Rockhampton's Zack and David Austin at Keppel Bay Marina.
Rockhampton's Zack and David Austin at Keppel Bay Marina. ROK020815zack

Pineapple, XXXX signal the finish for yacht race crews

EACH of the crews in the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race is "pineappled" on finishing the 348-nautical-mile event.

That involves the presentation by race officials of the customary pineapple and a carton of XXXX.

The pineapple is regarded a building block of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and in particular Yeppoon and the Capricorn region.

The official trophy presentations were held yesterday at Keppel Bay Marina.

Philip Turner's 66-footer Alive claimed an unopposed line honours victory in the race.

Rockhampton father-and-son David and Zach Austin were on board Peter Kruger's Broadsword, which retired yesterday.

Zach, 15, was the youngest sailor to ever contest the Brisbane to Keppel.

 

See full race coverage here: Bright blue moon guides Alive in CQ waters over the line



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