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Adventurers wanted for Sailing trip in the Whitsundays March 9-16
Posted February 4th, 2013 - 8:35 pm by from Austin, United States (Permalink)

7 day vagabond sailing adventure to take place March 9 -
March 16 in the Whitsunday Islands in Australia (Great Barrier Reef).

Our boat is a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 39i (2008). Two young American CSers, David McIntosh (27, New York City) and Rob Patrick (27, Austin, Texas) will be the
skippers. We are renting a sailboat and have room for 6 others to come along with us on this trip, no prior sailing experience necessary, all you need is a spirit of adventure. If there is enough interest to fill two or more boats we will definitely do so. Rob and David are longtime friends and sailed together last year in the Greek Cyclades and the British Virgin Islands. Get in touch with either of us to answer any questions you might have to help you decide if you want to come on this adventure with us.

The price per person for sharing the cost of the sailboat rental, 80% of meals (we like to dine out some nights), port/mooring fees, diesel fuel, and all other group expenditures is estimated at $1100 USD/week, or $1300 USD if everyone prefers to do 10 days. A lot of this cost is for the food, so if any clever Australians or non-Australians have creative solutions for how we can save, it could help bring costs down for everyone.

Additional costs to plan for: You are responsible for covering your own meals when dining out, as well as any personal expenditures, shopping, etc., and transportation/airfare costs to the boat (fly in to Cairns International Airport and transfer to Hamilton Island).

We'll have a dinghy with an outboard motor, full kitchen with dishes, utensils, appliances, linens, and snorkeling gear provided for us.

You can secure your spot by first joining the main Facebook group: hyperlink down below, and also
join the Voyage group, also listed below - this is the Dundee Voyage. Then contact me, by any and all means necessary. See my contact information "down under"!

Please also contact me if you are curious and have questions. I’m super excited about this trip, the last two were amazing and this one is going to be even better!!


Cell phone

529-7349 (USA number)
robertkennethpatrick@gmail.com on iMessage (free international texting for iPhone users)





Dundee Voyage - Whitsunday Islands, Australia – March 9-16


Islands Voyage Group)

Other Upcoming Sailing Trips, Dates and (linked to their Facebook group)

Gauguin Voyage - French Polynesia - April 27 - May 4 ($950 all included, or 700 euro)

Laissez-Faire Voyage - St. Martin - May 18 - June 1 ($600 all included for 1 week, $1,000 for 2 weeks - or 445 and 740 euros) http://facebook.com/groups/laissezfairevoyage

Papadopoulos Voyage - Greek Ionian Islands - June 15 - 22 ($700 all included, or 515 euro)


1,001 Dalmatians Voyage - Croatia - June 22 - July 6 ($800 for 1 week and $1200 for 2 weeks, or 589 and 883 euro) http://facebook.com/groups/1001dalmatiansvoyage

Posted February 5th, 2013 - 5:09 pm by from Austin, United States (Permalink)
UPDATE - the dates have been moved from the 9-16th to the 16th-23rd, and the cost is lower now - should be around $1000 USD (still confirming budget)