North on Rocinante: Sailing in Australia

Sailing in Australia: Camden Haven Sunrise

If you’d like to know what it’s like to go sailing in Australia, North on Rocinante takes you from Broken Bay to just north of the Whitsundays. Steve and Rosemary sail a 38 foot yacht named Rocinante, learning as they go how to live on a boat, manage weather and ocean conditions and navigate the coast. Steve has sailed before, but not for 20 years. He is not sure he is up to it, but knows that if he doesn’t go now, he may miss his chance. Rosemary is a naive amateur, open to adventure. Rosemary photographs and writes about every day to savour the journey, sharing the excitement, the learning, the frustrations and the astounding beauty of the coast and the ocean.

Heading out of Broken Bay and turning left, they take it one step at a time. The first goal is to reach Newcastle and they’re thrilled when they get that far. The next hop to Port Stephen’s goes well and from there they agonise about when the weather and tide will be right to enter Camden Haven bar. The passage to Camden Haven involves a longer trip, travelling at night, and crossing the bar at daylight. How does that go? You’ll have to read the book to find out.

This is not fiction, it’s a day by day travel diary, including stunning photographs, describing actual events, weather conditions, landscapes, people, locations and food. It gives you an honest idea of what sailing in Australia is like. Rosemary shares their daily life, how they learn, make mistakes, adapt and interact with fellow sailors. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to live on a boat and go sailing in Australia, especially along the east coast from Pittwater to the Whitsundays, you’ll find it in North on Rocinante.

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