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25 July 2020

The Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race is the signature offshore race of Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron and 2020 sees Sailonline once again being RQ’s virtual partner for offshore racing for this 14th anniversary running of this iconic event.

The Brisbane to Keppel Race is a major feeder race for yachts heading up to Hamilton Island for Race Week in August and this year’s star-studded Entry List reveals a special entry.

Yacht “Envy Scooters”, a TP52 owned and skippered by RQYS Commodore Barry Cuneo. Sailonline will be racing a virtual TP52 so see if you can beat the Commodore to Keppel.

Once around Breaksea Spit at the top of Fraser Island, be on good look out for small reefs and islands that can catch out even those familiar with these waters. If you are using a router, do remember to zoom in as many of these smaller BBQ opportunities are only findable when at max zoom – this is all good experience for real-life navigation too, as the “Vestas Incident” reminds us. The real race boats will be staying south of Lady Elliot, Polmaise Reef and Great Keppel Island for this very reason.

The Sailonline race will start on Friday, 31 July at 0100utc and will open for registration and pre-race practice on Sunday 26 July.

Entry is free to everyone. All virtual yachts are equal with the only difference being you, the navigator.

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