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GPC milestone as naming right to iconic B2G
Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is helping one of Australia’s most iconic events set sail this Easter by picking up the baton of the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race as the new naming right of event race for the next three years.
This year will celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the race, after the event took a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Today, Acting CEO Craig Walker announced the agreement between GPC and the Queensland Cruising Yacht Club.
“I’m delighted to see one of Queensland’s most treasured races back on the calendar in 2021,” Mr Walker said.
“GPC has supported the B2G for many years, assisting with the set-up of a temporary pontoon for yacht arrivals and providing complimentary berths within our Gladstone Marina for all the participating yachts,” he said.
“The naming right will also support our Marina, our wonderful harbour and all the local businesses which operate along our foreshores.
“We’re honoured to pick up the baton from Qantas as the new naming rights sponsor to ensure the iconic B2G sails on well into the future.”
Gladstone will certainly be the place to be this Easter with Gladstone Ports Corporation also proudly hosting and supporting the Gladstone Harbour Festival and B2G Village.
GPC is celebrating its 107-birthay this March and has a long history of supporting the community.
“We are excited to play a role in ensuring the viability and continuance of this treasured and historic Queensland race,” Mr Walker said.
“The event is second only in stature to the Sydney to Hobart and an opportunity to sponsor the event as a naming right doesn’t come around often.”
Mr Walker said supporting the event this year was more important than ever.
“Last year the race wasn’t able to go ahead for the first time in its history due to COVID-19 restrictions but we plan to mark the 73rd anniversary in style as well as its future anniversaries,” he said.
“The yacht race is engrained in the DNA of Gladstone and Queensland and now GPC and it brings tourism opportunities and visitors to our commercially operated Marina and businesses.
“As Australia’s multi-commodity port we’re proud to be supporting one of Australia’s flagship races.”