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Hamilton Island Race Week | Australia Yacht Racing


Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

August 19 - 26, 2017

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

Perfectly situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, amongst Queensland's 74 Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island offers an experience like no other: glorious weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, awe-inspiring coral reefs, fascinating flora and fauna, fine food and wines, and activities almost too numerous to mention.


    Booking & Pricing Information

    Actual Race Days: August 20 - 26, 2017 (Sunday, first race)
    Regatta Period: August 18 - 26, 2017 (Friday & Sat registration)
    Charter Base: Shute Harbour
    Suggested Charter Dates: August 17 - 27, 2017 (Due to the volume of yachts and the length of time it takes to check in and out, we recommend ample time before and after the race to prepare, so suggested charter dates are longer than the usual 7 days.)

    Event Code: HRW17

    All Security Deposits and Insurances must be paid in advance of the charter.

    For full pricing and to book your place on the Regatta, please contact a member of the sales team on 888-350-3568.

    $US Regatta Week Costs
    Charter Fee Variable Pricing Check daily rates.
    Security Deposit
    $6,500 (Option 1)
    $10,400 (Option 2)
    Compulsory charge, per yacht, covering all elements of loss or damage during the charter period, except for negligence; payable by credit card at the base
    Yacht Damage
    See daily rates Discretionary charge added to booking for all charter days before, and after the regatta
    Race Entry Package Monos 30ft-40ft ($1,505)
    Monos 41ft-49ft ($1,635)
    Monos 50ft+ ($1,750)
    All Cats ($1,775)
    Mandatory supplement fee payable in advance with final payment
    When any yacht is being chartered to participate in an organized regatta event, a higher than normal Security Deposit will be required at the base. Only one security deposit is required. Max liability is equal to the value of the security deposit amount while under racing rules; otherwise, the standard max liability amounts will apply as stated in the Collision Yacht Damage Waiver at all other times of the charter with the exception of substantial damage or loss resulting from gross negligence.
    What's Included


    Race Entry fees
    Welcome cocktail
    Yacht Preparation & Hull Cleaning
    Yacht Measurement
    Pre Race Briefing
    Opening BBQ & Sausage Sizzle
    Taxi Transfers
    Local Cruising Taxes
    Mooring Fees
    Departure Taxes
    Yacht Delivery Fees