sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : New dates for 30th Anniversary Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2013
New dates for 30th Anniversary Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2013

'Hamilton Island Race Week 2013'    Rob Mundle

A new date schedule: that’s the latest news as plans for the spectacular 30th Anniversary edition of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week take shape.

Organisers of this unique tropical sailing extravaganza for cruising and racing yachties have decided to shorten the regatta by one day. The Welcome Party – which promises to be something even more special this year – will be held on Saturday, 17 August, while the racing, set on courses around the beautiful, tropical Whitsunday Islands, will commence the following day.

The final day of competition will be on Saturday, 24 August, and the spectacular trophy presentation dinner is scheduled for that evening.

‘Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is Australia’s premier keelboat regatta,’ said the island’s CEO, world champion sailor, Glenn Bourke, ‘and to make sure we retain that top spot we are forever looking for ways to make the event bigger and better for all competitors, their families and friends.

‘We have considered shortening the series by a day for some years, and now, with the full support of our wonderful sponsors, Audi, we have decided that the 30th anniversary event is the time to make that change.

‘It is a logical move because, with the pressures of business increasing for most people these days, the new dates will put the regatta within reach of more participants, as well as those people simply wanting to be on Hamilton Island to enjoy the fun of the series.

‘This change is only the start. There will be exciting announcements made in the coming months about some big plans for the regatta – a regatta you won’t want to miss.’

Hamilton Island aerial view -  Rob Mundle  


Audi’s General Manager Marketing, Kevin Goult, welcomed the news, saying the company is looking forward to another highly successful Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in 2013.

‘The 30th anniversary year is an excellent opportunity for Audi and Hamilton Island to celebrate the success of this exceptional event,’ Mr Goult said. ‘We are proud to be the major sponsor of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week for the eighth successive year, and look forward to a week of excellent competitive sailing that is coupled with a vibrant onshore program.’

One of the on-water highlights this year will be a special division for the ‘First Fleeters’ – yachts that were at Hamilton Island for the inaugural Race Week in 1984. There were 93 yachts competing that year, and already there have been indications from the owners of near 20 of them that they are working towards being back at the island in August for the anniversary event.

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2013 will also represent a decade of ownership of the award-winning island destination by yachtsman, Bob Oatley, and his family. Bob is already planning to have his record breaking 30-metre supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, at the regatta following its amazing trifecta in the recent Rolex Sydney Hobart race – line and handicap honours plus a race record time.

The Notice of Race for the 30th Anniversary Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is now available on the regatta website www.hamiltonislandraceweek.com.au

Luxury carmaker, Audi, returns as the Title Sponsor of Hamilton Island Race Week in 2013. The German premium brand will host a range of special events on the island for yacht owners and guests to enjoy during the week.


by Rob Mundle

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=105929

5:15 AM Fri 25 Jan 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2013





News - USA and the World

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,


Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3 by Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland








America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team by Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz,


2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1 by Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul
























Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery by Ingrid Abery/Sail-World.com,


Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England




























2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Canfield wins
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Crosbie Lorimer Day 1 Images
Fisher's View: Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 - Stayin' Alive
CORK Olympic Classes Regatta 2014 - Day one
Youth Olympics: practice over, athletes welcomed, time for YOG sailing
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record for Artemis-Team Endeavour
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 2
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland: Artemis sets fourth course record
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds survive as semi-finalists
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Breezy day 4 in Gdynia
RC44 World Championship - Dramatic improvement for Artemis Racing
18' Skiff International Regatta - Action begins August 25th
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Challenging conditions arise
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record-breaking monohull victory
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng Race Team finishes third
RC44 Marstrand World Championship - Bronenosec the star performer
Bahamian Olympic Sailor to carry flag in honour of Sir Durward Knowles
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Records continue to tumble
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Course Record for Team SCA   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Team Alvimedica completes the race   
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
420 and 470 Junior European Championships - A crazy race day 3   
2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Monohull record smashed   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds take the early lead   
Frostad proud to have seven Volvo Ocean Race boats with seven sponsors *Feature   
RC44 World Championship - Bronenosec Sailing Team on form   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng defends third position   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind emerges into the sunlight   
Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board Team SCA with the   
Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board Azzam and Team Campos   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Twist of fate on day 5   
Mallorca’s Puerto Portals to host the 2015 TP52 World Championship   
Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board with Team Alvimedica   
Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain with on board with Team Dongfeng   
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Teams ready for action   
USA Match Racing Grand Slam Series - Kicks off in Chicago   
U.S. Youth Championships - Climactic finish on Lake St. Clair   
Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - Lake Jinniu action on the horizon   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News





Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT