Sailing across the ‘top end’ of Australia.. 27/08/2016
Since late July the World ARC fleet have been on free cruising period, enjoying the many delights of the Whitsunday Islands and cruising Queensland’s Coral Coast. This popular Australian sailing destination is a fantastic area and as the local pilot book says, is ‘100 Magic Miles’ of idyllic coastline. Yachts have enjoyed visiting beautiful beaches, islands and pleasant marinas including; Whitehaven beach, Hamilton Island, Lizard Island, Airlie Beach and Cairns. The passage North from Cairns included rounding Cape York, the most northerly tip of Australia, crossing the Gulf of Carpentaria before entering the Arafura Sea and eventually the port of Darwin. Yachts will have sailed some 1500nm since departing Mackay and almost a month later this cruising period is coming to an end in Darwin... Click here for more info..