Welcome to the Whitsunday Sailing Club

Welcome to the Whitsunday Sailing Club – the place many locals call ‘the best spot in town’. Situated right on the point in Airlie Beach with stunning water views, the Club has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Famous for Airlie Beach Race Week, the Sail Airlie Off Beach Easter Regatta and the Whitsunday Maritime Training Centre, the club is situated right on the point in Airlie Beach with stunning water views and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and also features the must-see Balinese Pavilion.

Protected by the Great Barrier Reef – with calm waters, safe anchorages and line-of-sight navigation – the Whitsunday islands are one of the most enjoyable sailing grounds in the world. The mission of the club is to encourage the involvement, enthusiasm and friendship that comes from sailing in this spectacular environment.

An active race program exists for off-beach and off-shore sailors and includes major regattas, competitive local fixtures and comprehensive training courses for adults and juniors.

Social facilities include a bar, bistro, pokies, keno,  event catering, function and training rooms and a waterside pavilion suitable for many kinds of functions.

The Galley Bistro offers great value, seasonally designed menus and an all weather balcony to enjoy the waterside location. Lunch and dinner is served seven days a week, 363 days a year.

Our Whitsunday Maritime Training Centre offers a wide variety of safety and sailing courses ranging from boat licences to Master 5 certification.

Upcoming Events

  1. Hamilton Island Race Week – (HIYC)

    August 15 @ 12:00 am - August 22 @ 12:00 am
  2. Twilight Race

    August 19 @ 4:30 pm
  3. Spring Series

    August 23 @ 8:30 am
  4. Twilight Race

    August 26 @ 4:30 pm
  5. Magnetic Island Race Week (TCYC)

    August 27 @ 12:00 am - August 30 @ 12:00 am

Latest News

Around Whitsundays Race – 11 July 2020

Entries for the 2020 Around Whitsunday Race are now open.  The race will be conducted on Saturday 11 July 2020 with the first warning signal scheduled for 08:55.  The race distance is approximately 70 NM. Click on the BLUE button below to enter the race Click on the...

Sails Magazine – Free Access

Sails Magazine – Free Access

Whitsunday Sailing Club and Sails Magazine are here to ensure your love of sailing remains fulfilled. We all love the joy that being out on the water brings.  So, until this current challenge passes, and it will,  you can immerse yourself in a world of sailing...



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