Welcome to the Whitsunday Sailing Club

Notice re Covid-19

During this period of Government regulation regarding Covid-19, Whitsunday Sailing Club is closed for normal trading, including all sailing events.

The Whitsunday Maritime Training Centre remains in operation for scheduled courses.  For full detail, go to the Whitsunday Maritime Training Centre website:-http://maritimetrainingcentre.com.au/.

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. Twilight Race

    June 3 @ 4:30 pm
  2. Full Moon Offshore Night Race

    June 6 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Airlie Cup

    June 7 @ 8:30 am
  4. Twilight Race

    June 10 @ 4:30 pm
  5. Airlie Cup

    June 14 @ 8:30 am

Latest News

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...

A Letter to Members from the General Manager

                                               More than just a Sailing Club! Dear Members and Guests Whitsunday Sailing Club has been a vital part of the community since 1972 We are incredibly proud of the contributions, we have been able to make to the...

An Open Letter to WSC Members

23 March 2020  An open letter to members.   As members will have heard by now, the Government has instructed all Registered Clubs to close indefinitely from midday today, 23 March 2020. Accordingly, the Whitsunday Sailing Club Clubhouse will be closed. It will not be...

Sail Airlie Regatta – Postponed

Unfortunately, due to the current status of the COVID-19, Whitsunday Sailing Club has no option other than to postpone this year's Sail Airlie regatta.  We trust that you understand this decision, which was not lightly taken.  We have always aimed to proceed with the...

COVID-19 Update

Dear Valued Guest, The Whitsunday Sailing Club is open for business, fun and laughter. There is no higher priority for our Club than the health and safety of our members, guests, colleagues and their communities. We know the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is...

2020 Off-Shore Sailing Guide

Our updated downloadable and printable Offshore Sailing Guide 2020 contains everything you need to know about off-shore sailing at the Whitsunday Sailing Club in 2020. The Sailing Guide contains: information about regattas and club races, our world famous Wednesday...



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(Hamilton Island Airport)

Local Tide information

(Shute Harbour)