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Old 16-01-2007, 15:31   #1
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Has anybody been to the Louisiades recently as i am planning a trip there about April /may this year and would appreciate some information if any is available.hope you all have recovered from your new year parties .fair winds to all Jim
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Old 16-01-2007, 20:02   #2
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G'day Jim and welcome aboard.

I haven't had the opportunity to do the Louisiades yet, but have a few mates up that neck of the wood's at the moment.

It'll certainly be on my short list of places to go once i'm in the water.

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Old 16-01-2007, 21:16   #3
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Was there back in the late 70's so not a lot of help, but isn't there an article in the latest Aussie multihull mag on the topic?
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Old 17-01-2007, 00:25   #4
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Jim,If it helps try google Louisiades thru the "Images"part of their homepage.I have found heaps of great things on the area.Thats where my first real cruise to is gonna be.If I might suggest,try a normal google of (Kimberleycruising.com.au)If ya haven't been there,surf the **** out of it,It was my little secret,but I couldn't contain my joy with what was there to be had.OZ has heaps more to offer than just the Whitsundays in the way of local cruising.Mudnut.
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Not a secret any more mudnut, Doh.

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Hard to find the info

I'm also plan to make this my 1st overseas passage, but find it hard to find much info on the trip and the islands are there any cruising guides?

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Try this, Louisiades Cruising Guide Haven't been to the site yet ,but Im gonna,after I post this.Hope it helps Glenn,hey we have the same name& spelling.Mudnut.
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Woops,I have been there.Very interesting point of view this fella has,he dosen't only sound like an OZZIE,he writes like one too.I think that the Louisiades is our own bit of the Bahamas.If ya want to go further,Google" illywacker",that will open up ya eyes a bit and well worth the read.Two Aussies traveling up to and thru Japan.They loved it.Mudnut.
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Hi Jim,

I have cruised a few times through the Louisiades and it is probably my all time favourite area for pristine diving and pure exploration. As I did it on a super yacht picking up our guests in Alotoa in Milne Bay, where we cleared in to PNG I can’t give you any legal advice if you were to head there directly but best to check with PNG directly these days as things change about reporting requirements.

Jomard Entrance, if you are not going via China Pass is wide and easy, but the currents flow strongly in the entrance so best to do it first time during daylight. The Conflict Group just inside the pass to the NW is a great first stop and the fishing is spectacular.
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Thanks Glenn.

Hope we can catch up on our trip north next year.

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Hi Glenn just to let you know there is a rally leaving Cairns this September
for the Louisiades you can contact meon jimgriffen@yahoo.com cheers Jim
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Thanks Jim,

I will emaill you.

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Hi Glenn
We plan to head to the Louisiades from Bowen or Townsville in August. As we can only get a two month visa, we figure that will allow us to make our way back south to NSW in October when there is some chance of a northerly and/or the SE trades will have abated somewhat. We believe that Misima is no longer a clearance port and that vessels must now clear in at Alatao on the mainland - unless several boats club together to pay for the official to fly in to Misima. It would be good to be part of the rally but we want to spend longer in the area than four weeks. Is anyone else planning to go this year?
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Rally in September

There is a rally leaving Cairns in September.

Contact: Guy Chester, Director EcoSustainAbility and Rally Organiser 0407 391211

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Old 27-11-2009, 00:19   #15
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Hi All,

We've just returned from the 2009 Louisiades Rally. What an amazing cruising destination! The people over there are so welcoming, and the diving, fishing, sailing, and scenery are outstanding.

We are trying to support the communities in the Louisiades by establishing an online forum to notify yachties of the tradegoods that they currently need in the hope that visiting yachts can carry these items to trade for fresh produce, handicrafts, or even donate.

Please visit http://www.louisiades.net and check the Trade Request Noticeboard before you sail to the Louisiades to see what the locals need right now.

You'll also find lots of useful information and cruising advice specific to the Louisiades on the site, and you're welcome to edit and add your own content (it's a wiki).

Safe sailing!

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