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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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Energy At Sea!

Energy at sea August 13, 2020 by jdo Jörg Domann – SV Aurelia Jörg Domann has done many ocean miles and has an engineers perspective on the subject of energy, it’s interesting reading and explains some misconceptions! For those in New Zealand contact Enertec Marine for more info on the products described in the article. On […]

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Cruisers Info Seminars

2021 Departure Seminars – ScheduleSeminars are open to all with a Gold Coin donation to help with the room costs. Monday – April 19th – Land & Sea Cafe – Marsden Cove MarinaBula Fiji and South Pacific WeatherStart time is 3pm (1500) – Topics;-What’s happening in our Covid WorldThe Bula Rendezvous – Fiji is Open!Fiji […]

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Fire at Sea

Fire Down BelowBy Mawgan Grace” Reprinted courtesy of Ocean Sailor Magazine and Kraken Yachts. “Apart from sinking, fire is the main reason crews abandon ship and therefore it’s essential to act quickly. The first purpose of having fire extinguishers onboard is” “to provide an exit path out of the cabin away from toxic fumes and […]

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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 […]