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50-day countdown to arrival of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet in the Whitsundays

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Nov 2017

50-day countdown to arrival of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet in the Whitsundays

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release November 24, 2017 It is now just 50 days to go until the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race arrives in the Whitsundays for a well-earned break as the participants hit the halfway point of their epic voyage. When the 11 specialist racing yachts sail into Airlie Beach in mid-January they will have just completed three mammoth races in the…

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Abell Point awarded Queensland’s Major Tourism Attraction

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Nov 2017

Abell Point awarded Queensland’s Major Tourism Attraction

The 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards held this weekend saw Abell Point Marina awarded gold for Major Tourist Attraction, above some very well-known Queensland operators. The final award category of the night was announced with Australia Zoo winning bronze, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures winning silver and Abell Point Marina receiving the gold. This is the first year the Whitsundays award-winning marina has entered the Queensland Tourism Awards…

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Nov 2017

Abell Point Marina awarded Queensland GOLD

In a gala awards dinner in Brisbane on Friday 10 November, Abell Point Marina were awarded Gold – Major Tourism Attraction, above some very well known Queensland operators. The final award of the night was proudly received by marina owner Paul Darrouzet and his team, who paid tribute to the great achievements made by his team since he took ownership of the marina 4 years…

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Tickets on Sale for Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival

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Nov 2017

Tickets on Sale for Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival

MEDIA RELEASE Tourism Whitsundays – 6.11.17 The Whitsundays will come alive with festivities and fun when the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race arrives in January 2018. The Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival will be a two-week celebration of exciting regional events and activities from January 13 to 29 showcasing the beauty of the Whitsundays and welcoming the Clipper fleet. Tourism Whitsundays CEO Craig Turner said…

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Just 80 days to go until the Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival

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Oct 2017

Just 80 days to go until the Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival

The countdown is on to one of the biggest parties the Whitsundays has ever seen, with just 80 days until the Clipper Race Fleet sails into town and the Clipper Race Carnival begins. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is a unique event which sees seasoned skippers paired with novice crews on an epic 40,000 nautical mile adventure. The Whitsundays stopover will be the…

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Abell Point Marina strikes double gold!

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Oct 2017

Abell Point Marina strikes double gold!

It was a record attendance at the 2017 Whitsunday Tourism Awards at Hamilton Island this weekend. Over 340 attended the gala dinner with representatives from local tourism operators, regional and state tourism bodies, and local and state government, all gathering together to celebrate the achievements of the tourism industry this year. The message for the night was that the Whitsundays is ‘batting well above average’…

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Funding Boost for Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival

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Sep 2017

Funding Boost for Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival

MEDIA RELEASE – Tourism Whitsundays For immediate release –  September 26, 2017 The Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival received a welcome injection of cash today when it was announced the event would receive $200,000 in Federal Government ‘matched’ funding. The announcement was made this morning by Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen and Whitsunday Mayor Andrew Willcox at Abell Point Marina, which will host the Clipper…

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Abell Point Marina restoration on time, on budget!

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Sep 2017

Abell Point Marina restoration on time, on budget!

This week marks the completion of the on-water restoration project at Abell Point Marina in the wake of the Tropical Cyclone Debbie. In the immediate aftermath, 20% of the on-water berthing at Abell Point was damage amounting to approximately 120 berths in this 507-wet berth marina. In a coordinated effort between Superior Jetties, CGU Insurance and Oceanic Marine Risk, the restoration works commenced 3 April,…

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Countdown to Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival begins

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Aug 2017

Countdown to Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival begins

MEDIA RELEASE: TOURISM WHITSUNDAYS 24.08.17 The countdown is on for the Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival, after the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race set sail from the UK on Sunday [August 20th] on an epic 11-month voyage. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is a unique event, in which more than 700 amateur crew members are teamed with experienced skippers to sail 12 yachts…

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Aug 2017

Queensland Sets Course for New Superyacht Strategy

JOINT STATEMENT Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment The Honourable Curtis Pitt Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham Thursday, August 03, 2017 The Palaszczuk Government will develop Queensland’s first Superyacht Strategy in more than three years and also provide $45,000 sponsorship to the Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference to prevent it relocating to…

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