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 David Hows onboard as crew of his 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, a 200 yacht regatta around the Whitsunday Islands, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, a Tasman Sea crossing or circumnavigating Tasmania, why not join us as a paying crew member in one of the limited spots available for each adventure. Find out more about offshore sailing onboard Ocean Gem. Check out our crew testimonials to see what others have to say about their adventures onboard Ocean Gem with us.
Episode 76: Pascale and Troy - cruising remote Australia in their 30’ Clansman. Camping, fishing, foraging, bushcraft and wilderness adventures.
We join Troy and Pascale who are cruising remote Australia in their 30’ Clansman yacht called Mirrool. They left Perth in March 2017 and so far, have made it halfway around the continent traveling through the Kimberley, Arnhem Land, Torres Straits and Far North Queensland documenting their adventures along the way on their YouTube channel "Free Range Sailing" to over 59,000 subscribers. They share their love for sailing and adventure including how they deal with the challenges of long term remote travel in their tiny floating home on a modest budget. It's a great YouTube blog for sailors who love camping, fishing, foraging, bushcraft and remote wilderness adventures. Troy and Pascale are a great example of buying a yacht to fit your budget and then setting off sailing and worrying about working out the detail along the way. They are an inspiring couple on the adventure of a lifetime.
Upcoming sailing adventures
Whether your next step is an ocean race or offshore passage, we have a growing calendar of exciting events;
Hamilton Island to Southport: 25-30 Aug 2019
Lord Howe Island to Balls Pyramid to Sydney: 23 - 28 Nov 2019
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: 25 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020
Tasmania Circumnavigation: 27 Jan - 10 Feb 2020
Hobart to Picton Tasman Sea Passage: 8 - 22 Mar 2020
Brisbane to Noumea Race: 27 May - 6 Jun 2020
New Caledonia Groupama Race: 11-20 Jun 2020
Sydney to Auckland Race: 26 Jan - 10 Feb 2021
Check the full sailing calendar for all 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 30,000 nautical miles and competed in more than 400 races in the past 8 years.
The offshore passage from Southport, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand is a challenging and exciting 1,400nm blue water crossing of the Tasman Sea. Here is a taste of what you can expect if you jon us for the Hobart to Picton passage in March 2020 or Picton to Southport passage in April 2020.
More event preview videos
Follow Ocean Gem’s sailing adventures on the live Predict Wind GPS Tracker. With Predict Wind and Iridium Go its easy to put weather routing, departure planning and live location tracking into one technology package. I love it because I can use the Iridium Go App on my iPhone as for satellite phone calls, email and messaging and its all part of the same subscription package.
View Ocean Gem on the Live Tracker
We have partnered with Sail Race Crew to provide access to yacht racing, charter, cruising and sailing adventures in the US, UK, Atlantic, Caribbean and Mediterranean.
If you have dreamed about competing in iconic events such as;
Barbados Sailing Week
Grenada Sailing Week
RORC Caribbean 600
Rolex Swan Cup
St.Maarten Heineken Regatta
Antigua Sailing Week
Check out our partner: Sail Race Crew