Airlie Beach Race Week

8-15 August 2024

Recognised Australia-wide as a vibrant and exciting week of action, mixing six days of offshore yacht racing with seven nights of socialising and entertainment.

Enter The Race
2024 registration is fully refundable in the event you cannot secure a berth or mooring for the event
Airlie Beach Race Week aerial view - photo by Wasp NQ
The Regatta

Experience the excitement of Airlie Beach Race Week

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Competitive sailing at its finest

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Full program of on water and on shore events

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Unforgettable moments on the open water

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Racing against the best in the Whitsundays

Join us for a week of exhilarating races and vibrant social events in the beautiful Whitsundays. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a spectator, Airlie Beach Race Week offers an unforgettable experience for all.

News

Latest ABRW News

Get the latest news and updates about Airlie Beach Race Week events.

Dale Mitchell will skipper M32 World - Photo by Shirley Wodson
Announcements
June 24, 2024

Young kids added to mix for Ocean Dynamics and Mount Gay Airlie Beach Race Week

Entries for Ocean Dynamics and Mount Gay Airlie Beach Race Week 2024 continue to grow and among the latest, with two boats in the running, is local Michel Van Der Zwaard, whose two kids have been added to one of his boats for the 36th running of Airlie Beach Race Week, to be held from 8-15 August.
Expresso Martini and crew are ready to face their foes - photo by Judi Marshall
Announcements
May 21, 2024

Expresso Martini to take on best at Ocean Dynamics and Mount Gay Airlie Beach Race Week

Entries for Whitsunday Sailing Club's (WSC) Ocean Dynamics and Mount Gay Airlie Beach Race Week 2024 continue to flow in and competition is set to ignite in the Trailable Yachts and Sports Boat class, while new support sponsors sign up for the popular Queensland regatta.
7NEWS Mackay reporting on Airlie Beach race Week's solar powered regatta
Announcements
May 1, 2024

Airlie Beach Holds World First Solar Powered Regatta

Airlie Beach Race Week is going off grid with a world first solar powered regatta. Six trailers with 110 kilowatts of power will run the event in a move towards a renewable future.
Division 1 away last year - photo by Andrea Francolini
Announcements
April 30, 2024

Ocean Dynamics and Mount Gay Airlie Beach Race Week - 100 entries and counting

Entries for Ocean Dynamics and Mount Gay Airlie Beach Race Week 2024 have already touched 100 and continue to grow as organiser, Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC), announces a new Regatta Director, Jenni Birdsall.
Adam Janczyk is hoping to provide strong competition at ABRW
Announcements
March 26, 2024

Ocean Dynamics and Mount Gay Airlie Beach Race Week 2024 goes green

As entries continue to flow in, it is with great pride Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) announces that Ocean Dynamics and Mount Gay Airlie Beach Race Week is going off the grid and green, courtesy of event support sponsor, Mobile Power Trailers.
A lot of changes at ABRW this year but the beautiful scenery and great racing remain - photo by Andrea Francolini
Announcements
March 18, 2024

Presenting Ocean Dynamics and Mount Gay Airlie Beach Race Week 2024

Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) is pleased to announce the addition of naming rights sponsors Ocean Dynamics and Mount Gay to Airlie Beach Race Week 2024 and also announces that entries have already broached 60 for the 36th running of the event, held in the stunning Whitsunday Islands every year.
Events
September 28, 2023

Airlie Beach Race Week Dates for 2024

The organising committee of the Airlie Beach Race Week have announced the dates for the 2024 regatta. After this year’s very light series, the organisers, the Whitsunday Sailing Club, are looking for better racing conditions for the next installation, which will be conducted from 8 – 15 August 2024.
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On Water
September 28, 2023

Airlie Beach Race Week: Victors reap the spoils

The final day and no wind to speak of on the horizon on an otherwise beautiful sunny day, as officials at Whitsunday Sailing Club’s (WSC) 35th Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sail waited until near the 1pm cut off, unable to drum up a skerrick of wind, so all racing was abandoned and results stand as they are.
On Water
August 18, 2023

Final races to decide trophies in tight pointscores

The final races at Airlie Beach Race Week (ABRW) today will decide the winners across the various divisions at Whitsunday Sailing Club’s (WSC) 35th running of its signature event and signs are that racing should get away from 11.30am.
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On Water
August 16, 2023

Déjà vu as racing delayed

Another warm sunny morning at Airlie Beach Race Week (ABRW) on Day 5, but racing has already been postponed due to identical conditions to yesterday’s – blue skies, balmy weather, but no wind, as the Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) race management team grappled with how to get some racing in.
The Race

Race Information

Keep up-to-date with all of the racing info for Airlie Beach Race Week.

Notice Of Race

Outlines rules, schedules, and conditions for the race

Notice Board

Stay informed with updates on the official Notice Board

Entry List

View the official entry list for all competitors of ABRW

Entrant Updates

Ensure your entry details are complete and up-to-date

Divisions

Diverse divisions ensure close competition within categories

Crew Availability

Skippers looking for crew? Or crew looking for boats?

Weather

Weather forecast insights for sailing in the Whitsundays

Race Results

View current and historical race results. How did you perform?

Merchandise

Support and celebrate ABRW with exclusive merchandise!

Social Scene

Experience the Social Side of ABRW

Indulge in a delectable feast while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere and stunning waterfront views. Join us for an unforgettable culinary experience!

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Delicious Food and Lively Entertainment Await

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Connect with Fellow Sailors and Spectators

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Create Lasting Memories at ABRW's Social Events

Accommodation

Accommodation Options in Airlie Beach for ABRW

Are you looking for accommodation during the regatta? Whether you prefer luxury resorts or holiday houses, apartments or villas, cabins or caravan parks, Airlie Beach is the perfect place to relax and recharge.

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Luxury Resorts

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Beachfront Villas

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Waterfront Homes

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Ocean View Apartments

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Cabins

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Caravan Parks

Location

Discover Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays. With crystal-clear turquoise waters, pristine sandy beaches, and lush tropical landscapes, this is a paradise like no other. Whether you're a sailor, a visitor, or a spectator, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Explore the stunning settings, indulge in thrilling water sports, or simply relax and soak up the sun. Start your unforgettable adventure in Airlie Beach today.

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More Info

FAQs

Find answers to common questions about the Airlie Beach Race Week and Whitsunday Festival of Sailing.

What is ABRW about?

Airlie Beach Race Week is an annual sailing event that combines competitive racing with social activities in Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays. It offers a thrilling experience for sailors and a vibrant atmosphere for visitors and spectators.

How can I participate?

To participate in Airlie Beach Race Week, you can register for race entries in various divisions. Visit our Race Information page for more information on how to get involved.

What are the shore-based events?

In addition to the thrilling races, Airlie Beach Race Week offers exciting shore-based events like the long lunch. These events provide opportunities for participants and visitors to socialize and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Airlie Beach.

Where can I find accommodation?

We will provide information on accommodation options in Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays to help participants find suitable places to stay during the event. Further details to come...

Are there any local services?

To ensure a smooth experience during Airlie Beach Race Week, we will provide details on local services such as boat rentals, repair shops, food& beverages and other amenities. Plan ahead and make the most of your time in Airlie Beach.

What happens if no berths or moorings are available?

2024 registration is fully refundable in the event you cannot secure a berth or mooring for the event.

Still have questions?

Contact us for further assistance.

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