Volunteer Marine Rescue 2019

Your chance to WIN a 5-night bareboating holiday in paradise with Whitsunday Escape (valued at $5,750). PLUS two other great Whitsunday accommodation prizes to be won. Only applicable for Qld & NSW residents.
Drawn: Friday, 15 March 2019 at 9:30 PM

Volunteer Marine Rescue 2019

Your chance to WIN a 5-night bareboating holiday in paradise with Whitsunday Escape (valued at $5,750). PLUS two other great Whitsunday accommodation prizes to be won. Only applicable for Qld & NSW residents.

Volunteer Marine Rescue Whitsunday is a squadron of Marine Rescue Queensland with our main objective being to SAVE LIVES AT SEA. We provide marine search and rescue services to the boating public on a volunteer basis.

We achieve this by operating a "Marine Safety Net" in the Whitsunday region from Gloucester Island/Passage to Cape Conway and Shaw Island in the south – over 13,000 square kilometres – and one of the largest territories in the state.

We own and operate a 11.9m purpose built Noosa Cat Rescue vessel and our operation is run entirely by volunteers including boat crew, radio operators, management, fundraisers, trainers and every other person in our organisation. This is the only blue water rescue vessel in the area.

We receive a small annual grant from the QLD State Government, with the remainder of our operating costs being met through local fundraising, generous sponsorship and donations, membership fees and the charging of non-members for assistance provided.

In 2018 we are activated 120 times, for a mixture of tow assists, search and rescues, medical evacuations from boats and island resorts (and campers), transfers of Queensland Ambulance Service, Queensland Fire and Rescue and also the Queensland Police Service to emergency situations. This is a 27% increase over prior years and included over 30 medivacs from island resorts and offshore vessels.

On average our volunteers put in over 2,000 man hours a year, our vessel uses 25,000 litres of fuel a year and including depreciation costs over $150,000 a year to run. This is a lot of time and money, but given the lives we save and the safety net we provide, the money and sacrifice is small.

We need your support to help VMR Whitsunday fund its operation and commission a smaller secondary vessel so we can continue to assist the marine and islands communities in the Whitsundays.

 

Terms & Conditions

Prizes

1st Prize: 5 nights on a Seawind 1250 Sailing Catamaran (RRP: $5,750.00)

Sail or motor around the beautiful Whitsunday Islands on your own private bareboat for a 5 night holiday in paradise with Whitsunday Escape.

Whitsunday Escape offers a most unique holiday experience in paradise with "Skipper Yourself Bareboat Charters". You choose the intinerary, pace and adventures to explore Queensland's tropical Whitsunday Islands from the comfort of your own floating accommodation.

The Seawind 1250 is a luxury catamaran with 3 double cabins and 2 bathrooms. Sleeping 6-8 passengers, she's ideal for 3 couples or a family to share.

Lady L

Our experienced and knowledgeable team will show you the ropes in a comprehensive briefing before we drive you out of the marina and send you on your adventure. 

Exploring the Whitsundays by bareboat is a bucket list experience for many, don't miss this opportunity to win this amazing prize, and support the fantastic work the VMR Whitsunday team do in the process. 

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2nd Prize: 2 nights luxury accommodation at Peninsula Airlie Beach (RRP: $1,184.00)

Enjoy 2 nights of luxury accommodation at Peninsula Apartments in the Whitsunday Coast town of Airlie Beach.

Peninsula Apartments

Situated on Shingley Drive overlooking Abell Point Marina, these luxuriously appointed apartments are a sight to behold. 

Stay 2 nights in a 2 bedroom apartment for up to 4 people, and explore the beautiful town of Airlie Beach at your leisure. 

Peninsula Apartments


3rd Prize: 2 nights in a Deluxe Studio at BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort (RRP: $350.00)

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort – 2 nights in a Deluxe Studio Unit, for 2 adults and 2 children.

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort is one big Whitsundays holiday destination in itself. Nowhere in the Whitsundays will you find so much fun in one place. You’ll probably spend hours in the heated pool through winter (the biggest in Airlie Beach) and frolicking in the Big Huge Mega Waterslide Park.

Then you can choose from tennis, mini golf, water slides, pedal karts, Kids Club, the largest jumping pillows (yes, two!) in the Whitsundays, outdoor movies, poolside massages, an Animal Park… the list goes on. 

Stay 2 nights in a gorgeous, bright and open studio style cabin with gorgeous modern furnishings. 

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

The Draw

The raffle will be drawn at the time and location listed below. The holder of the winning ticket does not need to be present. The winner will be notified by telephone and email (if provided).

At a Glance

  • Date

    Friday, 15 March 2019

  • Time

    9:30 PM

  • Location

    Whitsunday Marine Club, Altmann Avenue, Cannonvale, QLD, 4802

Raffle is Closed

The raffle is now closed.

Winner

The prize winner(s) are listed below.

1st Prize: 5 nights on a Seawind 1250 Sailing Catamaran (RRP: $5,750.00)

Sail or motor around the beautiful Whitsunday Islands on your own private bareboat for a 5 night holiday in paradise with Whitsunday Escape.

Ticket:
104
Name:
Judith Backway

2nd Prize: 2 nights luxury accommodation at Peninsula Airlie Beach (RRP: $1,184.00)

Enjoy 2 nights of luxury accommodation at Peninsula Apartments in the Whitsunday Coast town of Airlie Beach.

Ticket:
133
Name:
NINA PUDDICOMBE

3rd Prize: 2 nights in a Deluxe Studio at BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort (RRP: $350.00)

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort – 2 nights in a Deluxe Studio Unit, for 2 adults and 2 children.

Ticket:
25
Name:
William Mayer

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