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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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Are you ready, Pt2.

2022 Cruising Setup series –  N02 – Sails This month we explore the primary source of power on a sailboat, sails. What to expect out of them, what to look for if it’s time to replace them and the difference between a harbour set and one suitable for extended cruising. You often hear the expression, […]

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Stepping out of your Comfort Zone!

Further Afield, Marlborough Sounds NZ. What beckons, over the horizon? When you talk to visiting cruisers about New Zealand, it’s not uncommon to hear comments like “Best Cruising Grounds outside the Tropics, bar none.” You just need to look at our Local Boating mags to see the beauty of New Zealand Cruising, take the article […]

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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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Fiji turns it on, Big Time!

2021 Bula Rendezvous Cruise in Company part 2 Many cruisers missed out this year, not taking advantage of Fiji’s “Blue Lanes”. To be honest it was almost us too but, we still had a good number of participants still willing to go.The problem was getting a good weather window, establishing it early enough to get […]

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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 […]