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Airlie Beach Race Week Day 5 - Preview: Another spectacular day expected

by Di Pearson 14 Aug 2019 02:58 BST 8-15 August 2019

Day 5 and weather forecasters have promised similar conditions to those of yesterday at Airlie Beach Race Week (ABRW), hosted by Whitsunday Sailing Club (WS, meaning 12-23 knots under sunny skies again.

"Similar to yesterday," confirmed ABRW Race Director, Ross Chisholm. "The only difference is the courses - we're sending them on Islands to the north," he said. Some of those include Gumbrell, Olden and Grassy Islands, depending on which division you are in.

"That's the game plan," Chisholm said, "But in sailing, anything can change..."

The first divisions away today are Multihull 1 and 2, which are contesting the Australian Multihull Championship. The Sports Boats will not be going around the islands today, instead they will do three windward/leeward courses, which will either split or close the results up with one day of racing remaining.

Cruising Divisions 1, 2, 3, Cruising Non-Spinnaker, Trailables, Multihull Passage, IRC Passage and Performance Racing are also all back in action today.

Full results and all information: www.abrw.com.au.

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