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Cruising in the Pacific
16-Oct-2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Prior to taking over the manager role at Wellington Ocean Sports, Craig Ryburn and his partner Morgan sold everything, borrowed a stack of money and took the plunge and brought a Beneteau Oceanis 43 sight unseen in the Caribbean. The plan was to sail it 11,000NM back to New Zealand. What could possibly go wrong?
Craig will speak about the challenges of making it happen, unexpected surprises with the boat, dealing with red tape, trying to organise boat repairs in remote areas, transiting the Panama canal, the 4200NM passage from Panama to French Polynesia and cruising French Polynesia, Palmerston island, Niue, Tonga and Fiji. He may even provide some insight into the idea that you can make money buying a boat in the Caribbean and sailing it back to New Zealand.
Craig will start his presentation at 6.30pm, the bar will be open from 5.30pm. All welcome.