18/09/2022 at 11:12 am #3853RossKeymaster
If you’re planning a cruise to the Kimberley in 2023, use this topic to post a brief outline of your sailing plans. You can arrange to meet up with other vessels, cruise in company, ask questions, get info etc.
Hope to see you out there.
20/09/2022 at 5:47 pm #3856DiversionParticipant
We will be cruising the Kimberley’s 2023, we brought our boat Solitude up from Hobart this year to Darwin. We have left the boat in the Cullen Bay Marina for the wet season and plan on returning April 2023.
Solitude is a Ranger 65ft fly bridge cruiser. The boat is well fitted out for long term cruising. My wife Therese and I have been planning and looking forward to exploring the Kimberley’s for a number of years.
Since joining the Club a few years ago the information and advice we have had from you has been invaluable, and we are all ears to any information we can receive.
Steven & Therese Soul
14/10/2022 at 1:51 pm #3857Foxy KittyParticipant
Hi Ross et al,
Foxy Kitty is planning to cruise the Kimberley in 2023, arriving from Perth in May or so. We’re currently in Brisbane and will be heading down to Sydney for New Years Eve, Melbourne for Australia Day, and Port Lincoln for race week. Early to mid March we hope to cross the Bight and enter WA. We’ll spend a few weeks in Fremantle, then slowly head up the coast. By the end of September we expect to be in Darwin and clearing out for Indonesia. Hopefully the weather will generally cooperate!
Foxy Kitty is an Outremer 55L sailing cat with four aboard: my wife Deb and I and our two cats Tom and Jerry. We’ve spent the past year and a half on the East coast and now we’re looking forward to seeing the South, West and North coasts.
Thanks for hosting this website and all the valuable content. Hope to catch up with you this coming year!
Tom and Deb
20/10/2022 at 9:49 am #3859BarbarossaParticipant
Barbarossa 1 a Lipari 41 sailing cat is planning to sail to the Kimberley in 2023. This time from WA. We’ll depart Port Coogee (Freo) in April. Later in the year we’ll check out of Darwin for Indonesia. Fingers crossed!
Frank & Mariannne
30/10/2022 at 3:47 pm #3863KonjoParticipant
We are on a Tartan 4100 called Konjo. Cruised up from Queensland and are tied up in Darwin for the summer. We are working in Tassie until April then back to Darwin to sail south to Kimberlies. We will cross paths with most of you but will look for ‘Solitude’ as we have same plan. Cheers Anthea and Peter Savimaki
21/11/2022 at 2:30 pm #3865The MrsParticipant
The Mrs and crew are also travelling into the Kimberley’s from Darwin in 2023. We sailed her up from Busselton WA this year, have left her in Cullen Bay Marina for the wet season….hope no cyclones…..and are eager to head back to the Kimberley’s for a few months then join the Darwin to Ambon rally in August.
See you out there.
Trish and Tony
09/12/2022 at 6:46 am #3868SVMaiaParticipant
Having just purchased our first Cat – Maia, a Bob Oram 44 in November. she will rest easy in Darwin til our return in early May to sail back to Perth. We have limited time but a few stops along the way are planned. King George being the first.
Cheers Pete & Mel
24/12/2022 at 5:50 pm #3870AlanLParticipant
yep we are planning a few boats to come with Lunar Glow to the Kimberly. Not sure of the destination just yet. We have done King George and the Berkeley a few times now. Planning to go further round.
probably depart early May.
25/12/2022 at 5:40 am #3871teedrkParticipant
Starfish (a Lightwave 38 cat) will be leaving Townsville in April bound for Darwin & the Kimberley’s. Last year we left Mooloolaba & cruised to Lizard Is & back to T’ville. 2023 will be our biggest sailing adventure yet. Excited & daunted (big tides, crocs & isolation- I might sink the boat with all the spare parts I’m accumulating). Look forward to meeting everyone should we cross paths or to travel in company if heading the same direction . Rick & Kerry
25/12/2022 at 5:51 am #3872ropopeParticipant
Celebrity and crew are panning to cruise the Kimberly heading off in early May.
We set off from Adelaide in February and sailed via the east coast to Darwin
We are planning to cruise the Kimberly and then back to Darwin to sail the Darwin to Ambon in August 2023
We will see many of you along the way
25/12/2022 at 8:07 am #3873CobwebParticipant
“ Cobweb “ , a Jensen 37 Catamaran currently in Townsville Marina . Short , quick trip to Bundaberg , then leaving there early April Kimberley bound .
Be great to sail in company for some of the trip , or catch up in Darwin or the Kimberley’s themselves .
We sail with 3 doggies on board whom are very used to long sleepy periods onboard .
If anyone wants to buddy up , feel free to get in touch .
Cant wait for the adventure to begin !!!
Brian & Trish
Buddy , Axel and Maxi
26/12/2022 at 6:14 am #3874martinchambersParticipant
On Whisper, a Bavaria 47cc, we intend to depart Fremantle Sailing Club in April, Broome in May, and by August either Darwin or return to Fremantle. The FSC Exmouth Rally (and Race) starts on May 6th, a little late for us and our August deadline, but sailing in company would be great for anyone interested in an April departure from Freo.
Kerryn and Marty.
01/01/2023 at 2:50 pm #3875KonjoParticipant
Happy New Year,
we are getting excited! Watching the weather and keeping an eye on our yacht in Darwin. Reading up and doing our lists. We are travelling with a dog and planning to follow all advice. I am currently looking at snakes instead of crocs for a bit. Any advice appreciated. Looking at purchasing perfect aluminium dingy to be happy. Advise away. Anthea and Peter
20/01/2023 at 11:58 am #3889TientosParticipant
Hi Ross et al
Tientos will be returning to the Kimberley this year after a few hiccups in 2022. Leaving Darwin end April, we will be meandering for 6-8 months.
Lea, Keith & Blu (British Shorthair)
24/01/2023 at 11:29 am #3890Quick DecisionParticipant
We are departing Perth (Hillary’s) around the 29th April. Direct to Broome, then picking up crew and heading to the Kimberleys for 3 weeks.
46ft Bavaria Cruiser- “Quick Decision”
Look forward to catching up with you all.
Dave, Talia, Paula and Graeme.
24/01/2023 at 12:39 pm #3891martinchambersParticipant
Hey Quick Decision, on Whisper we intended to depart FSC mid April, non direct to Broome. We might be there similar time to you, couple of months in Kimberley, then back to freo.
25/01/2023 at 11:26 am #3893RustyParticipant
Rusty and Tibby Strickland here from Satori Two – Granger Catamaran. Our current plans are to leave Raja Ampat in Indonesia and sail down to Darwin about mid May to check back in to Australia. Our aim is to then explore the Kimberleys doing a return trip and being back in Darwin mid to late July 2023. Lovely to see there will be some other boats in the region.
Cheers – Tibby and Rusty
29/01/2023 at 8:42 pm #3894Wild ThingParticipant
“WILDTHING “ 48’ crowther cat .Is going back to the Kimberley again this year for a short trip leaving Darwin first week of April staying just 6 to 8 weeks before heading back to Darwin to leave for Raja Ampat in July.
Cheers Russell & Vickie
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