Club History

The Abel Point Yacht Club (APYC) was formed in 1997 by a group of local sailors. 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.

Over the years, the Club’s activities grew and have included Friday afternoon races, a number of day and offshore races and in the day, the Club ran the iconic Dent to Dunk Race and Rally. However, 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. This is the major annual rally of our region and attracts around 15-20 participants, with numbers growing each year.

The Club has always been based in the surrounds of Abell Point Marina.  Initially we called the Sorrento Bar and Restaurant home, and after many years we relocated to Lure at Abell Point Marina in 2014. In 2018, the Club moved its base to the Ocean Club – set within the beautiful marina itself.  We still enjoy a close relationship with Sorrento Bar and Restaurant and the Lure reception venue.

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?!

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