9th July 2014
Hamilton Island's famous Race Week is just around the corner and as Australia's largest offshore keelboat regatta, it's sure to attraction thousands of spectators and yachties for a week of fun and fierce competition. One of Australia's most popular yachting events, Hamilton Island Race Week is a firm fixture on the sailing calendar both in Australia and internationally and will hit the Whitsundays from 16 to 23 August.
Spots are filling up fast so if you're wanting to join in on all the festivities, you better be quick to secure a spot at one of the great range of Hamilton Island accommodation options. As one of the main venues for the racing and revelry, the Hamilton Island Yacht Club Villas are one of the most popular accommodation options during Race Week. Having been an annual event for over 20 years, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week enjoys a family friendly vibe and an outstanding range of offshore and onshore activities and events.
Divided into several categories, racing includes a top racing Grand Prix class, a fast modern yacht class of IRC Passage, performance racing and sports boat classes as well as cruising, bareboat, non-spinnaker and corporate divisions. Divisions have also recently been added for Superyacht and SB3 vessels to add an even more dynamic and exciting edge to the event.
Bringing a convivial and vibrant atmosphere to the Whitsundays, the exciting celebrations of Race Week also offer a unique camaraderie between spectators and racers alike. The regatta kicks off at the Hamilton Island Yacht Club & Marina however there is a lively calendar of events hosted at a number of venues throughout Race Week including fashion shows, golf competitions, celebrity chef gourmet meals and wine tastings.
Surrounded by the stunning Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island Race Week makes for an exciting activity and great little getaway in itself, but why not combine attending the event with an extended holiday in the Whitsundays and give yourself some time to relax after all the crowds and celebrations of Race Week.