The Great Southern Route : 2013 - 2014
158 | GSR THE NSW Superyacht Industry Association -- Superyacht Sydney exists to provide superyacht owners, captains and crew with as much information as possible about cruising NSW and to put them in direct contact with the leading service providers that will contribute to making your trip a total success. The Association produces an annual Directory and this is mirrored on their website www. superyachtsydney.com.au. It is not only a directory of available services, but also a mariner's sailing guide to ensure that visitors to NSW are fully aware of all the fascinating destinations there are to visit. Superyacht Sydney and its member companies are ready to ensure that your visit to this unique and beautiful part of the world is as successful and as rewarding as it could be. The coastline of New South Wales stretches for over 630 Nautical Miles from the Queensland border in the north to the Victorian border in the south. Whilst NSW is home to major ports on the coast such as Sydney, Newcastle and Port Kembla, it also has a variety of interesting, picturesque and safe cruising areas that offers year round cruising for all types of vessels. The southerly flowing East Coast Current is quite predominant and superyachts cruising south and wishing to hitch a free ride on this current that sometimes runs up to four knots should track down the 100-fathom line clearly depicted on the Australian charts where it runs strongest. Conversely, those tracking north should remain close inshore to keep out of the current. NSW has many rivers on its coast that are navigable well inland but some have challenging bar crossings that require careful navigation and boat handling procedures to ensure a safe transit. More information and downloadable boating charts for all NSW waterways can be found on NSW Roads & Maritime Services' web site www.maritime.nsw.gov.au. New South Wales is entirely in the temperate zone. The climate is generally mild, equable and mostly free from extremes of heat and cold. NSW is not in a cyclone prone area and thus enjoys a climate well suited for superyacht refit, particularly with humidity levels that are most suitable for superyacht painting all year round. The climate of the coastal strip is influenced by the warm waters of the Tasman Sea, which in general keep the region free from extremes of temperature and provide moisture to increase rainfall; the annual median of which ranges from about 750 mm in the south to 2000 mm in the north. SYDNEY AND ENVIRONS Sydney Harbour is world renowned for its natural deep water channels, its Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and is thus one of the world's most beautiful harbours. It is also a thriving port that caters for an unrivalled mix of commercial shipping and recreational boating activities including the start of the famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and the spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks, that has helped Sydney secure the mantle of 'New Year's Eve Capital of the World'. Sydney has been actively promoting itself as a destination for superyachts since 1998 and has enjoyed over 400 superyacht visits since then. It now offers everything a superyacht captain or owner may desire; from protected cruising waters inside the harbour to fine dining and world-class shopping and cultural activities. It has excellent By Captain Richard Morris NEW SOUTH WALES First Class Fleet Services Twelve years on from the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, the Superyacht Industry in NSW continues to forge ahead with new developments and infrastructure, and more service providers catering to an ever increasing number of large superyachts choosing to visit our shores.
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