Hamo to host race

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

SAILORS from across the re­gion are pre­par­ing to take part in this weekend’s Hamil­ton Is­land Cup.

Hosted by the Cruis­ing Yacht Club of Hamil­ton Is­land (CYCHI) the se­ries in­cor­po­rates two wind­ward/ lee­ward races off Cat­s­eye Beach on Satur­day and a race around Hen­ning Is­land on Sun­day.

So­cial events in­clud­ing a spit roast and bar­beque, live en­ter­tain­ment by lo­cal mu­si­cians and a $500 cash prize raf­fle.

Event or­gan­iser Barnaby Thomas said the Hamil­ton Is­land Cup was an allinclu­sive com­mu­nity event “aimed at pro­mot­ing sail­ing and the awe­some area we have to sail in”.

“The Whit­sun­day is­lands are one of the best back­drops to any sail­ing event in the world [and] as a com­mu­nity, we should be out there cel­e­brat­ing this,” he said.

“There is no other event like this on the is­land and it is a great op­por­tu­nity for lo­cals to cel­e­brate the re­gion in this quiet time of year.”

En­try costs $150 per par­tic­i­pat­ing boat and this fee in­cudes a ma­rina berth.

Mr Thomas said the CYCHI was look­ing to do­nate to a char­ity in the re­gion and give some­thing back if there were any prof­its from the event.

En­tries will be ac­cepted un­til 9am on Satur­day, March 29.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Tim Parker on 0427 632 382 or email sail­ing@whit­sun­day­sail­ing­club.com.au.

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