This attached Document is a Cyclone Plan written by a KCCYC member in preparation for a trip into northern Australian waters, including the Kimberley coast, during the 2018/19 cyclone season. Thank you to Derek and the crew from Reef Life Survey for allowing us to publish the document.
The plan was written prior to the trip as a requirement by their insurers.
Most of the proposed cyclone anchorages in the document are untried and untested. Mainly because there is very little information available on this subject, probably due to the fact that few of us venture into these remote areas during cyclone seasons. But, for various reasons, boats are out there in cyclone seasons, and this document could help someone escape or survive a cyclone.
We’re seeking comments and feedback from experienced sailors who can offer advice and constructive comment, which can be used to review and refine the document. We will then either change, or add comments to the document to update it when appropriate. We would particularly like your ideas and advice on the suitability of the cyclone anchorages shown in the document, and any other cyclone anchorages you are aware of.
We encourage you to post a comment below if you have relevant information or advice to offer. Or, get in touch via the Contact page.