New Clipper Cordova 45, Sublime, passing the Coloured Sands.

Gallery: 2013 Clipper Fraser Island Regatta

Clipper Motor Yachts recently held its fourth annual Fraser Island Regatta, an exciting 10-day adventure joined by a fleet of 15 boats.

It was the biggest regatta to date for Clipper, with the fleet enjoying the cruise from Coomera along the Fraser Coast, covering the anchorages of Peel Island, Mooloolaba, Arch Cliffs, Kingfisher Bay and Tin Can Bay.

The fleet consisted of a range of boats including five Clipper Heritage 40s, two Cordova 45s, a Cordova 48 and 60, Hudson Bay 50, Jeanneau 36, Princess 56 and 67, Ocean Fast, and 42ft Leopard Cat.

First-timers on the trip got to experience (among other things) whale season in full swing — with many of the cetaceans venturing close to where the boats were moored.

Evenings consisted of relaxing around the fire, beach BBQs with beautiful cuts of wagyu steak and succulent spit roasts. Each boat showed off their best-dressed crew costumes on the Monday night and live music and dancing at the Black Cockatoo restaurant in Tin Can Bay on Thursday night was another highlight.

Blessed with great weather, it was a cruising experience not to be forgotten and not to be missed next year.

Visit Clipper Motor Yachts for more information on Clipper events and regattas.