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2013 Whitsunday Rendezvous

Following the success of the 2012 Whitsunday Rendezvous, we are pleased to present the details of the 2013 event.

Date:

2-8 September 2013

About the Event:

The Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous is a casual event designed to be a social gathering of multihulls of all sizes sailing in one of the world’s most pristine cruising grounds. The event is run as a true cruising rally through the Whitsunday Islands with frequent stops for social functions, exploring and relaxing. “Fun” is the main focus of the event and great prizes will be awarded to those best embracing the spirit of the rally.

It is our aim to ensure all participants enjoy sailing in company with other multihull enthusiasts along with having time to gain and share knowledge and advice with fellow cruisers, meet new friends and enjoy the magnificent Whitsundays.

Who can enter?

Set against the magnificent waterways of the Whitsundays, anyone can join in for a week of sailing and serious fun! Any brand of multihull, private or charter, power or sail, large or small, as long as your vessel is a multihull you are welcome to enter. If you do not own a multihull, or relocating your multihull to the Whitsundays is not feasible, please consider chartering from one of the many Whitsunday charter operators. Click here for list of Whitsunday Yacht Charter operators.

To ensure the enjoyment for all involved, the 2013 event will have a limited number of boats, so please email Rachel to register your expression of interest and we will keep you posted with ongoing updates.

Is there any racing?

Please note that this is not a racing event, therefore you do not need special racing insurance. We do, however, recommend you check that all of your insurance is in order. As the Multihull Division is now back in Airlie Beach Race Week (catering for the competitive multihull sailors), the Multihull Solutions Rendezvous only features a Cruising Rally division with a group of boats sailing the Whitsunday islands for six days and nights.

Rendezvous RULES:

  1. Have a good time!
  2. It is about the journey, not being first to a destination!
  3. Sail safely!
  4. Have a good time!

Draft Itinerary: 

Monday 2 September
5pm – Welcome function and briefing in Airlie Beach.

Tuesday 3 September
Sailing Leg 1 – set sail and head north to Cape Gloucester Eco-Resort – dinner function and entertainment at the Eco-Resort.

Wednesday 4 September
Sailing Leg 2 – destination TBA . – Dinner at leisure onboard boats.

Thursday 5 September
Official Lay Day – 4pm meet at Whitehaven Beach for Prawn and Punch party. Overnight anchorage at Whitehaven Beach. Dinner at leisure onboard boats.

Friday 6 September
Sailing Leg 3 – destination TBA – Dinner at leisure onboard boats. Figurehead competition on arrival.
Dinner at leisure onboard boats.

Saturday 7 September
Sailing Leg 4 – set sail for Hamilton Island. Presentation dinner function at Hamilton Island.
Overnight Hamilton Island Marina.

Sunday 8 September
Depart Hamilton Island and sail back to your home port or for the lucky ones continue cruising.

Reserve Your Place:

Please click on the below to download your booking form. Full details are enclosed on how to enter.

We are expecting enormous interest in the 2013 event and our team look forward to sharing with you an unforgettable line-up of fun – on and off the water!

Event Sponsors:

   
   

Keen sponsor the 2013 event?

If you are keen to sponsor or support this event in any way, please email Kim for more details.

Media:

For media enquiries please email Kate for more information.

Video:

To see what the event is all about, click on the below. (Video footage taken during the 2010 event).

2013 Promotional Posters:

Please feel free to print and hang this poster in your local sailing community!

Past Events:

More information:

Please call Rachel on 1300 855 338 (within Australia) or +61 7 5452 5164 (outside Australia) or email Rachel with any questions or to find our more information, we will be only too pleased to assist!

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