9 – 16 August 2018 -
The Whitsunday Sailing Club is located in Airlie Beach, gateway to the Central Region of Queensland‘s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It is also the Gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and fast becoming known as one of the World’s premier sailing destinations.
Airlie Beach is also home to one of the largest yacht racing regattas in Australia, Airlie Beach Race Week and its onshore Festival of Sailing.
Hosted by the Whitsunday Sailing Club and now in its 29th year, Airlie Beach Race Week is a seven day event that attracts entrants from all over Australia and overseas.
Offshore the Regatta offers classes from IRC competitive racing through to cruising divisions attracting around 1,200 competitors, officials and volunteers.
Onshore the Festival of Sailing, is the Whitsunday Coasts’ most significant public event, presenting seven days and nights of high profile, entertainment and social activities. In 2017 attendances peaked at over 10,000.
In 2018 the onshore Social Program will include free live entertainment food stalls, a festival fun run , a long lunch on the lawn and wine tastings.