Hamilton Island Race Regatta

Another exciting sailing race week concludes in the beautiful Whitsundays.  The 29th annual Hamilton Island sailing regatta, held 23-31 August, provided lots of competitive sailing racing, but also lots of off-water fun, dinners and partying in this bluewater island playground.

The Hamilton Island sailing regatta is the largest off-shore regatta in Australia. The race week was launched by the Bob Oatley, (of Wild Oats II yacht fame, and oh, he owns Hamilton Island), followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

The regatta program includes the Grand Prix category for top-class racers, plus several other classes for cruising yachts, performance yachts and sports boat classes.

Marcus Blackmore’s Sydney based “Hooligan”, was crowned Hamilton Island Race Week Class A winner. The championship is endorsed and scored by Yachting Australia.

Eastcoast Sailing offers corporate sailing regatta’s on Sydney Harbour.  These sailing events are great for customers, as well as staff.  Regattas are also popular for team building events.  Our professional skippers provide fun friendly tuition, and can as competitive as the crew wish.