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Old 17-05-2022, 23:57   #1
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Hi all,
I am seriously considering buying a sailboat in Thailand and sailing it back to Brisbane AU.
If you were contemplating such a journey, which month do you feel would be the safest to depart Thailand?
And which route would you take?
I’ve never sailed offshore…only within Australian waters.
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Hi all,

I am seriously considering buying a sailboat in Thailand and sailing it back to Brisbane AU.

If you were contemplating such a journey, which month do you feel would be the safest to depart Thailand?

And which route would you take?

I’ve never sailed offshore…only within Australian waters.

Cheers and with thanks

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The Australia parts will be better before or after cyclone season. The sailing part would bet determined a lot by how well the boat sails in light airs, how weatherly she is, and your tolerance for sailing on the wind day after day. Success in terms of you being happy with the results will depend a lot upon your knowledge and experience level.

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What sort of boat?


Have to deal with the Asian/Australian monsoon seasons.



Also cyclone season. If in winter to avoid the cyclones, you will be dealing with SE trades so long punch on the nose most of the way. other option would be an September/October leave and hope the SE'er are done, the cyclones are avoidable and there might be a few Northerlies to get across and down the coast.
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Re: International travel

Back to the OP's questions.
Take a look at each month for the area you are planning to sail in at this site:
https://www.pitufa.at/oceanwinds/
and plan accordingly based on the vessel type and likely daily "mileage" ( including planned stops)
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