sailplan
Franklin, Tasmania
to
Strynø, Denmark

Welcome

We welcome you on board Yukon, the traditional danish build sailing ketch.

We sail in harmony with the wind and the waves, all on board can get involved with the daily routine of a sailing vessel or you simply sit back and relax.

As the elements gradually begin to work their magic, one cannot help but be enchanted by the sensation of a ship under sail at sea.

Come sail with us!

Sail Plan- Overview

Franklin, Tasmania to Strynø, Denmark

VOYAGE LEGS

EMBARK

DISEMBARK

MILES

NIGHTS ON BOARD

AUSTRALIAN EAST COAST VOYAGE 2021
Open for bookings here

1. Franklin -Sydney

FRI 3 SEP

TUES 14 SEP

700

11

2a Sydney Hervey Bay

WED 15 SEP

FRI 24 SEP

570

9

2b Hervey bay – Cairns

FRI 24 SEP

SUN 3 OCT

645

9

3. Cairns – Thursday island

MON 4 OCT

TUE 12 OCT

465

8

WORLDWIDE: THURSDAY ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – STRYNØ, DENMARK 2021/2021
Expressions of interest by email here

4.Thursday Island – Kumai

THU 14 OCT

MON 15 NOV

1910

32

5. Kumai – Singapore

THU 18 NOV

WED 1 DEC

590

12

6a Singapore – Georgetown

FRI 3 DEC

FRI 31 DEC

350

28

6b Georgetown – Cochin

TUES 4 JAN

WED 2 FEB

1582

29

7. Cochin – Djibouti

MON 7 FEB

SAT 5 MAR

1936

26

8. Djibouti – Karpathos

MON 7 MAR

SAT 23 APR

1770

47

9. Karpathos – Palma

MON 25 APR

THU 2 JUN 

1385

39

10. Palma – Douarenez

FRI 3 JUN

SAT 2 JUL

1385

30

11. Douarenez – Strynø

SUN 3 JUL

SAT 23 JUL

781

20

     

Total Sea miles

  

14069

300

Yukon 2021/22 detailed voyage plan.

We intend sailing back to Denmark departing Franklin Tas on the 6th September 2021 arriving at our home island of Strynø in Denmark on the 22nd of July 2022.

Legs number 1 to 4 on the Australian East Coast between Franklin and Thursday Island is open to book for passengers here.
Yukon will be operating under Australian 2 C survey (up to 30 miles to seaward of the Australian coast)

The following legs numbers 5 to 11 between Thursday Island and Denmark will be open for voyage crew only.
Yukon will be operating as a non-commercial vessel and voyage crew will be vetted through application and required to contribute to the operational costs of the vessel for the time, they chose to make passage with us.

The timing of the voyage is specifically planned to avoid the Cyclone season in the southern hemisphere in the waters north of the Australian mainland which officially runs between the 15th of November to the 30th of April. Yukon needs to be north of 5 degrees south latitude before the 15th of November. It is also in our interests to make a bit of westing through Indonesian waters using the last of the Southeast trade winds before the end of November. Hence the two key departure dates Oct 14th from Thursday island and arrival in Singapore 30th November.

This sets us up for a more leisurely cruising tempo around Malaysian waters in December January for our arrival in Cochin on the west coast of India Feb 1st.
By this time, the North East Monsoon will be at its best for our passage over the Indian Ocean to the Red Sea.  

The Pirate situation in the Western Indian Ocean and entrance to the Red Sea (one of the reasons we paused our world voyage in 2011) has settled considerably and close monitoring of various websites, used by cruising sailors and commercial vessels alike, have indicated, no reported activity in the last three or so years.

Yukon will log onto the Maritime Security Transit Corridor or MSTC. We will not actually be sailing in a convoy as such, but we will be obliged though AIS and regular vessel skeds to be accountable for our passage time and position to remain within the save zone of this maritime corridor.     

We expect to arrive in Port Said after our Suez Canal transit around the 15th of April 2022. This begins the Mediterranean legs of our voyage taking in the lower Dodecanese Islands Corinth Canal, Sicily, Sardinia, and the Balearics Islands, expecting to transit the Straits of Gibraltar mid June

On this leg on arrival in Porto Yukon’s track will cross for the first time since the world voyage in 2010 and officially our circumnavigation will be complete! 
The remaining Atlantic Coast and English Channel legs will coincide with the start of the European summer with our arrival at our home island of Strynø in Denmark on the 22nd of July 2022.