Jetskis are on their way to the Bay.
Jetskis are on their way to the Bay. Contributed

Charity jet skiers headed to Bay

TIN Can Bay is set to be the last stop for about 30 jet ski riders heading up the south-east Coast.

The 30 craft are covering 600km as riders travel between Grafton and Tin Can Bay during the six-day 2012 Clarence to the Coral Yamaha Variety Jet Trek.

They are expected in Tin Can Bay Sunday.

Organisers of the 14th annual event hope to raise more than $75,000 for Variety - the children's charity - thanks to dedicated riders.

The charity raised $150,000 in 2010 for sick, disadvantaged and special-needs kids and hopes for a repeat effort this year.

Each rider must raise at least $2000 to participate.

Variety motoring events co-ordinator Nicole Woodward said the charity brought out the best in the riders and the community.

"Some people pay out of their own pockets, some get their employers to sponsor them, others fundraise," she said.

Riders zoomed from Surfers Paradise to The Spit in choppy conditions within minutes before retiring to their Sea World Resort accommodation and a barbecue at Loders Creek.

Day three of the event today will include spending the day and night at South Stradbroke Island before the pack heads to Bribie Island.

To donate phone the Variety office on 3907 9300.

Jet-skiers wanting to register for the Cooktown to Townsville 2013 trek should go online to variety.org.au.

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