The Great Southern Route : 2010 - 2011
GSR | 025 any superyacht. With The Great Southern Route as your guide you will be linked with the AYSS agents from one destination to another so that you will never be far from professional help and a friendly face. The experience that all our agents have in their own country will encourage you to take full advantage of your time in each destination and taste the different flavours that each has to offer. The team have developed a family bond creating an unrivalled network of professional service providers. In the southern hemisphere you can visit members in over 18 different countries who will assist with whatever your needs are in their country while also helping you to make your plans for your next port of call. The sights you will experience are so varied and exotic; you can only truly appreciate them with the help of a local. From Middle Eastern to Asian culture, the quirky Australian and New Zealand sense of humour, the traditions of the Pacific and the soul of the Latin people in South and Central America. AUSTRALIA - THE GREAT SOUTHERN LAND Australia's Aboriginal people were thought to have arrived by boat from South East Asia, at least 50,000 years ago during the last Ice Age. At the time of European discovery and settlement, up to one million Aboriginal people lived across the continent as hunters and gatherers. They were scattered in 300 clans and spoke 250 languages and 700 dialects. the ancient spice routes through India and Asia to the diverse Continent of Australia, across the Tasman to the natural wonders of New Zealand and then on to the island-dotted South Pacific, before reaching the Panama Canal in the east. The romantic imagery evoked of times gone by is still there but in modern times and with a different sort of commercial pressure state it is essential that support is in place at each of the destinations. So it is with great pleasure that the Association of Yacht Support Services (AYSS) has joined The Great Southern Route as a Foundation Partner in this second edition of the cruising guide to the Southern Hemisphere: a guide to help you create the journey of a lifetime. AYSS is an organisation established to enable you to provide the very best in support service and amenities for owners, guests and crew. From your home port onwards you can come under the wing of AYSS, and no matter where you are you will be supported through your travels. Our aim is to nurture and encourage our clients. AYSS is a group of 78 agents strategically placed throughout the world to offer vessels and crew the guidance and support to help you take advantage of everything that each country has to offer, and ensure that owners and guests are provided with the best there is. We will guide you helping you avoid pitfalls; suggest wonderful sights and places to discover; provide you with the best in the way of culinary delights from the region; and assist with all of the essential day to day requirements of IN ANCIENT TIMES traders from Europe and the Middle East scoured the Indian and Asian regions sourcing spices, incense and silk which were the international currency of the time. Overland routes initially helped these traders, but maritime trade routes led to the tremendous growth in commercial activities. During the late medieval periods, Muslim traders dominated maritime spice trading routes throughout the Indian Ocean, tapping source regions in the Far East, and shipping spices from trading emporiums in India westward to the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea, from which overland routes led to Europe. In sailing history, the clipper route was the traditional route sailed by clipper ships between Europe and the Far East, Australia and New Zealand. The route ran from west to east in order to make use of the strong westerly winds of the Roaring Forties through the Southern Ocean. Many ships and sailors were lost in the heavy conditions along the route particularly at Cape Horn which the clippers had to round on their return to Europe. The clipper route fell into commercial disuse with the introduction of steam ships and the opening of the Suez and Panama Canals. The great canals have now become the gateways to the Indian and Pacific Oceans offering travellers sights, sounds and experiences to behold! Countries and ports become simple stepping stones along the route: destination to destination; experience to experience; culture to culture. From the Suez Canal in the west, follow The Association of Yacht Support Services: providing support along the Great Southern Route. AYSS YACHT SUPPORT The Association of Yacht Support Services has been assisting the captains and crew of superyachts with the logistics of transiting and enjoying the voyages between Suez and Panama for 20 years. The AYSS was founded as an Association of highly qualified agents to bring together local suppliers and yacht captains, and to assist the smooth passage of superyachts across the region. By becoming a Foundation Partner with the most authoritative publication on the area The Great Southern Route, the AYSS consolidates its knowledge base, offering an even better service to those aboard superyachts.
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