School Laptops

School Laptops

Hamilton Island State School had a very special assembly recently, during which 17 new laptops and 6 iPads were presented to the students. Almost all were the direct result of our wonderful community, with contributions from P&C fundraising plus 10 residents making individual donations of laptops. Since that assembly in June, two more iPads and [...]

Passage Peak Mission

Passage Peak Mission

It has been a week now and I think I have finally recovered from our trek up to Passage Peak. Obviously paddling in a canoe is insufficient preparation for hiking the hills. All jesting aside the kids and I had a lovely morning on our 5.3km walk to Passage Peak and back (plus the extra [...]

Leigh Gordon Art Class

Leigh Gordon Art Class

  Leigh Gordon  has exhibited in New York, Paris, London and in Naples, but for three weeks she is the artist in residence on Hamilton Island. I popped along for one of her Art Classes and had a great time creating a landscape using a few great tips and tricks. Leigh’s canvases are very evocative [...]

On Shore Events at Hamilton Island Race Week

On Shore Events at Hamilton Island Race Week

Can you have too much of a good thing? Nah! Half way through Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and the on-shore events program has been full on. Saturday started with a beautiful morning on the water before the Wild Oats Ladies Lunch, with guest Terry Biviano, and then the Collette Dinnigan Parade that night. Guest [...]

Olympic Ticker-tape Parade

Olympic Ticker-tape Parade

When you live in a small community you can miss out on some of the things our big city cousins have access to. On the other hand, some opportunities can present itself in quite unique ways. Hamilton Island has a long relationship with the Australian Olympic Sailing team. So what better way to celebrate a [...]

Bubbles on Bommie Deck

Bubbles on Bommie Deck

To celebrate the beautiful weather (I love winter in the Whitsundays) and a return visit by a recently departed friend (can’t keep away), the girls decided to join up for a drink at the Bommie Deck and watch the sunset. The Bommie Deck is part of the Hamilton Island Yacht Club and a perfect spot [...]

Day 2 – Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012

Day 2 – Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012

This report is courtesy of our Audi Hamilton Island Race Week‘s Guest Blogger – Gail Bird Day 2 and the winds have finally picked up. I’m lucky to the extreme to be on ‘Born to Battle’ which is a beautiful Riviera, and is also playing the role of the start boat for the IRC division [...]

Day 1 – Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012

Day 1 – Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012

This report is courtesy of our Audi Hamilton Island Race Week‘s Guest Blogger – Gail Bird Day 1 of racing and the question everyone was asking – “Where is the wind???” The start was delayed time and time again, but a lucky few, including myself, were invited aboard the cruiser ‘Redmond Ross’. Graham Young skippered [...]

Introducing the Hamilton Island iPhone App

Introducing the Hamilton Island iPhone App

  What would you be doing on Hamilton Island, if you were lucky enough to be here with us right now. The answer is now in the palm of your hand, thanks to the brand-new Hamilton Island iPhone App that was launched today on the App Store. The Hamilton Island iPhone App is a handy [...]

Race Week Countdown

Race Week Countdown

There is a definite buzz in the air as Hamilton Island counts down to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. The staging is being put into place on Front Street for the on-going entertainment and the Henri Lloyd fashion event. Extra golf buggies are appearing on Samson the barge. Yachts are starting to arrive in the [...]

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