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Sailors interested in competing at Audi Race Week in a chartered boat may be interested in the following information. Hamilton Island Enterprises including Hamilton Island Yacht Club has no financial or other connection with any of these groups, and we provide the information purely as a service to potential entrants.

Owners of yachts which are available for charter are invited to email the details to info@hamiltonislandraceweek.com.au  for inclusion on this page.

Prosail Maxi

Legendary Maxi Yachts "Condor" "Hammer of Queensland" “British Defender” and “Boomerang” are now available for charter for Hamilton Island Race Week 2013. Individual or group bookings are available for a maximum of 60 participants. Take the helm, man the grinders and experience the thrill of sailing a maxi yacht. No experience is needed. Previous guests have ranged from first timers to experienced ocean racers. There is no age limit. We tailor your Race Week experience to suit your individual skill level. The week includes a snorkelling trip to the Whitsunday Islands with the additional option for an introductory or certified Scuba Dive. Check out our Race Week Page at http://www.prosail.com.au/go-racing.php for photos and video from Race Week 2008, 2009 and 2010. Condor won Cruising Division 1 in 2010 and finished third in 2011 so came and join the winning team for 2013. The 2011 racing between Hammer of Queensland and Condor was extremely close with finshes 5 and 20 seconds apart after 3 hour plus races.

For further information contact Dave Molloy at operations@prosail.com.au or phone 0418 442 925

Sunsail

Sunsail is conveniently based opposite the Yacht Club on Hamilton Island and has a choice of quality yachts available to charter for Race Week.

For bookings or more information, contact Sunsail at sunsail@sunsail.com.au or phone 1800 803 988 or visit their website at www.sunsail.com.au

Open 66 Gusto 2 (Formerly AAPT / Xena)

Have the Race week of your life on Gusto 2 (formerly AAPT / Xena). This heavily modified 66-foot ‘skiff’ which has finished 2nd and 3rd across the line in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race plus multiple other race victories, is available for this years race week for up to 12 pax (we include a crew of 3). This is a unique opportunity to experience the ultimate week aboard one of the fastest and exciting ‘skiffs on steriods’. P.O.A we will take individuals and group bookings.
 
For more details contact Anthony@bigdogevents.com.au or 0401 363543

Volvo 70 “Southern Excellence II”

Southern Excellence (Ex Ichi Ban - 2005/06) has recently undergone an extensive renovation and rebuild. The yacht is now available for this year’s Hamilton Island Race week as a full charter.  Why not charter one the world’s greatest ocean racing boats for your Hamilton series and have your friends and colleagues trim the sails, take the helm or just enjoy the experience.

Limited accommodation is available aboard the yacht and all enquiries should be directed to the owner direct on 0412 252 952 or andrew.wenham@sesgroup.com.au

Flying Fish Australia

Flying Fish is a Sydney based sailing school offering sail training from "Start Yachting" to "Yachtsmaster Ocean". We also offer a range of race training and charter options for events including Sydney to Hobarts, Pittwater to Coffs Harbour, Rolex Fastnet Race, Cowes Week and Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.

 To join a crew or to charter one of our race prepared Beneteau 40.7 yachts for one of these events email us on oz@flyingfishonline.com or call 02 9969 8590. Check our out website on www.flyingfishonline.com

EastSail

EastSail’s is Sydney’s largest yacht charter and sailing school company offering Beneteau First 40’s for charter during Hamilton Island Race Week 2012. Surveyed for up to 10 crew and with a full inventory of racing sails, the Beneteau First 40 is a sleek, modern racing yacht. In 2010 an EastSail Beneteau First 40 claimed 1st place in the Performance Racing Division 2, and in 2011 3rd place.

For charter inquiries, please email eastsail@eastsail.com.au or phone 02 9327 1166

Visit our website at www.eastsail.com.au

DreamCatcher

Welcome to DreamCatcher, your classic sailing ketch that will transport you to a time gone by, when boats were built with not only travel but romance and adventure in mind.With her dual masts and elegant lines, DreamCatcher is a yacht evoking thoughts of traditional seafarers as they ventured forth, exploring and discovering.

For more information and booking details please go to www.whitsundayclassic.com

Real Yachting Adventures Offshore

Beneteau First 40.7 “Mangogroove” is available for Race Week 2011. Boat is fully equipped for spinnaker racing with IRC certificate and PHF racing.

  • Packages available include bareboat charter, hire and drive, owner as guide, or with skipper only
  • Individual crew berths for Race Week
  • Crew berths available for each week of a 3 week delivery cruise Sydney to Whitsunday and return 

Contact Brian on 0412741007 or brian@mangogroove.com.au or visit  www.mangogroove.com.au

Venture Offshore

Venture Offshore specialises in race yacht charters and has cruiser/racers available for the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.

Enquiries to Chris Hogan on 0419 199 582 or chris.hogan@supergeneration.com

Panacea

Panacea is a race rigged Beneteau First 40.7 currently available for charter. The Bruce Farr designed hull has been professionally 'faired' allowing an additional 5-10 deg to wind. Labelled ‘A Success Machine!’ the First 40.7 design has been campaigned successfully both inshore and offshore locally and internationally. Consistently finishing in the top of her class, the First 40.7 holds more titles than any other 40-footer on the water, from IMS World championship, to Sydney-Hobart overall, in IMS, IRC and RORC Championships events.

Enquiries to Peta Wilcox on 0424 612 458 or email pw@arc.au.com

Getaway Sailing

Getaway Sailing is a boutique sailing school; based in Sydney, catering for a range of sailing needs including training, yacht racing participation and yacht charters. Getaway Sailing offers a range of sailing and race training, from starting to sail (Introduction to Sailing) to advanced offshore racing and yacht master. Want to charter a Volvo 60 or Sydney 38 or join a crew racing on similar? We have the yachts for you.

For more information please contact Peter Goldsworthy (Goldy) or Polly Thomas at Getaway Sailing on Ph: (02) 91 811 911 or check out our website www.getaway-sailing.com.

Mariner Boating Holidays

Mariner Boating Holidays is a Sydney based specialist in international and domestic yacht charter. We currently have a number of boats available for the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. For those of you interested in the more ‘competitive’ side of racing we have a fully equipped racing yacht available.

This Sydney 38 was launched in 2002 and has produced great results in many offshore and inshore races, including overall series winner in the 2006 Coffs Harbour race. Alternatively if you prefer a cruising yacht we have a number of other options available. For more details please contact Trevor Joyce or Lauren White 02 99661244 for full details or email to info@marinerboating.com.au

Bavaria 45 "Curlew Escape"

Curlew Escape is a 2 year old Bavaria 45 equipped for the Cruising Division. Included are race fees, insurance, spinnaker, fuel, wet weather gear, sailing yokes, harnesses, race skipper and GRMBPA permits for cruising on lay days.

Please contact Greg Luck on 0408 061 622 or gluck@curlewescape.com.au for more information or visit the website: www.curlewescape.com.au.

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