Who will be en­try 100 for Hamo Race Week?

Whitsunday Times - - REELIN’ IN -

IN AN un­prece­dented dis­play of sup­port, en­tries are boom­ing for the 2015 Audi Hamil­ton Is­land Race Week from Au­gust 15 to 22 and the 100th en­try is ex­pected to be lodged this week.

Is­land CEO, Glenn Bourke, said the or­gan­is­ers’ aim was to cre­ate a trop­i­cal is­land re­gatta on ev­ery sailor’s bucket list, with ev­ery­thing from the best pos­si­ble tradewind sail­ing to post-race dock­side par­ties, free sausage sizzles and spec­tac­u­lar gala events. “We also cater for the full spec­trum of off­shore sail­boats, from the small­est cruis­ing yachts through to cruis­ing and rac­ing mul­ti­hulls and Grand Prix level off­shore rac­ing yachts. It’s a re­gatta de­signed to please ev­ery­one: the sailors, their fam­i­lies and friends,” he said.

Mr Bourke said Race Week 2015 was also hon­oured to be host­ing the IRC Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onship. He also noted the strong sup­port from mul­ti­hulls, which are likely to rep­re­sent more than 15 per cent of the race week fleet.

While an im­pres­sive 23 en­tries have been lodged for the IRC Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onship, it is the cruis­ing yachts that con­tinue to dom­i­nate en- tries. There are near 60 cruis­ing mono­hulls listed to date and 12 cruis­ing mul­ti­hulls.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.hamil­ton­is­landrace­week.com.au.

Photo: An­drea Fran­col­ini/AUDI

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