1. Thu 11 Aug 2022 18 Aug 2022


    Event Type: Major Event

    Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing

    by Whitsunday Sailing Club

    Now in its 33rd year, Airlie Beach Race Week is a seven day event hosted by the Whitsunday Sailing Club, which attracts entrants from all over Australia and overseas.

    Offshore the Regatta offers classes from IRC competitive racing through to cruising divisions attracting over 1,400 competitors, officials and volunteers.

    Onshore the Festival of Sailing, is the Whitsunday Coasts’ most significant public event, presenting seven days and nights of high profile, entertainment and social activities. In 2019 attendances peaked at over 11,000.

    While 2020's event was scaled back due to the challenges brought by COVID-19, 2021 will see the event return to bigger and better than ever. There are currently over 150 boats entered in the regatta, with more entries coming in every day!

  2. Sat 20 Aug 2022 27 Aug 2022

    Location: Whitsunday Islands

    Event Type: Major Event

    Hamilton Island Race Week

    Hamilton Island Race Week is one of Australia’s favourite yachting events and a firm fixture on the international sailing calendar. Competitors, family and friends from around Australia come together to enjoy the convivial atmosphere and unique camaraderie of the event’s on-water and off-water carnival.

    Perfectly situated amongst Queensland's 74 Whitsunday Islands and on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island offers an experience like no other: glorious weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, awe-inspiring coral reefs, fascinating flora and fauna, fine food and wines, and activities almost too numerous to mention.