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16/02/2013 17:43:04

wilfrid le naour<br>France
wilfrid le naour
France

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I do not read much about this route I am planning for next December/january. Does somebody know where to find some nautical guide (it seems that Lucas' Australian Cruising guide is out of stock everywhere)
or has a personal experience about this route.
thank you
edited by wilfrid le naour
France on 16/02/2013
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13/05/2013 11:26:16

Will Duiker<br>Australia
Will Duiker
Australia

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Bonjour Wilfred,
Many Australians have crossed "The Bight" both ways and it can be uncomfortable. We sailed East to West and were not accustomed to ocean crossings so waited for a large High Pressure down south of the Bight in February to have SE winds. We departed Fowlers Bay East of Ceduna and had bumpy conditions for our Trimaran - the SE winds had enough fetch to produce 2 m seas but the SW Swell of 2 - 3 meters intersected - like a washing machine. We stopped at Eucla for a front to go though - not much protection, then went on to Dawe Island - the other possibility is Isrealite Bay. We have crewed on a 15m Catamaran the other way in October and the seas were better as they were with us. The best guide for the Western Australian side is produced by the Fremantle Sailing Club.

Good luck

Will, SV Shanghaied
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