The AYF and the organisers of Hahn Premium Race Week have reached agreement that the popular event at Hamilton Island will this year be used to decide the 2001 Australian Offshore Championship.
There will be no changes to the well-established format of racing. Hahn Premium Race Week runs from 18-25 August 2001. The winners of the IMS and IRC Divisions will become the IMS and IRC Australian Offshore Champions respectively. During the week, the AYF will host an open forum to discuss the future of the Australian Offshore Championship and other issues relating to the future of offshore and keelboat racing.
It is the intention in future years to move the Championship around Australia, linking where possible to established offshore events. Expressions of Interest have already been sought of the 2002 and 2003 events.