Sailing from Australia to Indonesia: Horn to Debut
Catamarans & Sailing

Sailing from Australia to Indonesia: Horn to Debut

We’d spent about a week anchored off of Horn Island, exploring Thursday Island, the capital of the Torres Strait Islands. As most of the rally fleet was here, we were in good company, getting to spend time with friends. Throughout the week, most boats took off sailing from Australia to Indonesia, while we got held…

One Day in Airlie Beach
Australia

One Day in Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach (pronounced Air-lee) is the coastal town that serves as the jump-off point for the Whitsundays. It’s the budget town to Hamilton Island’s luxury, and it’s targeted more for backpackers. Marina & Anchorage The Whitsundays have dozens of charter boats available through GlobeSailor for sailing vacations, and most of them are based in Airlie…

A Day on Hamilton Island
Australia

A Day on Hamilton Island

The Whitsunday Islands are mostly empty, with a few resorts here and there, with the exception of it’s main hub: Hamilton Island. Hamilton Island is owned by the Oatley family (as in Bob Oatley) and is leased by the Australian government. It’s mostly a holiday spot, with only 1,200 residents living on the island, but…