The Story of BACE
There are a few names deserving of acknowledgement as we share the story of how BACE and the Bribie Classic Boat Regatta came about.
Trophies at the Bribie Classic Boat Regatta
An important fun-element of our event are the trophies. We award these, sometimes in earnest and sometimes in jest and they include the First Registrant of the Year, the Best Sailing Boat and more.
Pride of Fleet
Best Sailing Boat
Best Motor Boat
Con Tripcony’s boat PNJ was used to transport oysters from Pumicestone Passage to Brisbane in the late 1800s. It did not have an engine. The trophy for the Bribe Classic Boat Regatta award category of ‘Best Sailing Boat‘ is modelled on the PNJ.
What is a Classic Boat?
Historic: A boat built up to and including 1918.
Antique: A boat built between 1919 and 1942.
Classic: A boat built between 1943 and 1975.
Late Classic: A boat built 1976 to the year 25 prior to the current year.
Contemporary: A wooden boat built within the last 25 years
We’d like to share some poetry that gives us a glimpse of the story of the beauty of Bribie Island and Toorbul. These poems are from Roy W. Bliss. Builder of ‘Blisscraft’, Roy was involved in the early days of the Bribie Classic Boat Regatta and a friend of the original founder, Alan Graham. We hope you enjoy his beautiful words. More poetry from Roy Bliss can be found here.