Hamilton Island Race Week - Luxury Yacht

Experience the magic of Hamilton Island Race Week from the deck of a luxury yacht. Perfectly situated amongst Queensland's Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island offers fabulous trade wind sailing conditions in a tropical paradise.
19 August
Fri 19 Aug 2022 - Sat 27 Aug 2022
2 weeks, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Whitsunday islands
  • $2,990.00 incl. GST

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The Flying Fish programme begins with two days of race training around the stunning Whitsunday Islands to give the crew a chance to familiarise themselves with the boat and to settle into roles before the regatta. 

During the training days you learn about race crew roles, navigation and tactics, spinnaker handling and safety procedures. 

Calypso will race in the cruising division. We always aim to do well but our number one priority is to make sure everyone on board feels involved, learns something and enjoys being part of the crew. 

Campaign schedule 

Hamilton Island Race Week is a day sailing regatta. We generally depart the marina by around 10 am and are back by 5 pm.  

  • Thursday - Arrivals 
  • Friday - FF crew training / registration
  • Saturday - FF crew training
  • Sunday  - Short Around-the-Islands race
  • Monday - Short Around-the-Islands race
  • Tuesday - Short Around-the-Islands race
  • Wednesday - Lay day - Shore side activities
  • Thursday - Short Around-the-Islands race
  • Friday - Short Around-the-Islands race
  • Saturday - Short Around-the-Islands race

Location and sailing conditions 

Sailing in the Whitsunday's at this time of the year is spectacular. You can expect fresh trade winds, azure blue tropical waters and stunning white sandy beaches. 

Expect to see dolphins, whales, dugongs and of course Flying Fish!

Race on Calypso

The week will be skippered by one of our friendly, qualified and experienced instructors. You train and compete on board our luxury yacht Calypso, a Moody 54 deck saloon.  

Party ashore

The 'apres sail' activities at Hamilton Island offer something for everyone. Fine wining and dining, cheap eats, cocktail parties and great bands.

What's included

Tuition, certification and logbook (if required). 

Life-jackets and safety harnesses are provided. We can loan you wet weather clothing if required. 

Stay on board

Our price does not include accommodation on board the yacht.

You can book a twin share cabin on board as an optional extra for $1195 for 10 nights. 

Or a private double cabin for $1995

If you prefer a little more comfort we recommend you make arrangements to stay in one of the many fantastic resorts on the island.

Before you start

No formal qualifications are required.

You will enjoy it more if you have completed an RYA Competent Crew course or have an equivalent level of experience.

What next?

Your new found spinnaker handling skills and knowledge of race techniques will help you get race crew positions both inshore and offshore.

With a little offshore experience you will be ready to join Flying Fish for the Sydney to Hobart Race.