The Groupama Yacht Race around New Caledonia is open to local and international yachts. The yachts race southeast to round the southern end of Grande Terre then downwind up the east coast of Grande Terre, around the northern barrier reef and then hard into the wind down the west coast.
The race begins in Noumea on the 25th of September. Entries wil close on the 30th of June. For details visit http://www.groupamarace.nc/
Travelling with other yachts is a great way to make a blue water crossing. Not only do you have the advantage of ready assistance should your yacht have a problem at sea but you also benefit from facilitated entry formalities and often the ability to clear into or out of ports that are not normal ports of entry.
The Island Cruising Association is one of the best known and established South Pacific Yacht Rally organizers, sailing each year from New Zealand to destinations like Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Visit their website for the most recent schedule.
The DownUnder Cruisers Rally is a yacht rally from Australia to Noumea and back. Visit their website www.downunderrally.com for details and to register.
the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) has announced the Sydney Noumea Yacht Race in 2018 - and the Notice of Race is now available to download from the Club's website. To be organised and conducted by the CYCA, with the co-operation of the Cercle Nautique Caledonien (CNC), the 1064 nautical mile race will start on Sydney Harbour on Saturday, 2 June, 2018. It is open to monohull yachts measuring between 9 and 30.48 metres and incorporates a rally for cruising boats.
Call Richard 87 95 63 to purchase the guide directly from the author or purchase the guide from Chloe at Yacht Agent Noumea Ocean Services- her phone number, email and location are on the Noumea Ocean website.
Includes the companion Activity and Travel Guide.
Works on Windows (XP or later) and MacIntosh (OSX 10.7 or later).
This is an excellent gift for someone who plans on cruising, chartering, surfing, kayaking or diving in New Caledonia.
There is an extra charge to mail the DVD to an address that is not your billing address and they cannot be mailed to a mid-Pacific Island address, like Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga or Samoa.
If you are also planning to cruise Vanuatu, we have a special offer for all 4 guides that includes the New Caledonia cruising and tourism guides plus the latest Nautical Rocket Guide to Vanuatu and it's companion Travel Guide to Vanuatu.
If you have a good fast Internet connection you can download your guides now.
After payment you will be transferred to a page with installation instructions and download links..
At the same time you will also be sent a receipt for your purchase and a separate email with the links plus detailed installation and activation instructions. You need that email to get the download and activation instructions and access to the online activation center so if you don't see it in your inbox check your spam box.
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Requires XP or later
Installation file for the cruising guide is 386MB and the companion Activity and Travel Guide 481MB - Euro €125.00.
Requires Mac OSX 10.7 to OSX 10.10.2
Installation file for the guide is 403MB and the companion Activity and Travel Guide 561MB - Euro €125.00.
Requires Windows XP or later
Installation files for the 4 guides to Vanuatu and New Caledonia are 220MB, 480MB, 386MB, 481MB - Euro 210.00
Requires Mac OSX 10.7 to OSX 10.10.2
Installation files for the 4 guides to Vanuatu and New Caledonia are 225MB, 494MB , 403MB, 561MB - Euro 210.00