The fleet for this year’s Hamilton Island Race Week is at capacity and sailors from around the country and overseas are eagerly awaiting the huge reunion in paradise following a three-year wait.
The 36th edition of Hamilton Island Race Week will be staged from August 20-27, when 224 boats and close to 2,000 sailors will gather at the jewel of the Whitsundays for a week of on-water fun and a social calendar guaranteed to sell-out in record time when tickets are released on June 15.
The sport’s national authority-sanctioned Australian Yachting Championships will return to Hamilton Island this year with 52 of the 224 entrants signed-up for the prestigious series that will run in conjunction with the traditional Race Week pointscore.
In terms of size and might, supermaxis Hamilton Island Wild Oats XI (the Oatley family) and Andoo Comanche (John Winning jnr) will headline the Australian Yachting Championship and the Hamilton Island Race Week Rating Class.
Tickets for Race Week’s onshore events will go on sale on June 15 at www.hamiltonislandraceweek.com.au and guests are encouraged to book early.
All information is on the website: www.hamiltonislandraceweek.com.au