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Sailing happens all year
round in Queensland, Bare-boat holidays and sailing and diving charters are run from just about anywhere on the coast. The most popular sailing destination is from the Whitsunday Islands. Here there is a vast array of options from fully crewed and catered overnight trips, day tours and bareboat charters all departing daily from Airlie Beach. You don't even need to know how to sail.
A search for ‘sailing’ in this directory
lists all the cruises and
sailing charters along the coast.
August is the season of Sailing in Queensland with 100's of keen racing sailors and international yachtsmen and women flocking to the Whitsundays to compete it races such as Audi Hamilton Island race week.
The Queensland coast offers sailing experience unparalleled anywhere else in Australia. The many islands and reef protection provide calm waters and shelter in foul weather.
The Whitsundays alone is made up of 74 islands and the Great Barrier Reef stretches thousands of miles of the coastline. All of these reef systems present coral cays and the best snorkeling and diving in the world. Sailing in Queensland is a very popular sport. There are a great number of clubs along the coast providing sailing events and social outlet for yachties from all over the world.