19-26 AUGUST 2023
Step up and build your sailing skills:
Race on Merit in Hamilton Island Race Week
Now you can race in this year’s Hamilton Island Race Week, on ‘Merit’. It’s a great way to build your sailing skills.
Only 6 places remaining; book now, as accommodation on island is filling up (some bunks available onboard if you’re stuck).
Hamilton Island Race Week on ‘Merit’ is a ‘must do’ event, whether you’re an experienced sailor or not.
We’ll make sure you’re given a position that suits your interests and skills so that you can make the most of your time on the water.
Hear what others say, after racing on ‘Merit’ for Hamilton Island Race Week
Book your place on ‘Merit’ for Hamilton Island Race Week
*** only 6 places left! ***
HAMILTON ISLAND RACE WEEK
Hamilton Island Race Week is one of those experiences you grin about long after it’s done.
Your package includes:
- Race Entry fees
- Racing each day during Hamilton Island Race Week
- 2 days’ training (click here to read about the training)
- Racing shirt and cap
- Lunch and snacks on race days
PRICE: $2,795 inc. GST.
The training days
Practise the basics of sailing including hoisting, manoeuvring and dropping sails, including spinnakers. Two days of hands-on sailing around Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays.
Open to everyone including those with no previous experience.
This training days are part of the Hamilton Island Race Week Program for ‘Merit’. Find more details here.
Owner/Skipper Michael Schwarzel holds a Royal Yachting Association Offshore Yachtmaster Certificate and is a qualified sailing instructor.
Experience? He’s crossed oceans, won trophies, dealt with those moments at sea you’d rather avoid, plus rebuilt ‘Merit’ almost from scratch after Cyclone Debbie. With his ‘plan, prepare, execute’ approach, even novices feel safe and have an excellent time participating on board.
“Wow! … Thank you for the experience of a lifetime.”
“I’d never been sailing before, much less on a vessel built for speed. What a truly enjoyable experience.”
“Don’t miss this great opportunity to experience offshore yacht racing at its best.”
CoVid-19 Cancellation Policy
If the event is cancelled due to CoVid-19, Grand Prix Yachting will provide a full refund. If The Charterer is unable to attend the event due to a lockdown in their home state or region, Grand Prix Yachting will issue a full refund. However, if The Charterer is quarantined as an individual or part of a group, Grand Prix Yachting will not issue a refund and The Charterer should rely on their Travel Insurance.