Going from Strength to Strength
Welcome to the Abell Point Yacht Club Incorporated website.
The club continues to go from strength to strength. Membership is up around 300% over the last year, with a substantial portion of our memberships now being Couples which reflects our aim to be an all inclusive boating club with a focus on social activities on and off the water.
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The Long and The Short
The Abel Point Yacht Club was formed in 1997 by a group of local sailors. The Club’s activities grew over the years to include Friday afternoon races, a number of day and offshore races and the iconic Dent to Dunk Race and Rally. After Cyclone Yasi badly damaged Dunk Island in 2011, this annual event was reborn as the Coral Coast Race and Rally from Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island. The Club for many years called the Sorrento Bar and Restaurant and the Abel Point Marina its home and still has a close relationship with Sorrento.
The purchase and substantial upgrading of the Abell Point Marina by Paul Darrouzet from 2013 provided the opportunity for the club to develop a strong, mutually beneficial, alliance with the marina which has helped to supercharge the rejuvenation of the club. A formal agreement between the club and the marina is now in place and the marina’s new Function Centre will open as the “Abell Point Yacht Club” in December.
The Club was formally incorporated as the Abell Point Yacht Club (adopting the historically correct spelling of Abell) on 29 October 2015 and “Power and Sail” was added as our tag line. The Club’s program is designed to offer on and off water activities, with an emphasis on fellowship and social interaction to complement the historical sailing program.
Membership of the Abell Point Yacht Club is open to anyone who has an interest in boating.
So why not join us and enjoy the best that the Whitsundays has to offer…