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Cocos Keeling to Perth, Australia

By doina — last modified Jun 24, 2008 06:21 PM

Published: 2008-06-24 18:21:37
Topics: Indian Ocean
Countries: Australia , Cocos Keeling

I'm interested in finding out information regarding sailing from Cocos Island to get to the West Coast and finally sail on to Perth leaving the islands in September. What sort of conditions would we encounter? Is there anyone you know who has done this and would I be able to contact them? Or do you know of any websites that would assist us in making this decision regarding our journey?

Cocos to West Coast is not the easiest route at any time. In September the SE winds are still well established so my advice is to sail the best tack you can to get to the West Coast of Australia, then sail down the coast with whatever winds you find. You may get better conditions between seasons (late October) but must watch the weather as there is always the risk of an early cyclone (early November).

Jimmy Cornell, noonsite

Adam Checketts
Adam Checketts says:
Mar 24, 2019 07:08 AM

A question about sailing to Perth from anywhere.... how common is it as a destination for “cruising types”? Is that slog down the west coast “reasonable”or simply to be avoided?