Hamilton Island Race Week

Hamilton Island Yacht Club Confirmed as Challenger of the 35th America’s Cup

Hamilton Island Yacht Club Confirmed as Challenger of the 35th America’s Cup

We are proud to announce that Hamilton Island Yacht Club, founded by the Oatley family, will lead Australia’s challenge for the 35th America’s Cup. Just 5 days after the 30th anniversary of Australia winning the America’s Cup in 1983, Hamilton Island Yacht Club has been confirmed as the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup. Hamilton Island Yacht [...]

Collette Dinnigan – We Need Your Help…

Collette Dinnigan – We Need Your Help…

You were raised on a boat, you spent years living on the ocean, do you have any seasickness tips for us? Collette Dinnigan: “Wear a pressure point wristband, always look at the horizon and if you can, drink ginger ale. My dad who was a sailor says that the best remedy for seasickness is champagne. Luckily [...]

Hamilton Island Tops Queensland Tourism Awards

Hamilton Island Tops Queensland Tourism Awards

Hamilton Island had a good showing at the 2012 Queensland Tourism Awards last week. We were especially pleased to see Audi Hamilton Island Race Week take out the Major Festivals and Events award. Hamilton Island Conferences got the award for Best Business Tourism, and why wouldn’t you have a sensational conference with the Whitsundays as [...]

Avatars From Tassie Visit Race Week

Avatars From Tassie Visit Race Week

It takes more than great food to make a great event – you need great company too. We had all of that at our table for the Matt Moran & Shannon Bennett dinner at qualia on the Thursday of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. There were a few lovely locals and a visiting crew from [...]

A Perfect Proposal to Finish Race Week

A Perfect Proposal to Finish Race Week

One of the most exciting moments of Audi Hamilton Island Race week happened on the last race day for our guest blogger Gail Bird. Gail’s partner, Bruce Absolon, is the Development Manager for Hamilton Island. He is also the owner of Volvo 60 “Spirit of the Maid“. Now, Bruce has had a busy week, ‘lending’ [...]

Hamilton Island Race Week Recap

Hamilton Island Race Week Recap

Race Week recovery week started on Saturday actually, the last day of racing. A quiet beer with friends at Catseye Beach’s Sails Restaurant, some prawns and some chips…just the ticket after a week of champagne, frocks and heels. There are still some spots of sea fog out on the water but the Island is bathed [...]

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 [...]

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