Provisional Schedule

(Subject to Weather and Any Repairs that need to be done along the way – Sailing Plans are Written at Low Tide in the Sand)

We will be in French Polynesia from now until June 2023. We will then make our way to the Cook Islands (July) and then Tonga (September and October), visiting all the islands in between, before heading down to NZ for the cyclone season in October.

In detail….

  • 30nm to Maupiti (weather for the pass permitting (1 week)
  • 100nm to Maupihaa provided we don’t get scared off by the narrow pass (stay one week)
  • 360nm to Arutanga in the Cook Islands, where we will stay for a while.
  • 140nm to Rarotanga, the capital of the Cook Islands, where we will stay to the end of July-ish.
  • 270nm to Palmerston Island, where we will stay for about a week or two.
  • 390nm to Nuie, a highlight, where we will stay two weeks or so, weather permitting
  • 250nm to Vavau in Tonga. We will cruise Tonga during September and most of October.
  • 280nm from Nuku’Alofa in Tonga to Minerva Reef, where we will wait for a weather window to NZ.
  • 400nm to the Bay of Islands in NZ, where we will spent the cyclone season.

The following season we will head to Fiji in May 2024. We will then make our way to Vanuatu and New Caledonia and onto Oz for the cyclone season.

We then plan to head to Sydney for the start of the Sydney to Hobart on Boxing Day and NYE on Sydney Harbour before heading North.