6th January 2014
Whether you watched on TV, from a floating vessel on the harbour or from the sidelines at one of the many milestones along the course, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is a quintessential part of the Australian summer calendar and a favourite among sailors and non-sailors alike. If, like many of those who tune in to the race, it's got your blood pumping and your heart yearning to take to the open waters you needn't be rich and own a yacht or have to wait another year to see those mighty boats set sail. Just head to the Whitsundays.
Whitsundays cruising and sailing offers a remarkable boating experience unlike any other. Renowned as Australia's finest sailing region, the Whitsundays enjoy sheltered warm waters that are enjoyable for both experienced sailors and those wishing to learn to sail. Whether you opt for motor cruisers, bareboat charters or rent yourself a yacht, there's plenty of adventure sailing to be had by all. Stay for a week or maybe two and simply cruise around the crystal waters of the spectacular Whitsunday Islands.
Classic sailing is ideal for those wanting a slightly more intimate cruising experience with plenty of time to relax on the deck and snorkel the pristine waters and coral reefs. Tall ship adventures are a thrilling way experience the Whitsundays on iconic vessels that journey to some of the Whitsunday's most popular attractions including Whitehaven Beach. However if you still prefer the creature comforts while enjoying the open water, luxury sailing is the ideal way to experience some of North Queensland's most unforgettable sights on some of the country's most graceful and sleek vessels.
However you choose to sail your way around the Whitsundays, there's a vessel that's right for you. From catamarans to yachts and small groups to large groups, your Whitsundays sailing experience can be customised to suit your skills and ambitions, whether you prefer to be the one doing the sailing or have someone sail you around on your every whim.