The Clipper Race fleet will return to the Whitsundays in January 2018. Following it will be a two weeklong celebration called the Whitsundays Clipper Race Carnival. It will make the place lively with fun and festivities.
The Whitsundays is a collection of 74 wonderful islands at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef – the largest living thing on Earth and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Airlie Beach is the final stop of the Australian leg of the race. It will host twelve ocean racing yachts with their staff and supporters. The carnival will go on from January 13 to 29. There will be plenty of regional events and activities to welcome the Clipper fleet and display the outstanding beauty of the Whitsundays.
Apart from the regular events, there will be Open Clipper Race Yacht Days at Abell Point Marina from January 19 to 21 and 25 to 27. These events will be open to the public to show them what a 70-foot racing yacht really looks like.
Some of the highlights of the carnival are a rodeo on the coastal beaches of Bowen, the “Fish D’Vine” White on Whitehaven Long Lunch on the Whitehaven Beach, “Whitsunday Foodservice” Progressive Cruise Lunch, and more. There will be several free events too.
Visit Whitsunday Clipper Race to book tickets for the events. There are plenty of accommodation packages for the guests but you have to hurry up to register your spot as these won’t last.