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For questions and answers on routing matters not covered by World Cruising Routes and other books.

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Reports

Crossing Canada and Voyaging Down the St. Lawrence to Nova Scotia

Sailing back to Australia from SE Asia

Cruising Notes from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Trinidad, West Indies

Advice needed on Route from Adriatic to Pacific and Type of Yacht

My First Atlantic Crossing

From the Chesapeake to Lake Ontario, via the Hudson River

Mexico to Hawaii

Indonesia to Australia
Cruising in Company
Page on the Sail Indonesia website where boats returning from Indonesia to Australia can post their details if the wish to meet up with other yachts doing the same thing.
Share Maxsea Track Files
Share tracks with other cruisers. Helpful in determining approaches and anchorages as well as avoiding uncharted low-water areas. Interesting to see how others have approached long passages.
Share Worldwide Tracks
Library of tracks by cruising sailors for well-known routes but also San Blas; Galapagos; Tuamotus; French Polynesia; Suwarrow; Philippines; Maldives; Chagos; Seychelles and Red Sea. Started November 2011.
Wind Prediction
It has some holes in the pacific regions but overall provides good routing information.
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