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The Whitsundays came alive with festivities and fun when the Worlds Most Wondrous Sailing event arrived, for the Whitsundays Clipper Race Carnival.

Airlie Beach hosted the twelve identical 70-foot ocean racing yachts, their skippers and their international crew and supporters as the final stop of the Australian leg of the race. Following the iconic Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in January, and incorporating a stop-over for the internationally renowned and spectacular Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the carnival was a 2 weeklong celebration of vibrant regional events and activities showcasing the beauty of the Whitsundays.

Set in the idyllic location of the Whitsunday Islands within the heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays Clipper Race Carnival featured signature events such as a long lunch on the iconic Whitehaven Beach, a rodeo on the coastal beaches of Bowen and a welcome party in the centre of Airlie Beach. This was Queensland’s pre-eminent National and Global sailing festival highlighting the stunning natural landscapes of the Whitsundays. 

You can view the Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival media kit here.

 

 

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2018 EVENTS


jan-13-15

 Clipper Race Arrival, Free Event
 
Abell Point Marina

jan-19

 Clipper Race Day
 Abell Point Marina

jan-19

 "Bendigo Bank" Clipper Race Welcome Party, Free Event
 Airlie Beach Esplanade

jan-19-21

 Open Boat Day, Free Event
 Abell Point Marina

jan-20

 "Fish D'Vine" White on Whitehaven Long Lunch
 Whitehaven Beach

jan-20

 Public Talk, Free Event
 Abell Point Marina

jan-21

 "Whitsunday Foodservice" Progressive Cruise Lunch
 Various locations

jan-25-27

 Open Boat Day, Free Event
 Abell Point Marina

jan-27

 Rodeo by the Reef
 Bowen

jan-29

 Parade of Sails Clipper Race Departure, Free Event
 
Abell Point Marina

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