Whitsunday Sailing Club
Stunning views and delicious food welcome you!
Airlie Beach's Whitsunday Sailing Club is a mecca for local sailors and visitors alike. Commanding one of the very best locations in town, it is the ideal place to enjoy a meal or a few drinks on the balcony... no better way to soak up some of the Whitsundays best views.
The Whitsunday Sailing Club boasts a warm and welcoming atmosphere, open to visitors and locals alike. On a given day, you will find an eclectic mix of visitors, sailors, cruisers and racers... everyone is welcome!
The club's famous balcony proves to be a town favourite for a meal after a day spent at sea. Better yet, the club is well renowned for the excellent quality of its food and cheap prices due to its community ownership.
Unfortunately, hidden secrets such as this one are not well passed on to overseas visitors. At Sailing Whitsundays, we do not want you to miss out on this hot spot! Let us give you some inside information... Yacht clubs around Australia more than less command the very best waterfront locations. They are community owned and therefore are run as not for profit organizations. They are funded by their members and the many fund raisers organized by the community; therefore they are CHEAP!! The food will always include local content and usually the best seafood can find its way to Australian yacht clubs. For example, just last week the Whitsunday Sailing Club was offering a feast of local red Emperor fish for AU $15. Normally, you would be paying double for such an exclusive and tasty fish!
Fun Races and Events
The Whitsunday Sailing Club is also host to a number of active sailing program, such as Wednesday night Twilight Sailing Races. Another highlight on their calender is the Annual Great Whitsunday Fun Race.
Every year, during the first week of September, sailing crafts ranging from bathtubs to huge visiting tall ships deck out their vessels in colorful paraphernalia to impress the judges. The best adorned and decorated crew take to the bay to race for an empty bottle of rum. This popular event attracts hundreds of boats and the lawn party that follows (at the Whitsunday Sailing Club)is always described as Airlie Beaches party of the year.
We highly recommend that all travelers who come to enjoy the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, pay a visit to the Whitsunday Sailing Club to soak up her most precious views.