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Dates set and sponsorship open for 2016 Airlie Beach Race Week

By Paige Miller

Whitsunday Sailing Club has set the dates for the 27th edition of Airlie Beach Race Week which will be held from 12-19 August, 2016.

The club’s signature event is located in the heart of Queensland‘s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and is the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands, and as such, is making a name for itself as one of the world’s premier sailing destinations.

As people pack more into their busy daily lives, it is imperative to take quality time out, and it is has become abundantly clear more and more people are joining the sailing bandwagon and heading to the beautiful Whitsundays each year where whale, dolphin and sea life watching are all part of the package.

On the water, the Airlie Beach Festival of Sailing offers classes from the grand prix IRC racing through to cruising divisions and the fast paced exciting multihull and sports boat divisions, enticing around 1800 competitors, officials and volunteers to its shores each year.

An even wider-reaching campaign is in the pipeline for 2016, as organisers target more entrants and their supporters from around Australia, Asia and further afield.

The event has the distinct advantage of remaining competitively priced for entry, accommodation, eateries and entertainment, and importantly, it has retained the ‘fun factor’ it has become renowned for.

The entertainment line-up for 2016 will be even more exciting than in 2015, and expanded to include three nights of big-name-act entertainers, wine tastings, a long late lunch on the Club’s lawn, a trailer sailor boat show, a dragon boat regatta and a festival fun run.

Last year’s coverage of Airlie Beach Race Week was unsurpassed, with the media campaign reaching television, radio and newspapers. The event also gained an international audience through national and international magazines, and websites, including online videos. In turn, sponsors benefitted.

For further information on these opportunities, or to discuss options, please contact Marketing Manager, Adrian Bram via email: or phone him: 0418 385 181.

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