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Hamilton Island Race Week | Australia Yacht Racing

Official Regatta Information

For more up-to-date information about the organizing authorities, racing rules, programs, classes, handicap systems, etc., contact the individual racing committee:

Background Racing Information

Handicaps will be issued by Hamilton Island Yacht Club Handicap Committee.

All courses will be located in the waters surrounding the coast of Hamilton Island and will be laid marks or point-to-point racing. (Racing formats are subject to change.)

Racing Classification – Cruising Class and Non-Spinnaker

Cruising Class shall be fitted out to comfortable cruising standards and will typically not have working sails of custom built modern exotic construction unless the race committee grants dispensation. Boats shall advise the RC at the time of entry of the sails carried aboard and their material construction. Any boats found to be stripped or lightened shall be subject to a penalty. The RC will consider written applications for inclusion of boats that may not otherwise meet the spirit and intention of the class, giving details of the boat and the reasons for consideration. Cruising Class will sail passage races with islands as course marks.

Non–Spinnaker Class will be the same requirements as for Cruising Class, but boats shall sail with a main and jib only. A jib is defined as a headsail with the entire luff of the sail attached along the headstay. A reaching strut/whisker pole may be used with one end attached to the mast in accordance with RRS 50.2. Non-Spinnaker Class will sail passage races with islands as course marks.


August 19 - 26, 2017

Contact Information

Regatta Director: Denis Thompson
Phone: 0-417-686-640