History of Sail Airlie

​Since becoming an annual event in 2009, the Whitsunday Sailing Club Easter Off the Beach regatta has become an important date in the calendar for many sailors across Queensland, with some coming all the way from Brisbane to complete.

2021 celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the formation of Whitsunday Sailing Club.  This year there are major construction works as the club expands the maritime training centre.  However the regatta continues, so the club would love to see as many competitors, families and friends enjoying the festivities.

Sail Airlie Regatta

Once again , the Whitsunday Sailing Club will conduct the annual Sail Airlie regatta over the Easter period, 16 – 18 April 2022. This event attracts entrants from Tinaroo and Mission Beach down to Brisbane, and again hosts the North Queensland Laser Championship as well as the Sabot traveller series.  The event is also part of the CQ Challenge, a competition between clubs in the Central Queensland area. Competition is run over 3 or 4 separate course areas ranged from the high performance 29’er and off beach mulithulls, through to Lasers and similar dinghies, junior fleets and a green fleet, with competitors ranging from as young as 7 years of age ranging up to competitors in their 60’s.
Other classes which compete in the event included Tasar, Flying 11, A Class, 125, Optimist, Sabot.

The regatta is open to all classes of Off the Beach racing dinghies and catamarans.  Classes may be split into divisions, with results calculated by class yardstick, subject to entries.

Up to 10 races are scheduled for each division, with racing on Saturday, Sunday and Monday

The Location

Airlie Beach has loads to offer both sailors and non-sailors. From day trips to the Whitsunday islands and Great Barrier reef, to bars, restaurants and an enclosed swimming lagoon. The Whitsunday Sailing Club is ideally situated on the waterfront, right in the heart of Airlie Beach.

Camping

Please note that camping at the club is not available this year.    However, there is a range of accommodation in the close proximity to the club, including hotels, motels, camping grounds, caravan parks, etc.

Notice of Race and Entry

The notice of race has been published and entries are now open for Sail Airlie 2022, to be conducted at WSC from 16 – 18 April 2022

Download the Notice of Race and enter the regatta via the button below or go to https://www.revolutionise.com.au/whitsundaysc/events/120520/

Enter Sail Airlie 2022 Here

Further information – Contact:

WSC  Commodore WSC Sailing Officer
Heather Sutton Ross Chisholm
Ph:  0447 105 588 Ph:  0429 584 787
Email:  heathersutton@hotmail.com Email:  sailing@whitsundaysailingclub.com.au

OFFICIAL NOTICE BOARD

Entrants & Results

Entry List

Sail Airlie Results

Notice to Competitors  No 1 – 1 April 2021

Change to Sailing Instructions

Notice to Competitors 1

In accordance with Clause 3 of the Sailing Instructions, competitors are advised of the following change to the schedule of races

Delete Clause 5.1 – Racing Schedule and replace with:

Clause 5.1 -Racing Schedule

Friday 2 April Registration All Divisions 10:00 – 17:00 Hrs
Saturday 3 April Registration All Divisions 08:00 – 12:00 Hrs
Competitor’s Briefing Mixed Fleet, Juniors, Green Fleet 09:30 Hrs
Race Session 1 Mixed Fleet, Juniors, Green Fleet Warning Signal no earlier than 11:00
Competitor’s Briefing Nacra, Laser 11:30 Hrs
Race Session 1 Nacra, Laser 13:00 Hrs
Race Session 2 Mixed Fleet, Juniors, Green Fleet Warning Signal no earlier than 14:00
Sunday 4 April Race Session 2 Nacra, Laser Warning Signal no earlier than 10:00
Race Session 3 Mixed Fleet, Juniors, Green Fleet Warning Signal no earlier than 10:00
Race Session 3 Nacra, Laser Warning Signal no earlier than 14:00
  Race Session 4 Mixed Fleet, Juniors, Green Fleet Warning Signal no earlier than 14:00
Monday5 April Race Session 4 Nacra, Laser Warning Signal no earlier than 10:00
Race Session 5 Mixed Fleet, Juniors, Green Fleet Warning Signal no earlier than 10:00
Presentation All Divisions ASAP after last race

Notice to Competitors No 2 – 1 April 2021

Change to Sailing Instructions

In accordance with Clause 3 of the Sailing Instructions, competitors are advised of the following change to sailing Instructions

Appendix C – Mixed Fleet

Marks

Marks A, B & C will be Yellow inflatable buoys.

Apprendix D – Junior Fleet

Marks

Marks A, B & C will be Orange inflatable buoys.