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Auckland to Noumea Yacht Race OffShore Races

Auckland, New Zealand
  • Event date: 01/06/2022
  • Event end: 14/06/2022
  • When: APR-JUN
  • Duration: 2 weeks

Auckland to Noumea / 990 Nm / 1-14 June 2022 / 13 Days / Cat 1 Ocean Race

The bi-annual race from Auckland to Noumea, New Caledonia (990nm) is a fantastic ocean race that will take us from the start line in the Auckland Harbour in New Zealand, north into the Pacific Ocean towards warmer weather, as each winters day passes and the miles to tick down, in the direction of a Pacific Islands finish line.

This is a true Category 1 Ocean Race, with many a tale of tough conditions and adverse weather faced by crews in the previous editions of these two epic ocean races.

What awaits our crew is a race finish and warm Pacific welcome in Noumea in beautiful French New Caledonia, the doorstep to some of the remotest and most beautiful anchorages in the world and a popular Pacific Island destination for sailors and travellers alike. This race is organised and conducted by the Royal Akarana Yacht Club in partnership Cercle Nautique Caledonien, Noumea, New Caledonia.

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

Auckland Noumea Yacht Race 2022
Difficulty Level:
Tough
Price:

7750 $ AUD

Auckland to Noumea Race / 990 NM / 1 – 14 June 2022

You can fly directly into Auckland Airport on or before the 1st of June 2022. Our crew will officially assemble the same evening and you will join us for a crew dinner ashore. On the 2nd of June May we’ll meet for breakfast early and over the next 2 days, run through final checks and preparations including heading out on the water for training. We’ll familiarise you with the yacht, systems and safety equipment and get you ready for departure on the 15th of June with arrival expected in Noumea / Denarau on the 10th – 12th of June. You are welcome to stay onboard on arrival or book accommodation ashore.

You’ll receive a reception you will never forget at the Cercle Nautique Caledonian (Noumea Yacht Club). We’ll attend a number of celebratory events in Noumea in the days following the race and you can also allocate time for sightseeing. You should plan to fly out of Noumea from the Nouméa – La Tontouta International Airport after midday on the 14th of June. Most of our crew will depart around the 14th-15th of June, so plan to stay on and enjoy the 3-4 days in Noumea at the end of the race, as it truly is a celebration you will never forget.

Accommodation

New Caledonia Tourism may be able to assist those looking for accommodation. They may be contacted by telephone in Sydney on +61 (0)2 8077 3542.

Travel Airlines

Air New Zealand

Qantas

Aircalin

General Tourist Links

New South Wales Tourism Links

Visit New South Wales – Tourism NSW

New Caledonia Tourism Links

Karuïa Bus

Taxi

Air Caledonie

Your crew package includes:

  • all meals onboard
  • crew meals ashore in Auckland and on the day of arrival in Noumea
  • 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

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

Auckland to Noumea Race / 990 NM / 1 – 14 June 2022

You can fly directly into Auckland Airport on or before the 1st of June 2022. Our crew will officially assemble the same evening and you will join us for a crew dinner ashore. On the 2nd of June May we’ll meet for breakfast early and over the next 2 days, run through final checks and preparations including heading out on the water for training. We’ll familiarise you with the yacht, systems and safety equipment and get you ready for departure on the 15th of June with arrival expected in Noumea / Denarau on the 10th – 12th of June. You are welcome to stay onboard on arrival or book accommodation ashore.

You’ll receive a reception you will never forget at the Cercle Nautique Caledonian (Noumea Yacht Club). We’ll attend a number of celebratory events in Noumea in the days following the race and you can also allocate time for sightseeing. You should plan to fly out of Noumea from the Nouméa – La Tontouta International Airport after midday on the 14th of June. Most of our crew will depart around the 14th-15th of June, so plan to stay on and enjoy the 3-4 days in Noumea at the end of the race, as it truly is a celebration you will never forget.

Tips

Accommodation

New Caledonia Tourism may be able to assist those looking for accommodation. They may be contacted by telephone in Sydney on +61 (0)2 8077 3542.

Travel Airlines

Air New Zealand

Qantas

Aircalin

General Tourist Links

New South Wales Tourism Links

Visit New South Wales – Tourism NSW

New Caledonia Tourism Links

Karuïa Bus

Taxi

Air Caledonie

Inclusions

Your crew package includes:

  • all meals onboard
  • crew meals ashore in Auckland and on the day of arrival in Noumea
  • 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

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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