The immensely popular SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week (SMIRW) will be taking place from 29 August to 4 September, with entries opening on 1 March.

Proudly supported by Nautilus Marine Insurance, this year will mark the 17th edition of the North Queensland event, which follows on from Hamilton Island Race Week, another beloved North Queensland regatta which Nautilus Marine Insurance is also proud to partner with.

The 2023 SMIRW sold out in 15 minutes, so it’s best to get your entries in as soon as they open. Not only is the event popular with yachties, it also won the 2023 Best Destination Event of the Year at the North Queensland Tourism Awards. Peppers Blue on Blue Resort, the central hub of SMIRW, is easily accessible via ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island. There will also be an exciting lineup of onshore activities for both participants and spectators including post-racing evening entertainment, live music, free kids’ activities, markets, and a variety of food stalls.


Photography by Andrea Francolini.

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