Airlie Beach to Lombok
- Departure Airlie
- Duration 32 days
- Month August
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As part of World ARC 2107 everyone taking part benefits from the camaraderie of sharing this unique event with around 20 other yachts
Leg 8 of World Arc 2017
Starting from Airlie Beach, the Whitsunday Islands are right on the doorstep. Gentle trade winds mean relaxed day sailing between the many islands that are on offer and the Great Barrier Reef further offshore breaks up the ocean swells, creating a wonderful cruising area in smooth water. There will be something for everyone in this tropical paradise.
Spectacular scenery, breathtaking views and local wildlife are to be found on the many walking trails throughout the islands, and we will also be visiting the occasional island resort for a small change of scene, including the famous Hamilton Island Yacht Club.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest and most complex expanse of living coral reefs, supporting many unique forms of marine life. You will also be spending some time out on the Reef as diving and snorkelling is a must.
From here you head up the East coast of Australia with some stops along the way before our rendezvous with the other WARC yachts in Darwin, where there will be the opportunity to explore for a few days. Darwin has much to offer including the main wharf with its waterside commercial centre, historic walking trails and World War 2 tunnels to explore, early balloon flights with views over the Australian outback, and the Kakadu National Park – a place renowned for the richness of its Aboriginal cultural sites. For those wishing to explore by bike, there are numerous biking trails or if you are looking for something less strenuous, there are scooters and cars for hire.
After Darwin has been fully explored, you will then continue onto Lombok. This 990nm passage should take around a week, arriving in Lombok on the 11th September. This leg concludes on the 12th but it may be worth staying on to explore Lombok before heading home. Opportunities here include hiking in the volcanic mountains of the north, enjoying the beautiful bays and beaches of the south, visiting the many temples, taking a trip to the Gili Isles, 3 small desert islands fringed by white sand beaches and coconut palms, or just enjoying the local Indonesian cuisine while watching another stunning sunset.
This beautiful performance cruising yacht was built for world voyaging and is one of today’s most well-known and respected adventure/expedition charter yachts.
It specialises in taking individuals, couples and small groups to places usually only available on your own yacht - but with the benefit of an experienced skipper and crew and onboard an extremely well found vessel.
Owner-operated, since 2008 it has built a well-deserved reputation as a professional operation. Providing a relaxed, fun and friendly environment, it sees guests returning year after year for a mixed programme of classic racing, transatlantic trips and World Arc voyages.
Your hosts and co-skippers Dan and Em, have logged some hundreds of thousands of sea miles as cruising, ocean and racing skippers. Forming a perfect team, they work together to ensure that every detail of your holiday is taken care of. Whether racing, relaxing or adventure sailing, they strive to provide a fun, safe and memorable experience.
Designed, engineered and built to quality standards comparable with the finest yachts in the world, few performance cruising designs built today have the exceptional strength, classic styling and beautifully varnished woodwork that she offers.
A spacious deck layout, large safe cockpit area and wide side decks make for comfortable and safe cruising. The interior arrangement provides 3 separate cabins, all en suite; one double with private shower and heads; two twin cabins forward, sharing one shower and heads with private access. The spacious saloon provides 2 secure pilot berths and 2 saloon berths giving the possibility of sleeping 10 on board.
The vessel is fully coded by the MCA to Category 0, licensed for commercial operations anywhere in the world.
Dates 11th August to 12th September 2017
• Entry cost to the World ARC
• Customs, cruising permits and immigration costs
• All onboard food and drink whilst on passage
• Organised tours, parties and events by WCC
• Satellite tracking, blogs and photos sent whilst at sea
What's Not Included
• WCC crew fees (TBC)
• Personal visas (if required)
• Food/drink whilst in port
• Personal insurance
"Simply the best ocean cruiser you could imagine, strong yet light to handle, amazingly well equipped and beautifully finished above and below. "
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