Abell Point Marina is set to be a vibrant base this cruising season with a number of on-shore and on-water events planned up until Christmas.
Abell Point Yacht Club
Abell Point Yacht Club (APYC) now has a very motivated new committee and a clear new direction which has already seen an increased focus on fellowship and organised events to complement the historical race program. There is also a major shift to a club which is now inclusive of all the boating community. The committee has recognised the need for a club which includes the extensive power boat fleet here in Airlie Beach and provides special events and get togethers which promote general boating in our unique Whitsunday region.
So far this year the club has run a Beer & Burger night, Wine & Cheese on the docks and the historic Warri Cup & just recently Coral Coast Rally up to Magnetic Island. A few of the upcoming events this season include:
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Non-members of the Abell Point Yacht Club are welcome to attend the events however some events are member exclusive. You can sign up as a social member for $80 a year and have just introduced a new membership level for couples at $120, 50% discount for your partner. You can find membership information and upcoming events on the APYC website. All interested parties power or sail, boat owner or not are encouraged to join in on the fun.
Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club Rendezvous
27 – 30 August
Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club Inc is a “NOT FOR PROFIT” incorporated club, the aim of which is to establish and maintain a Social Network for Cruising Yachts persons.
Become a “Vice Commodore” of Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club !!! In fact, every member of SICYC is a “Vice Commodore”.
The concept is to create and maintain a Network for Cruising Yachties and individuals who enjoy boating. Each “Vice Commodore” representing an individual Nautical Location ie an Island, Islet, River, Bay, about which they have some knowledge so as to be able to provide advice or assistance to other “Vice Commodores” However, in SICYC, your social commitments could be your most demanding responsibility.
The Rendezvous will be held from the 27 – 3oth August this year at Montes Reef Resort and Cape Gloucester Resort in the Gloucester Passage. Proceeds for the event go to Prostate Cancer Awareness and Research.
Check out the schedule of events planned for over the weekend at the SICYC website.
Airlie Beach Race Week
7 – 14 August
Held during the best time of year in the tropical north, the warm waters and stunning backdrop of the Whitsunday Islands make Airlie Race Week a great place to escape the Winter!
With entries over 50, it is looking very positive for another record breaking year of entries with 130 plus boats expected.
Get in quick to book your berthing at Abell Point Marina if you are a race participant as August is set to be very busy and we will not be able to guarantee you a berth if you have not booked in.
Read more about the events planned for the Airlie Beach Race Week.
RMC Club Whitsundays Events
Short for R Marine Crawley Club, the RMC Club is your link to a large network of Riviera owners that enjoy using their boats within sheltered waters and outside on coastal cruises, they also offer a variety of social get togethers ranging from guided boating experiences, regular get togethers at their head office, group booking to performances and a variety of other social events. RMC Club also offers you at no charge a management service for the maintenance and ongoing support of your Riviera through their service division, they have a friendly team of professionals who can assist in the planning and maintenance of all your boating needs.
Check out the RMC Club Events Schedule – All Riviera owners welcome.
Whitsunday Multihull Solutions Rendezvous
7 – 13th September
You’ve heard all the reviews and seen the enviable photos, so make this the year that you stop dreaming and join the fun of the annual Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous! This famous cruising rally starts from Abell Point Marina and runs through the Whitsunday Islands with frequent stops for social functions, exploring and relaxing. FUN is the main focus of the event and great prizes will be awarded to those best embracing the spirit of the rally.
Come along and enjoy sailing in company with other multihull enthusiasts, meet new friends and enjoy the magnificent Whitsundays. Entry forms are now available along with the draft itinerary. Anyone with a multihull can join in the fun!
Airlie Beach Music Festival
5th – 8th November
Get set for the third annual Airlie Beach Music Festival showcasing 74 Bands over 17 different venues in Airlie Beach including Barcelona & Sorrentos Bar at Abell Point Marina. This year has a huge line up with the likes of 10CC, Toni Childs, The Black Sorrows, Wendy Matthews, Angry Anderson, Richard Clapton and many more.
Tickets can be purchased at the official festival website.