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Tasmania Circumnavigation Expedition Cruising

Tasmania, Australia
  • Event date: 14/03/2023
  • Event end: 30/03/2023
  • When: JAN-MAR
  • Duration: 2 weeks

Tasmania Circumnavigation / 1100 Nm / 16 Days/ CAT 1 Ocean Passage

The Tasmania Circumnavigation is a Cat 1, 1100 Nm circumnavigation of Australia’s southern island state of Tasmania and one of the most extreme challenges we undertake. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to undertake one of the world’s more adventurous and spectacular passage experiences. It is not for the fainthearted and there is no guarantee of completion. It will depend on extensive preparation and considerable perseverance and the weather conditions we are dealt en-passage. The route and recommended anchorages are based on careful research, professional meteorological advice and leveraging detailed local sailing knowledge.

Tasmania Circumnavigation
Difficulty Level:
Medium
Price:

7250 $ AUD

Tasman Circumnavigation / 1,100NM / 14 – 30 MAR 2023

You can fly directly into Hobart Airport on 14 March 2023 and you will join us for a crew dinner ashore. On the 15th March, we’ll meet for breakfast early, then we’ll familiarise you with the yacht, systems and safety equipment and get you ready for departure including running through final checks and preparations and depart from the dock around midday. We will aim to return to Hobart by 30 March you should aim to depart Hobart on or after the 31st of March.

The Tasmanian Coastline

The Tasmanian coastline includes some of the most extreme maritime scenery in Australia. The voyage starts with a visit to the nineteenth-century convict settlement of Port Arthur and unforgettable views of the towering dolerite cliffs of Cape Raoul, Cape Pillar and Tasman Island. Then it is north along the East coast to Maria Island, the stunning Schouten Passage and Wineglass Bay with bright white beaches and pink granite mountains rising steeply out of the sea. We then head through Banks Strait on the north-east corner of Tasmania to the Tamar River with its many vineyards and picturesque anchorages. We’ll stop at places along the North West Coast such as the city of Devonport on the Mersey River, and the fishing village of Stanley nestling under The Nut.

As we sail around the north-west Tasmanian corner, we’ll aim to stop at Three Hummock Island or Hunter Island to await a suitable weather window for the passage south along the West Coast, through Hell’s Gates into Macquarie Harbour and the Gordon River with its extreme gorges and lush rainforest. After a mandatory stop at the west coast village of Strahan, it is south to Port Davey, one of Australian great cruising destinations with its sparkling white quartzite mountains and tea-coloured water. The final stage of the trip will be along the South Coast to the sheltered anchorage of D’Entrecasteaux Channel and home for and end-of-adventure dinner at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania in Hobart.

The Discover Tasmania website give you all kind of information about Tasmania

Your crew package includes:

  • all meals onboard
  • crew meals ashore in Hobart and various stopover ports
  • 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

Tasman Circumnavigation / 1,100NM / 14 – 30 MAR 2023

You can fly directly into Hobart Airport on 14 March 2023 and you will join us for a crew dinner ashore. On the 15th March, we’ll meet for breakfast early, then we’ll familiarise you with the yacht, systems and safety equipment and get you ready for departure including running through final checks and preparations and depart from the dock around midday. We will aim to return to Hobart by 30 March you should aim to depart Hobart on or after the 31st of March.

The Tasmanian Coastline

The Tasmanian coastline includes some of the most extreme maritime scenery in Australia. The voyage starts with a visit to the nineteenth-century convict settlement of Port Arthur and unforgettable views of the towering dolerite cliffs of Cape Raoul, Cape Pillar and Tasman Island. Then it is north along the East coast to Maria Island, the stunning Schouten Passage and Wineglass Bay with bright white beaches and pink granite mountains rising steeply out of the sea. We then head through Banks Strait on the north-east corner of Tasmania to the Tamar River with its many vineyards and picturesque anchorages. We’ll stop at places along the North West Coast such as the city of Devonport on the Mersey River, and the fishing village of Stanley nestling under The Nut.

As we sail around the north-west Tasmanian corner, we’ll aim to stop at Three Hummock Island or Hunter Island to await a suitable weather window for the passage south along the West Coast, through Hell’s Gates into Macquarie Harbour and the Gordon River with its extreme gorges and lush rainforest. After a mandatory stop at the west coast village of Strahan, it is south to Port Davey, one of Australian great cruising destinations with its sparkling white quartzite mountains and tea-coloured water. The final stage of the trip will be along the South Coast to the sheltered anchorage of D’Entrecasteaux Channel and home for and end-of-adventure dinner at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania in Hobart.

Tips

The Discover Tasmania website give you all kind of information about Tasmania

Inclusions

Your crew package includes:

  • all meals onboard
  • crew meals ashore in Hobart and various stopover ports
  • 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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