Sailing & Boating

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hitting the Water – Dinghy Style

Hitting the Water – Dinghy Style

Over the last year I have been cruising around the Whitsunday Islands in an outrigger canoe for a year and zooming over the waters to Airlie Beach on the Fantasea ferries. It was time for a more leisurely approach, so we took ourselves down to the marina and visited Dinghy Hire. Hamilton Island Dinghy Hire [...]

Stunning new Hamilton Island Video

Stunning new Hamilton Island Video

We are excited to share with you our new Hamilton Island video – we hope you enjoy!

Perfect Whitsunday Weather

Perfect Whitsunday Weather

I had to share this photo of the Whitsunday passage taken last weekend while we were out on a Whitsunday Islands cruise. Perfect blue skies and perfectly clear, still water. Perfect.

What’s with the Weather (Forecast)?

What’s with the Weather (Forecast)?

I am a weather geek – I confess it is now. Maybe I can blame my father who is a sailor and always keeps an eye on weather. If you are doing any activities on the water – a fishing trip, a diving holiday, boating or sailing holiday or paddling – you need to know [...]

The Big Red Boat

The Big Red Boat

In the days leading up to the start of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week I spent some time at the Bommie Bar drinking coffee and watching the marina empty out the usual inhabitants, and fill up with the racing and cruising yachts. On one such morning I saw a large sail at one end of [...]

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