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Pre-surgery: Boat Oatley’s Wild Oats XI prior to modifications. The cables supporting the bowsprit have been replaced by a carbon fibre panel, and the bow shape has been made sharper. (Image: Andrea Francolini/AUDI)

A finer form for the champion, Wild Oats XI, to be tested at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014

21 Jul 2014

The world’s most successful ocean racing yacht – Bob Oatley’s 30-metre supermaxi, Wild Oats XI – has gone “under the knife” once more, and the results of the latest surgery will be put to the test at next month’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.The big boat will be sporting a more streamlined bow when she lines up against a quality fleet in the IRC Grand...Read More

Team Beau Geste (Karl Kwok) shows her form while on her way to winning Class A of the Audi IRC Australian Championship earlier this year. (Image: Andrea Francolini/AUDI)

Hong Kong’s Karl Kwok & Team Beau Geste going for IRC Grand Prix Championship honours

21 Jul 2014

One of the best-known and most successful yachtsmen in the Asia-Pacific region, Karl Kwok, has set his sights on becoming outright champion in the IRC Grand Prix Division at next month’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.The Hong Kong-based businessman will be sailing his impressive TP52 class yacht, Team Beau Geste, in the series that is contested on...Read More

Hamilton Island Yacht Club, home of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

NET-A-PORTER.COM and MR PORTER.COM partner with Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

08 Jul 2014

NET-A-PORTER.COM, the world’s premier online luxury fashion retailer, and MR PORTER.COM, the online retail destination for men's style, are proud to announce a partnership with Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014.Hamilton Island Race Week is the largest, international offshore regatta in the Southern Hemisphere and has evolved over the past three decades...Read More

The historic, 23-metre long classic schooner, Condesa del Mar, will be competing at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014.

A classic 90-year-old to make her debut at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014

07 Jul 2014

Along with the Grand Prix racing yachts and glamour cruising boats, there will be an element of 90-year-old international yachting history taking centre stage at next month’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.It will come in the form of the classic 23-metre long schooner, Condesa del Mar, owned by Australian couple Mark and Jenny Gaskell. Condesa del Mar...Read More

Biddy Hu II is the 100th entry for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014. Paul Lindemann and his young family will be cruising 1500 nautical miles from Melbourne to the tropical Whitsundays to be at the regatta.

Biddy Hu II’s family affair makes it a century for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014

30 Jun 2014

It’s a century already for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014. The list of entries has topped 100 and is continuing to grow at an impressive rate.The yacht that took the fleet into triple figures was Biddy Hu II, a Beneteau 49 cruiser-racer out of Melbourne, owned by real estate agent, Paul Lindemann. This will be his second Audi Hamilton Island Race...Read More

Phillip Turner’s Grand Prix racer, Alive, will be sailing 4500 nautical miles more than she needs to, just to be at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in August (Image: Southport Yacht Club/Sail Paradise)

Alive, and sailing the long way to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014

04 Jun 2014

If there was a prize at this year’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week for a yacht that had sailed the most circuitous route to be at the regatta, it would have to go to Phillip Turner’s Grand Prix racer, Alive.Instead of making the direct passage of just 550 nautical miles from her base in Brisbane, north to the tropical island, the Reichel/Pugh designed...Read More

•	Hamilton Island’s harbour, and the yacht club in the background, will be the scene for numerous waterfront parties and other fun activities during Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014

What do you do when you’re a “sunk ‘em” sailor…

19 May 2014

What do you do when you’re a “sunk ‘em” sailor… head to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 and become the regatta’s 50th entryTwo weeks ago, former Australian Olympic sailing coach, Leigh “Dorro” Dorrington, was involved in an unfortunate collision on Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay – a classic T-bone impact where the other yacht sank.The good news is...Read More

Sandy and Bob Oatley announced Hamilton Island Yacht Club has been confirmed as the Challenger of Record for the 35th America's Cup

Hamilton Island Yacht Club Confirmed as Challenger of the 35th America’s Cup

01 Oct 2013

Just 5 days after the 30th anniversary of Australia winning the America's Cup in 1983, Hamilton Island Yacht Club has been confirmed as the Challenger of Record for the 35th America's Cup. Hamilton Island Yacht Club’s Australian team will represent all challengers in dealings with the defender Oracle Team USA of Golden Gate Yacht Club, San Francisco.For...Read More

L-R: Audi Australia’s managing director Andrew Doyle and Huntress crewman Marco Bergamuncha. Credit Andrea Francolini AUDI

‘Huntress’ wins grand prize at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

26 Aug 2013

• Sydney 39Cr ‘Huntress’ owned by Philip Grove wins major prize at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week • Audi’s $117,900 A6 allroad quattro on offer for one year loan • 30th year of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week proves a great success Sydney/Hamilton Island, 26 August 2013 - A motor mechanic with a knack for consistency behind the wheel and his Sydney crew...Read More

The Paspaley Pearl Pursuit Luncheon at qualia

Paspaley Sends Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Guests on a Pearl Pursuit

24 Aug 2013

Paspaley has hosted the Pearl Pursuit and Luncheon as part of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week’s 30th anniversary celebrations.Special guests at the event included actress Asher Keddie and Vincent Fantauzzo, models of the moment the Stenmark twins, Zac & Jordan, TV personality Catriona Rowntree, celebrity stylist Romy Frydman, socialite and mother-to-be...Read More

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