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Philippines to Sydney

By doina — last modified Jul 10, 2008 05:37 PM

Published: 2008-07-10 17:37:13
Topics: Pacific Ocean West
Countries: Papua New Guinea , Philippines , Australia , Indonesia , New Caledonia

We are purchasing a 14.5m sailing vessel in the Philippines and are not certain of the most direct and safe route to take home to Sydney. Across the top of New Guinea or down through Indonesia. Because of time constraints we have to set off 12th June 2005.Your advice would be greatly appreciated Just love Noonsite would have to be one of the best.

Not an easy one!

The route via Indonesia is not a good idea as you will have to beat against wind and current all the way to Torres Strait, and then on to Sydney.

The other alternative is... less bad, but not ideal: head SE for PNG, then try to make some easting maybe by going via Vanuatu, then possibly via New Caledonia...and home. It will be a lot of beating, especially south of PNG, but still easier than option 1.

Bon voyage!

Jimmy Cornell