Sail Airlie 2016

Event Details

Whitsunday Sailing Club


Sail Airlie 2016

Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Sailing Club was host to over 300 visiting competitors and supporters for the 2016 Sail Airlie regatta over the Easter period.  With over 70 boats competing in six divisions, the event attracted entrants from Tinnaroo and Mission Beach down to Brisbane.  Competition over 3 course areas ranged from the high performance 29’er, through to Lasers and down to a tackers fleet, with competitors ranging from as young as 7 years of age ranging up to competitors in their 60’s.

The Laser class held the North Queensland championship as part of the regatta, with the overall title being taken by Michael Wilson (BSS), who also took out the full rig division. In the Radial Rigs, it was Miranda Wilson, while local young gun Hamish Swain took out the 4.7 rig division.  The regatta also included a leg of the North Queensland Sabot series, which includes regattas from a number of venues along the coast, with Talia Bulstrode from Tinneroo making the long trip worthwhile.

Other classes which competed in the event included Tasar, Flying 11, Nacra F18, A Class, 125, Optimist.

With the opportunity to camp at the venue, competitors agreed that this was the Best ever Sail Airlie Regatta.  Planning is already underway for Easter 2017.


Since becoming an annual event in 2009, the Whitsunday Sailing Club Easter Off-Beach Regatta has become an important date in the calendar of many sailors across Queensland - some coming as far as from Brisbane to take part.

Sail Airlie 2016 is a regatta for "Off the Beach" classes  to be conducted over the Easter period, 25 - 27 March 2016. 

The regatta is open to all classes of Off the Beach racing dinghies and catamarans, and also incorporates the North Queensland Laser Championship and the North Queensland Sabot Series.  Other classes may be split into divisions, with results calculated by class yardstick, subject to entries.

Up to 7 races are scheduled for each division, with an invitation race on Friday, followed by racing on Saturday and Sunday.

The Location

Airlie Beach has loads to offer both sailors and non-sailors. From day trips to the Whitsunday islands and Great Barrier reef, to bars, restaurants and an enclosed swimming lagoon. The Whitsunday Sailing Club is ideally situated on the waterfront, right in the heart of Airlie Beach.


Camping will be available at the club this year. Fee is $10 per tent/trailer. Camping is not permitted on the point as the grass must be kept pristine for upcoming weddings. Please pay at registration. 

Notice of Race

The Notice of Race can be downloaded by clicking on the icon on the right of this page.


Please enter online before 12pm on the 24th March  via this Link

Further information from:  Luke Mairs (0438 240 976)



Fri 25 Mar 2016 (All day) - Sun 27 Mar 2016 (All day) Sail Airlie 2016