Hobart to Bluff Yacht Race / 935 Nm / 10 Days / Cat 1 Ocean Race / Silver Fern & Salt Lines
Join the crew for a Roaring 40’s Ocean Race between Australia and New Zealand’s southernmost mainland ports. We’ll go head to head with two 70+ foot expedition yacht crews, racing each other to claim the Roaring 40’s Ocean Race Winner title in this inaugural yacht race.
Crossing the Tasman Sea is one of the most revered ocean crossings on the planet. With nothing but open ocean from the bottom of Australia/New Zealand to Antarctica1,000nm 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.
Our skippers have sailed across the Tasman Sea sixteen times (two solos). 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 early August) and maintain a vigilant 7-day weather forecast watch. 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 bottom of New Zealand’s South Island to the destination of Bluff, located on the shores of the infamous Foveaux Strait. The sea life, milky way, phosphorescence and tranquillity of crossing an ocean and seeing no other vessels for the bulk of the voyage make this a unique sailing experience.
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