Glenn Tipton of “Judas Priest” on Cool Change

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We recently had the privilege of meeting the legendary Glenn Tipton and his lovely family who joined us for a relaxing week of sailing and fishing north of the Bay of Islands. He is not at all how we imagined a Heavy Metal rockstar   to be although admittedly we had no experience to go on. Read More…

Catamaran Cruising in New Caledonia

Island Beachcombing in New Caledonia

July in New Zealand is not ideal for pleasant sailing so when offered the opportunity to skipper a large sailing catamaran for her French /Tahitian owner in New Caledonia, we jumped at the chance. A great way to checkout the tropical cruising grounds while being paid to do so. Cool Change was left on her Read More…

Explore the Bay of Islands

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Your Cool Change sailing adventure allows you to explore some of the 144 islands in the bay of Islands. Check out isolated beaches and lush, uninhabited islands. Enjoy island and bush hikes, with spectacular cliff top views. Bay of Islands Walking Tracks Observe the unique bird and marine life in this special region. Lay on Read More…