sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Airlie Beach Race Week - Multihull march begins as entries trickle in
Airlie Beach Race Week - Multihull march begins as entries trickle in

'Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 multihull cruising entry, Drumbeat.'    Jan Torres    Click Here to view large photo

Now that the Multihull Brisbane to Gladstone Race has concluded, multihull owners are starting to focus on their plans for the northern winter including the 25th anniversary Airlie race week.

This year’s Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week, being conducted by Whitsunday Sailing Club from the eighth-15th August, will include OMR Racing and Multihull Cruising divisions.

The 62 foot Drumbeat will be one of the biggest entries for the 25th Airlie Beach Race Week. -  Wayne Jones  
The first trickle of entries has started, but Vice Commodore of the Multihull Yacht Club of Queensland, Mike Hodges, assures the event organisers this is only the soft start to an expected flood for this year’s celebratory event. 'There will plenty of multihull entries up there, but they probably won’t enter the regatta until at least the month before. That is pretty normal.

'The most multihulls we have had up north at Airlie was last year for the Multihull National Championships. I don’t think you will get many more than that. Most of those boats aren’t ocean racers, but rather trailables and regatta boats. Everyone had such a good time in Airlie the last couple of years, so I think there will be a good roll-up this year.'

The first Multihull Cruising Division entry in is from event sponsor, Vision Surveys’ Brian Forrester. It’s been a while since Forrester raced his 62-foot Drumbeat, preferring to cruise the boat single-handed. 'I raced it in the Multihull Rendezvous probably about four years ago.

'I quite enjoy the racing, but I am too busy most of the time to be able to get fully into it and get a crew organised', he said.

He has one crew lined up and hopes to have time over the coming months to compete in the Whitsunday Sailing Club’s Wednesday afternoon twilight races where he will able to recruit a few more crew and do some crew training.

'I have one crew member, my good friend Geoff Wilson. I need about three or four others. I usually sail single-handed so I am going to have to learn to share,' he quipped.

Forrester is looking forward to the fun side of the event rather than the competitive side. With the boat remaining in cruising mode and the coffee machine firmly ensconced in the galley, he doesn’t expect to be winning any race honours. He might off-load one or two heavy items, but the fridge and freeze, washing machine and the coffee machine are not going anywhere.

The Notice of Race and the online entry for the nine divisions is here Entries close Friday 1st August 2014.


by Tracey Johnstone


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=121640

9:45 PM Tue 29 Apr 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2014 Airlie Beach Race Week

Related News Stories:

04 Apr 2014  Airlie Beach Race Week - Early entries turn up interesting character
26 Mar 2014  Airlie Beach Race Week - Ladies on Schouten Passage to compete
24 Mar 2014  2014 Airlie Beach Race Week - New naming rights sponsor announced
18 Mar 2014  Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 - First to enter start line crowded
14 Mar 2014  25th Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 - Entries are now open
05 Mar 2014  Airlie Beach Race Week - Notice of race released for 25th anniversary
13 Feb 2014  Airlie Beach Race Week - Crew ready for action on Eureka II
07 Feb 2014  Airlie Beach Race Week – An attractive event for IRC boats
21 Jan 2014  Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 is going to be huge!
16 Sep 2013  Airlie Beach Race Week - Celebrating 25 years




News - USA and the World









Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,








Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club? by Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen


Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta by Bruce Fleming, Santa Barbara
















J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight












2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins by Dobbs Davis, Detroit




















Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party
IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds Day 5 - USA fighting for Rio 2016 Berths
J/111 World Championship 2014 - Day 4: Shmokin Joe consolidates lead
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi on top - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championships - Breezy frustrations
2014 Detroit Cup - Down to the final four
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Every finisher's a winner
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 2
J/24 US National Championship - Will Welles leaps into lead
J/111 World Championships - Day 3
Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 – Day 2
Light wind and a freak storm at Youth Olympic Sailing Competition
31st Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Declared 'best ever'
2014 IFDS World Championships - Aussies on fire   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Saturday’s racing images by Tim Wilkes   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Day 5 images by Jude Robertson   
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champ - Day 3 images by Joy Dunigan   
Holt’s 25-year dream comes true with 505 Worlds Victor   
Emirates Team NZ: Collision puts an end to bid for a better day at ESS   
Extreme Sailing Series: Ben Ainslie Racing - mixed results on Day 2   
America's Cup: New brand and image partnership announced with SME   
Extreme Sailing: Tough and testing day on Cardiff Bay - Day 2 + Video   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2!   
2014 Detroit Cup - Quarter-finalists determined   
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Best Amatuer final ever!   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Last day images by Andrea Francolini   
2014 Newport Bucket Regatta - Day 1 images by Ingrid Abery   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi in top three - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 1   
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Tricky conditions on day 2   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: MC38s Images by Crosbie Lorimer   
2014 IFDS World Championship - Friday's racing images by Tim Wilkes   
2014 IFDS World Championship - Wind plays havoc with racing   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News





Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT