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Old 25-11-2010, 16:08   #1
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Sailing to Australia

trying to figure out how long it will take for us to get to australia from vancouver canada going down the coast to cook islands then over how many months could i do this in
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Old 25-11-2010, 16:20   #2
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Do you have a deadline? Are you in a hurry? Calculate about 100miles per day would suffice. Not counting any layovers or souviner shopping. :-)
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Old 25-11-2010, 16:28   #3
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i would like to do it in about 2-3 months if possible but not more than that as i have 3 little ones that will be on the boat with us but its a 60 foot so we do have some room
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Old 25-11-2010, 16:39   #4
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Time is the number one requirement for cruising the faster you try to go the more unsafe and stressful your trip will be 60ft or not they all sink. Little ones will enjoy swimming and building sand castles on South pacific islands waiting for a nice weather window so will you.
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Old 25-11-2010, 16:44   #5
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well thats good to know whats the best time of year to start a trip like this
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Old 25-11-2010, 16:59   #6
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Aim to cross the equator after 1 May. This means you should leave home in the first week of April if going fairly direct. If you want to stop in Mexico on the way through you might leave some time in March but the first week at sea will be cold.

At the other end, you want to land some time in November. You need to be in Bundaberg or anywhere South.

Trying to do it in 2 months is silly.
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