2018 Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week

Tuesday 22nd May - Saturday 26th May 2018

 Hosted by the Port Douglas Yacht Club


Port Douglas Yacht Club proudly presents the 2018 Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week, and invites all yachts to join us for a week of Sailing, Food & Fun.

We are fortunate to enjoy one of the best playgrounds for our sport that nature could provide and this year we will be hosting a huge array of events all to be sailed on the beautiful waters of the Coral Sea off Port Douglas. This year’s regatta will be held over 5 days, with the first day of racing commencing on Tuesday  22nd of May and concluding on Saturday 26th May. The  sailing schedule includes racing around the stunning Low Isle and Snapper Islands, as well as some technical racing off the famous Four Mile Beach.

Port Douglas Yacht Club

The Port Douglas Yacht Club has a picture perfect location on Dickson Inlet and a club house with an abundance of charm and character. It is situated opposite Port Douglas Reef Marina and adjacent to Closehaven Marina with access off Wharf Street. There are many facilities catering for our cruising visitors as well as function services for weddings, parties and meetings. You can enjoy an ice cold drink and a delicious meal while taking in the stunning views and join in company with the locals and share a tale or two.  Members, guests and visitors are all welcome.

Race Start 2018

Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week Launch 4PM Saturday 24th February

The club is to host the official launch of the 2018 Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week on Saturday 24th February at 4PM.

All intending skippers and crew plus all support personnel, sponsors and volunteers are invited to attend.

Proceedings will commence at 4PM including welcome, introductions and speeches.

There will be opportunities for skippers to submit their entries and for skippers looking for crew to meet crew looking for skippers.

Refreshments may be provided at the conclusion of the formalities along with the opportunity to meet the people that make this such a fantastic event for the club.




The racing for many is as serious as it gets but there is also room for the not so serious who just want to be out there getting involved and having a good time.Come along to the launch and find out how you can be a part of the fun and festivities of the 2018 Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week.

Notice of race

Entries open     Enter here

Entries close       1700 hrs Friday 18th May

First to enter the 2018 regatta is a newcomer Y Knot skippered by Rob Rainsford (not to be confused with our own J24 skipper Robert Ranford). Y Knot is a Hanse 430 from Victoria and placed 7th of 21 entries in Div 2 at Maggie last year.

Racing in Port Douglas for the first time in May this year Y Knot will contest Div 1.

Other early entries include Lady Mystique (PDYC) with Helen and Mick Gwilliams out to defend their 2017 Div 2 title.

Winners of the 2017 Quicksilver Race Week.

Division 1 winner Zoe.

Division 2 winner
Lady Mystique.

Division 4 winner X2.