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Old 11-23-2006, 09:53 AM   #1
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Hi people: Anyone ever done this trip? I have the possibility (I stress - only a possibility) of doing this trip starting in May in a 40 footer.

Any advice on stop off points on the way across, weather conditions for time of year etc, etc would be gratefully received!

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Hi Tony,

I did that trip in 2003. I have an online travelogue about the trip starting at http://www.geocities.com/arkayos/spac01.html through www.geocities.com/arkayos/spac12.html although I still have to upload the text to the last few legs (its only been a couple of years waiting...)

Im also about to do the trip again this year. I would wonder if May wasnt going to be a little late to start, but that will depend on how long you spend in each spot. It is a wonderful experience.
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Old 11-24-2006, 04:08 AM   #3
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Very popular route. Most follow Panama to Marquesas, Tahiti, Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Palmerston, Niue, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, then do the Bundenburg rally. Optional stops are usually Niue, Palmerston, Aitutaki. Some head to Samoa instead of Tonga. Late April, early May.

I recommend spending little time in Tahiti, but a ferry ride to Moorea for the day, Huahine for a few days, Bora Bora for a week if you time it for the Heiva Festival (free and better then Tahiti's performances), 10 days in the Marquesas, stopping in Rarotonga only to check in and take a 1 day trip around the island on a rental scooter, a couple of days in Aitutaki, a couple of weeks in Vava'u group of Tonga, stop at Niue (depending on weather)for a few days, you could spend years in Fiji or Vanuatu. You won't have time to do all the Tongan groups. Palmerston is also a nice stop for a couple of days.

Weather wasn't great this year in the entire South Pacific, including an early start to the cyclone season.

Take sailing guides and a South Pacific Lonely Planet.
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Many thanks, Dave and Spike. This boat is also a Moorings phase out but luckily as I used to work for them, I know the guys and can oversee the phase-out procedures as well.

Dave - a couple of questions: Bareboats are pretty much just that: Did you carry additional storm sails or light weather sails? Loved your "travelogue" by the way - you should expand it a bit!! Are you still in St Martin?

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