Date of event: December 7, 2020
Locale: RMYC - Port Hacking
Port Hacking Sailing invites you to a talk with our owners and good friends Gordon & Louise Coates, discussing crossing the Pacific Ocean safely.
Gordon and Louise Coates picked up their Fountaine Pajot Elba 45 catamaran and sailed it from Saint-Tropez in the south of France, to Gibraltar, where they picked up a friend, and then onto the Canary Islands, across the Atlantic Ocean to Martinique, through the Panama Canal and onto Tahiti. They are relieved to be back with family and friends after the coronavirus pandemic hit while they were sailing a catamaran home from France.
Twenty-eight days later, and after sailing through the tail end of Cyclone Harold, they arrived at Southport in Queensland, where they were ordered into hotel isolation.