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Old 19-10-2019, 04:07   #1
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Townsville to the Philippines November

Hi all, I've been invited to help crew from Townsville to the Philippines departing around the first week of November.

Any tips from people who have done the same trip around that time of year? I've only done a couple of weeks open ocean before so keen to know what to expect. We're planning to do the passage over about 2 months.

Have had good chats with the skipper, just looking for other experienced advice too.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Kaelia.
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Re: Townsville to the Philippines November

...I have done Sydney.....Philippines......with lots of stops...partly in the Darwin to Ambon Rally....and thence to Davao on Mindanao......and return......but not leaving at that time.........any specific questions?.....
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Re: Townsville to the Philippines November

Gday Kaelia,
just a couple of questions, 1) why are you heading north at the beginning of cyclone season 2) Why are you heading north now that the winds are predominatley from the north. 3) Has your skipper excellent comms for downloading weather 4) Has you skipper a plan in place for dodging cyclones. Just my opinion but just not the best time IMO to be undertaking that journey.


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Re: Townsville to the Philippines November

What route?


At that time of year, I'd be looking at going well north of PNG via Jomard Passage (and Palau?)


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Re: Townsville to the Philippines November

Hi!

It's super cool that you're traveling to the Philippines in November.

I'm also thinking of sailing there in the near future.

Do let me know how it goes for you!

I'm super pumped,
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