|09 Aug 2012|
Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week - Tropical Racing tomorrow
On the eve of the Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week, the scene is set for some great racing on tropical Whitsunday waters in Queensland.
|Official Welcome Party at host club, Whitsunday Sailing Club. Teri Dodds ©|
Crews gathered tonight for the welcome party hosted by the Whitsunday Sailing Club in Airlie Beach, keenly discussing the forecast and winds expected in the forthcoming days.
Stewart ‘Jock' Ross from the Race Management team detailed the conditions expected for the regatta opener, the traditional Double Cone – Armit Island Race, starting off the Abel Point marina tomorrow.
‘We are expecting it to be light south wester for the start of race, which is set to increase to 20 – 25 in the afternoon' further adding 'that conditions will move around to the south east as the regatta progresses.'
South Australian entrant, Rob Remilton who travels extensively with his multihull Wilparana II, has made his fourth trip to Airlie Beach. Despite a few ‘hassles' on his way up, he is looking forward to some great sailing, a major drawcard for his return to this regatta.
He noted ‘ there are 18 multihulls in the Racing Division and eight in the Cruising Multihulls, so we're looking forward to some great fun in the sun.'
Included in the Multihull Racing Division is returning entrant Simon Hull's Orma 60, Team Vodafone Sailing, from New Zealand.
Speaking to Simon tonight he is ‘very happy and excited to be back and can't wait for racing to commence tomorrow.'
For more regatta news and information please visit the Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week website www.airliebeachraceweek.com.au
Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week media
The Whitsunday Sailing Club hosts the regatta and this year they have gained sponsorship from over 30 businesses to ensure the 23rd annual Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week showcases the best of Airlie Beach and sailing in the Whitsundays.
Major sponsors include Telcoinabox, Events Queensland, XXXX, Mount Gay Rum, Nautilus Marine, Whitsunday Regional Council, Port of Airlie, Abel Point Marina and Airlie Beach Hotel. Other sponsors include Airlie Court Holiday Apartments, Colin Pruden Homes, Colour Me Crazy, Doyle Sailmakers, Figurehead Hair Salon, Fun Rentals, Hawkes Boatyard, Mama Africa, Mango House Resort, Marlin Marine, Musto, Neverfail Springwater, Portside Whitsunday, Quadrant Marine, Ride Whitsundays, Ronstan, Shingley Beach Resort, Shipwrecked Bar & Grill, Telltale Communications, Tropix Photography, Ullman Sails, Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, Whitsunday Escape, Whitsunday Industrial Services, Whitsunday Ocean Services, Whitsunday On the Beach, Whitsunday Parking, Whitsunday Times, Whitsundays 2 Everywhere and Yalumba.
Media covering this event would be advised to register at www.airliebeachraceweek.com on the media centre link.
As well as being sent all the news and results, accredited media will have access to copyright free high res images for editorial use only.( Not for online image galleries)
For further media information concerning the 2012 Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week please contact: Event Media Manager Jane Kothe Phone +61249772116 Mob: + (0) 409750682 Email email@example.com
For media intending to be at the event, the Race Office will be at the Whitsunday Sailing Club. HOWEVER the media office will NOT be there.
The Media Conact Office, which is on the ground floor of the Abel Point Marina building has unfortunately no journalists working spaces. You will need to bring your Broadband USB internet stick.
If you wish to cover the event from the onwater Media Boat, you will need to contact us by phone ASAP.
Event Media Manager Jane Kothe Mob: + (0)409750682 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Media Boat is a Kevlar Camera Cat excellent for TV and still work and allows us to get up close and personal with the racing fleet.
We understand time constraints and can get you on and off the water fast. You will need a wind jacket and sunscreen.