North Queensland is becoming one of Australia’s emerging premier sailing destinations. Magnetic Island which is situated off the coast of Townsville within the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park will once again play host to the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week, in the backyard of this beautiful tropical paradise – a fresh adventure on the Australasian off-shore scene.
The eighth annual SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week will offer first class racing on the crystal blue waters of Cleveland Bay from Thursday 28August to Tuesday 2 September 2014, following on from the Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island Race Weeks and is the finale of the Queensland Season of Sailing.
Sealink Magnetic Island Kite Marathon: Crane fastest across bay John Byrne, Townsville ,
There were two types of high-speed vessels travelling from Magnetic Island to Townsville yesterday. One was the Sealink high-speed catamaran ferry. The other were the competitors in the inaugural Sail Townsville Magnetic Island to Townsville kite board race
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week: worth the long wait on Day 3 Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island ,
It was worth the long wait for the breeze to fill and deliver a superb short course afternoon of racing in the seaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. The sailors made good use of the race postponement as the morning’s glassy conditions. Several took to the sparkling water to cool off while others found a spot in the shade of a mainsail or boom tent to hide from the hot sun.