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Prix d’Elegance

Every year, Hamilton Island Yacht Club awards the Prix d'Elegance to two Race Week yachts - for Best Presented Yacht and Crew, and the Best Fun-Themed Yacht and Crew.

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Prix d'Elegance

How to participate in the Prix d'Elegance at the Hamilton Island Race Week 2021

Two competing yachts at Hamilton Island Race Week 2021 will each be going home with an impressive trophy without having started in a race on the day.

As in previous years, the same two categories will apply for the Prix d’ Elegance:

  • The Best Presented Yacht and Crew (yacht in first-class trim and crew in matching uniforms)
  • The Best Fun-Themed Yacht and Crew (let your imagination run wild)

The trophies will go to the crews that win their chosen category in the competition, which will be staged before the start of racing on Thursday 28 August 2021.

The parade course

On departing Hamilton Marina and entering Dent Passage turn immediately to starboard and cruise past the Flag Deck of Hamilton Island Yacht Club, as close as possible...without running aground.

A guide

Ingenuity and creative genius are the two elements that always set the winners apart in this competition

The best-presented yacht

The yacht perfectly presented, and the crew in matching uniforms lining the deck etc. Can be subtly themed

Best-themed yacht

We’ve had political satire, tropical island settings, bubble baths and even Michael Jackson as themes for this section.