South West Pacific Weather

David Sapiane

To reduce the risk of encountering a tropical cyclones, many boats head south to New Zealand for the summer, though it is a voyage that can be marred by bad weather. For a good passage, choosing the right time to leave can be crucial. Long term voyager and weather aficionado David Sapiane gives some well considered advice that has worked aboard Chameleon. Also included are various weather topics that if understood will greatly assist the enjoyment of the yachtsman in the tropics.
Download the following docs:

Sailing to New Zealand
Weather for the Yachtsman 2008
Forecasting in the South Pacific 2007