Easter regatta on track
DESPITE substantial damage to the club facilities, the Whitsunday Sailing Club’s second largest event, the Sail Airlie Regatta, is going ahead as planned.
With competitors coming from as far away as Gold Coast, Cairns and Tinnaroo, up to 100 boats are expected for the three-day event.
As well as racing for beginners in the “green fleet”, working under the introductory rules of sailing, there will be racing for juniors in sabots and optimists, and seniors, sailing in lasers, tasars, catamarans and sailboards.
The regatta includes the North Queensland Laser Championship, as well as heats of the sabot traveller series.
Part of the fun of the regatta is camping at the club over Easter, enabling competitors to get to know each other and swap stories.
OFF BEACH: Lasers and Opti Tackers are launched at the Whitsunday Sailing Club on Sunday afternoon.