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Old 12-07-2016, 03:08   #31
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Re: Goodbye Med - hello Melbourne Australia....

We used to sail out of Hobson Bay YC, lovely friendly club, but that was about 20 years ago now, not sure what it is like now, or if it is still there.. (Just checked, yep, still appears to be there.)


I second the view that Western Port is worth considering. I am a Melbourne boy and sailed both on Port Phillip and Western Port from the age of four till I left Melbourne at the age of 35. Western Port was always a lot more fun.


Then, of course, there is Geelong and Corio Bay, which is the best bit of the Port Phillip waterway overall I feel, and closer to the Rip and lovely Tassie.


But of course the thing that is going to matter most is where you end up living in Melbourne. Clearly if you end up in the West, then (ironically, given the name) Western Port will be no good to you. Likewise if you end up in the South East, Hobsons Bay YC and Corio Bay will be no good either. No point owning a boat if it takes too long to get to it and you never end up sailing it.


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Old 14-07-2016, 07:11   #32
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Re: Goodbye Med - hello Melbourne Australia....

I got a reply back from RMYS and it seems ok to get a berth there. If I want to stay more than 3 months I have to be a member but if I book a berth for 12 months they will waive the $900 nomination fee.

Could be a good option.


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Re: Goodbye Med - hello Melbourne Australia....

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since you arrive in Newcastle, you should definitely check out Lake Macquarie. It is a huge cruising area in its own right, the largest estuary in the world or something.
This will come as a great surprise to folks in San Francisco Bay!

But, if you can slither over the drop-off shoal with your draft, Hoppy, it is an interesting place to visit.

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This will come as a great surprise to folks in San Francisco Bay!

But, if you can slither over the drop-off shoal with your draft, Hoppy, it is an interesting place to visit.

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With a draft of 1.95m it looks like it would be very touch and go.

Getting my head back into reality mode, I think I'll just be doing Newcastle to Melbourne as a "quick" delivery run with just a couple of planned stops like Sydney, Batemans Bay and Eden, if the winds permit.
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Re: Goodbye Med - hello Melbourne Australia....

With the current situation in Turkey, there's a possibility that my plan could be upset.

It seems likely that it will all settle down and go back to normal or perhaps a "new normal" and then I can still go to Fethiye to meet the ship and then fly via Istanbul. However I can't help wondering if I should turn around and head to Genoa (the ships 2nd port) but thats an 800nm solo adventure.

I guess I should contact Sevenstars to see if they will have a contingency plan in place.
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With the current situation in Turkey, there's a possibility that my plan could be upset.

It seems likely that it will all settle down and go back to normal or perhaps a "new normal" and then I can still go to Fethiye to meet the ship and then fly via Istanbul. However I can't help wondering if I should turn around and head to Genoa (the ships 2nd port) but thats an 800nm solo adventure.

I guess I should contact Sevenstars to see if they will have a contingency plan in place.
Not a bad idea and quite nice. We are now in Brindisi, crossing over to Montenegro on Monday having completed most of the reverse adventure. Lot's to see and nice people, maybe you'll end up staying in Italy?

No shortage of attractive Italians to photogragh.
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