Rob’s Passage Planner
Rob Starkey created a most useful planner for sailors making a passage along the East Coast of Australia. Whether planning a cruise or scheduling a yacht delivery, this passage planner is a MUST to have on board.
It’s very complete, covering time/distance charts, chart and pilot references, VMR details, even a ready reckoner to work out whether to tack going downwind.
The planner has been extended over the past few years to now cover the the coast from Hobart to Cairns with a wealth of reference information. In short, it’s a beauty! Don’t leave home without it…
Download your (free) copy here: Passage Planner (latest version)
20 January 2011 – version 5.3
- Added VHF repeater stations
- Various edits
6 December 2010 - version 5.2
- Corrected NSW weather zones
- Improved PDF font handling
17 November 2010 - version 5.1
- Extended planner to cover down to Hobart
- Revised format
31 January 2010 – version 4.0
- New call signs for Marine Rescue
- Added Pilots and Tide Table reference
4 May 2009 – version 3.4
- Includes St. Bees and Keswick Island as destination scenarios.
29 April 2009 – version 3.3
- Identifies SARCC NSW VMR stations with their email address
25 March 2009 – version 3.2
- Added map references to Queensland charts CC1 and CC2, Gladstone and the Narrows.
13 February 2009 – version 3.1
- Additional passage scenarios for the Whitsunday areaUpdated VMR contact numbersAdded Coastal Patrol Newcastle details
5 February 2009 – version 3.0
- Added Marina contact details, Port Hinchinbrook to Newcastle15 January 2009 – version 2.3
- Added details for VMR Crowdy Head [thanks 'ozboatie']
29 September 2008 – version 2.2
- Added request for commentsAdditional note regarding tides in Great Sandy Strait24 August 2008 – version 2.11 minor correction
- Updated link to NSW tide table
10 August 2008 – version 2.1 with some corrections and re-arrangement of pages.
- Updated note regarding direction of tide flooding in North Queensland.
- Changed paging to create a consistent flow of maps from North to South.
- Corrected telephone number for VMR Mackay.
26 June 2008 – version 2.0 of the planner is now available.
- Now includes the East Coast of Australia from Cairn in North Queensland right down to Eden/Twofold Bay on the Southern tip of NSW.
22 June 2008 – uploaded version 1.3 of the planner with the following updates:
- Clarification of approval requirements when passing through pilotage areas of Gladstone andMackay.
- Definitionsof pilotage areas.
- Note on new lead structure and lights for Pancake Creek.