Race Week recog­nised


THE Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club is thrilled after win­ning the Ma­jor Fes­ti­vals and Events cat­e­gory for Air­lie Beach Race Week at the 2014 Whit­sun­day Tourism Awards.

Air­lie Beach Race Week, which is the club’s largest an­nual re­gatta, has grown over the last 25 years to be­come a ma­jor sail­ing event not just in Queens­land, but also in Aus­tralia.

With Air­lie Beach Race Week be­ing a first-time win­ner of a Whit­sun­day Tourism Award, Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club Com­modore Jim Hayes said he was thrilled with the achieve­ment.

“Air­lie Beach Race Week has a great his­tory and con­tin­ues to im­press its com­peti­tors as a unique re­gatta on Aus­tralia’s sail- ing cal­en­dar,” Mr Hayes said. “This year, we cel­e­brated the event’s 25th an­niver­sary and even broke the record [for] num­bers of en­tries.

“Now we can cel­e­brate win­ning this ter­rific award.”

Mr Hayes said thanks must go to ev­ery­one who has been in­volved in Air­lie Beach Race Week, par­tic­u­larly the com­peti­tors, vol­un­teers and spon­sors.

“We wish to thank ev­ery­one who has ever sup­ported this great event and those who re­turn year after year,” he said.

“Thanks must also go to Don Al­gie, the event founder, the WSC mem­bers and the race week com­mit­tee who put on the event each year.”

MA­JOR FES­TI­VALS AND EVENTS: Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Air­lie Beach Race Week Heidi Walton, Jim Hayes and Cor­rie Gard­ner with their Ma­jor Fes­ti­vals and Events award.

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