Maxi Sailing is great fun and high on adventure. Maxi’s are large yachts over 22 metres in length, their sheer size and power makes for a memorable sailing experience.
This 2-day, 2-night tour is designed for individuals who want an action-packed Whitsunday experience, with a group of like-minded young travellers.
You will visit Whitehaven Beach, sail through the Whitsunday Islands, snorkel coral reefs teeming with marine life, visit stunning sand and coral beaches, and have time to go on guided Island bush walks and even scuba dive.
Depending on your day of departure, you will travel on one of four boats; Boomerang, British Defender, Broomstick or Condor.
Boomerang is a modern designed big volume Maxi built of Carbon Fibre and built strong to sail in Off Shore Events. Boomerang raced under the name Ondine VII and achieved great success including 1st place in the World Maxi sailing series, before relocating to the Whitsundays. Boomerang is 24 metres in length and was built in Italy. There is deck space galore and Downstairs is light and airy.
British Defender is the most modern of the Maxi Fleet. Built of Carbon Fibre and built strong to sail the World. British Defender is 24 metres in length, was built at Lymington, in England and was named by the Duke of Edinburgh on the Thames. On deck, guests enjoy around 80 square metres of deck which offers plenty of space to lay out a towel and relax.
Broomstick was built in South Africa to win the Cape Town to Rio Race. From there she went on to compete in many of the world's Blue Water Events, including the Sydney to Hobart. Broomstick is 23 metres in length and there is deck space galore to relax.
Condor is perhaps the most famous Maxi Sailing yacht in history, having won races such as Sydney to Hobart, Fastnet, Bermuda Cup. Condor still races in the Whitsundays during Hamilton Island Race Week and her spirit for adventure still remains. Condor is 24 metres in length was designed by Ron Holland and built in Cornwall in England.