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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Food Glorious Food – Australia’s Finest Chefs

Food Glorious Food – Australia’s Finest Chefs

I can’t wait for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Yes, the racing will be great, and the boats will be beautiful, but I’m talking about the food! Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is Australia’s biggest offshore yachting regatta and attracts both top yachties and weekend cruisers. It also tempts top chefs to abandon their restaurants [...]

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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