sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Proving loyalty to Airlie Beach Race Week

Proving loyalty to Airlie Beach Race Week

'Awesome weather in the Whitsundays - Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach 22nd Annual Race Week 2011'    Teri Dodds - copyright

During the past 22 years, the Whitsunday Sailing Club has proved their proud tradition and loyalty to host the international standard Airlie Beach Race Week. Over the years this special event now known as the friendly tropical shirt regatta has been responsible for injecting an enormous cash flow into the community.

Remarkably the success of the event which has continued to showcase the regatta and the Whitsunday region as one of Australia’s friendliest and more popular sailing destinations would not be possible without the support from a very loyal group of Whitsunday Sailing Club volunteers.

There are simply too many to name individually however they can take pride that their time and energy from making lunches to assisting with race administration and crewing with the regatta management team on the course contributed to the success of race week.

The dedication of the volunteers who were generally the first on the race course and the last to return to the dock was again supported by their member mates who generated the friendly scene in the hospitality tent.

They offered their services with a friendly smile serving the cold drinks in an atmosphere which has become a feature behind the history of Airlie Beach Race Week being known as Australia’s friendliest yachting regatta.

The endless hours committed to the ‘labour of Love’ provided by the volunteers who are happy to be rewarded with a cut launch and the traditional tropical shirt expresses a special loyalty to their club the sport and to the individual sailors who travel from distant ports to enjoy a week of yacht racing.

This year the Whitsunday Sailing Club gained significant international awareness while the regatta again contributed to a much needed cash flow into the community.

As expected it is difficult to estimate the real value but with over 700 visiting yachtsmen in port who required a warm and stable bed to sleep in plus access to a warm shower and the need to park his deck shoes under a meal table conservatively suggests the cash injected into the community was significant.

However this important contribution to the economic stability of the community would not be possible without the loyalty and dedication provided by the small band of Whitsunday Sailing Club volunteers.

They all have tremendous respect for the role the Club plays with youth development in the sport and have already nominated to be in the volunteer team for Airlie Beach Race Week 2012.




by Ian Grant

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=87543

8:33 PM Sun 21 Aug 2011 GMT






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


News - USA and the World

























ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here by Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK editor,








470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position by 470 International Association Class,




ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets by Olga Maslivets, International RS:X Class Assoc.,






























ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session
470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Hot conditions in Santander on day 4   
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems   
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious   
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4   
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories   
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate   
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing   
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Day 3 images by Sail-World.com   
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win   
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Solid Day 3 for US Sailing Team   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo   
Marseille One Design 2014 - GC32 Armin Strom blitzes final day   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Una Etapa 0 complicada para todos   
Santander 49ers: Olympic Gold Medallist says two into 90 does not go!! *Feature   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT