The Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO) is pleased to support offshore yachting and safety of navigation by offering free Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) for yachts participating in the 2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht race.
The AHO is offering yachts participating in the race a free four month subscription to AusENC covering south east Australia (Voyager Pack 04, red outline in the attached diagram), in the period October 2019 to March 2020. Additional packs may be included for yachts coming from or returning to other Australian ports outside this area. In doing so, the AHO hopes to promote discussion amongst the offshore yacht racing community regarding use of modern official nautical charts in suitable electronic charting systems.
Click here to find out more and how to access this free offer.
If you’re interested to join the discussion on this and based in Sydney, Mike Prince, National Charting Program Director at the AHO will be discussing the future of nautical charting at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) on 3 September 2019.
Click here to find out more about this event.