UPDATE: Our Flagship the Pogs departure from Cairns delayed by malfunction in crane lift at Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron dry dock, and subsequently by engine troubles. The Trudy has sailed ahead to Cooktown.

Will try to keep you up to date with schedule here, we are a part of a broad global network, working closely with local indigenous people and local communities throughout the journey to travel with respect, on an absolute minimal budget raised from crowdfunding, and working with the winds and the tides, and plans do change.

20th-25th July Lake Eyre- Base Camp Alberrie Creek Station (SOUTH AUSTRALIA)

29th July Brisbane (QUEENSLAND)
4th July Townsville (FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND)

15th – 17th August Cairns (FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND):

  • 15th August 9-10am
    Press Conference/Release at Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron
  • 16th August 9-12pm
    Rock the Boat Freedom Flotilla Concert CAIRNS
    a community event for the launching of the West Papua Freedom Flotilla with lots of deadly music!
  • 17th August 6-9am Depart Cairns
    Launch Breakfast BBQ for Freedom Flotilla & ‘Daru Solidarity Sail’

September 1-8: Community Event
Thursday Island Customs August (TORRES STRAIT)

September 9: Setting Sail from Thursday Island From West Papua

CANCELLED: Rock the Boat Freedom Flotilla Concert DARU(PAPUA NEW GUINEA)
Free Concert for West Papua on wharf

West Papua border crossing: Time and entry point to be negotiated

LAND (Distance in km)
Lake Eyre to Broken Hill         700km
   Broken Hill to Brisbane      1600km
Brisbane to Townsville          1400km
Townsville to Cairns              350km
You are welcome to travel up the Cape by road and see us off in Cook Town.

SEA (Distance in nautical miles)
Cairns to Cooktown                            95 miles
Cooktown to Cape Melville                105 miles
C. Melville to Portland Roads            140 miles
Portland Roads to Thursday Island   160 miles
Distance from Cairns to Thursday Island is 500 miles (nautical mile = 1.8 km about).
Thursday I. to Daru = 135 miles, 2 days overnight
Cairns to Thursday Island is about 7 days – camp Summerset
2 to 3 days in T.I. Anchor near Horn -waiting for other yachts, customs clearance, food shopping and press conference.
2 days overnight from T.I to Daru
Total about 12 days. Some yachts might take a bit longer, we will await their presence in Daru then we pull together local bands and performers for a spectacular Free West Papua concert.

West Papua border crossing: Time and entry point to be negotiated

Dates may be subject to change so keep in touch… Be part of this epic and historic adventure for peace and justice…We hope to make this an annual event, we will attempt to reconnect land and culture with the Freedom Flotilla until indigenous sovereignty is recognized and West Papua is free…

To join the flotilla contact
Izzy Brown 0410535896 /Ronny Kareni 0401222177 /Nicky Stott 042430792

If you can’t make it please consider donating instead. The flotilla is running on an absolute minimum budget and we need your help to achieve this epic journey for freedom!!

1 thought on “Itinerary

  1. A solidarity greeting from the Free East Tmor Foundation (VOT), The Netherlands. We are part of TiPaCo, the Timor Papua Connection and we follow every move of the Freedom Flottila – remembering the Lusitania Express heading for Dili in 1992. An annual Freedom Flotilla….? Great! We need to get some Timorese supporters on board next time, I’m sure it is possible!

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