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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 19 to 26 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

See below for 2023 Race Week On Shore events. Event details for Race Week 2024 will be published early 2024. 

Wild Oats Wines Ladies Lunch

Join us for a Race Week tradition: the “wildly” popular Wild Oats Wines Ladies Lunch. Indulge in a beachside lunch thoughtfully paired with exquisite Wild Oats Wines. Hosted by Darren Jahn from Robert Oatley Wines and a surprise special guest, it’s an afternoon of celebration and fine wines you won’t want to miss.

When: Sunday 20 August, 11.30am - 3.00pm
Location: Beach Pavilion
Inclusions: Three course lunch, champagne on arrival and Wild Oats Wines for the duration
Dress: Resort Chic
Price: $180 per person

Quantum Spectator Cruise

Enjoy champagne and canapés on board a two-hour luxury cruise in amongst the sailing competition and action. Relax and marvel at the boats that come in all shapes and sizes against the backdrop of the breathtaking Whitsunday Islands. This is the best way to get out on the water and experience what the sailors love about Race Week (and you might also get to see a whale or two).

When: Thursday 24 August (10.00am), Friday 25 August (10.00am and 1.30pm), and Saturday 26 August (10.00am).
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: Resort Chic
Price: $220 per person (Please note, must be 18 years and older)

Surf and Turf Dinner

A laid-back evening of uproarious entertainment and great food awaits at our much-loved Surf and Turf three-course dinner. Grab a beer, kick back with your mates, and enjoy the very best in comedic hilarity.

When: Monday 21 August, 6.00pm - 10.00pm
Location: Beach Pavilion
Inclusions: Three course surf and turf dinner and Hahn Beer for the duration (cash bar also available)
Dress: Smart Casual
Price: $170 per person

House of Friends Fiesta by Casamigos

Introducing a new event to the Race Week calendar; Casamigos Fiesta at TAKO. Join us for a vibrant culinary celebration starting with a margarita, followed by a sumptuous shared Mexican feast specially designed by our executive chef. This lively celebration is guaranteed to be a fun and unforgettable evening.

When: Tuesday 22 August, 7.00pm - 10:00pm
Location: TAKO
Inclusions: Shared Mexican feast, Casamigos margarita on arrival and Hahn Beer available for the duration (cash bar also available) 
Dress: Smart Casual
Price: $180 per person

Charles Heidsieck Champagne Lunch

Celebrate Lay Day in style at qualia. Indulge in a delectable menu specially crafted to complement the exquisite flavours of Charles Heidsieck Champagne while taking in the breathtaking Whitsundays. Wind down post lunch with refreshing margaritas courtesy of Casamigos Tequila. A unique experience in a spectacular setting.

When: Wednesday 23 August, 11.30am - 4.00pm
Location: Long Pavilion, qualia
Inclusions: Three course lunch served with Charles Heidsieck Champagne
Dress: Resort Chic
Price: $370 per person

Dinner with Will Cowper and Piper Essentiel

By popular demand, Will Cowper, Head Chef of the critically acclaimed OTTO Brisbane returns to Race Week. Enjoy a glass of Piper Essentiel Champagne on arrival overlooking Catseye Beach, followed by an intimate three-course dinner with matching wines. Will’s contemporary Italian menu and use of fresh seasonal local ingredients will transport you to the stunning Amalfi Coast.

When: Thursday 24 August, 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Location: Beach Pavilion
Inclusions: Three course dinner paired with Robert Oatley wines
Dress: Resort Chic
Price: $280 per person

Women in Sailing and Supporters

Join us for drinks and canapes on the Keel Deck to celebrate Hamilton Island Race Week 2023 and women’s contribution to this incredible sport. A line up of special guest speakers will share their sailing stories and experiences. All are welcome.

When: Friday 25 August, 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Location: Keel Deck
Inclusions: Canapes and two drink medallions per person
Dress: Smart Casual
Price: $40 per person

Presentation Dinner

Buckle up for the Grand Finale - the official Race Week Presentation Dinner, where winners of the regatta, including the 2023 Australian Yachting Champions, will be announced. Come together with fellow sailing enthusiasts and celebrate the remarkable achievements of Race Week participants. You’ll dance the night away to the tunes of a live band and enjoy the comedic talents of Vince Sorrenti, guaranteeing you a night of laughter and good times.

When: Saturday 26 August, 7.00pm - 11.00pm
Location: Hamilton Island Conference Centre
Inclusions: Three course dinner served with Wild Oats wines and Hahn Beer for the duration 
Dress: Smart Casual
Price: $160 per person