Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Sail Away With The Recyclable Regatta

Get your swimmers on, it’s time for the unforgettable Whitsunday Escape Recyclable Regatta.

A fan favourite for the Great Barrier Reef Festival, the Recyclable Regatta tests patience, determination, and communication, and is always a laugh for spectators and other competitors.

High-sea pirate shenanigans are sure to ensue, with all sorts of community groups and school groups getting in on the fun of the event.

And what have you got to do?

Make your raft out of recycled materials and find a crew of up to three.

Now, all you’ve gotta do is paddle it around the course and be sure not to lose a crewmember!

Register your raft at

WHAT: Whitsunday Escape Recyclable Regatta

WHERE: Airlie Beach Foreshore

WHEN: Sunday August 6, 2pm to 3pm

Top Tip!
Plastic drums and bamboo poles make excellent floats and frame for a raft, as well as your milk, juice, water and soft drink bottles!

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