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Old 17-06-2011, 08:03   #1
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Lord Howe Island Trip

I am planning a cruise out to Lord Howe Island from Sydney at the beginning of September.

Has anyone done this trip at this time of the year and if so what weather did you experience?

Did you moor in the lagoon and what were the conditions like there?

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Old 17-06-2011, 08:23   #2
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Re: Lord Howe Island trip

Steve, living on the other side of the world I had to Google Lord Howe Island. Wow what a fab location, just go and then tell us all about it.

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Old 21-10-2011, 04:12   #3
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Hi Pete,

Had a great trip, returned all safe and sound.

Read all about it at www.sweetchariot.net.au and select the link at top of page.

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Hi Steve, thanks very much for sharing your blog. Lord Howe Island is definately on our agenda so it was good reading
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Re: Lord Howe Island Trip

The Gosford Sailing club organises an annual race to Lord Howe at the end of October. While the timing is a bit later than your plan, and you may not wish to join them, you may get some good tips chatting at the bar.
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The Gosford Sailing club organises an annual race to Lord Howe at the end of October. While the timing is a bit later than your plan, and you may not wish to join them, you may get some good tips chatting at the bar.
Thanks very much for the info Steve, if not this year maybe next, however I dont know about a race, it would be nice to sail in company, you see our boat has a reputation of finishing a race but not of winning lol which is fine by us
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Re: Lord Howe Island Trip

I am hoping to go next year, havn't fixed a date but would also be keen to travel with other yachts as it will be our first offshore trip.
Any others out there keen for the adventure?
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Re: Lord Howe Island Trip

Hi there Hoohaa,

Could be interested in doing the trip again.

Need to know proposed dates as I can basically go in February or July/August.

Need to line it up with work roster etc
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I am hoping to go next year, havn't fixed a date but would also be keen to travel with other yachts as it will be our first offshore trip.
Any others out there keen for the adventure?
Definately would be interested, please let us know more info /dates etc if you have any, this will be our first offshore trip too, first of many we hope
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Re: Lord Howe Island Trip

The third post, on this link Lord Howe Island - Sailing - Seabreeze Forums! (although a couple of years old) is wealth of information.

Also Noonsite. Noonsite: Lord Howe Island

I know there is a limit on how many visiting vessels they allow at any time. Best not to conflict with the Gosford/LH race unless youre in it.
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Re: Lord Howe Island Trip

I have not set any dates but was tentatively thinking about October (outside of the race dates of course) but that was working on the assumption that the weather was generally favourable because the race was held in that month? So have no real idea yet of when it would be best to go.
February may be a bit soon as I am still preparing my yacht but I won't discount it.
My only problem with July August is that itís in the middle of winter and my wife hates the cold But I won't rule that out if it means Sweet Chariot can come along. Would be great to have a boat along thatís been there before.

So, is there a best time of year with regard to more favourable weather that we should aim for or do we just check our work schedules and try to agree on something?

I am based in Sydney, where are you guys?
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I have not set any dates but was tentatively thinking about October (outside of the race dates of course) but that was working on the assumption that the weather was generally favourable because the race was held in that month? So have no real idea yet of when it would be best to go.
February may be a bit soon as I am still preparing my yacht but I won't discount it.
My only problem with July August is that itís in the middle of winter and my wife hates the cold But I won't rule that out if it means Sweet Chariot can come along. Would be great to have a boat along thatís been there before.

So, is there a best time of year with regard to more favourable weather that we should aim for or do we just check our work schedules and try to agree on something?

I am based in Sydney, where are you guys?

Hi Hoohaa

I can totally understand your wife, you see I dont like the winter at all either.

We are in Melbourne at the moment, moving aboard in two days time and heading north to the Whitsunday, spending about 3 weeks in Sydney on our way, where abouts in Sydney are you ?
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Hi Hoohaa

I can totally understand your wife, you see I dont like the winter at all either.

We are in Melbourne at the moment, moving aboard in two days time and heading north to the Whitsunday, spending about 3 weeks in Sydney on our way, where abouts in Sydney are you ?
Boats moored near Gladesville bridge. Should try & catch up when your up here.
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I have not set any dates but was tentatively thinking about October (outside of the race dates of course) but that was working on the assumption that the weather was generally favourable because the race was held in that month? So have no real idea yet of when it would be best to go.
February may be a bit soon as I am still preparing my yacht but I won't discount it.
My only problem with July August is that itís in the middle of winter and my wife hates the cold But I won't rule that out if it means Sweet Chariot can come along. Would be great to have a boat along thatís been there before.

So, is there a best time of year with regard to more favourable weather that we should aim for or do we just check our work schedules and try to agree on something?

I am based in Sydney, where are you guys?
I am up on the central coast. I have been at sea on worse nights, but as the mercury is dropping now, I would lose the desire to sail there in winter too. With LHI on just about the same latitude as Port MacQuarie, I doubt any part of the trip is going to be toasty until October.
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Thanks for the reply, will be intouch when we get to Sydney


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