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2014 Whitsunday Rendezvous

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To see what the Whitsunday Rendezvous is all about, click on the below.

(Video footage taken during the 2010 event).

Following the success of our past Whitsunday Rendezvous sailing events, we are pleased to present the details of the 2014 event.

Date:

1-7 September 2014

About the Event:

The Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous is a casual event designed to be a social gathering of multihulls of all sizes boating 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 2014 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.

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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!

2014 Draft Itinerary:

This is a draft version of the event itinerary to give you a fair indication of the activities planned. A more detailed, final version will be posted to our website shortly. This itinerary is subject to change depending on prevailing weather conditions:

Monday 1 September
4pm – 9pm – Welcome function and briefing on the lawn at Coral Sea Resort which is just a short walk along the boardwalk from Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach. Canapés and 1.5 hours of beverages included, cash bar to follow.

Tuesday 2 September
Sailing Leg 1 – set sail and head across the Whitsunday Passage to Mays Bay, Cid Island. Dinner at leisure onboard boats.

Wednesday 3 September
Sailing Leg 2 – set sail to Hamilton Island Marina for our mid-week celebrations. Party Animal-themed sunset drinks and dinner party on the Keel Deck, Hamilton Island Yacht Club. Includes buffet dinner and drinks.

Thursday 4 September
Official Lay Day – explore at your leisure. 4pm meet at Whitehaven Beach for the annual Prawn and Punch party. Figurehead competition on arrival. Overnight anchorage at Whitehaven Beach. Dinner at leisure onboard boats.

Friday 5 September
Sailing Leg 3 – set sail for Burning Point, Shaw Island. Afternoon beach games from 4pm. Overnight Shaw Island. Dinner at leisure onboard boats.

Saturday 6 September
Sailing Leg 4 – set sail for Happy Bay, Breakfree Long Island Resort, Long Island. Presentation dinner function from 5pm at the SandBar. Theme is Crazy Hat and function includes dinner and limited beer, wine and softdrinks. 10pm event closes. Overnight at Happy Bay.

Sunday 7 September
Goodbyes all round – it’s time to head back to reality or continue cruising for the lucky ones.

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Reserve Your Place:

We are expecting enormous interest in the 2014 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 2014 event?

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

Media:

For media enquiries please email Kate for more information.

2014 Promotional Posters:

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

  • Multihull Rendezvous poster – low resolution  – coming soon.
  • Multihull Rendezvous poster – high resolution – coming soon.

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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