Spot­light on Air­lie Beach Race Week

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

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.

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