I have two different cruising guide sources with some conflicting information.
'Ocean Passages and Landfalls' (Heikell & O-Grady) route
AUSW4 (page 83) lists the Bay of Islands/Opua to Brisbane passage
'Best time' of January to March.
World Cruising Routes (Cornell) route
PS62 (page 425) Opua to Brisbane
, lists the best time as 'May to June'.
I have crossed the Pacific this past season and generally these two guides have given roughly the same information. Any thoughts out there as to the conflicting info, and reasons for the differences?
Many thanks, michael