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30-December-2019
30-December-2019

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The plaque commemorates the winning of the Brisbane to Gladstone Ocean Race by the sloop "Valhalla" in April 1965.

The Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race is held annually, starting on Good Friday. The premier blue water classic begins from Shorncliffe in Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, and finishes in Gladstone Harbour. Yachts compete for the Courier Mail Cup, one of the oldest perpetual trophies in Australia that has been competed for on a continual basis.

 

Location

Address:Ada Street, Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, Belmont, 2280
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.039943
Long: 151.656255
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport
Approx. Event Start Date:April-1965
Approx. Event End Date:April-1965

Dedication

Front Inscription

To Commemorate the winning of the
BRISBANE - GLADSTONE OCEAN RACE
             April 1965
                  by
M52 37` 5" sloop "VALHALLA" L. M. Y. C.

A. Hankin - P. Hankin Co-owners and skippers

                Crew

A. Hankin       P. Hankin
J. Morgan       W. Reid
D. Coulter       W. Abbott
           R. Schroeder

Source: MA
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