Many of the friends, family and team members of Whitehaven Motor Yachts have been affected by lockdown. Whilst we all wait for a time when we can all get back together again and go cruising, here are some ideas to get you through the day.
Tip 1: Send Whitehaven your photos!
Whitehaven are running a monthly competition for the best Whitehaven photos so dig out the old albums and send us your best. It will be a great opportunity to reminisce as well as be rewarded for your hidden artistic talent. At the end of each month, we will announce the best of the best and send you a sample pack of the finest Whitehaven wine!
Tip 2: Plan your next trip
Plan your next epic cruise onboard your Whitehaven. There is nothing like a little wanderlust. And if you are looking for inspiration, then here are ones which others have already completed: Gold Coast to Port Douglas on Elementa, Gold Coast to Sydney on Bella Sky, Whitsunday Owners Rendezvous; and SailGP on Sydney Harbour with Koa Moana.
Tip 3: Service your boat in readiness
If you’re in a state that’s in lockdown, but the restrictions don’t permit you to access your vessel, you can still arrange to have your annual servicing completed. Most of the maintenance facilities are operating and can generally arrange them to collect your vessel, complete the servicing and return it to your berth ready for use. Use this down time wisely to ensure your vessel is in top notch condition and ready for use as soon as lockdown finishes.
Tip 4: Go Boating!
Ok so this won’t apply to everyone however for those in NSW, the rules state that if you remain within 5klms of your house and within your own LGA then you can go boating.For more details for boating in NSW click here. Equally in Victoria, you can boat for up to two hours a day with some stipulations.
Tip 5: Upskill
DiscoverBoating.com.au is an initiative of the Australian Boating Industry Association. The ‘How-To’ section is very comprehensive and information so you can keep your skills sharp even if you can’t go boating. For those more academically minded and with time to spare, Coursera – the world’s largest online tertiary education provider – offers a course about the world’s oceans. Delivered by the University of Barcelona, it provides a foundation knowledge of Oceanography specifically for the sailor.