Lord Howe Island to Pittwater / 400nm / 8 Dec - 14 Dec 2018
6 days / OFFSHORE PASSAGE / 1 CREW POSITION AVAILABLE
The ocean passage from Lord Howe Island to the to the stunning inner harbour anchorage of Pittwater, 15nm north of Sydney is a true offshore passage. We depart Lord Howe Island and head 400nm SW to Pittwater from a distance 300nm East of the East Coast of Australia, well out into the Tasman Sea. Visiting Lord Howe Island prior to departure provides a unique opportunity to check out the island, meet the locals and take in some of the sights of life on an island less than 7nm in length. Lord Howe Island is surrounded by amazing sea life and steep Jurassic like cliff faces at the southern end. When we depart Lord Howe Island we'll head 15nm south east past Ball's Pyramid, a rock rising 551 metres out of the sea from the ocean floor, before we turn SW for the ocean passage to Pittwater, 15nm north of Sydney. Consider joining us on the Southport to Lord Howe Island via Middleton Reef and Elizabeth Reef leg too.
You can fly directly into Lord Howe Island Airport from Brisbane or Sydney on Saturday 8th December in time to join us for a crew dinner ashore. On Sunday, there will be time for sightseeing and on morning of Monday 10th December, we will depart Lord Howe Island early and head south east to Ball's Pyramid, then directly to Pittwater. Depending on wind direction and currents it should be Our voyage to Pittwater will take approximatey 3 days depending on weather and we'll berth at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on arrival, where Ocean Gem will remain there until the start of the annual Pittwater to Southport Race on the 2nd January 2019. You should plan to fly out of Sydney on the 14th of December. Accommodation is available onboard while on Lord Howe Island and in Pittwater.
Your crew package includes; all meals onboard, meals ashore, accommodation onboard, your Ocean Gem crew shirt, marina fees, the use of a PFD (personal floatation device), PLB (personal locator beacon), and a safety tether. Your bedding, a pillow and towel is also included along with suncream.
Your crew package excludes; accommodation ashore, flights and transport to and from departure and arrival ports, alcohol, toiletries, clothing and wet weather gear. Its always recommended that you book flights with date flexibility incase of unforeseen changes due to weather or schedules. Accommodation options if you want to stay ashore either side of trip: AirBNB, Booking.com, Wotif & HomeAway.