TF10 Mad Max Debuts at Hamilton Island Race Week 2019


As published by Hamilton Island Race Week - Cats and tris will be flying hulls in close encounters at Australia’s premier offshore regatta, Hamilton Island Race Week, which will be staged from August 17-24.

And while those remarkable multihulls do their aerobatics, they will be surrounded by 200 or more monohull sailboats, ranging from Grand Prix level offshore racers to production yachts, classic cruisers and trailables. 

“One of the many unique features of Race Week is the location of Hamilton Island,” said the island’s CEO, Olympic and world champion yachtsman Glenn Bourke. “We are surrounded by a myriad of magnificent islands, large and small, and that allows race director Denis Thompson to set courses to suit all divisions. Each day’s race is as much a scenic adventure as a race; there are no boring buoys to go around - we have islands.”

A rising star in the multihull fleet this year will no doubt be the high-performance TF10 hydrofoil trimaran of Tony Considine called MadMax — guaranteed to be a spectacular crowd-pleaser.

The number of entries for this year’s 36th edition of Hamilton Island Race Week continues to climb impressively towards 200, and there are signs the final figure may go beyond the record of 253 yachts in 2016. Regardless, the cross-section of entries in all divisions leaves no doubt this will be another spectacular Race Week.

Hamilton Island Race Week has an impressive history. It was established following Australia’s historic victory in the America’s Cup in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1983. The inaugural regatta staged in April 1984 attracted an outstanding fleet of 92 yachts which came from all points across Australia, including Perth. 

The Notice of Race and all details relating to Hamilton Island Race Week 2019 are on the website: