18 May 2010
The event, now in its 27th year, is a central fixture on Australia’s social and sporting calendar and will see celebrity chef master classes and exclusive fashion shows take place alongside on-water highlights such as Lang Walker’s new 58-metre sloop, Kokomo, racing in the new superyachts category.
Javier Degen, Hamilton Island Marketing Director said: "Race Week has grown immensely over the last few years and last year’s social programme further raised the bar of what people have come to expect of the event, and plans are in full swing to ensure that we do not disappoint this year.
"The stunning new Hamilton Island Yacht Club will form a central venue for the week’s events and the new Hamilton Island Golf Club will provide an extra element to the week for those who are looking for an alternative to the sailing."
Hamilton Island Race Week is the premier event of the annual Audi programme and the final race of the prestigious four-part Audi IRC Australian Championship series.
Food & drink events over the week include master classes with celebrity Australian chefs, Matt Moran and Shannon Bennett, who will also be hosting two very special dinners; a ‘Cocktails and Canapés’ cruise around the islands with ‘My Kitchen Rules’ presenter and chef Pete Evans; a Moët & Chandon lunch at Qualia restaurant; daily Wild Oats Wines bar at Hamilton Island Yacht Club; and the ‘Beer, Beef & Reef’ dinner at the Steakhouse restaurant on Wednesday 25th August.
Other events include fashion parades and exclusive ‘trunk shows’, including the launch of new fashion collections from celebrated designers Collette Dinnigan and Gail Elliott, tennis clinics and - new for this year - golf clinics, to celebrate the recent opening of Hamilton Island Golf Club.