ABRW Social Calendar

Regatta HQ comes alive each afternoon and evening with a raft of onshore activities, entertainment and events - Photo: Andrew Pattinson/Vampp Photography

In 2019 the Airlie Beach Race Week onshore Festival of Sailing will include free, live music and food stalls, every afternoon and evening, under the marquee on the lawn at the Whitsunday Sailing Club.

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Over the weekend there will be wine tastings, a long lunch, a beach fun day and other activities for locals and visitors from across the country and overseas.

Over the weekend there will be wine tastings and a long lunch on the lawn at the Whitsunday Sailing Club - Photo: Andrew Pattinson/Vampp Photography
Over the weekend there will be wine tastings and a long lunch on the lawn at the Whitsunday Sailing Club – Photo: Andrew Pattinson/Vampp Photography

According to ABRW Marketing Director Adrian Bram: “On-shore the aim is to engage and entertain Race Week competitors, their supporters, locals from across the region and visitors from all over Australia and overseas.

“Last year we had nearly 11,000 attendees over the week and 2019 promises to attract even more race entrants and visitors to the Festival,” he says.

All are welcome to soak up the Race Week atmosphere at the Whitsunday Sailing Club from August 8-15.

Don’t miss out!

What’s On

Race Week Long, Late Lunch on the Lawn – Sunday, August 11, Noon till late

The Race Week Long Lunch at the Whitsunday Sailing Club will be one of the culinary highlights of the year - Photo: Andrew Pattinson/Vampp Photography
The Race Week Long Lunch at the Whitsunday Sailing Club will be one of the culinary highlights of the year – Photo: Andrew Pattinson/Vampp Photography

In 2018 the Race Week long lunch featured a menu showcasing fresh produce from the ocean to the paddock, consisting of five courses, each expertly paired with wines to suit.

The 2019 lunch will have a Spanish theme, with  a range of dishes served throughout five courses, each expertly paired with wines to suit.

At only $89 per person, the 2019 Long Lunch is expected to be the Whitsundays’ culinary event of the year.

Tables are limited so BOOK NOW on (07) 49 466 138 or email to:  functions@whitsundaysailingclub.com.au

Family Beach Fun Day – Tuesday 13 August

Enjoy the resort town of Airlie Beach with a Family Beach Fun Day, hosted by Northerlies Beach Bar & Grill.  Included will be Triple M live broadcast with Joel, kid’s face painting and other fun activities.

Northerlies Beach Bar & Grill have come on board to host this event, to be followed by Tuesday’s race presentations and festivities.

Food Stalls at the Airlie Beach Race Week Festival HQ

Food stalls, Whitsunday Sailing Club, Airlie Beach Race Week
Dine al fresco or under the covered marquees at the Whitsunday Sailing Club each night – Photos: Andrew Pattinson/Vampp Photography

Open every evening except Monday and Tuesday from 4:00pm till 9:00pm at the Whitsunday Sailing Club, food stalls will offer a range of options guaranteed to please even the hungriest sailor.

Come and feast on a variety of foods supplied by a selection of local caterers:

  • Cafe One 3 – Nachos and Curry
  • Marino’s – Pizza Parcels
  • Shuckz – Seafood
  • Nanny D’s – Hot Dogs, Popcorn and Waffle Dogs

Match these delights with beer, wine or mixer from the Race Week Bar!

Live Entertainment at Whitsunday Sailing Club

Live entertainment is a nightly feature of the Airlie Beach Race Week's onshore Festival of Sailing - Photo: Andrew Pattinson/Vampp Photography
Live entertainment is a nightly feature of the Airlie Beach Race Week’s onshore Festival of Sailing – Photos: Andrew Pattinson/Vampp Photography

Airlie Beach Race Week 2019 promises another cracking line-up of live entertainment at the Whitsunday Sailing Club.

The line-up will include solo artists and bands.