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21st August 2022 to 28th August 2022

Hamilton Island Race Week

Join the crew of a podium hopeful yacht for this epic regatta

Join over 200 yachts for one of Australia's best regattas.

8 nights: 21 - 28 August 2022

Price: £2,625 per person

Much like many of the Caribbean regattas, Hamilton Island Race Week is the perfect combination of island racing and great socials ashore.

Suited to
Singles, Couples, Groups
Difficulty
Intermediate. Some sailing experience required
Nights onboard
8
Vessel type
Expedition
Vessel length
72ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Single Bunk

Hosted on Hamilton Island in the Whitsunday Islands, the race week spans 6 races around the island over 7 days, with a true Australian fun-filled lay-day in the middle. Racing in the sparkling blue waters of the Whitsundays, crews share the water with whales, turtles and dolphins. What’s not to love?

You will join our highly experienced racing crew for a week of exhilarating racing, great team spirit and exceptional social events. From trailer yachts to 100 foot super maxis, Hamilton Island Race Week is Australia’s premier yachting regatta. Join our race crew to compete in a division of 20-25 highly competitive yachts for a chance at a podium finish.

Itinerary

Catch the ferry to Hamilton Island on 20 August 2022. We’ll be completing final regatta preparations during this time, allocating crew roles and checking weather forecasts as the excitement and buzz in the race village builds. With 200+ boats and 6,000 regatta crew and family members arriving for race week it’s an amazing festival of sailing and activity ashore.

Race one kicks off on Sunday 21st August with the next two races on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday is a day off and we’ll head to the beach or an island for a day of social activities. Races four to six take place across Thursday, Friday and Saturday and your week comes to an end with the Hamilton Island Race Week prize-giving gala dinner on Saturday night. Results are announced ashore daily at 5pm followed by a trip to the bar for a debrief of the day’s result before heading to dinner. We squeeze in the All Blacks vs. Wallabies rugby test matches on the big screen on both Saturday evenings and every night we’ll go ashore as a team (dressed in our official crew shirts) and hit the town.

Return to the mainland on the 28th of August and head home with a hole in your heart, swearing you’ll be back next year to do it all over again.

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£2625 per person

Deposit 50%. Balance due 12wks before embarkation
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Your crew package includes; all breakfasts, all lunches onboard, meals ashore in crew apartments, accommodation onboard, your Ocean Sailing Expeditions crew shirt, marina fees, race entry fees, the use of a PFD (personal floatation device), PLB (personal locator beacon), and a safety tether. Your bedding, a pillow and towel is also included (if you stay onboard) along with suncream.

Your crew package excludes; accommodation ashore (approx: $800-$1,000 for 8 nights twin share), meals ashore at restaurants, flights and transport to and from departure and arrival ports, alcohol, toiletries, clothing and wet weather gear. Some crew will sleep onboard and others will stay ashore. Its always recommended that you book flights with date flexibility in case of unforeseen changes due to weather or schedules.

Hamilton Island, Australia

Hamilton Island, Australia

Hosted on Hamilton Island in the Whitsunday Islands, the race week spans 6 races around the island over 7 days, with a true Australian fun-filled lay-day in the middle. Racing in the sparkling blue waters of the Whitsundays, crews share the water with whales, turtles and dolphins. What’s not to love?

You will join our highly experienced racing crew for a week of exhilarating racing, great team spirit and exceptional social events. From trailer yachts to 100 foot super maxis, Hamilton Island Race Week is Australia’s premier yachting regatta. Join our race crew to compete in a division of 20-25 highly competitive yachts for a chance at a podium finish.

Itinerary

Catch the ferry to Hamilton Island on 20 August 2022. We’ll be completing final regatta preparations during this time, allocating crew roles and checking weather forecasts as the excitement and buzz in the race village builds. With 200+ boats and 6,000 regatta crew and family members arriving for race week it’s an amazing festival of sailing and activity ashore.

Race one kicks off on Sunday 21st August with the next two races on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday is a day off and we’ll head to the beach or an island for a day of social activities. Races four to six take place across Thursday, Friday and Saturday and your week comes to an end with the Hamilton Island Race Week prize-giving gala dinner on Saturday night. Results are announced ashore daily at 5pm followed by a trip to the bar for a debrief of the day’s result before heading to dinner. We squeeze in the All Blacks vs. Wallabies rugby test matches on the big screen on both Saturday evenings and every night we’ll go ashore as a team (dressed in our official crew shirts) and hit the town.

Return to the mainland on the 28th of August and head home with a hole in your heart, swearing you’ll be back next year to do it all over again.

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