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Sail and celebrate Onshore events

Hamilton Island Race Week is a week of spectacular sailing and an amazing line-up of onshore events. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or an avid spectator, join us for an unforgettable experience.

Onshore Events

From 17 to 24 August, Hamilton Island will be transformed into a vibrant hub of activity, hosting Australia’s largest offshore sailing regatta and an exciting calendar of entertainment and special events. Our incredible line-up of social events is detailed below. If there are any questions regarding your event booking, please contact


Masterclass with internationally awarded wine maker Larry Cherubino

The multi award-winning Robert Oatley Wines are crafted by renowned winemaker Larry Cherubino, from a multitude of vineyards across Australia’s greatest wine region. Join Larry and Oatley’s Darren Jahn for a fascinating taste through their top wines as Larry shares his grape sourcing model and winemaking techniques. Sample ten wines including The Pennant Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 - recently awarded world’s best cabernet and some selected older vintages too. You’ll enjoy a special sampler plate from Bommie Chef, Alice James and take home a special bottle from the Oatley cellar.

When: Sunday 18 August, 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Location: Bommie Restaurant
Inclusions: Wine and tasting plate
Dress: Smart casual
Price: $90 per person

Get amongst the offshore sailing action in style on superyacht Quantum

You don’t have to be a sailor to enjoy Race Week! Step aboard the magnificent 120ft superyacht Quantum for an unforgettable two-hour spectator cruise taking in the action of Australia’s premier offshore keelboat regatta. Witness exhilarating sailing action up close, while enjoying champagne and canapes, and an easy trip around the course. One of the best ways to experience the thrill of the Hamilton Island Race Week regatta for those who are not sailing the course.

When: Monday 19 August (10.00am and 1.00pm), Tuesday 20 August (10.00am and 1.00pm), Thursday 22 August (10.00am and 1.00pm), Friday 23 August (10.00am and 1.00pm) and Saturday 24 August (10.00am and 1.00pm).
Location: Hamilton Island Marina, Quantum will be located across from the Hamilton Island Yacht Club. 
Inclusions: Two-hour cruise aboard luxury superyacht Quantum, plus champagne and canapés.
Dress: Smart resort wear (you will be asked to remove your shoes before boarding)
Price: $280 per person (Please note, must be 18 years or older)

A beachside food and wine experience with Danielle Alvarez and Larry Cherubino

Indulge in a culinary evening on picturesque Catseye Beach with acclaimed Chef Danielle Alvarez and award-winning winemaker Larry Cherubino. Danielle, the visionary behind Sydney’s Fred’s and current Culinary Director at the Sydney Opera House, brings a rich heritage from the USA, Cuba, and Australia with a farm-to-table focus. Her dedication to fresh, locally sourced ingredients and vibrant seasonal flavors promises an unforgettable experience.

Larry Cherubino will present four exceptional wines, including the award-winning Pennant Cabernet, recently crowned the world’s best at the International Wine Challenge. Hosted by Sandy Oatley, the evening begins with a glass of Charles-Heidsieck Champagne, followed by a specially curated four-course meal with perfectly paired wines, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Whitsundays.

When: Monday 19 August, 6.00pm - 10.00pm
Location: Catseye Beach
Inclusions: Champagne on arrival, four-course wine paired menu.
Dress: Resort chic
Price: $320 per person

Fiesta! at Casamigos Tequila’s “House of Friends”

Spice up your night at our vibrant fiesta brought to you by Casamigos Tequila’s House of Friends, back by popular demand. Kick off the evening with a refreshing Casamigos margarita before diving into a shared feast bursting with the flavours of Mexico. Look forward to an evening of delicious food, live music, and an electric fiesta feel. Arriba! Arriba!

When: Tuesday 20 August, 7.00pm - 10:00pm
Location: TAKO Restaurant
Inclusions: Enjoy canapes on arrival, followed by a shared Mexican menu paired with Casamigos margarita experiences, wines and Corona beer. 
Dress: Resort casual and a touch of colour
Price: $180 per person

An evening with Trisha Greentree: A culinary journey through Asia at coca chu

Join chef Trisha Greentree as she takes over the coca chu kitchen for an Asian-inspired dinner. Trisha’s cooking celebrates the simplicity of high-quality ingredients and sustainability. With experience honed over many years, including at some of Australia’s most celebrated restaurants, including Sydney’s Mr Wong’s and Fratelli Paradiso, this evening with Trisha promises to be unforgettable.

When: Thursday 22 August, 6.00pm - 10.00pm
Location: coca chu Restaurant
Inclusions: Enjoy an Asian-inspired wine-paired menu that emphasises, simplicity, seasonality and creativity.
Dress: Resort casual
Price: $260 per person

Long Lunch by the Sea

Indulge in a sublime afternoon at Hamilton Island’s Catseye Beach with our Long Lunch by the sea. Gather your friends and join us for an unforgettable afternoon where you will enjoy a sumptuous lunch starting with a glass of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, followed by a selection of fine wines. Dine on perfect mouthfuls, move to the beats of live music provided by Renee Simone and make memories as the sun slinks slowly over the Coral Sea.

When: Friday 23 August, 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Location: Beach Pavilion, overlooking Catseye Beach
Inclusions: Piper-Heidsieck Champagne on arrival, two-course lunch, wine and beer
Dress: Seaside chic
Price: $190 per person

Celebrate the sailors at the Official Race Week Presentation Dinner 

Join us for Hamilton Island Race Week’s Grand Finale - the official Race Week Presentation Dinner. Come together with fellow sailing enthusiasts to support the crews and celebrate the remarkable achievements of Race Week winners and all participants. Dance the night away to live music and enjoy the comedic talents of Colin Lane, for a night of laughter and good times. 

When: Saturday 24 August, 7.00pm - 11.00pm
Location: Hamilton Island Conference Centre
Inclusions: Three-course menu, selected wines, beers and live music.
Dress: Smart Casual
Price: $160 per person