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#978773 - 25/03/2011 11:23 Best time for Lord Howe trip
jgo Offline
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Registered: 25/03/2011
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Anyone got any advice as to best time to sail from Sydney to Lord Howe and back?

I'm thinking late October

Jon

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#979019 - 26/03/2011 00:16 Re: Best time for Lord Howe trip [Re: jgo]
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Registered: 31/01/2011
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Loc: Southern Victoria
Will chat to a mate that lived over there for awhile and sailed home ! ?
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#981393 - 02/04/2011 00:25 Re: Best time for Lord Howe trip [Re: S .O.]
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Jon ,

My friend sailed there in December and back in march or april .

He said December was worse ( Not sure why , Maybe too many headwinds ) , and back in was better but that may have been lucky .

I would say that Sept / October would be best time . How long of a stopover are you looking at , would you be able to pick your departure times at each point with a week or two up your sleeve .
Definitely then worst time I could think of would be from Nov all the way till July . With the possibilty of either a low spinning cyclone or ex-cold core low , and later into may /june the possibilty of an ECL making your trip hell .

If it was to be in that period ( march-june ) , I'd keep an eye on the upper atmospherics aswell as surface . As apparently ECL's will b picked up quicker as they come overland ! I know some Surf Guru's from up that way can call ECL's up to a week out by just looking at maps of Uppers , Sat pics and surface charts . ( Sans Models ) . But these days your'e reasonably safe with models ensembles providing decent forecasts . Regardless of these though , ECL's can be unpredictable .
Good luck .

Pete .

PS. Maybe check in , and PM some of the wiser users a week or two out from departure !
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