Originally Posted by Steve Thompson
Just looking for a bit of info on best time to leave Brisbane
heading south for Adelaide also some good stop off points along the way. I would like to to leave before Christmas
Will be cruising in 38ft cat
Thanks in advance
December would be a great time to start. With the NE summer sea breazes on the NSW coast and the southerly moving east coast current
you should be able to make some fast passages.
Try a copy of Lucus's cruising guides
for the NSW and Qld coast anchorages
. You should be able to daysail most of the trip as far as Eden if you so desire. A couple of overnighters with stops at lakes entrance (weather permitting) and the prom will see a large portion of the SE corner gone before daysailing on to Adelaide. Kevin Lane published a great daysailing guide including his south coast suppliment, called "cruising west". This covers australia
from Eden to Cape York, via fremantle.
If you want to get the whole trip over quickly , consider trucking it, as the good weather
windows may be small on the south coast, depending on the year.