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Airlie Beach Race Week: the word is out for 25th anniversary

Airlie Beach Race Week 2013. It was visitors galore, both boats and wildlife, enjoying the warm winter sunshine and stunning race course location. (Credit Shirley Wodson)

Airlie Beach Race Week 2013. It was visitors galore, both boats and wildlife, enjoying the warm winter sunshine and stunning race course location. (Credit Shirley Wodson)

The word is out. The 25th Airlie Beach Race Week is going to be huge.

Event organisers Whitsunday Sailing Club are planning for more boats, more supporters, more parties and more fun for everyone.

Race Week is on 8th to 15th August 2014. Accommodation venues are already taking bookings from eager sailors who know it’s a good idea to get in early and secure the best on offer from among the diverse choices.

The club’s Sailing Development Officer, Tim Parker, is already busy with the technical details and the Notice of Race is due out by the end of February.

On shore, the club is going full steam ahead on planning the parties, live music and venues for the sailors to enjoy.

The first entry in is expected to be Don Algie’s Storm 2. He was there at the start, he’s competed in it every year for 24 years and he wouldn’t miss the 25th anniversary. “The original Storm was an integral part of Race Week and so has been the new Storm for the last 10 years. I am always there, supporting it every year.

“The crew will all be there. The gang all get together and come in from all over the place – Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Cairns: we come together for Race Week every year,” Algie said.

For more event information, go here.

By Tracey Johnstone, ABRW14


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