AUS: AUDI Hamilton Island Race Week Sportsboat Division Line Up
Hamilton Island Race Week runs from 19th – 17th August in the glorious Whitsunday Islands, Australia. In December 2012 the Laser SB3 World Championships will be hosted by Hamilton Island, so no doubt the Aussie crews will enjoy some time on the water at the Championship venue.
Rod Jones, summaries the runners and riders…..have a great week!
13 x SB3s ( plus 1 ring in ) in Sports Boat Division for AUDI Hamilton Island Race Week
In the fleet
· Multiple Olympic Medallists ( Malcolm Page ( Gold ) and Ian Brown ( Bronze ) and they are on same Sb3 !! )
· Multiple World Champions ( Ian Brown , Matt Belcher , Malcolm Page , Nick Rogers , Dennis Winstanely , Glenn Bourke )
· America’s Cup sailors ( Glenn Bourke )
· Multiple Australian Champions skippers ( Phil Gray , Nick Rogers , Glenn Bourke , Matt Belcher , Dennis Winstanley , Rod Jones )
· Multiple Olympic Coaches ( Ian Brown AUS / BER and Rod Jones FIJ )
· Multiple State Champions ( too many too list )
· 2 x female crews ( Shahrzad Pullar and Ali Blundell )
· 1 x SB3 European Champion ( Glenn Bourke )
· 1 Qld State of Origin and Kangaroos Rugby League legend – Mike Mclean
· 4 teams from Tasmania
· 6 teams from Queensland
· 2 teams from Sydney
· 1 team from Melbourne
· 1 Melges 24 !! ( guess he’ll have fun )
· 12 races !!
Queensland Championships on the line for the SB3s (the Melges cant play!!)
Follow the action on the event website: www.hamiltonislandraceweek.com.au