Sailing Guide

SW Pacific Ocean

SW Pacific Ocean

Characteristics

Description

The two major wind systems driving the waters of the Pacific ocean are the westerlies which lie about 40-50° lat in both hemispheres (the roaring forties) and the trade winds from the east which dominate in the region between
20°N and 20°S. These give momentum directly to the west wind drift (flow to the east) in high latitudes and to the equatorial currents which flow to the west. Climate in the South West Pacific region varies due to superimposed effects of El Niño and  seasonal variations.

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Sites around SW Pacific Ocean
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Coral sea

1 Jan 70

Tasmania sea

1 Jan 70

New Zealand

La nouvelle Zélande, en anglais New Zealand, est un pays de l'Océanie, au SW de l'Océan Pacifique, constitué de deux îles principales (l'île du Nord et l'île du Sud), et de nombreuses îles beaucoup plus petites, notamment l'île Stewart et les îles Chatham. Certaines d'entre ...
6 Apr 12

Fiji Islands

Fiji consists of 322 islands, of which 106 are inhabited, and 522 smaller islets. The two most important islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
The Fiji sailing season begins in April and ends around December when unpredictable weather and tropical cyclones threaten the South Pacific. ...
31 Oct 10

Nouvelle Calédonie

Nouvelle-Calédonie

    La  Nouvelle-Calédonie est un territoire d'outre-mer français. L'île principale est la montagne la Grande Terre, à 250 miles (400 km) de long et 30 miles (48 km) de large. Également partie du territoire sont les îles situées à ...
30 Jul 14

Vanuatu

Vanuatu, anciennement appelé Nouvelles-Hébrides, est un archipel de 83 îles dans le Pacifique occidental autour de 1750 km à l'est de l'Australie, se trouvant à la fin d'une chaîne de sommets volcaniques qui s'étend au sud-est de la Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée. Espiritu Santo, ...
30 Jul 14

Bundaberg

Bundaberg is the finish of the annual Port to Port Race fro Port Vila in Vanuatu. This is held around October this year http://www.bcyc.net.au/P2Pprogram.html
24 Apr 11

Gladstone

Port .
18 Apr 12

Mackay

Port protected by a breakwater.
18 Apr 12

Townsville

Port protected by a breakwater.
18 Apr 12

Mitch's Port

1 Jan 70

Mourilyan Harbour

Port.
18 Apr 12

Cairns

1 Jan 70

Nora Head Lighthouse

The precast concrete block lighthouse structure was erected in 1903. In 1923 the lighthouse was upgraded to a brighter kerosene burner and finally converted to electricity in 1961.
24 Dec 13

Samarai

hi
13 Dec 18

Garden island

Location
Private Island with a museum at the north end accessible by boat.
6 Oct 08

Goat Island

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12 Oct 08

Darling Harbour

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12 Oct 08

Port Kembla

Harbor protected by a breakwater.
18 Apr 12

Port autonome de Nouméa

Les infrastructures portuaires comprennent :En grande rade : le Quai de commerce, le remorquage, les pêcheries, les quais des caboteurs, le quai privé de la SLN, la cimenterie et les installations d’hydrocarbures .En Petite rade : le quai des longs courriers ...
27 Oct 15
Local Area

NW Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean (from the Latin name Mare Pacificum, "peaceful sea", bestowed upon it by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan) is the largest of the Earth's oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic in the north to the Antarctic in the south, bounded by Asia and Australia ...
10 Jan 09

Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering about 20% of the Earth's water surface. It is bounded on the north by Asia (including the Indian subcontinent, after which it is named); on the west by Africa; on the east by Indochina, the Sunda Islands, ...
6 Apr 12

SE Atlantic Ocean

La plaque Africaine au Sud de l'équateur.Le relief sous-marin de l'Atlantique au Sud de l'équateur est beaucoup plus simple qu'au Nord entre le plateau de l'Atlantique Nord.
Au large des côtes africaines et de leur plateau continental relativement étroit, on n'a à signaler ...
19 Mar 15

NE Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions; with a total area of about 106.4 million square kilometres (41.1 million square miles), it covers approximately one-fifth of the Earth's surface.
The Atlantic Ocean has irregular coasts indented by numerous ...
31 Jul 11

Méditerranée - Mediterranean

La Méditerranée est reliée à l'océan Atlantique par le détroit de Gibraltar à l'ouest, à la mer de Marmara et à la mer Noire par les Dardanelles et le Bosphore à l'est. Le canal de Suez au sud-est relie la Méditerranée à la mer Rouge.
Îles méditerranéennesLes principales ...
13 Mar 15
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