Race Record likely for Audi Sydney to Gold Coast Yacht Race 2012

A remarkable race record time is expected to be set in this weekend’s 384-nautical mile Audi Sydney to Gold Coast Yacht Race.

The race weather forecast indicates that the current Sydney to Hobart race record holder, the 30-metre long supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, will arrive at the finish off Southport Surf Club at Main Beach around midday on Sunday, and if she does she will smash the 13-year-old Gold Coast race record by near five hours!

The race starts on Sydney Harbour at 1pm Saturday.

Southport Yacht Club will be hosting the finish of the race.

There are 65 yachts in the race and the largest and fastest are expected to dock at Southport Yacht Club during Sunday afternoon and evening.