Cruising the Queensland Coast is a cruising guide for yachts cruising the Queensland coast, written by Greg Luck, the owner of the luxury charter yacht Curlew Escape.
Each of the 13 coasts, from the Gold Coast to the Cooktown coast, are covered in detail, including marinas, anchorages, passages, wind and wave averages, public pontoons and quick reference information and links for vital weather, search and rescue, notices to mariners and other vital information.
It features hundreds of chartlets and high resolution aerial photos of anchorages to take the guesswork out of anchoring. Each anchorage has information on depth, bottom, mobile reception, marine park zone and recommended wind directions and strengths. The book is also integrated with Navionics. Anchorages and passages can be imported into Navionics simply by clicking on the ⎈ icons throughout the book. For those without Navionics – they will open in a web page chart.
The book also provides an extensive reference of useful information for the Queensland Coast such as skills and experience, recommended apps, charts and books, equipping the yacht for cruising, cruising logistics, climate and weather systems, marine hazards and the three major marine parks and their rules.
This book will help get the first-time cruiser of the Queensland coast started. For those familiar with the coast, the wealth of information, data and links all pulled together into one place and organised in a systematic way will prove invaluable. For both, the more than one thousand external reference links make it easier to cruise the coast safely and simplify many of the everyday tasks of living on a cruising yacht such as finding and entering a marina and restocking once there.
About the author:
Luck started out 10 years ago by buying a 15m cruising yacht, Curlew Escape. It was his first yacht. Luck started as a complete novice. Since then he has made nine voyages up the Queensland coast and has become an RYA Yacht Master Offshore and AMSA qualified commercial skipper for sailing boats.
Luck’s wife Maria is also an avid sailor and has been on board many of these voyages. Before coming to Australia, she sailed regularly in the Bay of Plenty, out of Tauranga and Whakatane and then in the Cook Strait out of Wellington. Her longest trip was an ocean passage from New Zealand to Tonga.
The pair are joined in their adventures by the lovingly brave Chihuahua, Tonto.
Apple Book reviews:
- Awesome read on cruising the Queensland coast
This book is very informative and a must read for anyone wanting to cruise the Queensland coast. It has been well researched on all aspects of boating. Easy to read with detailed photos and maps.
- Extremely comprehensive guide
Wow! Greg has delivered an incredibly detailed guide here! Very easy to read and fluent prose makes the extensive information digestible both for longer sittings and short references on the water. 10/10 recommended!
To purchase Cruising the Queensland Coast, see: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Greg_Luck_Cruising_the_Queensland_Coast?id=BG9REAAAQBAJ
By Greg Luck