13 – 29 January 2018

Clipper Race Photo Competition

To celebrate the Clipper Race being in the Whitsundays we are launching a Clipper Race Photo Competition.

How to Enter

Share your photo of a spectacular Clipper Race moment on social media, in the photo description tag @abellpointmarina and include hashtags #abellpointmarina #ClipperRace #lovewhitsundays. Images can also be entered via email to marketing@abellpointmarina.com

Photos can be of anything Clipper Race related in the Whitsundays i.e. the fleet berthed at Abell Point, any of the Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival events, interactions with the crew, Clipper Race signage/ branding around town – any photo which celebrates the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race being in the beautiful Whitsundays will be considered a valid entry.

Competition Dates          9:00 AEST 13 January – 5:00pm 29 January 2018

Judging Process 

The prize winner will be judged by a panel of representatives from Abell Point Marina, Tourism Whitsundays, Clipper Ventures on Tuesday 30 January 2018. Winner will be announced at 10am on Tuesday 30 January 2018.


The prize for the winner will contain:

  • 2 nights accommodation in the Whitsundays (valued at $500)
  • $200 Hemingway’s Restaurant Voucher
  • Bottle of French Champagne
  • Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Merchandise Pack
  • Airlie Beach – Where We Live, Coffee Table Book

Clipper Race Photo Competition Terms & Conditions

Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival.

Abell Point Marina and the Whitsundays would like to extend a warm tropical welcome to the arriving Clipper Race fleet, supporters, family, friends and visitors in January 2018.

To celebrate the fleet’s arrival, Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday region are planning to host the Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival which will include an exciting schedule events. All visitors & locals are welcome to help us celebrate and get amongst the action as crew from around the world arrive into the beautiful Whitsundays.

Book tickets for any event by clicking on the event below.

13 – 15 January Clipper Race Arrival, Free Event – vessels arrive at Abell Point Marina

18 January VIP Captains Deck Cocktail Event

19 January Clipper Race Day

19 January “Bendigo Bank” Clipper Race Welcome Party, Free Event – Airlie Beach Foreshore

20 January “Fish D’Vine” White on Whitehaven Long Lunch – Whitehaven Beach

21 January “Whitsunday Foodservice” Progressive Cruise Lunch – Paradise Cove, Cape Gloucester & Hemingway’s

26 January Great Australian Bites – Airlie Beach Foreshore

27 January Rodeo by the Reef – Bowen Foreshore

29 January Parade of Sail Clipper Race Departure, Free Event – vessels depart Abell Point Marina

Whether you have a whole week or just a weekend, the Whitsundays has something to impress you! Book your Whitsundays Getaway now!

Check out the excitement that occurred at Abell Point when Clipper Race came to town in 2016 experience video.