The worldâ€™s fastest sailor â€“ the only man who knows what itâ€™s like to sail at an average of 65.45 knots â€“ will be part of the 30th anniversary Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in August. Australiaâ€™s Paul Larsen smashed the existing world sailing speed recordFind out more
Hamilton Island – Where in the world would you rather be?
Australia's ultimate boating destination
Hamilton Island is situated in the middle of Queensland's Whitsunday Islands and at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef.
From a sunny day trip on the reef to a week-long luxury yacht charter, sailing is the best way to explore the Whitsunday’s 74 tranquil islands. With a choice of bareboat yachting, skippered catamaran cruising and fully crewed motor yacht charters, there’s a tailor-made boating experience to suit every sailor.
The Champion Yacht at the inaugural Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in 1984, the famous Australian Admiralâ€™s Cup challenger, Hitchhiker, will be trucked 5000 kilometres across the continent in August to be part of this yearâ€™s 30th anniversary regatta.Find out more
On current projections the 50th entry will be received within the next two weeks, a milestone that will confirm enthusiasm for what is Australiaâ€™s premier big-boat regatta is at an all-time high. The series will be staged from August 17 to 24.Find out more
The 93 yachts that were part of the historic event, and their current owners (or charterers), are to receive a special invitation to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2013 â€“ the 30th Anniversary Regatta in August next yearFind out more
Fresh off the back of another successful Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, the islandâ€™s owners, the Oatley family, and CEO Glenn Bourke and his staff are already planning for next yearâ€™s 30th anniversaryFind out more
When the lights are turned out at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, most of the near 2,000 sailors competing will return to their home port and their families to resume jobs and normal daily lifeFind out more