Multihull rendezvous a great success
THE waters of the Whitsundays are still again as the 2013 Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous has drawn to a close.
This year’s event was an overwhelming success with 15 multihulls and their crew enjoying a week of casual sailing events, fantastic social events and idyllic relaxation.
The overall winner of the Rendezvous was the crew of the Mahe 36 Reflexion, who took home two nights accommodation on Hamilton Island, while Kuringai 2, a Bahia 46, won the lift, water blast and three days hardstand provided by the Boat Works based on the Gold Coast.
Strong winds forced a change in plans to sail to Cape Gloucester Eco Resort on the opening day and many crews opted to transfer via buses instead for the famous pirates and wenches party. Persistent winds con- tinued on the next day of racing and the annual Multihull Solutions prawn and punch party was relocated from Whitehaven Beach to the shelter of Cid Harbour.
The following morning, seven brave entrants tackled Whitsunday Peak with Rachel Haynes and despite gruelling rainforest terrain they were rewarded for their efforts by spectacular views across the islands.
The group then cruised to the idyllic Nara Inlet where the ever-popular figurehead competition was conducted.
The final day saw the group reluctantly sail back to civilisation for the presentation evening on Hamilton Island.
Once all boats were safely moored, the entrants gathered on the spectacular Bommie Deck of Hamilton Island Yacht Club for sunset drinks.