I'm seriously considering looking for a boat to help out with, for a mid-June New Zealand
to Australia east coast
crossing. I work for NOAA (in Australia
- yes, it's a rare thing) and am working on a project
for a month from mid-May. I will have 2-3 weeks of leave up my sleeve afterwards, and although a lot of boats jump off from Panama
, I figure with just a few weeks, my best bet would be flying to NZ and then getting to the Aust east coast
. I'd value anyone's comments about the likelihood of boats leaving from NZ then - it would seem so given the direction is cold -> warm
I have my own 16' open boat I sail around the northern GBR but it would be my first bluewater crossing.