Action-packed week of events Hamilton Island Race Week

The week includes a lively calendar of events, including lunches and dinners presented by celebrity chefs, fashion, golfing competitions and wine tastings.

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Hamilton Island Race Week 2021 Update

After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Race Week 2021.
We believe this is the right thing to do for the safety of the fleet, our island community and our guests.
We share in your disappointment, especially given Race Week 2021 was set to be a record year.
For the official press release click here.
To our competitors around Australia and to our Race Week sponsors and partners, we thank you for your exceptional support.

We look forward to being in touch in the not too distant future, with information on Race Week 2022.

Race Week 2022 dates to be confirmed

Hamilton Island Race Week is one of the world’s most famous yachting events - and every year, brings spectators and yachties from all around the globe to the Whitsundays for an exciting line up of on and offshore events. 

Every August, spectators and yachties from around the globe sail to Hamilton Island for Hamilton Island Race Week - Australia’s largest offshore keelboat regatta.

What you’ll love about Hamilton Island Race Week:

  • The fantastic party atmosphere, which brings together competitors, family and friends from all over the world.
  • The wide range of events - which includes a Grand Prix class for top-class racers, an IRC Passage class for modern, fast-cruising yachts, and performance racing and sports boat classes. There are also cruising, corporate, bareboat and non-spinnaker divisions, along with maxiyacht and SB3 divisions.
  • The Hamilton Island Yacht Club and Marina are the home of the regatta during this exciting week - perfect spots for watching the races, and coming together with other racegoers.  
  • The week includes a full and diverse calendar of onshore events, including lunches and dinners presented by celebrity chefs, fashion, golfing competitions and wine tastings. 

Connect with Us

  •  Connect with fellow competitors on Facebook
  •  Capture the moment on Instagram #AHIRW and #HamiltonIsland
  •  Join the conversation on Twitter #AHIRW
  •  Watch the highlights on YouTube
  •  Need more info? Email Us

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