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Hobart Australia to Picton New Zealand passage Ocean Passage Cruising

Tasmania
  • Event date: 02/02/2023
  • Event end: 14/03/2023
  • When: JAN-MAR
  • Duration: 2 weeks

Hobart Australia to Picton New Zealand passage / 1,270 Nm / 2 – 14 Feb 2022

14 DAYS / CAT 1 OCEAN PASSAGE

Crossing the Tasman Sea is one of the most revered ocean crossings on the planet. With nothing but an open ocean from the bottom of Australia/New Zealand to Antarctica; 1,000nm to the south, the ocean swell can build in height with no land to stop it for more than 2,500nm until it hits the shores of the Pacific Islands. There are many reasons why more people have climbed Mount Everest than have sailed across the Tasman Sea and the rapidly changing nature of the Tasman Sea’s weather system is one of them.

Out skippers have crossed the Tasman Sea twelve times (two solos), the keys to success include waiting for the weather window, downloading live weather en-route and sailing a vessel that’s easy to mode for all wind and swell conditions. Despite its reputation for extreme conditions, the Tasman Sea is easy to cross safely if you stay clear of the winter storm season (late May to August) and wait for a safe weather window. It’s an absolute bucket-list voyage and a hugely satisfying personal achievement. We’ll depart Hobart and spend the first 7-8 hours getting clear of the Tasmanian Coast, before setting a course toward the top of New Zealand’s South Island to the destination of Waikawa Bay, Picton set in the famous cruising grounds of the Marlborough Sounds. The sea life, milky way, phosphorescence and tranquillity of crossing an ocean and seeing no other vessels for the bulk of the voyage, really make this a special sailing experience.

Hobart to Picton
Difficulty Level:
Medium
Price:

7750 $ AUD

Hobart Australia to Picton New Zealand passage itinerary

You can fly directly into Hobart on or before the 2nd of February 2023. When you arrive we’ll familiarise you with the yacht, systems and safety equipment and you will join us for a crew dinner ashore. Our crew will officially assemble on the 3rd of February and we will aim to depart (subject to weather) on the 4th February 2023, when we will clear Customs, leave Constitution dock and then depart for New Zealand. You are welcome to stay onboard from the date you arrive but if you plan to arrive prior to the 2nd February, you may need to arrange accommodation ashore. You can depart out of Blenheim Airport on or after 14th February, 30 minutes by car from Picton which has connecting international flights out of Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland.

Your crew package includes:

  • all meals onboard
  • meals ashore in Hobart and Picton
  • accommodation onboard
  • your Ocean Sailing Expeditions crew shirt
  • marina fees, race entry 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 and visas
  • alcohol
  • toiletries
  • clothing and wet weather gear

Its always recommended that you book flights with date flexibility in case of unforeseen changes due to weather or schedules. Accommodation options if you want to stay ashore either side of trip: AirBNBBooking.comWotif & HomeAway.

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Hobart Australia to Picton New Zealand passage itinerary

You can fly directly into Hobart on or before the 2nd of February 2023. When you arrive we’ll familiarise you with the yacht, systems and safety equipment and you will join us for a crew dinner ashore. Our crew will officially assemble on the 3rd of February and we will aim to depart (subject to weather) on the 4th February 2023, when we will clear Customs, leave Constitution dock and then depart for New Zealand. You are welcome to stay onboard from the date you arrive but if you plan to arrive prior to the 2nd February, you may need to arrange accommodation ashore. You can depart out of Blenheim Airport on or after 14th February, 30 minutes by car from Picton which has connecting international flights out of Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland.

Inclusions

Your crew package includes:

  • all meals onboard
  • meals ashore in Hobart and Picton
  • accommodation onboard
  • your Ocean Sailing Expeditions crew shirt
  • marina fees, race entry 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.
Exclusions

Your crew package excludes:

  • accommodation ashore
  • flights and transport to and from departure and arrival ports and visas
  • alcohol
  • toiletries
  • clothing and wet weather gear

Its always recommended that you book flights with date flexibility in case of unforeseen changes due to weather or schedules. Accommodation options if you want to stay ashore either side of trip: AirBNBBooking.comWotif & HomeAway.

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