Airlie Beach race Week
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The Whitsunday Sailing Club's Airlie Beach Race Week has grown over more than three decades to become the largest keelboat regatta off Queensland’s mainland coast. 2024 celebrates the 36th year of Airlie Beach Race Week.

Each year, including the turbulent years of 2020 and 2021 when Covid-19 ruled the world, Airlie Beach Race Week continued to operate, introducing hundreds of visitors to the region for a week long event. In 2023, the event had over 6000 attendees over the week, generating over $5M direct and incremental expenditure for the Whitsunday Region.

Race Week is recognised amongst sailors Australia-wide as a vibrant, exciting, fun and well run event. The event is focused on the relaxed atmosphere of the Whitsundays, mixing serious sailing with fun socialising. The concept of a shore based public Festival associated with the event now enters its seventh year and we are yet again setting ambitious but attainable targets.

There were over 28,000 direct visitor nights over the week of Festival entertainment and activities with overnight visitor expenditure exceeding $6.5M. This confirms Race Week’s position as the most significant Community Festival event in the Region.

To enquire about sponsorship opportunities at Airlie Beach Race Week, please complete the form to register your interest.

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