12:00am August 15th - 12:00am August 22nd
It’s on again and it’s promising to be one of the biggest and best regattas in the event’s history. Hailed as the southern hemispheres premier sailing regatta, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week brings together a fine mix of sailing the pristine Whitsundays waterways with world class accommodation and a spectacular line-up of onshore performances and events.
As the temperatures begin to drop in the southern states, the Whitsundays are warming up to host sailing enthusiast, friends and families from across Australia and around the world. Crews and families from yachts large and small come together to enjoy the camaraderie and excitement of this spectacular sailing regatta.
Due to be staged from 15th to the 22nd of August, it is not too late to consider participating in the 32nd Hamilton Island Race Week. If you do not own a yacht or have the time to relocate your own pride and joy to the Whitsundays, there are still charter yachts available for hire. Choose from a monohull or catamaran from Sunsail’s fleet based on Hamilton Island.
Don’t think you have to be a sailing legend or rock star to compete; all levels of racers are welcome to join in the fun of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. To keep the racing evenly matched and enjoyable for all you, have a choice of which division you want to compete. The fleet is split into a number of classes which incorporate the prestigious Grand Prix class (for the top-class racers), an IRC Passage class (for the modern fast-cruising yachts), Performance Racing and Sports Boats classes (for the faster smaller boats) along with the fun and most popular class, the Cruising class. This year’s event has also added a corporate, bareboat (charter boat) and non-spinnaker division.
If you are having trouble convincing partners or offspring that Hamilton Island Race Week is a super holiday idea, they will soon be sold when you entice them with the choice of accommodation options available on Hamilton Island. Whitsunday Holidays offers the most comprehensive range of magnificent self-contained apartments and luxury homes available on the island.
Choose from two, three and four bedroom self-contained apartments right through to 12 bedroom luxurious, private home and villas all offering superb comfort and luxury. Hamilton Island accommodation is scattered throughout the island’s undulating landscape with each set of apartments, villas and homes offering a different aspect and outlook. No matter where you are located the majority of Whitsunday Holidays private accommodation offers mesmerising Whitsunday views.
If the luxury accommodation isn’t quite enough to sway your tough audience, they can be assured of having as much fun off the water as on the water. Onshore, the Marina Village and Hamilton Island Yacht Club are the focal points for this regatta. During the racing there is a large range of activities and entertainment for those who are not boating. Ladies luncheons, fashion shows, model boat racing, kids activities, golfing competitions and wine tastings are just a few options to keep them entertained while the boats sailing. Post racing, the Marina Village springs to life with live music, street performers, magicians, stand-up comedians and presentation ceremonies.
Why not mix a wonderful break away from the ‘real world’ and join in the fun of the 2019 Hamilton Island Race Week – you will find it a unique regatta that has something for everyone!