Abell Point Sponsorship
Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club (SICYC)
The SICYC is a non-exclusive yacht club and boatie network for cruising yachties and individuals. With various functions and gatherings throughout the year, the Vice Commodores of the SICYC enjoy and vibrant and welcoming social calendar. In SICYC, your social commitments could be your most demanding responsibility, all with a great cause to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Abell Point Marina has been a proud partner and major sponsor of the SICYC for the last 3 years working to raise money for Prostate Cancer Foundation. The SICYC Rendezvous is held every year in Gloucester Passage, Whitsundays and is a huge event on the boating calendar. With a jam packed program of events, boaties from all over Australia and further afield meet and enjoy each others company. Abell Point Marina has proudly been associated with the SICYC as major sponsor and will continue to support this great initiative as it grows year after year
For more information about the 2018 SICYC rendezvous or how you can become a “Shagger” – www.sicyc.com.au
Whitsunday Writers Festival
The Whitsunday Writers Festival celebrated its seventh year in 2016, Abell Point Marina proudly sponsored this Whitsunday event by providing Lure, our waterfront function venue, as the location for the festival weekend. With stunning views over the marina and state-of-the-art facilities the visiting guest speakers and festival participants were delighted with the ambiance the Lure setting provided.
On behalf of the Writers Festival, Gloria Burley commented saying “the 2016 Writers Festival was a runaway success and, as with all events, it would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of the volunteers and sponsors. Thank you everyone for a fantastic weekend and here’s to another successful festival next year.”
Abell Point Marina is proud to be sponsor of this literary event and will continue to do so in 2017, as the festival will once again be held at Lure, Abell Point Marina.
Abell Point Marina are extremely proud to be the major sponsor. Abell Point Marina General Manager Luke McCaul says of the sponsorship “With the Whitsundays being such a large boating community the services of VMR are essential. As the largest marina in the region, we are pleased to be able to sponsor the new rescue vessel, Abell Point Marina VMR 1, and provide premium berthing for the vessel to assist with the responsiveness and rescue efforts of the dedicated VMR crew.”
VMR Whitsundays covers a 13,000 square metre area of ocean/ coastline known for its coral reefs, fast flowing currents and notorious wind-over-tide sea conditions. In addition, being the busiest private and commercial boating community in Australia, the volume of vessels on the water at any given time in the Whitsunday region creates a high demand for the services of VMR. The new vessel will allow VMR Whitsundays to assist other VMRs in the area when their vessels are not available.
For more information about VMR Whitsundays, please contact Norbert 0403 305 799 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Whitsunday Outrigger Club
Abell Point Marina continues to be the major sponsor of the Whitsunday Outrigger Club. With club headquarters located at the nearby Shingley Beach overlooking the marina, it is a great synergy for the marina and the local club. Our sponsorship contributes to the club’s equipment, uniforms and general expenses and we are delighted to continue the affiliation for another 12 months.
Established over 20 years ago, Whitsunday Outrigger Club has something for everyone. Whether you are a competitive paddler wanting to compete in gruelling marathon races or just wanting to keep fit whilst having fun, then this is the club for you –www.facebook.com/outriggerwhitsunday
Whitsunday Game Fishing Club – Light Tackle Tournament
A favourite on the fisherman’s calendar this annual tournament draws the crowds to the Whitsundays. Abell Point Marina supports this event with complimentary berthing and fuel discounts for the participants throughout the tournament. The 2016 event boasted great weather and record entrants, so a great weekend was had by all involved.
For more information on becoming a member of the Whitsunday Game Fishing Club – http://www.whitsundaygamefishclub.com//
The Down Under Rally is a group of like minded cruising yachties heading from Australia to New Caledonia or vice versa for the cruising season. The aim of the rally is to provide information and support to cruisers who may not have traveled that route previously and to form bonds and friendships with like-minded people, who may choose to travel the route together.
Abell Point Marina show their support for this rally by providing informative seminars to the participants about cruising the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef regions, as part of the Down Under Rally welcome week held in Bundaberg.
For more information on becoming a member of the Down Under Rally- www.downunderrally.com
Australian Khanacross Championship
Whitsunday Sporting Car Club hosted the Abell Point Marina 2016 Australian Khanacross Championships at Tonker Park in September. The championship was run on both bitumen and gravel formats which proved to be the ultimate skill test for the drivers and an action packed weekend for the spectators.
The awards and presentation night was held at Lure, Abell Point Marina and a great championship was had by all. With records numbers attending the event as spectators, the event was hailed a success by all involved.
For more information about the Whitsunday Sporting Car Club –www.rallywhitsunday.com
Airlie Beach Triathlon
Abell Point Marina continues to sponsor of the Airlie Beach Triathlon. Formed in 1999 and has grown into a significant local sporting organisation with a high community profile. Whether you are a seasoned triathlete moving into town or visiting on holiday or someone who has never tried the sport but would like to give it a go, pick up the phone and give them a call, you can rest assured they will go out of their way to make you welcome. For more information in the Whitsunday Triathlon Club www.whitsundaytriclub.com
Middle Harbour Yacht Club Regatta
Abell Point Marina sponsored the Middle Harbour Yacht Club Regatta hosted in March 2017 to collaborate with this prestigious yacht club and grow brand awareness with the Sydney boating community.
For more information on the Middle Harbour Yacht Club www.facebook.com/MiddleHarbourYachtClub
Whitsunday Mayor’s Charity Ball
Abell Point Marina was the platinum sponsor of the Mayors Charity Ball hosted in August 2017. With around $45,000 raised from the event and auction went to RACQ CQ Rescue. This company provides rapid response, critical care and aeromedical retrieval services over a 300km radius in Central Queensland, including the Whitsunday Region.