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Weather pt1.

A simple premise… . Patience! Discovering Weather is a series we’ll be putting together over the next months. First up though, if you’re a racing sailor, be advised this is not aimed at you but cruisers that want comfort ,safety and don’t want to spend their cruising season fixing damaged boats. So here’s where we […]

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Heading Offshore!

For the first time skipper looking at an ocean passage, are you ready? But we’re not just looking at the novice here, the experienced offshore sailor still needs to ensure the boat and crew are ready for the task ahead. There’s an old saying, Familiarity Breeds Contempt and if we’re honest we’ve all let things […]

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Oct/Nov. C&OC Intl. News Letter

Coastal & Offshore Cruising Intl.SOUTH PACIFIC NEWSOctober – November  2021 e-dition 2022 Destination Series LaunchedFind out more Click HERE Weather.South Pacific Summer Weather Some Resources for those staying in the Southern Tropics over Summer      The forecast prognosis for the 2021-22 Southern Cyclone season was released mid October. While the forecast is milder than last year they […]

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South Pacific Summer Weather

Following Seminars at Musket Cove and Vuda. We’ve complied a few resources that may be of interest. Fiji Met Service https://www.met.gov.fj/index.php?page=warn1#20036.txt2021/22 Tropical Cyclone Outlook https://www.met.gov.fj/index.php?page=warn1#20036.txt  Joint Typhoon Warning Centre https://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/jtwc.html Satellite Progressionhttp://gif.keraunos.org/ir-coloree-caledonie-noaa.gif Sea Temperature AnomolyGlobal Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly La Nina declared for the Pacifichttps://www.sprep.org/news/la-nina-officially-declared-in-the-pacific Thanks also to PredictWind for the Offshore app and the […]

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July/ Aug. Newsletter

Coastal & Offshore Cruising Intl.SOUTH PACIFIC NEWSJuly – August  2021 e-ditionWhere in the World?Feature Article – Weather.Choosing your South Pacific Summer Destination South Pacific Destinations for the upcoming Cyclone Season.Busting the Myths!   It’s about this time of year I start fielding questions from cruisers about where to head for Cyclone Season. The SW Pacific has seen an active […]

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Cruise in Company Pt.1 – 2021

Bula Rendezvous Cruise in Company Update. Pt 1 What is a Cruise in Company? Just that, a group of cruisers exploring together. With C&OC though you also get the club resources and local knowledge. For the Bula Rendezvous CIC the use of resources started at Savusavu and an introduction to the Head of the Covid […]

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Choosing your Summer Destination

South Pacific Destinations for the upcoming Cyclone Season – Busting the Myths! It’s about this time of year I start fielding questions from cruisers about where to head for Cyclone Season. The SW Pacific has seen an active period over the last few years with many of the island nations and indeed the Australian East […]

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Feb 2021 Newsletter

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Avoiding Weather

Avoiding Weather is always the plan but is particularly important when you’re planning a passage in the fringe periods or out of season. An example of this would be the South Pacific Cyclone Season which runs from November to April, the southern summer.Ocean Passages don’t have to include a spell when you wish you weren’t […]

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South Pacific Convergence Zone

The South Pacific convergence zone (SPCZ) is a reverse-oriented, or west-northwest to east-southeast aligned, trough extending from the west Pacific warm pool southeastwards towards French Polynesia. It lies just south of the equator during the Southern Hemisphere warm season, but can be more extratropical in nature, especially east of the International Date Line. It is […]