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 middle/end of July-ish.
  • 270nm to Palmerston Island, where we will stay for a week or so.
  • 390nm to Nuie, a highlight(with a stopoff at Beveridge Reef on the way), where we will stay a week or so, weather permitting
  • 250nm to Vavau in Tonga, arriving around middle to end of August.
  • 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.

Note that Voila will be in the boatyard from November 2023 to the end of February 2024 (maybe longer), having swim step extensions and a conversion to a 3 cabin layout.

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

We then plan to head to Sydney for the start of the Sydney to Hobart on Boxing Day 2024 and NYE 2024 on Sydney Harbour (with Dee’s 60th on 15.January 2025) before heading North.