19th February 2023 to 4th March 2023

Hobart to Auckland Tasman Sea Expedition

From £4550 per person

Deposit 25%. Balance due 12wks before embarkation
The sea life, milky way, phosphorescence and  tranquility of  crossing an ocean and seeing no other vessels for the bulk of the voyage, really make this a special sailing experience.
Clear
Suited to
Singles, Couples, Groups
Difficulty
Intermediate. Some sailing experience required
Nights onboard
12
Vessel type
Expedition yacht
Vessel length
72 foot
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Single Bunk

The sea life, milky way, phosphorescence and tranquillity of crossing an ocean and seeing no other vessels for the bulk of the voyage, really make this a special sailing experience.

12 Nights: 19 Feb - 4 Mar 2023

Price: AUD $7,750 / £4,550*

*Trips are priced in the operator’s local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations.

Fly directly to Hobart on or before the 19th of February 2023. Upon arrival, you can familiarise yourself with the yacht and all the systems and safety equipment, followed by a dinner with the crew ashore. On the 20th of February, the crew will officially assemble and aim to depart (weather permitting) on the 21st of February. On departure, we will clear customs at Constitution Dock and proceed by sailing down the Derwent River, across Storm Bay, and past Tasman Light before setting on a North Easterly course for Cape Reinga at the top of the North Island of New Zealand.

You are welcome to stay onboard from the date you arrive, but if you plan to arrive prior to the 19th of February, you may need to arrange accommodation ashore. You can stay onboard when you arrive in Auckland. It is advised to plan your departure from Aukland on the 4th of March 2023.

Here’s What You Will Experience Onboard

  • The hoisting, trimming, and reefing of both upwind (mainsails, genoas, and jibs) and downwind sails (poled out headsails, spinnakers, and gennakers).

  • Watch captain (day and night), helming, navigating, monitoring AIS and radar, along with traffic and rain squalls.

  • Forecasting the weather and calculating the best route to your destination by downloading and analyzing the latest weather forecasts.

  • Navigating, identifying hazards, entering waypoints, and calculating updated ETAs.

  • Preventative maintenance checks are performed on bilges, engines, electrical systems, sails, and hardware.

  • Ensure roster planning, responsibilities matching experience, crew management, and communication are in place.

  • Become familiar with all safety procedures, sail planning, storm preparation, and abandon ship procedures.

  • Safety tethers, Dan buoys, storm drogues, liferafts, safety tethers, and any other equipment needed to ensure your safety in all conditions.

  • Maintaining your health and well-being aboard requires managing clothing, hydration, sleep, and nutrition.

  • Preparation for our arrival, including timing with daylight (if necessary), weather factors, navigational hazards, communications, customs, and sail/motor arrivals.

  • Making a multi-day, offshore passage on a significant Category 0 offshore passage.

Your crew package includes; all meals onboard, meals ashore in Hobart and in Picton, 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 are 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 at least 1 month prior.

Its always recommended that you book flights with date flexibility incase of unforeseen changes due to weather or schedules. Accommodation options if you want to stay ashore either side of trip:  AirBNB,  Booking.com, Wotif & HomeAway.

Silver Fern is in ‘Unlimited’ Survey under Maritime New Zealand. Silver Fern is the only sailing yacht in the <24m category approved to operate internationally as a New Zealand flagged vessel. This was achieved through extensive investment in upgrades and safety equipment, safety systems and operating procedures, that ensures Silver Fern operates at the highest levels of international safety.

Hobart, Australia

Auckland, New Zealand

Fly directly to Hobart on or before the 19th of February 2023. Upon arrival, you can familiarise yourself with the yacht and all the systems and safety equipment, followed by a dinner with the crew ashore. On the 20th of February, the crew will officially assemble and aim to depart (weather permitting) on the 21st of February. On departure, we will clear customs at Constitution Dock and proceed by sailing down the Derwent River, across Storm Bay, and past Tasman Light before setting on a North Easterly course for Cape Reinga at the top of the North Island of New Zealand.

You are welcome to stay onboard from the date you arrive, but if you plan to arrive prior to the 19th of February, you may need to arrange accommodation ashore. You can stay onboard when you arrive in Auckland. It is advised to plan your departure from Aukland on the 4th of March 2023.

Here’s What You Will Experience Onboard

  • The hoisting, trimming, and reefing of both upwind (mainsails, genoas, and jibs) and downwind sails (poled out headsails, spinnakers, and gennakers).

  • Watch captain (day and night), helming, navigating, monitoring AIS and radar, along with traffic and rain squalls.

  • Forecasting the weather and calculating the best route to your destination by downloading and analyzing the latest weather forecasts.

  • Navigating, identifying hazards, entering waypoints, and calculating updated ETAs.

  • Preventative maintenance checks are performed on bilges, engines, electrical systems, sails, and hardware.

  • Ensure roster planning, responsibilities matching experience, crew management, and communication are in place.

  • Become familiar with all safety procedures, sail planning, storm preparation, and abandon ship procedures.

  • Safety tethers, Dan buoys, storm drogues, liferafts, safety tethers, and any other equipment needed to ensure your safety in all conditions.

  • Maintaining your health and well-being aboard requires managing clothing, hydration, sleep, and nutrition.

  • Preparation for our arrival, including timing with daylight (if necessary), weather factors, navigational hazards, communications, customs, and sail/motor arrivals.

  • Making a multi-day, offshore passage on a significant Category 0 offshore passage.

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