Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
ANTIPODEAN BEAUTY AND BARBECUES
A luxury island resort on the Great Barrier Reef off the Queensland coast is the setting for a week of top-flight keelboat racing for yachts ranging from sportsboats such as Melges 32s and SB3s to superyachts. For any yacht in the Antipodes in late August, this is an unmissable event.
The aim of Hamilton Island’s chairman, Sandy Oatley, is quite simply that ‘everyone who is there has a great time while sailing on some of the best waters imaginable’.
Off-water events range from beachside barbecues and the Barefoot and Black Tie Dinner to golf clinics and Robert Oatley Vineyards wine tastings.
THE RACING PROGRAMME
There are four classes for racing boats (IRC Grand Prix, One Design, Performance Racing and Sports Boats), and four classes for the not-so-flat-out racers and cruising boats (IRC Passage, Cruising, Non-spinnaker and Super Yachts).
The next event takes place 17-25 August 2012.
For more information visit www.hamiltonislandraceweek.com.au
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