Solo yacht icon gets behind #gobareboating
SAILING royalty in the form of Jessica Watson has been on the water in the Whitsundays aboard a bareboat.
She has lent her status as the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe solo and unassisted to the Whitsunday bareboat industry in the wake of Cyclone Debbie.
Whitsunday Escape, Queensland Yacht Charters, Whitsunday Rent A Yacht, Charter Yachts Australia and Cumberland Charter Yachts are known collectively as #GoBareboating.
And now Tourism Whitsundays and #GoBareboating have combined to send a clear message to would-be adventure seekers about coming to the Whitsunday.
“We are all up and running. Obviously it is looking a little bit different but we invite people to come up here and visit,” said senior consultant for Queensland Yacht Charters, Tineke Vrind.
Jessica Watson said she loved the Whitsundays and jumped at the chance to promote the iconic sailing destination.
“It’s an amazing place to be and I will be telling other boaties about the fact this is a really great opportunity to experience the Whitsundays,” she said.
Ms Watson said she had spent a lot of time in the Whitsundays and her mind conjured fond memories of an idyllic seascape.
ALL ABOARD: #gobareboating members.