Thanks to Evolution Sails Gold Coast and Dimension-Polyant for the 1st prize for the Bay to Bay raffle! The lucky winner is just about to receive his new Main sail from the loft and it is a sure thing to upgrade the performance of his boat.
If you want that winning edge or to optimise your wardrobe contact the Evolution Sails team today ... See MoreSee Less
Monique and Yantsie from Hugo Ross are reliving the Bay to Bay with their images and video of the race. Enjoy guys! ... See MoreSee Less
Bay to Bay Presentations are here for you to celebrate with. Thanks for everyone for coming along to the presentation after such a long week end. Jules
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Photos from The Hervey Bay Boat Club Bay To Bay Yacht Race's post ... See MoreSee Less
If you were mesmerised by the poem at the Presentation by Nancy and Keith Chambers. Here are two poems written by these two talented volunteers.
Poem 1 - Poem 2 below: Thank you
42nd Bay to Bay by Nancy and Keith Chambers:
29-30 April 2023
The boats were lined up, ready to race
Their sails unfurled, with determined grace
From Tin Can Bay to Hervey Bay they'd go
A challenge for each, a chance to show
A Certain Status was ready to win
Adrift hoped for calm seas to begin
ALKIRA and Apache had confidence high
Asbestas knew their boat could fly
Ataraxia sailed with calm precision
AVALON with a crew on a mission
Bad Blood hoped for some good luck
Bare Necessities just wanted to stay stuck
Barney Army was eager to fight
Betty Boop, a colourful sight
Beyond 2000 hoped to go far
Biton Daside aimed for the star
Blue Steel had nerves of steel
Boxer was ready to make a deal
Canuk hoped to sail with ease
Captain Awesome, just wanted to please
Chiquiqui with a fun name to say
Costalot aimed for a sunny day
Cover to Cover was a bookworm's delight
Crank hoped to bring some might
Crosswind with a steady hand
Crunluath aimed for the promised land
Days Like This with a hopeful heart
Depthcharge Ethel, ready to start
Don't Panic, their motto clear
Eat Dessert First with nothing to fear
EL SMOKO, a name to be feared
Endorfin aimed for the victory cheered
Exile with a longing to leave
Feral hoped their boat would cleave
50/50 with a chance to win
Flotsam, hoping to catch the wind
F-One-Eleven with speed to boast
Footloose aimed to sail the coast
Full Bore with engines revved
Geronimo hoped to impress
Ghostrider with a haunting name
Gizmo, ready for the fame
Goodtimes 2 with a smile on their face
Halcyon, calm in their place
Happy Wanderer, the name said it all
Harmony hoped to not stall
He's Dreamin, with his head in the clouds
High Tension, ready to push the bounds
Honey Ryder, a name with a ring
Hooley Dooley! Ready to sing
Hugo Ross with a captain in charge
Indigo hoped for a race that's large
JAGUAR with a feline grace
Joint Venture, a team to embrace
K.D. with a clear vision
Lady M, with a name that's risen
Lou Lou with a playful touch
Madman hoping to impress much
Mango Madness, sweet to the core
MIDNIGHT MADNESS, ready to soar
Minke MG21, a sleek design
More Dough hoped for a sign
Narwhal with a tusk to show
Nellie, hoping to not be slow
Nimrod, a name with a history
Nirvana 2 with a calm mystery
Pacemaker with a steady pace
Palomino, hoping to not lose face
Pipedream with a dreamy name
Pocahontas, hoping for fortune and fame
Purple Haze with a trippy feel
Racy Lady, ready to seal the deal
Razzmatazz with a name to impress
Reg hoped for some success
Rubicon, aiming for a change
Rusty Nuts, hoping to not be strange
Sangria with a Spanish flair
Scratch with a name that's rare
Serenity with a peaceful mind
Shades of Grey with a colour that's kind
Situation Normal, ready for the norm
Slipstream with a boat that's warm
Steel Away with a metal might
They all hoped to sail with all their might
Next in line, a boat called Storm,
Her crew so skilled, their spirits warm,
She raced ahead with such great speed,
Her sails held taut, they'd surely succeed.
The Sun Dancer with grace she glides,
Her crew so proud, her sails held high,
And as she sways from side to side,
She lifts their spirits to the sky.
TadOver, an unusual name,
But what a boat, her colours tame,
Her captain knew the sea so well,
And his crew, the best, they'd ever sail.
The Builders House, a sight to see,
Her wooden frame so sturdy, so free,
And as she glides across the waves,
Her crew worked hard to beat the craze.
The Byrd 2, a beauty rare,
Her hull so sleek, her sails so fair,
And as she leaves the others behind,
Her crew smiles, they knew they'd win the grind.
Tonoa, Tool Time, and Touche too,
Each boat so different, each with her crew,
And as they race against the tide,
They know they'll reach the finish line.
True Blue, a boat of royal grace,
Her sails as blue as the ocean's face,
And as she glides through waves and wind,
Her crew sings praises, so full of vim.
Wanda and WaterLust, the names so sweet,
Their crews so skilled, their skills a treat,
And as they race towards the shore,
Their spirits high, their energy more.
Wide Spread Panic, a name so bold,
Her crew so brave, her sails so old,
But they'd race on, with all their might,
Their goal, to win the ocean's fight.
Woody and Zanzibar, the last in line,
Their sails held high, their spirits divine,
And as they race towards the end,
Their hearts so full, their spirits mend.
The sailboat race from Tin Can Bay,
To Hervey Bay, where dolphins play,
A fleet of boats with wind in sail,
And names so diverse, no two the same.
From Tin Can Bay to Hervey Bay,
The sailors set out on a beautiful day,
With light winds and a bright sun overhead,
They sailed their boats, with passion and stead.
Many ships were there to take part,
With their sails up and their engines start,
But the winds were light, and the sea was calm,
And many struggled to keep up the charm.
Amidst this challenge, five ships stood out,
Their skill and tenacity, beyond any doubt,
They battled the winds and kept their pace,
Till they reached the finish line with grace.
Midnight Madness, Indigo, Don't Panic,
Full Bore and Harmony, the winners fantastic,
Their victory celebrated with joy and cheer,
Their names in history, forever to appear.
But none of this would be possible,
Without the volunteers so incredible,
The organizers, the support crew, and more,
Who made the race happen, like never before.
So here's to the winners, and the volunteers too,
For all they did, we owe them our due,
And to the Bay to Bay race, we bid adieu,
Till next year, when we'll see it anew. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to Jules from Jules Magic for updating this page over the weekend and last few days. Its much appreciated while the race officials do their best running and organising the Bay to Bay race and I done my best as a competitor.
Each year it takes a joint effort from all involved to make this regatta great!!! Volunteers, race officials, sponsors, host and supporting clubs and most of all the competitors that keep coming back to sail in this great race! The Bay to Bay always throws a curve ball and this year was no different. From light conditions each day to a Autumn thunderstorm on Saturday night that may of dampened some sprits. But I'm sure that we will all be back next year ready for the next Bay to Bay.
As previously posted the preliminary results have been posted to the HBSC website under the Bay to Bay downloads tab.
Jules from Jules Magic has nearly uploaded all her awesome images from the weekend to her website.
As the last of the regatta wraps up for this year we will post more content to this page to keep you updated, so keep an eye out here! There has been requests for the poem with the 2023 boat names that was read at presentation to be posted and it will be tomorrow night. ... See MoreSee Less