Airlie Beach, Australia Water Sports Adventures

Admire one of the world-renowned sailing races, unique experiences

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The Whitsundays is home to two world-renowned sailing race events, Airlie Beach Race Week based out of Abell Point Marina and Audi Hamilton Island Race Week based out of Hamilton Island Marina. Both events are held ‘back to back’ during August each year.

The races are an amazing spectacle to see with more than 100 boats competing. If you are considering chartering a yacht during this period, the thrill of experiencing these races far exceeds any disruption that may eventuate.

The yachts head out in the morning from their bases, set sail far out into the open waters and return late afternoon, so they have little influence on your sailing itinerary.

We advise our charterers to keep a wide berth when boats are passing and will advise via radio any specific courses of action required.

How to be involved

Imagine the excitement of being a part of not one, but two world famous sailing races? Hire one of our boats and be a spectator vessel to sail alongside some of the best racing yachts in the world. Due to Insurance and safety restrictions our boats are unable to compete, but are welcomed to sail the sidelines of each race route and enjoy in the after race celebrations.

From € 340

6 1 Days
Available with 22 yachts
Interested to know more or to book?

Yacht options

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