Events

Guillaume Brahimi at Great Barrier Feast

Guillaume Brahimi at Great Barrier Feast

Guillaume Brahimi is an absolute gentleman and a wonderful story teller – and a good cook to boot! The Great Barrier Feast last weekend was fantastic. The master classes were informative and entertaining, and both dinners were outstanding. I’m not sure how it usually works in Sydney at Guillaume at Bennelong, but up here in [...]

A very special canoe

A very special canoe

There was a healthy dose of canoe envy at the Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event. The very handsome timber veneered OC6 canoe was commissioned by the Outrigger Australia Club in memory of the club founder, and Hamilton Island Cup creator, Keith Williams. Williams, who started construction of original Hamilton Island Resort in the early 1980’s, [...]

Great Barrier Feast with Guillaume Brahimi

Great Barrier Feast with Guillaume Brahimi

We are gearing up for a major cook-off this weekend at qualia’s Great Barrier Feast. Guillaume Brahimi is travelling north from his iconic restaurant at the Sydney Opera House Guillaume at Bennelong, to present a showpiece degustation dinner this Saturday night in qualia’s Long Pavillion restaurant. Waiting for his old mentor will be qualia Head [...]

Surf Skis and SUP Join the Fun

Surf Skis and SUP Join the Fun

Stand up paddlers had two races to choose from this year at the Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event – 250 sprints and a 5km race. The cameras from Channel 10’s The Living Room might have provided a little extra incentive to turn in a good performance (or at least look good while doing it)! A new [...]

Early Morning Sprints on Catseye Bay

Early Morning Sprints on Catseye Bay

With a 6.30am race briefing there was no sleeping in for paddlers on the first day of racing for the OC6 class of outrigger canoes in the 2012 Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event. Short sprints are just what you need to get the blood flowing (especially if you’ve been lazing around in bed for the [...]

Marathon Time at Hamilton Island Paddling Event

Marathon Time at Hamilton Island Paddling Event

Like Lisa Curry said “This is what we do for fun!!” Conditions could not have been more perfect for the final day of the Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event.  With little wind and only a 1m swell, it was a day that would threaten the race records.  Rough conditions, such as we saw during last [...]

Paddles Up!

Paddles Up!

Wow – it’s June again and the island is swarming with paddlers, here for the Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event. The Hamilton Island Outrigger Canoe Club (HIOCC) spent the weekend finalising plans in the club rooms, dusting off the lane markers and polishing the trophies. The weather has come out to play and conditions are [...]

PGA Pro Championship Final for Hamilton Island Golf Club

PGA Pro Championship Final for Hamilton Island Golf Club

Glenn Bourke, CEO of Hamilton Island, has announced today that the 2012 PGA Professionals Championship Final will be contested at Hamilton Island Golf Club from 12th – 16th November, 2012. The PGA announced the new venue this morning, with participants from across Australia working to earn a place in the field via a series of [...]

Hilly Half Done and Won

Hilly Half Done and Won

There was a massive turnout in glorious weather conditions for the 2012 Stamford Financial Hilly Half Marathon. The race began with a record number of 66 individuals and 44 team members, with a large contingent of Mackay Road Runners and Townsville athletes taking on the local Hamilton Island Tri and Run clubbers and a sprinkling [...]

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

I’ve always wanted to give stand up paddle boarding (SUP) a go. It looks like a bit of fun.  And how hard can it be? A big wide board, a long paddle… I’m an outrigger paddler – well into paddle sports. It should be a piece of cake… so I sent the young ones out [...]

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