Ultimate 2023 Race Week Guide Posted by Hamilton Island - 23 October 2023 Get ready for the ultimate sailing experience at Hamilton Island Race Week 2023! From August 19 to 26, this exhilarating event will transform Hamilton Island into a hub of excitement. Whether you're a seasoned sailor, or a passionate spectator, this week promises an unforgettable adventure. Here are some highlights you won't want to miss: Drinks: Sundowners at the Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Bar: Enjoy a flute of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne at Bommie Deck while soaking up the Race Week atmosphere and stunning views. When: Sunday 20 August - Friday 25 August from 4.00pm to 7.00pm Location: Bommie Deck, Hamilton Island Yacht Club. Margarita Madness courtesy of Casamigos: Experience a touch of Mexico at our pop-up margarita barra on Front Street courtesy of Casamigos Tequila. When: Daily from 6.30pm to 8.30pm (except Lay Day) Location: Corner Front Street and Resort Circuit (next to the Tavern) Sips and Snags: For a fun post-race treat, we have taken it up a notch with our Sips and Snags. Introducing the Casamigos Margarita, the perfect accompaniment to our famous sausage sizzle. De Nada! When: Tuesday 22 August, from 3.00pm to 5.00pm Location: Front Street at F-Arm Fine Wine Indulgence at the Robert Oatley Wine Flights Bar: Indulge in a selection of fine wines from the renowned Oatley Family at our pop-up wine bar. When: Daily from 3.00pm to 6.00pm (except Lay Day) Location: Corner Front Street and Resort Circuit (next to the Tavern) Gin and Good Times at the Tanqueray Garden Bar: After dinner, head to the Tanqueray Garden Bar for a night of partying with lively DJs and classic cocktails, including the classic Tanqueray and Tonic. When: Sunday 20 - Friday 25 August, from 10.00pm till late Location: Hamilton Island Marina, Front Street. Food: Front Street Festivities: Discover a vibrant food market at Hamilton Island Marina, offering a variety of delicious treats and bands that will make you want to dance your heart out. When: Saturday 19 - Friday 25 August, from 5.00pm - 8.30pm (except Lay Day) Location: Front Street Post-Race Recovery and Sausage Sizzle: Join us daily for our famous post-race sausage sizzle. It's the perfect way to wind down after a day on the water. When: Daily (except Wednesday 23 August), from 3.00pm to 5.00pm Location: Front Street at F-Arm Wild Oats Ladies Lunch: Join the beloved tradition of the Wild Oats Wines Ladies Lunch for a beachside feast paired with exquisite and free-flowing Oatley Wines. When: Sunday 20 August, from 11.30am - 3.00pm Location: Beach Pavilion Please note this is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased here. Surf and Turf Dinner: Indulge in a laid-back culinary experience: great food, great company, and hilarious entertainment. When: Monday 21 August, from 6.00pm - 10.00pm Location: Beach Pavilion Please note this is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased here. House of Friends Fiesta hosted by Casamigos: Immerse yourself in a vibrant Mexican culinary celebration at TAKO, with a shared menu and festive atmosphere. When: Tuesday 22 August, from 7.00pm - 10.00pm Location: TAKO Please note this is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased here. Charles Heidsieck Champagne Lunch: Celebrate Lay Day with a breathtaking view of the Whitsunday Islands and indulge in a delectable menu paired with Charles Heidsieck Champagne. When: Thursday 24 August, from 11.30am - 4.00pm Location: Long Pavilion, qualia Please note this is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased here. Dine with Will Cowper and Piper Essentiel: Join OTTO Brisbane's Head Chef, Will Cowper, for an intimate three-course dinner with matching wines. When: Thursday 24 August, from 6.30pm - 10.30pm Location: Beach Pavilion Please note this is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased here. Fun: Women in Sailing and Supporters: Join your fellow sailors to celebrate women’s contribution to sailing with a line up of special guest speakers to share their sailing stories and experiences. This event celebrates women in sailing but all are welcome. When: Friday 25 August, from 5.00pm - 6.30pm Location: Keel Deck Please note this is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased here. Presentation Dinner: Come together with fellow sailing enthusiasts and celebrate the remarkable achievements of Race Week participants, where the winners of the regatta, including the 2023 Australian Yachting Champions, will be announced. When: Saturday 26 August, from 7.00pm - 11.00pm Location: Hamilton Island Conference Centre Please note this is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased here. Dance the Night Away: Dance your heart out on Front Street with a fantastic lineup of acts, ensuring a night of pure joy. Post party food treats available on the new Front Street Eat Street! When: Sunday 20 - Friday 25 August, from 5.00pm Location: Front Street Play on Lay Day at the White Claw Pool Party: Enjoy live music, DJs, and delicious food stalls at the Lay Day White Claw Pool Party. When: Wednesday 23 August from 12.00pm - 6.00pm. Location: Main pool, Resort Centre Discover and learn about your favourite gems at the Paspaley Boutique: Discover and shop exceptional pearl jewellery at the pop-up Paspaley Boutique. Book in for a Pearl Discovery session to learn more about the Paspaley Collection. When: Open daily during Race Week from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Pearl Discovery sessions from 10.30am - 11.30am daily. Location: Hamilton Island Yacht Club Find Mecca: Throughout the week, MECCA COSMETICA is here to make sure your skin is protected (and glowing) all day long with top ups of its bestselling sunscreen, To Save Face SPF50+ Superscreen. Keep an eye out for the MECCA COSMETICA golf buggies touring the island with samples on board! Miss them? Discover MECCA COSMETICA’s luxurious collection of SPF and skincare at their Front Street residence where the team will also be offering luxurious, facial services that are bookable and fully redeemable on MECCA COSMETICA product. When: Saturday 19 August – Saturday 26 August, from 8.00am to 12.00pm and 2.00pm - 7.00pm Location: Front Street Don't miss out on this extraordinary week of sailing, cuisine, and entertainment. Get ready to create unforgettable memories at Hamilton Island Race Week 2023! About the Author Part of the Whitsundays, and in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is one of Australia’s most spectacular and sought-after holiday destinations. On a holiday to Hamilton Island, you'll be surrounded by pristine white beaches, and a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life.