Minister's Welcome

Message from the Minister for Tourism Industry Development

The Hon Kate Jones MP

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Australia’s sailing paradise – the Whitsundays – for the Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing.

Nowhere else in the world can sailors enjoy such spectacular backdrop and safe yet challenging racing conditions.

The Whitsundays come alive as the sails of hundreds of boats enjoy racing throughout the islands, and even the humpback whales jump for joy at the spectacle. This event is a wonderful display of the Whitsundays’ lifestyle and beauty of the region.

The Palaszczuk Government is proud to support the 2018 Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing through Tourism and Events Queensland’s Destination Events Program, which helps drive visitation, increase expenditure, support jobs and foster community pride. 

Congratulations to the event organisers and all those involved in delivering this event. I encourage visitors to explore the spectacular Whitsundays region and its iconic tourism experiences.

 

The Hon Kate Jones MP

Minister for Tourism Industry Development