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Townsville to Cairns

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Created by BRUCE H 2 months ago, 17 Jul 2017
BRUCE H
NSW, 148 posts
17 Jul 2017 8:54AM
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Can anyone recommend a good spot. I am. Coming to the Green Island nats and thought of sailing on the way up or around Cairns. I am arriving in Cairns Thursday or Friday but the tides are quite low in the middle of the day. Will it be worthwhile going over to Green Island or is there somewhere else near Cairns that would be a good or on the way from Townsville. Thanks.

Jacko51
SA, 125 posts
17 Jul 2017 3:06PM
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PM Snorkel692 . He's your man. ( Think I sailed with him back in the eighties when I lived in Townsville )

grich62
QLD, 351 posts
17 Jul 2017 4:46PM
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BRUCE H said..
Can anyone recommend a good spot. I am. Coming to the Green Island nats and thought of sailing on the way up or around Cairns. I am arriving in Cairns Thursday or Friday but the tides are quite low in the middle of the day. Will it be worthwhile going over to Green Island or is there somewhere else near Cairns that would be a good or on the way from Townsville. Thanks.


bruce are you coming by car,if so bowen can be good if the wind is up,but depends on tides and wind direction ,alva beach is also good but needs 2 meter plus tide.you can sail in townsville in most tides just the wind is a bit fluky, we seem to be getting some sea breezes but they are light at the moment pm me if you need any help

Jacko51
SA, 125 posts
17 Jul 2017 5:44PM
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BRUCE H said..
Can anyone recommend a good spot. I am. Coming to the Green Island nats and thought of sailing on the way up or around Cairns. I am arriving in Cairns Thursday or Friday but the tides are quite low in the middle of the day. Will it be worthwhile going over to Green Island or is there somewhere else near Cairns that would be a good or on the way from Townsville. Thanks.



bruce are you coming by car,if so bowen can be good if the wind is up,but depends on tides and wind direction ,alva beach is also good but needs 2 meter plus tide.you can sail in townsville in most tides just the wind is a bit fluky, we seem to be getting some sea breezes but they are light at the moment pm me if you need any help



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Jacko51 said..
PM Snorkel692 . He's your man. ( Think I sailed with him back in the eighties when I lived in Townsville )


Whoops I think it was Grich62 not Snorkel692 as just found a video in his gallery that I am in
So what he said. Also check out the FNQ Mob's GPSTC sessions which will give you an idea of places other than Green Island.

grich62
QLD, 351 posts
17 Jul 2017 6:31PM
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Jacko51 said..

grich62 said..


BRUCE H said..
Can anyone recommend a good spot. I am. Coming to the Green Island nats and thought of sailing on the way up or around Cairns. I am arriving in Cairns Thursday or Friday but the tides are quite low in the middle of the day. Will it be worthwhile going over to Green Island or is there somewhere else near Cairns that would be a good or on the way from Townsville. Thanks.




bruce are you coming by car,if so bowen can be good if the wind is up,but depends on tides and wind direction ,alva beach is also good but needs 2 meter plus tide.you can sail in townsville in most tides just the wind is a bit fluky, we seem to be getting some sea breezes but they are light at the moment pm me if you need any help





Jacko51 said..
PM Snorkel692 . He's your man. ( Think I sailed with him back in the eighties when I lived in Townsville )



Whoops I think it was Grich62 not Snorkel692 as just found a video in his gallery that I am in
So what he said. Also check out the FNQ Mob's GPSTC sessions which will give you an idea of places other than Green Island.


no you were right Snorkel sails up here as well and can also help. jacko it was me who posted the early townsville videos so if you were in them it was probably me you sailed with.if any one else is driving up pull in and have a sail here .let us know if you are able to.

BRUCE H
NSW, 148 posts
18 Jul 2017 6:23AM
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Thanks kids. I will get in touch if I can sail at Townsville

snorkel692
QLD, 95 posts
18 Jul 2017 7:29AM
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Some great sailing to be had here! Plus the Pallarenda to Strand run has the option of a midway coffee stop.



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