Lord Howe Island to Balls Pyramid to Sydney / 420nm / 23 - 28 Nov 2019
6 days / OFFSHORE PASSAGE / 2 CREW POSITIONS AVAILABLE
The ocean passage from Lord Howe Island to Sydney is a true offshore passage. We depart Lord Howe Island and head 420nm SW to Sydney 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 the CYCA in Sydney.
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Check out photo gallery highlights from a previous Southport to Middleton Reef and Elizabeth Reef passage.
Listen to episode 64: Passage to Middleton Reef, Elizabeth Reef, Lord Howe Island & Balls Pyramid (Our 2018 passage).
You can fly directly into Lord Howe Island Airport from Brisbane or Sydney on Saturday 23rd November in time to join us for a crew dinner ashore. On Saturday and Sunday there will be time for sightseeing and exploring. On morning of Monday 25th November we will depart Lord Howe Island early and head south east to Ball's Pyramid, then directly to Sydney. Depending on wind direction and currents it should be about 3 days to sail to Sydney to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), host of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, where we should arrive by Thursday 28th November. At the CYCA, the history of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race is on display including the hulls of every race winner and all of the perpetual race trophies awarded each year. You should plan to fly out of Sydney at or after 5pm on the 28th of November.
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.