Sailing club gears up for Airlie Beach Race Week
ENTRIES are now officially open for the 25th anniversary of Airlie Beach Race Week (ABRW) and organisers are gearing up for what promises to be an exceptional event.
With the regatta likened by some to a type of ‘high school reunion’ for sailors, ABRW event chairman Jim Hayes is hoping participants of the past 25 race weeks will enter this year to commemorate the special anniversary.
“This year’s event is expected to make history and we really want to see participants from past race weeks celebrate our anniversary with us as well as welcoming new national and international sailors who want to see what makes this event unique,” he said.
Divisions open to sailors include racing and cruising in IRC and PHS, as well as non-spinnaker OMR and cruising multihulls.
The sportsboat division is also expected to attract a strong fleet, with the skippers of Mister Magoo, Viper, Conquistador and Bloke’s World expressing their interest for 2014.
My Hayes said the Whitsunday Sailing Club was planning to make this year’s event better than ever for competitors.
“We are known for hosting real people competing in real sailing and having real fun and this will be our finest ‘tropical shirt regatta’ yet,” he said.
“The Whitsundays is a bucket list destination and race week showcases everything the region has to offer, both on and off the water.”
Airlie Beach Race Week will run from August 8-15, 2014 and is hosted by Whitsunday Sailing Club.
For more information visit www.airlieraceweek.com.
SETTING SAIL: The Whitsunday Sailing Club is hoping that many of the sailors who have competed in Airlie Beach Race Week over the past 25 years will return for this year's celebratory event.