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  • Event date: 24/06/2023
  • Event end: 04/07/2023
  • When: JUL-SEP
  • Duration: 2 weeks

Vanuatu Southport Race / Port Vila, Vanuatu to Southport, Australia

1050 Nm / 11 Days / Cat 0 Ocean Race

The Port Vila, Vanuatu to Southport, Australia Race will be an epic Category 0, SW 1050 Nm race across the sunny and warm Pacific Ocean and into the Coral Sea as we navigate our way through islands and reefs to Southport on Australia’s Queensland Coast. We’ll go head to head with two 70+ foot race yacht crews on Silver Fern and Salt Lines racing each other to claim the title of Coral Sea Ocean Race Winner in this inaugural yacht race.

It promises to be an excellent voyage for those looking for a long ocean passage while enjoying the experience in a warm and fairly forgiving tropical environment. For those wanting to experience cruising to the Pacific Islands, it also offers an insight into the planning, preparation and formalities required for an ocean passage and for departing from a foreign port.

Secure your place on the crew with a 20% deposit.

Port Vila to Southport Race Course
Difficulty Level:
Tough
Price:

7750 AUD $

Vanuatu to Southport Ocean Race / 1050 Nm / 24 Jun – 4 Jul 2023

You can fly directly into Bauerfield International Airport in Port Vila, Vanuatu on the 24th of June 2023 or earlier. Our crew will officially assemble on the 25th of June where we’ll meet for breakfast and then spend the day running through final checks and preparations. We’ll familiarise you with the yacht, systems and safety equipment and you will join us for a crew dinner ashore. You are welcome to stay onboard from the 24th onwards and we will aim to depart on 29 June for Southport. We would expect to arrive in Southport on the 3rd or 4th of July where we will hold a celebration dinner at the Southport Yacht Club. You can plan to fly out of Brisbane or Gold Coast Airports from the 5th of July onwards.

The goal is to circumnavigate the northern island group over the following 10 days, stopping daily at selected bays, attractions and islands en-route. We will aim to sail back into the Port Vila Marina on the18th of June and you can stay onboard on arrival, until departing out of Bauerfield International Airport on the 19th of June.

The capital; Port Vila, on the island of Efate, sits high over a lovely harbour, and the French influence shows in its stylish food and old architecture. This contrasts with the hilly town bursting with tropical vines and trees, palms and flowering bushes. There are also local markets full of fresh local produce. And there are the big smiles in a place that never seems hurried, and the gentle, peaceful people who seem to know just how blessed they have been by nature.

A strong Melanesian culture flows through the communities in many villages dotted along with the breathtaking geography, with great ceremonies and dance, food, arts and culture varying from place to place, and island to island. Sailing along these waters is a privilege very few independent recreational boaters get to experience.

Tourism Website Vanuatu

Your crew package includes:

  • all meals onboard
  • crew meals ashore in Vanuatu and in Southport
  • accommodation onboard
  • your Ocean Sailing Expeditions 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 and visas
  • alcohol
  • toiletries
  • clothing and wet weather gear

You will need to complete a 2-day Sea Safety and Survival Training Course or equivalent Category 1 Course at least 2 months prior.

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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Program

Vanuatu to Southport Ocean Race / 1050 Nm / 24 Jun – 4 Jul 2023

You can fly directly into Bauerfield International Airport in Port Vila, Vanuatu on the 24th of June 2023 or earlier. Our crew will officially assemble on the 25th of June where we’ll meet for breakfast and then spend the day running through final checks and preparations. We’ll familiarise you with the yacht, systems and safety equipment and you will join us for a crew dinner ashore. You are welcome to stay onboard from the 24th onwards and we will aim to depart on 29 June for Southport. We would expect to arrive in Southport on the 3rd or 4th of July where we will hold a celebration dinner at the Southport Yacht Club. You can plan to fly out of Brisbane or Gold Coast Airports from the 5th of July onwards.

The goal is to circumnavigate the northern island group over the following 10 days, stopping daily at selected bays, attractions and islands en-route. We will aim to sail back into the Port Vila Marina on the18th of June and you can stay onboard on arrival, until departing out of Bauerfield International Airport on the 19th of June.

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The capital; Port Vila, on the island of Efate, sits high over a lovely harbour, and the French influence shows in its stylish food and old architecture. This contrasts with the hilly town bursting with tropical vines and trees, palms and flowering bushes. There are also local markets full of fresh local produce. And there are the big smiles in a place that never seems hurried, and the gentle, peaceful people who seem to know just how blessed they have been by nature.

A strong Melanesian culture flows through the communities in many villages dotted along with the breathtaking geography, with great ceremonies and dance, food, arts and culture varying from place to place, and island to island. Sailing along these waters is a privilege very few independent recreational boaters get to experience.

Tourism Website Vanuatu

Inclusions

Your crew package includes:

  • all meals onboard
  • crew meals ashore in Vanuatu and in Southport
  • accommodation onboard
  • your Ocean Sailing Expeditions 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.
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

You will need to complete a 2-day Sea Safety and Survival Training Course or equivalent Category 1 Course at least 2 months prior.

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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