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  • Event date: 15/08/2020
  • Event end: 23/08/2020
  • When: JUL-SEP

Hamilton Island Race Week / 9 Days / Race regatta

Hamilton Island Race Week is the ultimate combination of spectacular island racing and evening fun ashore. Set on Hamilton Island in the Whitsunday Islands, the race week spans 6 races around the island over 7 days, with a fun-filled lay-day in the middle.

With more than 200 yachts racing in sparkling blue waters, filled with whales, turtles and dolphins, it’s David’s favourite annual regatta.

You will join Ocean Gem’s highly experienced racing crew for a week of exhilarating racing, great team spirit and exceptional social events.

From trailer yachts to 100 foot super maxis, Hamilton Island Race Week is Australia’s premier yachting regatta. Join the Ocean Gem crew to compete in a division of 20-25 highly competitive production yachts that are 45-55 foot in length.

Hamilton Island Race Week
Difficulty Level:
Medium
Price:

4250 AUD $

Hamilton Island Race Week Intinerary, 15 Aug – 23 Aug 2020

You’ll fly into Hamilton Island directly or into Airlie Beach (Proserpine) and catch the ferry to Hamilton Island on 15th August. We’ll be completing final regatta preparations during this time, allocating crew roles and checking weather forecasts as the excitement and buzz in the race village builds. With 200+ boats and 6,000 regatta crew and family members arriving for race week its an amazing festival of sailing and activity ashore.

Race Schedule

Race one kicks off on Sunday 16th August with the next two races on Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday is a day off and we’ll head to the beach or an island for a day of social activities.

Races four to six take place across Thursday, Friday and Saturday and your week comes to an end with the Hamilton Island Race Week prize-giving gala dinner on Saturday night.

Results are announced ashore daily at 5 pm followed by a trip to the bar for a debrief of the days result before heading to dinner. We squeeze in the All Blacks vs. Wallabies rugby test matches on the big screen on both Saturday evenings and every night we’ll go ashore as a team (dressed in our official crew shirts) and hit the town.

Departure

You’ll fly out of Hamilton Island directly or out of Airlie Beach (Proserpine) on the 23rd August and head home with a hole in your heart, swearing you’ll be back next year to do it all over again.

  • Why not extend your stay on Hamilton Island and the Whitsunday Islands.

    The heart of the Great Barrier Reef

    The heart of Island Escapes

    The heart of Adventures

    The heart of Sailing

    The Whitsundays are made up of 74 Island, on the beautiful tropical coast of Queensland, Australia. The Whitsundays are positioned right in the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef, a visit is beyond any imagination. The stunning natural landscapes of coast and islands are dotted with secluded beaches and friendly towns.

    Tourism Website The Whitsundays

Your crew package includes:

  • all breakfasts
  • all lunches onboard
  • meals ashore in crew apartments
  • accommodation onboard
  • your Ocean Gem racing shirt and your Ocean Gem crew shirt
  • marina fees
  • race entry fees
  • the use of a PFD (personal floatation device), PLB (personal locator beacon), and a safety tether.
  • your bedding, a pillow and towel is also included (if you stay onboard) along with suncream.

Your crew package excludes:

  • accommodation ashore (approx: $800-$1,000 for 8 nights)
  • meals ashore at restaurants
  • flights and transport to and from departure and arrival ports
  • alcohol
  • toiletries
  • clothing and wet weather gear.

Some crew will sleep onboard and others will stay ashore. Its always recommended that you book flights with date flexibility incase of unforeseen changes due to weather or schedules. Accommodation options if you want to stay ashore: AirBNB, Booking.com, Wotif & HomeAway.

Boats
Program

Hamilton Island Race Week Intinerary, 15 Aug – 23 Aug 2020

You’ll fly into Hamilton Island directly or into Airlie Beach (Proserpine) and catch the ferry to Hamilton Island on 15th August. We’ll be completing final regatta preparations during this time, allocating crew roles and checking weather forecasts as the excitement and buzz in the race village builds. With 200+ boats and 6,000 regatta crew and family members arriving for race week its an amazing festival of sailing and activity ashore.

Race Schedule

Race one kicks off on Sunday 16th August with the next two races on Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday is a day off and we’ll head to the beach or an island for a day of social activities.

Races four to six take place across Thursday, Friday and Saturday and your week comes to an end with the Hamilton Island Race Week prize-giving gala dinner on Saturday night.

Results are announced ashore daily at 5 pm followed by a trip to the bar for a debrief of the days result before heading to dinner. We squeeze in the All Blacks vs. Wallabies rugby test matches on the big screen on both Saturday evenings and every night we’ll go ashore as a team (dressed in our official crew shirts) and hit the town.

Departure

You’ll fly out of Hamilton Island directly or out of Airlie Beach (Proserpine) on the 23rd August and head home with a hole in your heart, swearing you’ll be back next year to do it all over again.

Tips
  • Why not extend your stay on Hamilton Island and the Whitsunday Islands.

    The heart of the Great Barrier Reef

    The heart of Island Escapes

    The heart of Adventures

    The heart of Sailing

    The Whitsundays are made up of 74 Island, on the beautiful tropical coast of Queensland, Australia. The Whitsundays are positioned right in the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef, a visit is beyond any imagination. The stunning natural landscapes of coast and islands are dotted with secluded beaches and friendly towns.

    Tourism Website The Whitsundays

Inclusions

Your crew package includes:

  • all breakfasts
  • all lunches onboard
  • meals ashore in crew apartments
  • accommodation onboard
  • your Ocean Gem racing shirt and your Ocean Gem crew shirt
  • marina fees
  • race entry fees
  • the use of a PFD (personal floatation device), PLB (personal locator beacon), and a safety tether.
  • your bedding, a pillow and towel is also included (if you stay onboard) along with suncream.
Exclusions

Your crew package excludes:

  • accommodation ashore (approx: $800-$1,000 for 8 nights)
  • meals ashore at restaurants
  • flights and transport to and from departure and arrival ports
  • alcohol
  • toiletries
  • clothing and wet weather gear.

Some crew will sleep onboard and others will stay ashore. Its always recommended that you book flights with date flexibility incase of unforeseen changes due to weather or schedules. Accommodation options if you want to stay ashore: AirBNB, Booking.com, Wotif & HomeAway.

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