Creating and sharing ocean sailing stories and adventures
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The Ocean Sailing Podcast is designed for people who love to cruise, race or explore the worlds oceans. Its also for those yet to experience the joy of sailing and those no longer able to cast off their dock lines and head for the open sea. Join now and listen free to the Ocean Sailing Podcast episodes.
Come ocean sailing with us
Step up and join us onboard the Beneteau 45 foot yacht 'Ocean Gem' for the ocean sailing adventure of a lifetime. Whether its a 600nm ocean passage down Australia's East Coast or a 200 yacht racing regatta around the Whitsunday Islands, why not join us as a paying crew member in one of the limited spots available for each major adventure. Find out more about offshore sailing onboard Ocean Gem.
Episode 51: David Hows - my next sailing challenge and adventure
Whats next after my double solo tasman crossing? I share my thoughts on my first 7 years of keel boat cruising, racing and ocean passages on my Beneteau 445 'Ocean Gem'. After 25,000nm and 400+ races, with the most recent adventure being a double solo Tasman Sea crossing of 2,800nm in total and lots of 'thinking time" I share my plans to turn my passion for sailing into something bigger than a part-time pastime.
Upcoming sailing adventures
Whether your next step is an ocean race or offshore passage, we have a growing calendar of exciting events;
- Brisbane to Keppel Race: 2 Aug - 7 Aug 2018
- Hamilton Island Race Week: 17 Aug - 26 Aug 2018
- Hamilton Island to Southport Passage: 26 Aug - 1 Sep 2018
- Queensland Beneteau Cup Regatta: 1 - 5 Nov 2018
- Southport to Pittwater Passage: 16 - 20 Dec 2018
- Southport to Middleton Reef, Elizabeth Reef and Lord Howe Island: 2 - 7 Dec 2019
Check the full sailing calendar for more details
Previous sailing adventures
Check out the photo gallery of our past adventures to get a taste of what ocean sailing is all about. From offshore coastal passages to ocean races, multi-day regattas and Tasman Sea crossings we have covered more than 25,000 nautical miles and competed in more than 400 races in the past 7 years.
Check out the highlights, lowlights and lessons learned in my 2018 Solo Tasman Yacht Race Challenge on my Beneteau 445 called Ocean Gem. The 1,502nm race took me 10 days and 55 minutes to complete.
Run every 4 years since 1970, the Solo Tasman Race is the second oldest solo race on the planet. Its across a piece of water that can be nasty to cross on a bad week.