Race Week Countdown

A Wild Oats Banner flies over Hamilton Island Marina (Photo: Jenni Shah)

A Wild Oats Banner flies over Hamilton Island Marina (Photo: Jenni Shah)

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 marina, led of course by Wild Oats XI flying its big Wild Oats banner, and a surge in entries has taken the fleet above 160 boats.

A new shipment of buggies arrive on the Barge in time for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week (Photo: Jenni Shah)

A new shipment of buggies arrive on the barge in time for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week (Photo: Jenni Shah)

We were hanging about on the beach in front of Sails Restaurant on the weekend comparing social calendars and arguing about whether the Moet & Chandon Lunch at qualia was a hotter ticket than the Sangria Beachside Party by Hugo’s and Wild Oats Wines. I know which will be wilder!

Speaking for myself, I have so many On-Shore events lined up that even the thought of going on the water makes me feel queasy! Race Week TV might be a good bet.

Hmm… I need to find myself a roving reporter…