22nd November 2022 to 4th December 2022

Auckland to Southport via Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs

£4535 per person

Deposit 50%. Balance due 12wks before embarkation
Sail across one of the most formidable seas
Pay a 20% deposit per item
Suited to
Singles, Couples, Groups
Difficulty
Intermediate. Some sailing experience required
Nights onboard
14
Vessel type
Expedition Yacht
Vessel length
72ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Shared double and twin bunks

Cross 1,500nm of open ocean between New Zealand and Australia

10 nights: 22 Nov - 04 Dec 2022

Price: £4,535 per person

From Auckland, New Zealand to Southport, Queensland, Australia, this ocean voyage includes a stopover at Elizabeth Reef and a circumnavigation of Middleton Reef, one of the world's most southern platforms reefs. It's a great chance to cross the Tasman Sea.

Located in the Tasman Sea, these 6nm-long reefs are both visible at low tide. They've wrecked more than 70 ships in the past 100 years, and some of the wrecks are still visible. We'll sail from North Cape to Elizabeth Reef, where we'll anchor and go ashore on Elizabeth Island, a sand island inside a platform reef that floods at high tide. Just imagine being on an island 300nm off the East Coast of Australia with only the Tasman Sea in your sight!

With no land between Australia/New Zealand and Antarctica; 1,000nm to the south, the ocean swell can build in height without stopping for more than 2,500nm until it reaches the Pacific Islands. The Tasman Sea's ever-changing weather system is one of the reasons why more people have climbed Mount Everest than sailed across it.

Fly directly into Auckland on or before the 22nd of November 2022 and join us for a crew dinner ashore. The crew will assemble from the 23rd and will be introduced to the yacht, its systems and safety equipment. We expect to depart (subject to weather) on the 24th of November 2022.

In general, you will be welcomed onboard from the date you arrive, however, if you expect to arrive before November 22nd, you will need to arrange accommodation ashore; please contact the skipper first for more information. Upon arrival in Southport, you are welcome to stay onboard. You should plan to depart from either the Coolangatta (Gold Coast) or Brisbane airports on or after the 4th of December.

Your crew package includes; all meals onboard, crew meals ashore in Auckland and Southport, accommodation onboard, your Ocean Sailing Expeditions crew shirt, marina fees, the use of a PFD (personal floatation device), PLB (personal locator beacon), and a safety tether. Your bedding, a pillow and towel is also included along with suncream.

Your crew package excludes; accommodation ashore, flights and transport to and from departure and arrival ports, alcohol, toiletries, clothing and wet weather gear. You will need to complete a 2-day Sea Safety and Survival Training Course or equivalent Category 1 Course at least 2 months prior. Its always recommended that you book flights with date flexibility incase of unforeseen changes due to weather or schedules

Auckland, New Zealand

Brisbane, Australia

Fly directly into Auckland on or before the 22nd of November 2022 and join us for a crew dinner ashore. The crew will assemble from the 23rd and will be introduced to the yacht, its systems and safety equipment. We expect to depart (subject to weather) on the 24th of November 2022.

In general, you will be welcomed onboard from the date you arrive, however, if you expect to arrive before November 22nd, you will need to arrange accommodation ashore; please contact the skipper first for more information. Upon arrival in Southport, you are welcome to stay onboard. You should plan to depart from either the Coolangatta (Gold Coast) or Brisbane airports on or after the 4th of December.

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