News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Photo Gallery Cruising Int
Sail-World.com : World ARC fleet arrives in Darwin
World ARC fleet arrives in Darwin

© Andrea Francolini Photography

Festina Lente and Civetta II arrived in Darwin early on August 23rd with the rest of the fleet likely to arrive over the next few days. Darwin marks the end of a free cruising period that started in Mackay during which the fleet have enjoyed cruising within the Great Barrier Reef along the north east coast of Queensland before sailing across the 'top end' of Australia.

On arrival in Darwin the yachts are required to undergo a Seawater Systems Treatment for the prevention of marine pests in accordance with Australian Aquatic Biosecurity. It’s a simple treatment where divers squirt a disinfectant liquid into the skin fittings of the vessels. The crews are then not to use any of the seawater systems on board for 10 hours to allow the disinfectant to work – a good excuse to enjoy a restaurant meal ashore. The treatments are being carried out by the friendly staff at Tek Dive Darwin and are very well managed.

Silvano from Festina Lente ready for hull treatment -  World ARC_-  

After the treatment is complete the yachts are then free to proceed to their marina berths. The monohulls in the fleet are berthing at Tipperary Waters Marina and the Catamarans at The Francis Bay Mooring Basin. Darwin is a typical tropical environment and subject to severe cyclones, while it is not currently cyclone season all marinas have locks to keep the yachts within the marina safe in the event of storm surges. There is also a large tide here in Darwin so the locks have the additional benefit of keeping the water free of tides inside.

Adelaide River -  World ARC_-  

Darwin is a vibrant city known as a tropical melting pot of food and culture that reflects it’s close proximity to Asia. Crews can look forward to highlights such as the sunset markets on Mindil Beach, welcome drinks hosted by Dinah Beach Yacht Club and a tour to Litchfield National Park. While in Darwin it is also possible to see many crocodiles in the wild or if you will right in the heart of the city at the famous Crocosarus Park where you can even swim in the same tank as them!

Civetta arriving in Darwin -  World ARC_-  

The World ARC fleet will be in Darwin until the start of Leg 9 to Bali on 2nd September.

World Cruising Website


by World Cruising Club


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=126016

2:42 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Cruising USA



World ARC fleet bids farewell to Bali by World Cruising Club,










World ARC crews in Bali by World Cruising Club,


Could your sailing navigation use a tune-up? by Captain John Jamieson, Florida








The Boat Cookbook by BoatBooks,








World ARC fleet now arriving in Bali by World Cruising Club,










Pack this sailing gear for 'hands-free' lighting by Captain John Jamieson, Florida
























A case of crossed wires? A shocking situation! by Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager,


OHPRI Teen Summer Camps make a splash
How amazingly awe-inspiring the Arctic really is
Boaters urged to attend anchoring meetings next week in Florida
New atlas provides thorough audit of marine life in the Southern Ocean
Canal Boating in the Alsace with the Galley Guys
World ARC fleet arrives in Darwin
Timeless Tonga - Charter sailing in a Polynesian paradise *Feature
A fine conclusion to the ARC Baltic 2014
Where in the world are our strongest corals?
Incredible efforts to save yacht from being lost at sea
ARC Baltic fleet visit six countries and six capitals in six weeks
Helen Island, Palau -a beautiful and unique place
Barnacle Busting
From Penguins to Polar Bears
Cornell turns back from the North West Passage
Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science
Missing German tourists in the hands of Abu Sayyaf Group
NCI granted dedicated VHF Channel
Positive news for cruising boats in Greece
Bivalves' ability to clean chemicals from waterways
Are You Sailing with 'Weak Links' in your sailing rigging?   
Week-long cruise turns into 16-year round-the-world voyage   
World ARC fleet cruising the Coral Coast   
Yacht penalized for calling unannounced into Port Resolution   
Galley Guys on the Malty Seas   
Blue Planet Odyssey - Beset in Arctic Bay ice + Video   
Garcia Yachts Exploration 45 - Jimmy Cornell's newest adventure   
Sustainable Seafood - How to purchase with confidence   
Risks to penguin populations continues   
ARC Baltic fleet head from Helsinki to Stockholm   
Follow these tips when anchoring   
Galley Guys meet the Spice Lady   
North American Rally to the Caribbean - Get prepared to head south   
If all else fails read the instructions!!   
ARC Baltic fleet cruising and anchoring in the Finnish archipelago   
Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature   
Vanuatu Customs making life easier for visiting cruising yachts   
Baltic 4 Nations rally is now in full swing   
Tropical Storm Bertha expected to become a typhoon   
Flags at Sea, an infographic by John Tissott   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW Cru USA
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT