Sailing Instructions:Sailing Instructions
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.
Last year the regatta was restricted by major construction works while the club was expanding to incorporate new Whitsunday Maritime Training Centre building. The works are now nearing completion, with the building scheduled to be in full swing by Easter. So come on down, bring the family, bring the boat, and most importantly, come to enjoy great fellowship ashore and competition on the water.
Sail Airlie Regatta
Once again , the Whitsunday Sailing Club will conduct the annual Sail Airlie regatta over the Easter period, 8 – 10 April 2023. 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
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.
Limited camping will be available at the club during the regatta. Bookings can be made via the regatta entry system at https://www.revolutionise.com.au/whitsundaysc/eventsregister/163423/
Alternatively, 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 2023, to be conducted at WSC from 8 – 10 April 2023
Download the Notice of Race and enter the regatta via the button below or go to https://www.revolutionise.com.au/whitsundaysc/events/163423/Enter Sail Airlie 2023 Download the Notice of Race
Further information – Contact:
|WSC Commodore||WSC Sailing Officer|
|Clayton Matthews||Ross Chisholm|
|Ph: 0402 426 220||Ph: 0429 584 787|
|Email: email@example.com||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
VOLUNTEERS – WE NEED YOU
Any event at any club needs volunteers to keep things running smoothly, both on and off the water. These volunteers help out laying marks, raising flags, driving boats, making lunches, processing results and generally providing a smooth running event.
If you are interested in helping, or have some time to help, please complete and submit the form below. Alternatviely, please let us know or phone the club on 07 4946 6138. We would love to include you in the team.Sail AIrlie Volunteer Registration
OFFICIAL NOTICE BOARD
Entrants & Results
Notice to Competitors 1
Change to Sailing Instructions
Appendix A –
Open Monos – The class flag for double handed classes will be Numeral Penant 1
The class flag for sailboards will be a white flag.