17 Jul 2017

Bowen’s iconic jetty is getting ready to take centre stage during when the Superboats come racing into town this weekend.

NQBP is teaming up with Bowen PCYC and Bowen Towage Services to make sure the community can take in the great views of the races in style.

NQBP Chief Executive Officer Steve Lewis said that this year – as well as offering an amazing vantage point from which to watch the race – shade, seating, food and drinks will all be available out at the end of the jetty.

“I am delighted that NQPB will partner with the local PCYC for the fourth year in a row to deliver a unique viewing experience for this popular community event,” Mr Lewis said.

“The Bowen Superboats offers a great opportunity for NQBP to actively take part in what has become a much-loved community event and to support the local PCYC, with all proceeds from the gold coin donation entry going back to the group.”

Tug Boat tours will also be available during the racing events, thanks to Bowen Towage Services (as long as the shipping schedule permits).

Mr Lewis said it was important to note that due to the increased activities available during the weekend, the jetty would be closed overnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“Visitors also need to be aware there are no dogs allowed, or alcohol, at the jetty’s family friendly community event,” he said.

“Also, no fishing is allowed from the jetty throughout the weekend.” Race heats will begin from midday on Saturday, with official races taking place on Sunday from 10am.