We have a yacht with a 6ft draft. Sailing up from Yamba we went about 15nm out to sea to round the reefs. First timers and hear that it is possible to go between the reefs. Any advise someone who has sailed it please.
Boat: Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
Re: Sailign around Fingal Head
Yes, 15 miles out is WAY overkill! Five miles off the headland takes you safely outside outer Danger reef. The inside routes, either east or west of Cook island are safe enough under most conditions, but I wouldn't advise attempting them in the dark on your first go!
Also, the south flowing current is usually less in close, and that can be a big savings in time/frustration.
Jim and Ann
s/v Insatiable back in MBTBC marina, waiting for next eye jobs to be done