Spectators and yachties from around the globe sail to Hamilton Island in August for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, Australia's largest annual offshore yachting regatta. Race Week is one of Australia's favourite yachting events and a firm fixture on the international sailing calendar. Competitors, family and friends come together to enjoy the convivial atmosphere and unique camaraderie of the event's on and off-water carnival. Racing is split into various categories, from Grand Prix class for top-class racers, to IRC Passage class, performance racing and sports boat classes. More recently, the introduction of a Superyacht and SB3 divisions has added yet another dynamic to the event. The Hamilton Island Yacht Club and marina are home to the regatta during the excitement of Race Week. Join in the festivities and lively calendar of events, including gourmet meals prepared by celebrity chefs, fashion shows, golfing competitions and wine tastings.