Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Be Inspired By The Coral Sea Academy

Locals and cruising yachties are invited to enjoy a packed calendar of social events at Coral Sea Marina thanks to their unique edu-tourism workshops and experiences that are free for both customers and the broader community to enjoy.

The first in the series, Cruising the Whitsundays, is due to take place tomorrow at the marina’s Lookout Lounge.

All are welcome to attend this free event featuring presentations from guest speakers who will be shining a light on what to expect when out on the water this season.

Guest speakers include Master Reef Guide Crystal Lacey, on behalf of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Fiona Broadbent from Queensland Parks and Wildlife, the Whitsunday’s own local sailing guru, Sharon Smallwood, to share her hidden Whitsundays gems, and Olivia Brodhurst on behalf of the Whitsundays Whale Heritage Committee.

Attendees will learn about the history of the islands, whale migration, the Eye on the Reef, newly opened island trails, top spots to visit and local sailing tips.

There are several other events coming up at the marina this winter.

Mainstay Sailing and Volunteer Marine Rescue Whitsundays host the “Better Boating” series of free maritime training which provide the perfect opportunity for attendees to brush up on their boating skills or learn something new in a relaxed and informal environment.

In addition, the Coral Sea Academy will host monthly Art Classes, multiple Women in Boating networking and training opportunities, as well as environmental information workshops on the Great Barrier Reef and conservation volunteer opportunities.

WHAT: Cruising the Whitsundays

WHEN: Saturday, May 20 from 10am

WHERE: Coral Sea Resort, Lookout Lunch

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