New Zealand Cruise 2018

Mar 16 2018 to Mar 27 2018

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20 November 2017

At this writing, the Cruise is shaping up nicely with approximately 130 participants on our roster, and a few more continuing to search for a boat. For those with continuing interest in this event, you may wish to contact Joanna Logan in Auckland or Fairwinds Charters in the Bay of Islands regarding any late boat availabilities due to cancellations or additions to the fleet. We are approaching our cap of 150 cruisers, so please make your wishes known if you would like to join us for this down-under adventure.

We have a few housekeeping items for your consideration:


  1. Check your passport expiration date; if you have under 6 months remaining, renew it;

  1. Check with your cell phone provider to secure service during the Cruise (a “SIM Card” may be the answer); Heads-up…Conventional service can be prohibitively expensive, so don’t get caught short by excessive roaming fees;

  1. A few members have not paid their last Cruise fees, which were due in September; in short, if that‘s you, please pay now (before Guido calls!);

  2. We are missing a few boat names; if you have not submitted yours, please do so ASAP so we may complete our roster;

  3. We are looking for a Fleet Surgeon for the Cruise; anyone interested in this position, please contact me at;

  1. We have openings for 4 couples (or 8 singles) for the South Island land tour; if you’re interested please contact Jim Morgan at jim.morgan@marisolve.comeleven couples are currently signed up;

  1. If you are looking to fill a vacant crew position (now or later), let us know; we are attempting to keep a list of interested members seeking a berth;

  2. Cruise apparel and merchandise for purchase – Go to, log in, click Member Pages, click CCA Store, click Team One Newport, click Hauraki Gulf Cruise ’18, then shop ‘til you drop!

We have also included herewith a rough draft of the Cruise Book text to provide insight to where and when we are going, commencing on 16 March with our RNZYS Opening Ceremony. Please feel free to ask questions and offer helpful comments for inclusion in the final draft, which will be prepared – with site photos and chartlets included – in the next couple of weeks. We expect to print the Cruise Book in January.

With only 4 months to cast-off, the SOC Host Committee looks forward to sharing our excitement about the Cruise with our fellow members and guests. We will see you in Auckland next March.

Fair winds,

Pete Pallette
Cruise Chairman