The Audi Hamilton Island Race Week from 20- 26 August attracted an impressive 215 entries. Since its conception by David Hutchen in 1983, it has grown to become Australia’s largest offshore yachting regatta. As expected there were boats of all shapes and sizes, ranging in length between 22 and 100 feet, as well as both single and multihull yachts. There were eight different divisions in the series, ensuring everyone was catered for.
Both Wild Oats XI and X competed along with Black Jack, being some of the bigger names in the series. The Squadron was well represented, with seven boats across a range of divisions. Their results are listed below.
IRC Passage Division 1
1st – Swish, Steven Proud (top)
8th – Erica, Peter Williams & Gabby Holles
Racer Cruiser Division
1st – Euphoria, Anthony Coleman (above)
Cruising Division 1
10th – One O Nine, Robert Salteri
Cruising Division 2
11th – Mandala, Gerard Webb
23rd – Sweet Chariot, David & Jill Henry
Cruising Division 3
8th – Abracadabra, James Murchison
Cruising Division 5
1st – Campeador, Jonathan Threlfall
Congratulations to all the Squadron boats, and especially our division winners.
Photos by Andrea Francolini
Article by Angus Olding