Whitsunday Sailors Sprinting Off Beach

19th March 2015


Last weekend saw magnificent conditions for the third round of the Off Beach Sprint Series hosted by the Whitsunday Sailing Club. Setting their sights firmly on the titles, the Green Fleet A Junior and Off Beach Senior categories enjoyed 15 knot winds and glorious conditions which marked week 3 of the 5 week event.

The Whitsunday Sailing Club has reported an increase in participation of off beach racing in both the junior and senior categories, a growth which has been both pleasing and productive, offering closer competition between its members. This increase has also seen teams included in racing events around the state which, although brining down numbers slightly at the club event, was encouraging both for the club and its supporters.

Kicking off with a briefing on the rules and how to apply them, the off beach sailors took to the water aiming to compete at both the state and national championships. But first, they must prove their confidence and knowledge of the rules over the next couple of rounds of the series. The event featured 3 races where competition was close, particularly rounding the buoys where skills were sharpened.

However, you don't need to be a learned sailor to enjoy the unforgettable experience of Whitsundays sailing. A popular activity on any visit to the Whitsundays, sailing is available for experts to beginners and offers everything from bareboat charters to adventure sailing, classic sailing, luxury sailing, tall ship adventures and even learn to sail training.

From a glorious full day of sailing to a romantic sunset sail, there's no better way to discover the beauty of the Whitsundays. With time to snorkel the reef or laze about on famous Whitehaven beach, sailing is the best way to fully experience the tropical paradise of the Whitsundays.