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Sailing the Whitsundays.
Sailing the Whitsundays.
The boys cruise the Whitsundays.
Whitsundays sunset.

Prosail

Thursday, November 2, 2000
Seventy-four lush tropical islands make up the Whitsunday group. Sprinkled across the pristine waters of the reef, the islands are magnets for holidaymakers.

Seventy-four lush tropical islands make up the Whitsunday group. Sprinkled across the azure waters of the Great Barrier Reef, the islands are magnets for holiday-makers.

Most islands are uninhabited national parks. Those catering for guests each have something different to offer, making island-hopping great fun. Hayman, Hamilton, Daydream, South Molle, Club Med Lindeman and Club Crocodile Long Island are the main islands.

Most people begin their reef journey from Airlie Beach, on the Queensland coast. This busy town has a good range of accommodation, restaurants and nightspots and plenty of boats available for cruising, sailing or diving.

Simon Latchford owns ProSail, a fleet of 17 luxury fun or maxi yachts. Sailing trips depart daily for a duration of one to six days. ProSail is Australia's largest crewed sailing-holiday operator. They offer gourmet meals, high standards of vessel presentation and friendly hospitality. Careful arrangements are made for your arrival and dietary requirements and preferences are taken into account.

Choose from a luxury cruise, a fun trip for 18-35 year-olds, a cruise on the racing yacht Gretl or a race adventure on a maxi.

Safety issues are important. There are plenty of lifejackets, VHF and HF radios on board and a supply of mobile phones. You certainly aren - expected to help sail, but if you fancy joining in the crew will gladly hand you the ropes.

There is no strict itinerary. If you want to swim, snorkel, look at the colourful coral and fish, sit on a beach or walk in the bush, just let the skipper know.

The climate is sub-tropical with an average daily temperature of 27 degrees celsius. January is the warmest month, averaging 30 degrees celsius, and July the coolest month, with a daily average of 23 degrees celsius. The water is always a very comfortable 23-27 degrees celsius.

Location

Off the coast of Queensland.

Cost

ProSail two-day packages, including one night's accommodation on the boat, all meals, skipper and host, start at $250 per person per night.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.

More information

ProSail
Box 973
PO Airlie Beach 4802
Ph: 1800 810 116
Fax: (07) 4946 7533
http://www.prosail.com.au

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