Originally Posted by Cruzy Suzy
We are in Malaysia
. Does anyone have advice re sailing back via Western Australia
..timing and weather
...especially cyclone avoidance.
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Did it 20 years ago, left Phuket in April and went via Singapore
, Banka and Sunda Straits.
Headed due south through the trades - which had kicked in just north of Sunda- with the plan being to hold that course until we got down near the latitude of Fremantle. Mislaid the rig 700 miles west of Carnarvon so motored there and fitted a new one.
Left there in September (?) ( don't have my logbook here ) just ahead of the cyclone season. Had a bit of rubbish weather just north of Geraldton and then parked her in Fremantle ( work commitments played a major part in the planning and timing) until December.
Then had an easy run across to Geelong south of the high ( went down to 40S and crossed in that latitude ).
Hope this helps