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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 1 – “Pillow Talk” & Scallywag’s Honeymooners

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Amazing to be back on Hamilton Island for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. A record-breaking fleet of 252 boats, a stunning location, and catching up with so many of my sailing mates from around the world, what could be better??!

First up I caught up with Matt Owen, “Pillow” in the Tavern to chat about his success at AHIRW over the past ten (??!) years. He has won a few times, not placing out of the top three in nine out of the last ten years…. Huge! On a new boat for his team this year, Sydney 32 Onyx, they are still on top of the leader board. Matt Owen has been a great friend for a while, and is a true lover of sailing and sailors, so as always it was a great pleasure to talk to him!
Next up (from 2:19) I spoke to two honeymooner’s who were lucky enough to go sailing on Scallywag (nee Ragamuffin 100) yesterday. Amazing to hear about their day – can anyone remember their first day sailing and when you fell in love with it? I think I managed to capture a bit of that energy!
I am covering the racing live on




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(@sailorgirlhq) with plenty of pics and high res photos, so be sure to follow on over the week… Will get out for a sail at some stage too hopefully!
Stay tuned!

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