Tag: Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival


Clipper Carnival boosts Whitsunday Economy

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May 2018

Clipper Carnival boosts Whitsunday Economy

Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games The Honourable Kate Jones Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Clipper Carnival boosts Whitsunday Economy Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones has revealed the Whitsundays Clipper Race Carnival injected around $2 million into the local economy. Ms Jones said the event held in January generated almost 8800 visitor nights from attendees outside the region….

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Clipper Race Photo Competition

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Jan 2018

Clipper Race Photo Competition

We had some incredible images entered in the Clipper Race Photo Competition with the overall winner being this stunner by Tash Farmer: The calibre of photo was so good that we decided to add a couple of runner up prizes to the below entrants – @mel_c76 and Kevin McArthur  


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Jan 2018

Parade of Sails as the Clipper Race fleet leave Whitsundays

Monday 29 January saw the Clipper Race fleet slip lines and depart Abell Point Marina headed for Sanya, China. The magnificent fleet was showcased to all the spectator boats with the official Parade of Sail out the front of the marina. A short course race was then carrier out to determine the lead boat in the Le Mans start 24 hours later. The winner of…

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Jan 2018

Progressive Cruise Lunch showcases the best of the Whitsundays!

As part of the Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival, the Whitsunday Foodservice Progressive Lunch took place on Sunday 21 January. Starting the day at Hemingway’s with oysters and bubbles, the guests then boarded a cruising catamaran at Abell Point Marina to Paradise Cove in Woodwark Bay. Here they were treated with mojitos and a BBQ lunch buffet. Many chose to swim in the pool whilst others…

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Jan 2018

Experience the White on Whitehaven Long Lunch!

What a stunning event – pure white silica sand between your toes, Moet champagne on arrival, oyster and sushimi bar and that’s all before the seafood buffet. Guests at the White on Whitehaven lunch experienced a long seafood lunch with a twist on this iconic beach. Breathtaking weather, warm tropical waters and the best food in town prepared by Fish D’Vine – it doesn’t get…

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Jan 2018

Welcoming the Clipper Race to the Wondrous Whitsundays

From a huge community welcome event with the Bendigo Bank Welcome Party in Airlie Beach, to an action packed Corporate Race Day onboard the custom designed 70ft Clipper Race yachts it has been a huge weekend of activity in the Whitsundays. Four of the 70ft Clipper Race yachts battled it out in a short course race in Pioneer Bay on Friday with event sponsors, media…

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Where else can you go to a Rodeo in the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef?

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Jan 2018

Where else can you go to a Rodeo in the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef?

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release January 24, 2018 There will be full-on action and entertainment at the Rodeo by the Reef, this Saturday, January 27, when the dirt and dust of rodeo shenanigans kicks off alongside the beautiful azure waters of the Whitsundays in a bull, bronco and barrel bonanza. All eyes will be on Bowen on the Australia Day Weekend, with the Rodeo by…

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Clipper Race fleet arrives in Whitsundays!

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Jan 2018

Clipper Race fleet arrives in Whitsundays!

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release January 17, 2018 They’ve arrived! At 3.05pm yesterday, the first of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet arrived into the Whitsundays following Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race up the east coast of Australia. Skippered by 24-year-old Brit Nikki Henderson, Visit Seattle crossed the finish line off the coast of Airlie Beach at 15:05:36 local time, completing the…

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Clipper Race fleet to arrive in Whitsundays within days

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Jan 2018

Clipper Race fleet to arrive in Whitsundays within days

It is now just a few days until the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet arrives in the Whitsundays. Expected arrival times have been put back due to the challenging weather conditions of the southern states, with the first yachts now expected to arrive on Tuesday (January 16). A tight finish is predicted, with the yachts currently bunched together as they race up the…

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