Hamilton Island Race Week has officially kicked off, running from the 18th – 25thof August in Queensland’s picturesque Whitsundays. Being Australia’s largest offshore keelboat regatta, the event attracts spectators and sailors from all over the world. This year’s race week has seen the second largest fleet since its inauguration, with 233 crews signing up for the much-loved competition. Day one of the race saw most of the fleet racing around the Molle Island group with the forecast tradewinds and beautiful winter sunshine being very much welcomed by crews. However, stronger winds are expected moving forward and teams have been urged to prepare accordingly.
To follow the action you can head to the Hamilton Island Yacht Week website at www.hamiltonislandraceweek.com.au
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