Latest Cruising Guides available on Skipr

You can never have enough information on board. We’re well served on the East Coast of Australia by a comprehensive set of cruising guides, handbooks or pilots (depending on what you call them).

Recently we’ve started a Skipr online shop where you can purchase some of the best guides for the East Coast. Over time, we hope to expand our range. Much will depend on your support for this initiative. Get timely information about the latest books and buy them at a discount if you’re a Skipr Plus member.

At present we’re featuring the latest edition of the Beacon to Beacon guide and the Coastal Cruising Companion by Marilyn Graham. And very soon we’ll have the new Rob’s Passage Planner in stock.

Find out more about Rob’s Passage Planner [update Aug 2012 – it is shipping now!].

Windflower and the Western Pacific Rally

This month’s Track/Boat of the Month is  Windflower, the lead boat of the Western Pacific Rally which has now been underway since late April. John Martin, skipper of Windflower, heads up the Island Cruising Association out of New Zealand. Their regular track is around the islands (Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu etc.), but this year a longer cruise takes them North to the Solomons and then West to Australia via the Louisiades.

As John cruisies down the East Coast of Australia, he intends to give a series of seminars about Pacific Cruising, not to be missed. In the mean time you can follow along on the Windflower page as it makes it way to Australia.

John uses the Skipr Plus facility to update his position regularly via email. He says it’s a snap to use together with the UUplus service.