Hamilton Island Race Week

This internationally recognised event is fixed on the global sailing calendar and an absolute must to do.

The atmosphere is charged with exhilaration as the wind fills the eclectic sails and cheering erupts from the foreshore - they’re off!

Australia’s largest offshore keelboat regatta, Hamilton Island Race Week, comes alive! Hamilton Island is the place to be this August, 19 to 26. With world class sailing, endless champagne, glamorous fashion, gourmet feasts and live music the surroundings are unlike any other!

This internationally recognised event is fixed on the global sailing calendar and is an absolute must do! The week-long extravaganza includes a wide range of activities, both offshore and onshore. On mainland an array of awe-inspiring luncheons and evening banquets presented by celebrity chefs take place.

The renowned Hamilton Island Yacht Club and Marina are the home to the regatta during this exciting week! If you are planning on bringing your jacket and tie for the various functions, leave it at home, smart casual is the most you will ever need!

Know, if you are participating in the event, you are welcome to live aboard your yacht. As part of your entry to the race a berth is provided for a period of 12 days. Your allocated berth begins 2 days prior to the start of the event and ends 2 days after the event, therefore there is no need for you to book a berth. This is a lively hub where you will enjoy the company of many fellow yachties who do the same. With plenty of showers and toilets ashore and so many happenings, this will be an eventful adventure.

Racing in paradise brings so much excitement! The fantastic party atmosphere, brings together competitors, family and friends from all over the world to celebrate in one of the most picturesque locations. This remarkable event continues to make its mark on the global stage on a yearly basis.

As the preparation begins for yet another world class regatta, this year promises to be another leading-edge affair, we hope to see you there!

Take a look and book your Hamilton Island Race Week accommodation as far in advance as possible so you don't miss out.