea crossing or circumnavigating Tasmania, why not join Ocean Gem as a paying crew member in one of the limited spots available for each adventure. Find out more about offshore sailing onboard Ocean Gem. Check out the crew testimonials to see what others have to say about their adventures onboard Ocean Gem. Come ocean sailing!
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron
Queensland Beneteau Cup is organised by the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. Established in 1885, the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Manly, Brisbane is now a world-class facility for members and their guests to enjoy their boating interests well as providing a venue for them to enjoy the times when they are not on the water.
Yacht Races onboard Ocean Gem
Passages onboard Ocean Gem
- Hamilton Island to Southport: 25 – 31 Aug 2019
- Southport to Middleton Reef, Elizabeth Reef and Lord Howe Island Passage: 17 – 24 Nov 2019
- Lord Howe Island to Sydney Passage: 23 – 28 Nov 2019
- Tasmania Circumnavigation: 27 Jan – 10 Feb 2020
- Hobart to Picton Tasman Sea Passage: 8 – 22 Mar 2020
- Picton New Zealand to Southport Australia Passage: 12 – 26 April 2020
- Noumea to Vuda Point: 28 Jun – 7 July 2020
- Vuda Point to Hamilton Island: 28 Jul – 12 Aug 2020
We hope to see you soon on board Ocean Gem
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