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Hamilton Island Race Week 2019 Preview


Set sail for the Hamilton Island Race Week! Race Week Hamilton Island is a fun-filled week of sail boats, yachts, racing, and celebration. Hamilton Island Race Week is Australia’s largest offshore keelboat regatta. We have sailors, spectators, and yachties travel from all over the world to see this amazing event. In 2019 Race Week will take place from 17th August right through to 24th August.


The atmosphere on the island at this time of year is incredible. Campr Host Dean Millers says Hamilton Island is an amazing place to visit any time of year but especially when Yacht Racing Hamilton Island takes place. “Even if you aren’t a sailor… leave the swag at home [head] up here during race week and you’ll have a ball,” he says. With incredible events on and off shore, the whole team at Campr agree that the week is definitely something to mark in the calendar.

Off Shore Racing Events

Race Week is filled with great competitive watching and gives you the chance to take a few rare sailing classes! There are a series of races over the course of race week:

  • 1. Around the Island Races


  • 2. Multihull Races


  • 3. Club Marine Classic Long Race


  • 4. Club Marine Classic Medium Distance Race


  • 5. IRC Division Races


Competitive Off Shore Racing


On Shore Events

If your not a big sailor there is still plenty of Race Week fun to enjoy with a full 7-Day scheduled itinerary of on shore events.

Pop up stores

Treat yourself at multiple pop up stores spread around the Island during race week. There is a Maui Jim pop-up store where you try out high-end designer sunglasses and a Paspaley Boutique offering up deals on breathtaking pearl jewels that make for fantastic gifts.

Bar Events

What better way to spend a few days on hamilton Island watching yachts sail into the sunset then from water-front bars. Try out the Piper-Heidsieck Sunset Bar or even the Crew Bar and Furphy Can Bar for a chance to de-brief the day of racing.

Robert Oately Wines Dinner

At the delicious Robert Oatley Wines Dinner you will get the chance to sample the Oately family’s best wines, tasting eight wines over four perfectly paired courses.

Charles-Heidsieck Champagne Lunch


Charles-Heidsieck Champagne Lunch

For a mid-day bubbly treat try out a Charles-Heidsieck Champagne Lunch. With views overlooking the Whitsundays, this great lunchtime event will include a mouth-watering menu designed to suit the Charles Heidsieck Champagne range.

Free Sausage Sizzle

It wouldn’t be an Aussie Race Week without a free snag, so be sure to be on the lookout for the complementary sailor sausage sizzle at the end of the day’s racing.

Have a peak at the island Race Week website for more events to fill your Hamilton Island getaway. To have a look at all the wonders Race Week Hamilton Island can hold, check out Campr’s 2018 Race Week episode.

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Dean Miller - Campr Dean has been a trailblazer in the adventure television space for more than 15 years. With a passion for fishing, forged as a young fella growing up on Groote Eylandt NT, the only thing he loves more than boating, camping and touring is sharing a yarn.