Ep. 67: Australia’s War of Cruising Sailors, the Abuses of the Australian Border Force (ABF) New Caledonia to Cairns

05.28.2022 - By Slow Boat Sailing Podcast

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Linus talks about his 11 day offshore passage from Noumea, New Caledonia to Cairns, Australia. The Australian Border Force engages in abusive tactics to harass cruising sailboat owners. If you are on a cruise ship or a plane you are treated like a tourist. If you are on a sailboat you will be targeted as a criminal by ABF which use a dozen officers to check in a boat with two people. They made my Australian crew member a prisoner on the boat and miss his hotel and plane flight for a day for no reason. Australia emulates the totalitarian policies of China, not the democratic governance of the United Kingdom. The ABF is a jobs program that wastes Australians' tax dollars and is destroying Australia's international tourism industry.
I recommend steering clear of New Caledonia which is also hostile to international sailboat cruisers. 
Captain Linus Wilson is the author of the travel narratives SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS, HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME, and SLOW BOAT TO CUBA. He has also edited the annotated editions of SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND by Captain J.C. Voss and SAILING THE OGRE by Mabel Stock. Captain Linus Wilson is the author of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time which is available in eBook and softcover on Amazon and in audiobook for all patrons of Slow Boat Sailing at www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Zatara, Adventures of an Old Seadog and many others. Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books: Slow Boat to the Bahamas at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2
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