Race Week makes announcement designed to 'minimise damage'
Race Director for the Whitsunday Sailing Club's 2016 Airlie Beach Race Week advised just before 11am that some divisions would race shortly after midday today.
Thompson said a course would be set on the bay in front of Whitsunday Sailing Club for IRC Racing, IRC Passage and Spinnaker Cruising Divisions 1 and 2, while the rest would stay ashore, to minimise damage and for safety reasons.
Otherwise, conditions are sailable on the bay, where winds are expected to be a manageable 25-27 knots.
Thompson said the AP flag would be lowered at 10.59am and he had hopes of getting the first division away at 12.15pm.
Daily winners are presented prizes each night at Whitsunday Yacht Club.
The presentation will be followed at 6pm by entertainment from solo artist and trumpet player, Chris Boroff.
All Airlie Beach Race Week information: www.abrw.com.au/sailing/entries