Bribie Island and Aquatic Events

Each May for over 25 years, the beautiful island of Bribie celebrates a rich and bountiful maritime history within the backdrop of a post-card perfect coastline by bringing the Bribie Classic Boat Regatta to the Pumicestone Passage of Queensland’s Moreton Bay.

BACE (Bribie Aquatic Community Events Inc.) formed in February 2021. This a volunteer led organisation, hosts of the Bribie Classic Boat Regatta BACE formalised a community desire to host events with an aquatic theme in the area and to showcase Bribie Island to surrounding communities.  BACE also serves to contribute to the fostering of healthy communities and social well-being by promoting economical, social and environmentally sustainable events along the waters of Bribie Island. 

Bribie Island Classic Boat Regatta

By staging distinctly aquatic events, such as the Bribie Classic Boat Regatta, BACE not only showcases the beauty and skill of classic boating but spotlights tourism in our region. The pristine beauty of the blue velvet waters of the Pumicestone Passage of Queensland’s Moreton Bay region is our beautiful natural stage, ready and set for your enjoyment and healthy recreation.   Located about an hour north of Brisbane, the ‘Passage’ is a perfect runway for these classic maritime models. The Bribie Classic Boat Regatta is the local way to express a laid-back Queensland lifestyle and tells a story about the rich maritime environment and heritage that we are proud to share.

With more than 80 registrations to the Bribie Classic Boat regatta in 2022, a significant increase on last year, we welcomed our ‘Boatie’ buddies from our home state of Queensland, from our southerly neighbours and further west from WA.  The Weather Gods did not bless us this year, but nevertheless the force was strong!

We look forward to welcoming you all back to Bribie for the 24th annual Classic Boat Regatta due to take place on May 19-21st 2023.  See you then!

In 2022 and 2023 BACE assisted Bribie Mahalo Outriggers and the (PIEEC) Pumicestone Indigenous Education & Employment Community organisation.


BACE loves to collaborate with other clubs and its assets may be available to Clubs or Associations organising a Community Event. If you are planning one, please see if we can help you. Contact BACE – / PO Box 190 Bribie Island 4507.