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Old 22-07-2013, 07:03   #1
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Singapore to Australia

Hi All

Has anyone sailed from Singapore to Queensland, Australia in a Lagoon 450?

Did you have any issues sailing past Indonesia or if you sailed via the Straits did you have any issues sailing past Malaysia?

I am a little worried when l look on the piracy website in this area.

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Old 22-07-2013, 07:58   #2
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tot, no pirates or issues in malaysia or indonesia, only pirates are the immigration officials!!
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Old 22-07-2013, 19:31   #3
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Good point, somethings never change.


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Re: Singapore to Australia

I did Singapore to Brisbane last year on an Athena 38. Boat had many problems (previously written about) and instead of doing Singapore-Bali-Darwin-Cairns-Brisbane, I ended up doing Singapore-KotaKinabalu-Ambon-Cairns. Prior to that, I had taken the boat down from LAngKawi to Singapore. I didn't find any piracy problems. I did have weather problems all the way across the top of Oz and down the other side - but that was weather timing: trip should have started a month later!

I had not arranged a crusing permit for Indonesia: not a difficult thing to do but I had never intended going into Indo anyway. So - when I had to divert into Ambon, I was a tad concerned about the lack of this bit of paper. However, on explaining to them that I was not "cruising" but merely passing through, and had had to stop for electro/mechanical problems, they were very reasonable and helpful.
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Old 24-07-2013, 06:38   #5
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Thanks Bvimatelot l have also heard about a club that sails from Darwin to Malaysia via Indonesia so l may check into that come the time.


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The Dinah Beach Cruising Yacht Club (Or Yacht association??) run the Darwin to Ambon race, would be worth contacting them, I delivered a boat to Darwin for the owners to do this race/rally, and the Dinah Beach folk seemed very courteous and have the knowledge.
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Old 24-07-2013, 06:49   #7
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Hi Factor

Thank you for the info, much appreciated.

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We sailed from Singapore to Darwin a few years back with no worries. Left early May and did mostly day hops with some overnight ears. Didn't get a cruising permit and only anchored up overnighters in places with no villages or people. Indonesians are curious they like to come along and will throw their line on your deck, just throw it back and signal no politely. If your interested I can give you coordinates where we stopped.
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Also many boats come back through Indonesia to Gove if your going East. Last year I was in Gove and 8 yachts arrived into Gove and they had no issues. If your going to do that and want to continue East best time would be to arrive in Gove in October late for crossing the gulf early November and continuing down the east coast. I think you will meet up with others going your way.
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Re: Singapore to Australia

Hi there

What time of year to the boats return from Indonesia to Gove? I'm looking to bring a boat back from Thailand and would love to join a rally/ returning group rather than go it alone and I'm struggling to find a way in to information. I'm currently in Australia (so out of the cruising community loop that happens on the water and around marinas), but will be taking delivery of a boat at Christmas time in Thailand, then I'll need to bring it to Australia.

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Simone, check noonsite and contact other users by personal message for exact information about our passage. As long as you do it out of the hurricane season it will be a milk run?
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