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Hamilton Island Race Week - Luxury Yacht

Start date: 14 August 2020
Location: Hamilton island, QLD, Australia
Supplier: Flying Fish Sail Academy (/flying-fish-sail-academy)
Price: $3,990.00 incl. GST

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.

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. 

Accommodation 

Single sex, shared cabin accommodation is provided. There are 3 bathrooms on board.

Book a private cabin  

Enjoy the privacy of a private cabin for a surcharge of $2000. 

Catering 

We provide food on board from lunch on the first day to lunch on the last day.Crew take it in turns to cook.

We do our best to cater for both vegetarians and meat eaters.

Before you start

No formal qualifications are required but your sailing and navigation skills should be at RYA Competent Crew level or equivalent.

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