Australia’s largest offshore keelboat regatta

Spectators and yachties from around the globe sail to Hamilton Island in August for the annual Hamilton Island Race Week, Australia’s largest offshore keelboat regatta.

Hamilton Island Race Week is one of Australia’s favourite yachting events and a firm fixture on the international sailing calendar. Competitors, family and friends come together to enjoy the convivial atmosphere and unique camaraderie of the event’s on-water and off-water carnival.

Racing is split into a Grand Prix class for top-class racers; an IRC Passage class for modern fast-cruising yachts; performance racing and sports boat classes. Plus cruising, corporate, bareboat and non-spinnaker divisions. More recently, the introduction of a Superyacht division has added yet another dynamic to the event.

The Hamilton Island Yacht Club and marina are home to the regatta during the fun and excitement of Race Week. Join in the race festivities and lively calendar of events, including gourmet meals prepared by celebrity chefs, fashion shows, golfing competitions and wine tastings.

Visit the Hamilton Island Race Week website