hi all, my name is josh im 27 and i live in cronulla in sydney australia
I have grown up in a very nautical family
and spent all my life in the ocean either on boards or boats so i definately have salt water
in my veins,
my partner and i had come to the stage in our life whrere we were about to buy a flat settle down and have kids
, we had been saving for one last big round of travels around the world then we had a major change of plans ....... two days ago we put in an offer and it was accepted on a 38 foot steel
alan payne koonya named polly (attached picture)... she has already done two circumnavigations and has recently been total stripped back and refitted and she is ready to go again with fresh wardriobe of sales brand new volvo penta
self steer system and more nav and comms gear
than the space shuttle and this design is renowned for its ocean going ability .....
our first big adventure will be next year we are hoping to see as much of the south pacific
as possible , we have travelled by plane to samoa vanuatu
and always had great experiences and we are keen to get to the more remote
islands of these countries plus much more we both love to surf fish
and dive on reefs
after scanning this forum it seems there is lots of knowledgable people willing to help ,, we are young and have a lot to learn but luckily for us my father has done alot of open ocean sailing and is really keen to pass on his knowledge ....
any way my first questions are about good travel routes and times..
could any one suggest or make rough recommendations as to routes to take from sydney
, we will have plenty of time and want to see as much as possibe any where from lord howe to hawaii
and beyond ,,,does any one have links to good pilot chats showing predominant wind
patterns in the pacific ,,,
also we need to sail her down from brisbane
where we purchased her within the next two months , can any one suggest what sort of weather
patterns we shoul look out for for easy cruising down the east coast
any other advice or tips in any area would be much appreciated and hopefully in time we can give back to the cruising community with knowledge we gain ,,
all the best Josh and skye .... and polly
excuse my spelling and punctuation ,, i am better at tying knots than typing..