Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

100th Hammo Race Week Entry Sails In

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

100th Hammo Race Week Entry Sails In

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ROGER Ellett's Catalina 40, Satori, has become the 100th entry for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.

Satori's nomination has established remarkable milestones for race week, with the fleet size more than 40% greater than in 2015 - and coming in at the fastest rate in the event's 33-year history.

If this trend continues the number of starters will exceed 200 and could be a record.

After purchasing Satori only three weeks ago, Ellett set about securing a crew for race week from Esperance, in Western Australia.

From there, he lodged the entry for what will be his first major regatta.

"Everything has just fallen into place since I saw Satori a few weeks ago and decided to buy her," Ellett said.

"I did the pre-purchase test sail out of Hamilton Island and just being there convinced me we had to be back for race week."

In recent years Ellett has been racing with friends aboard a Bavaria 42 out of Esperance Bay Yacht Club. …

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