Brisbane to Gladstone 2017
The VMG Battle
Australia’s longest recreational pier juts into Bramble Bay, swarming with an excited crowd. From the wooden hammerhead of Shorncliffe pier, the MYCQ’s Rear Commodore Alasdair Noble broadcasts a live commentary of Australia’s biggest multihull race, the iconic Brisbane to Gladstone. A canon barks the warning signal, sending a puff of smoke over the the enthralled faces. They can hear winches begin to whizz aboard the boats as they jockey for the best starting positions, pulses beating fast in anticipation.