Spalax 2 Global Circumnavigation in 2021

Leg 2 – Chesterfield Reef to Thursday Island (Australia)

  • Departure date: May 17
  • Distance: 1080 nm
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Heading: 300 degrees

This leg will be a perfect chance to practice blue water sailing, sometimes also called passage-making. Ten days at sea, practicing gps navigation, keeping night watches, trolling for yellowfin tuna and mahi-mahi, as well as doing some serious relaxation under the tropical sun.

One of the challenges of this leg will be timing our ETA in order to enter the Strait of Torres and make landfall at Thursday Island during daylight.

Port Kennedy, Thursday Island

Thursday Island is an ideal stopover for yachties to clear into Australia and stock up on alcohol before entering Indonesia.

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