Count­down on to Air­lie Race Week

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT ON THE WATER -

THE Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club is putting the fi­nal touches to its sig­na­ture event, the Air­lie Beach Race Week Fes­ti­val of Sail­ing, due to set sail on Au­gust 10.

The re­gatta is of­fer­ing a new ex­pe­ri­ence for spec­ta­tors who can now board a lux­ury 48 foot Leop­ard cata­ma­ran and view the rac­ing afloat, rather than from ashore.

For de­tails and to book, look for the “on water” tab on the race week web­site.

The Fes­ti­val Fun Run, on Satur­day, Au­gust 12, will be staged by the Air­lie Beach Run­ning Club and proudly sup­ported by WSC.

The chal­lenge is to walk, jog or run the sin­gle mile, or as many miles as you choose in the one hour time limit.

For ev­ery mile you achieve, Air­lie Beach Race Week Fes­ti­val of Sail­ing will do­nate $1 to A Mile in Their Shoes, which raises aware­ness about youth sui­cide.

A Long Lunch on the Lawn at WSC made its de­but in 2016. It proved so suc­cess­ful it is on again, but this time on a larger scale due to de­mand.

Set down for Satur­day, Au­gust 12 from noon, din­ers will par­take of an ex­quis­ite French in­spired six course menu.

Book now via the race week web­site un­der the “on shore” tab as it is sure to sell out quickly.

Re­turn­ing also are the pop­u­lar food stalls op­er­ated by a range of lo­cal cater­ers to keep hun­gry com­peti­tors and guests sat­is­fied af­ter each day of rac­ing in the mag­i­cal Whit­sun­days.

On Fri­day night, Off Da Railz will get the event pump­ing with their brand of old, new, reg­gae, soul and ev­ery­thing in be­tween.

Lloyd Saun­ders will fol­low on Satur­day night.

Heav­ily in­flu­enced by the likes of Jack John­son, John But­ler and Xavier Rudd, the singer/ song­writer will en­ter­tain with his smooth-flow­ing melodies.

Fi­nally, en­tries close at mid­night on Au­gust 3.

PHOTO: VAMPP PHOTOGRAPHY

ON SHORE: The end to an­other day on the water at the 2016 Race Week.

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