Andrew – 10 days of sailing between Australia and New Zealand – Travel

Who : Andrew
Or : Between Australia and New Zealand
Multihull: Lagoon 440


New Zealand is an archipelago that has adopted a very strict border closure in an attempt to escape the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, many New Zealanders found themselves stranded abroad, with no possibility of returning home. I am fortunate to be an experienced sailor, and I published, in early October, on a social network, a post in which I was sharing my research, a sailboat that would leave Australia for New Zealand. I found a 44ft catamaran, between NSW and Opua. The navigation lasted 10 days, a committed navigation, the Tasman Sea is not known for its calm winds, even in spring. But making this crossing turned out to be easier than trying to circumvent the strict rules put in place by governments to protect populations from Covid-19. Fortunately, the sailors are allowed to do this quarantine on board their boat, although we left the catamaran at the isolated quay to go to the Auckland quarantine hotel. If you intend to do this crossing, it is best to have some maritime experience. Indeed, the wind blew up to fifty knots, with the sea of ​​wind and waves exceeding 6 meters. When at the beginning of October I posted to find a boarding for New Zealand, I was contacted many times, hence the idea of ​​a group that would put in contact …

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