sail-world.com -- News - 2009 Audi Hamilton Island Race WeekSat, 22 Aug 2009 to Sat, 29 Aug 2009
Hamilton Island's warm marine welcome to Oprah and entourage
By Jeni Bone,
2:47 PM Sat 11 Dec 2010
Hamilton Island, long the dream destination for boaties and the water-obsessed, is still recovering from the attention and adulation from the visiting media magnate, Oprah Winfrey and 93 of her 300 viewers who travelled with her to Australia. ...
Looking back at the best ever Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
By Rob Mundle,
3:30 PM Mon 7 Sep 2009
It started with a bang ... then 2000 yachties from a near record fleet of 194 yachts went for it, Two tonnes of bacon; 15,000 eggs; 3000 pizzas; 4000 pies; 10,000 sandwiches; 1500 serves of the famous ‘chicken chippies; 15,000 shots of rum; 25,000 schooners of beer; 7500 shots of Vodka; 2500 bottles of Wild Oats Wine and 4000 bottles of water! ...
Whitsundays True Love enjoys the 2009 series
By Ian Grant,
5:31 AM Wed 2 Sep 2009
Crafty Whitsunday Sailing Club skipper Roger Down has sailed many enjoyable nautical miles at the helm of the 25 year old Bruce Farr designed 11.6 m sloop True Love.
Generally the comfortable cruiser racer becomes a racer rather than a cruiser because of the competitive attitude of her skipper and crew. ...
Archambault Alegria wins another Audi - 2009 IRC Australian Title
By Rob Kothe,
5:44 AM Mon 31 Aug 2009
Sailing his Archambault 40RC to a last race win and overall victory in the final round in the Australian IRC Championship, Audi Race Week at Hamilton Island, delivers a second luxury Audi automobile to Queensland sailor Rod Jones.
Jones will claim the Perpetual Trophy designed by John Woulfe and the major prize of an Audi A6 allroad Quattro valued at AUD$115,000.
The inaugural winner of the ...
Cruisin’ to the finish of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
By Lisa Ratcliff,
6:22 PM Sat 29 Aug 2009
For the final day of racing at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week the IRC Passage 2, Performance Racing 1 and 2, Cruising 1, 2 and 3 and Non-Spinnaker divisions were sent on a 17.5 nautical mile island course around Denman Island and White Rock. ...
Hamilton Island Race Week - Molle Island Race - Progress report
By Rob Kothe,
12:47 PM Sat 29 Aug 2009
The final race of the 26th annual Hamilton Island Race Week. A north easter was expected for the Dent Passage start of the Molle Island Race this morning. Instead there was a 6-8 knot south wester under cloudy skies.A signal for tacticans it was going to be a difficult day in the office. ...
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Fleet head for Molle Island
By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island ,
11:37 AM Sat 29 Aug 2009
In light breeezes all divisions were taking care to avoid being drifted across the start line as they headed out of Dent Passage under spinnaker for the Molle Islands.
These shots of today's action are Crosbie Lorimer's last images from this year's Race Week. Back next year for sure. ...