Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Time to Chill out Up North; Capricorn Region to Host Next Event in Season of Sailing in August

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Time to Chill out Up North; Capricorn Region to Host Next Event in Season of Sailing in August

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THE Capricorn region is gearing up to host the next event on Queensland's Season of Sailing calendar, giving holidaymakers a great excuse to head north.

Now in its fifth year, the Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race gets under way on Friday, August 5 Co and you don't need to be a serious sailor to be part of the fun.

Join the friendly locals to watch the racing yachts dock. A fleet of up to 50 yachts is expected to cruise along the shorelines of Fraser Island before crossing the Tropic of Capricorn bound for Keppel Bay Marina at Rosslyn Bay.

This fabulous winter racing event is the perfect excuse to gather a crew to warm up Co and chill out in the Capricorn region.

This beautiful region has much to offer. From the pristine reef of the Southern Great Barrier Reef to the peaceful Keppel Group of islands. And there's easy access to the Outback and the best steak you'll ever eat in Rockhampton, Australia's beef capital.

Choose from a range of accommodation including beachfront apartments at nearby beachside communities along the Capricorn Coast, motels, family-friendly resorts and caravan parks and even a heritage boutique hotel in Rockhampton complete with its own 1938 Rolls Royce for stylish transfers.

With sailing in the spotlight, don't miss the chance to get out and about on the warm tropical waters. From Keppel Bay Marina, there's a range of options including a day sail on Grace, or getting a group of family and friends together for a fishing charter.

If you choose the day sail on Grace, you're assured of a memorable day on the water. You'll sail to one of the many beautiful beaches in Keppel Bay, where the boat anchors so guests can enjoy swimming, snorkelling, beachcombing, kayaking and fishing. A buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea is included, and cost is $115 per adult and $75 per child (under 16 years). …

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