Spotlight on Airlie Beach Race Week
THE 25th anniversary of Airlie Beach Race Week (ABRW), will be showcased in an international documentary, to be filmed throughout the coming week-long event.
Home of the 25th Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week, the Whitsunday Sailing Club, has signed Sydney-based production company RJ Media to film the region during the regatta from August 8-15.
The documentary, committed to air both nationally and internationally, is designed to showcase the best of the local region and is expected to benefit local businesses by driving visitation to the area.
Whitsunday Sailing Club commodore and Race Week chairman, Jim Hayes, has extended an invitation for locals and visitors alike, to come to the club during Race Week, to help create a great atmosphere and show the docu- mentary’s viewers what living in the Whitsundays is all about.
“We hope this documentary will tell the world how special this region is and it would be great if everyone works together to project the best image of the Whitsundays,” he said.
“There will be plenty of sailing and social events during race week so please visit us and join in the fun.”
The filming has been made possible through Tourism and Events Queensland’s Regional Development Program, which has invested $125,000 into Airlie Beach Race Week over the next three years.
Businesses still interested in becoming involved in this year’s event or future regattas, are invited to contact ABRW marketing and sponsorship manager, Corrie Gardner, on 0422 617 442.