Lindsey Cumming launched Bagatelle in 1980 and she was very successfully raced by him in the 80s and 90s. Bagatelle competed in many of the MYCQ offshore events and was nicknamed "BAGS". In 1980 she entered AMOC and won 4 of the 5 races. She hit Lady Elliott in 1980 Brisbane to Gladstone but with only minor damage. 1982 AMOC winner, 1984 runner-up. Second in Gladstone race in 1982/84. 3 times winner of Sydney to Mooloolaba. Twice line honours and handicap winner Melbourne to Hobart, 4 times Melbourne to Devonport, circumnavigated Australia in 1986/7.

In May 10, 2004 Bagatelle hit Scott Reef just south of Fitzroy Island, North Queensland. By the time the salvage crew were able to get her off the reef and transport her to Cairns, Qld, the collision and subsequent pounding had completely destroyed her port hull. Rex Donkin purchased the remains from the insurance company and with the assistance of Brett Crowther supplying accurate plans rebuild the missing hull. 

Skipper/Owner: Rex Donkin
Design: Crowther (Custom)
Length: 45 ft
Beam: 24 ft
Weight: 7400 kg
Draft (Daggerboards Down): 3.5 ft
Sail Number: SM190
Date Launched: Feb 1980
Working Sail Area: 715 sq ft
Previous Owners/Names: Lindsey Cumming

Notice of Race

The 2021 Brisbane to Gladstone Notice of Race if available for download here

Race Entry

2021 Brisbane to Gladstone Race Entries can be completed here

Crew Entry

Each Crew member must complete the Crew Entry form which is located here

Sailing Instructions

2021 Brisbane to Gladstone Sailing Instructions and the Gladstone Marina Mooring Form are available for download here

Race Tracker

Each yacht carries a Yellow Brick Tracker which allows spectators to track the progress of all competitors. To view the tracker on a mobile device you must download and run the Yellow Brick Tracker app and search for the Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Race. To view on a laptop or computer click here

Race History

Read about previous Brisbane to Gladstone Races and how it all started. See the photos and analyse the results and statistics.

B2G News

B2G History

Offshore Multihull Rating (OMR) System

The MYCQ Administers the Offshore Multihull Rating (OMR) System, which is used to handicap all Multihull Yachts. It is similar to the IRC system used for monohulls but is tailored to be applied to all Multihull Designs. This website provides:

The MYCQ regularly reviews the OMR formulas by looking at race results and analysing trends and new technologies to ensure the OMR system is current and as accurate as possible.

As with most handicapping systems, it is not perfect and rather than criticizing the system and the people that administer it we encourage you to become involved in the club and contribute to developing the system.

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