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Old 24-09-2015, 21:03   #1
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High Peak Island

Just realised Shoalwater Bay Area is closed for soldier games when we are going through in a few weeks so Pearl Bay etc is off limits.
Has any one anchored overnight at High Peak enroute to Great Keppel?
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Re: High Peak Island

I haven't, but you find may this from Alan Lucas, Cruising The Coral Coast of interest:

"... can only be recommended as an interim anchorage if the Shoalwater Bay Training Area is active. The anchorage is good holding but very swell-prone and care should be taken to avoid the scattered coral heads along the fringing reef.."

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"..Despite being very uncomfortable, the trade wind anchorage under High Peak Island" might be considered as an alternative to coastal anchorages...when the Shoalwater Bay Military training AArea is closed to the public"
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Old 24-09-2015, 23:37   #3
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Re: High Peak Island

[QUOTE=StuM;1922313]I haven't, but you find may this from Alan Lucas, Cruising The Coral Coast of interest:

"... can only be recommended as an interim anchorage if the Shoalwater Bay Training Area is active. The anchorage is good holding but very swell-prone and care should be taken to avoid the scattered coral heads along the fringing reef.."

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"..Despite being very uncomfortable, the trade wind anchorage under High Peak Island" might be considered as an alternative to coastal anchorages...when the Shoalwater Bay Military training AArea is closed to the public"
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Yes I read that just prior to posting and does not sound inviting and does not mention non trade Northerlies which I hope are in by the time we get there.
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Re: High Peak Island

I have years ago in a strong wind warning, wasn't great. Should be tolerable overnight in good weather.
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Re: High Peak Island

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Yes I read that just prior to posting and does not sound inviting and does not mention non trade Northerlies which I hope are in by the time we get there.
Chris[/QUOTE]

Chris, if you have northerlies, maybe you shouldn't be stopping! Our policy when trying to get back down the Qld coast is to use every hour of favorable winds that are available. Time for gunkholing when going north!

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Yes I read that just prior to posting and does not sound inviting and does not mention non trade Northerlies which I hope are in by the time we get there.
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Chris, if you have northerlies, maybe you shouldn't be stopping! Our policy when trying to get back down the Qld coast is to use every hour of favorable winds that are available. Time for gunkholing when going north!

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Yes I can't argue with that and have been doing plenty of it the last few months and do not want to be south of Fraser until late November.
But happily admit we are coastal day cruisers and this time looking to get from Middle Percy to Keppels without too much night travel.
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Chris, if you have northerlies, maybe you shouldn't be stopping! Our policy when trying to get back down the Qld coast is to use every hour of favorable winds that are available. Time for gunkholing when going north!

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Yes I can't argue with that and have been doing plenty of it the last few months and do not want to be south of Fraser until late November.
But happily admit we are coastal day cruisers and this time looking to get from Middle Percy to Keppels without too much night travel.
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Fair enough, Chris. Hope that you get the conditions that you want!

We plan leaving New Caledonia in early November (visa runs out), so might encounter you somewhere along our way to Tassie.

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Re: High Peak Island

Hi Chris,
I posted on the site a week ago advising of the shutout and further to that I rang the contact number or the range today and was told that there will be no amendments to the mariners notice and that the SWB area will be shut for the entire period from 2 Oct to 26 Nov. Advised that the Singaporean Navy will be involved in the games and 45 day notice had been given to ensure as many mariners were aware of the closure of the normal anchorages.
Our intention is to stage at the Percy Islands or Duke Island then have an early start and head for Great Keppel or Rosalyn Bay. Long day but not an overnighter. Our calculations make it 90 odd nautical miles from the Duke Islands to Great Keppel Island.


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Hi Chris,
I posted on the site a week ago advising of the shutout and further to that I rang the contact number or the range today and was told that there will be no amendments to the mariners notice and that the SWB area will be shut for the entire period from 2 Oct to 26 Nov. Advised that the Singaporean Navy will be involved in the games and 45 day notice had been given to ensure as many mariners were aware of the closure of the normal anchorages.
Our intention is to stage at the Percy Islands or Duke Island then have an early start and head for Great Keppel or Rosalyn Bay. Long day but not an overnighter. Our calculations make it 90 odd nautical miles from the Duke Islands to Great Keppel Island.


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Thanks Greg and Sue
Middle Percy to GKI close to 105 NM so close to 19 hrs for us so close to overnighter
High peak is back closer to 70 odd and we just did a 71 in 13 hours without much wind assist.
Either way it will be a very early start.
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Re: High Peak Island

We are in the same position heading south planning on High peak late October.
but was thinking if winds light enough go from Percy's or Duke and catch a few hours sleep at Cheviot Island then continue on. On the video below shows a few boys hiding out for a couple of days at high peak to get out of the wind at 07:10 it captures a snap shot of the island
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Hello all,
please see latest update in general sailing thread. Some anchorages now open. See Department of Transport and Main Roads - Maritime Safety Queensland
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Re: High Peak Island

URL for Notice PDF including revised map of exclusion areas is here:

https://publications.qld.gov.au/data...1-8e004986a397
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