Race Week

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Airlie Race Week includes six days of racing in all divisions. Race Director Denis Thompson is setting a schedule taking into account the different divisions' requirements for the week. There will be variations for each division and Dennis will take into account; the fleet, tide and race distances.

Divisions for 2018 may include IRC Racing, IRC Passage,  Performance Racing, Cruising, Non Spinnaker, Sports Boats, Multi-Hull Racing, Multihull Passage, One Design, Etchells, Super Sports and Trailable Yachts. There may also be sub-divisions within fleets for class racing or common interest groups.

Note that schedules on this website are provisional. Please refer to the sailing instructions for the final schedule. Start times may be altered. 

All entertainment and presentations are at Whitsunday Sailing Club unless noted.

Free crew shuttle service provide between Whitsunday Sailing Club, Abell Point Marina and official venue daily (except layday) from 3:30pm to 10:00pm. Shuttle Transfers provided by Whitsundays 2 Everywhere and Whitsunday Transit.

Programme

Thu 9 Aug 2018 (All day)
ABRW competitors welcome function with free live entertainment from The Daisychains
Fri 10 Aug 2018 (All day)
Day 1 racing followed by prize presentation & free live entertainment from Acca Dacca

All Divisions: Cones Armit Race
Check your division's page for more information

Sat 11 Aug 2018 (All day)
Day 2 racing, Prize presentation at The Reef Gateway Hotel featuring entertainment from the Elton John Experience

One or more races, depending on division
Check your division's page for more information ...

Sun 12 Aug 2018 (All day)
Day 3 racing, Long Lunch & Festival Fun Run then prize presentation and free live entertainment from "Living in the 70's"

One or more races, depending on division
Check your division's page for more information ...

Mon 13 Aug 2018 (All day)
Lay Day, all day lunch at Whitsunday Sailing Club & free live entertainment OR Layday lunch at Hemmingways on Abell Point Marina (Bookings essential)

All Divisions: No racing - take a break!

Tue 14 Aug 2018 (All day)
Day 4 racing, followed by prize presentation & free live entertainment from Chris Matthews

One or more races, depending on division
Check your division's page for more information ...

Wed 15 Aug 2018 (All day)
Day 5 racing. Prize presentation at Airlie Beach Hotel followed by live entertainment from Classic Soul with DJ Vince Teach

One or more races, depending on division
Check your division's page for more information ...

Thu 16 Aug 2018 (All day)
Day 6 racing followed by Daily & Series Presentation Night & free live entertainment from The Cadillacs

One or more races, depending on division
Check your division's page for more information ...