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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race departs Airlie Beach for Da Nang, Vietnam

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Jan 2016

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race departs Airlie Beach for Da Nang, Vietnam

Press Release: 18 January 2016 The Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race bid a fond farewell to Australia today as the seventh race of its 14-stage global series, The Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race, starts for Vietnam. The 4,310 nautical mile race will officially get underway with a Le Mans start, estimated around midday local (0200 UTC) tomorrow,  Tuesday 19 January, 100…

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LMAX EXCHANGE PIPS GREAT BRITAIN BY 42 SECONDS IN CLOSEST CLIPPER 2015-16 RACE FINISH INTO AIRLIE BEACH, WHITSUNDAYS

09

Jan 2016

LMAX EXCHANGE PIPS GREAT BRITAIN BY 42 SECONDS IN CLOSEST CLIPPER 2015-16 RACE FINISH INTO AIRLIE BEACH, WHITSUNDAYS

The tightest, most thrilling battle of the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race so far came right down to the final seconds as LMAX Exchange claimed an incredibly narrow victory over constant rival GREAT Britain in the Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race. Just 42 seconds separated the teams which crossed Airlie Beach’s Pioneer Bay Finish Line at 2137 (1137 UTC) and 2138 (1138…

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Race one of the Clipper 15-16 Race gets underway from Southend, UK to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet, the world’s largest of matched ocean racing yachts will began its 40,000-mile circumnavigation from London.

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03

Jan 2016

Community High Tea

From High Sea to High Tea Community High Tea to meet the female sailors participating in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.  High Tea includes a glass of sparkling wine on arrival and a raffle to raise funds for the charity “Beyond Blue” with special guest speaker Wendy Tuck – the only female skipper in this race. Sunday 17th January 2016 Waterline on Shingley 10.15…

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Airlie Beach next stop for Clipper Race fleet after successful Sydney Hobart campaign

02

Jan 2016

Airlie Beach next stop for Clipper Race fleet after successful Sydney Hobart campaign

The sixth stage of the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race got underway today following the fleet’s successful Sydney-Hobart campaign. The Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race is the sixth of 14 races which make up the 11-month global series which started from London at the end of August last year. The latest race started this morning (2 January 2016) at 1100 local time…

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Winner of the Sydney Hobart Clipper Yacht Race Da Nang Viet Nam at the finish line in Hobart, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015. (AAP Image/Rob Blakers) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

31

Dec 2015

Clipper Race fleet finishes Sydney Hobart unscathed ahead of Whitsundays stopover

The Clipper Race fleet has arrived into Hobart after finishing famous Australian offshore classic the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR). Wendy ‘Wendo’ Tuck, the first female Australian Skipper in the history of the Clipper Race, clinched first place in the Clipper 70 class of the RSHYR. There won’t be much time to celebrate or rest in Hobart for the Clipper Race fleet as the…

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Bar Area

30

Nov 2015

Further Expansions at Abell Point Marina Poised to Launch Prestigious Multi-Functional Facility to Meet Market Demand

Following $12 million of infrastructure upgrades, major works and beautification expansion for the past 2 years, Abell Point Marina is now poised to open a fully‐functioning, state‐of‐the‐art waterfront conference and wedding venue to capture regional, national and international markets. Opening in February 2016, this additional improvement to the marina precinct’s onshore facilities will fill a gap providing a unique venue encompassing world‐class food, captivating views overlooking the Whitsunday Islands…

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Treat yourself this Christmas to a seafood platter on arrival at Abell Point.

30

Nov 2015

Treat yourself this Christmas to a seafood platter on arrival at Abell Point.

What is a Christmas holiday in the Whitsundays without a platter of fresh local seafood and a glass of bubbles on the water. To celebrate the lead up to Christmas and the great local seafood Whitsundays has to offer, Abell Point Marina are offering a special Christmas package on arrival throughout December. For any new marina berth bookings of five days or more in the month…

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Clipper Round the World Stopover

22

Nov 2015

WORLD’S LONGEST OCEAN RACE TO VISIT THE WHITSUNDAYS

The famous Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the world’s longest ocean race, will stop in the Whitsundays Airlie Beach this January for the first time in its nineteen year history. The biennial 40,000 mile Clipper Race is regarded as one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet. It was established in 1996 by British yachting legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to…

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Whitsunday SUP Challenge

19

Nov 2015

Whitsunday SUP Challenge 2016

ABOUT WHITSUNDAY SUP CHALLENGE The Whitsunday Islands set the scene for an epic week-long event of sail and SUP. Grab your mates, choose a boat, and challenge yourselves to the best week of stand up paddle boarding. Two divisions, Competitive and Cruising, allow both serious and not-so-serious paddlers to compete side by side with competitors of equal ability. There’s a full social calendar, new friends to be…

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World’s biggest catamaran visits Whitsunday marina

04

Nov 2015

World’s biggest catamaran visits Whitsunday marina

The world’s largest catamaran fits perfectly at a Queensland marina, which has been dredged and upgraded to provide superyacht facilities in the heart of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef.  The world’s largest luxury catamaran, S/Y HEMISPHERE has found a fitting base this week in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The 44-metre catamaran, with 16.6metre beam has been easily accommodated within Airlie Beach’s…

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