New Antifoul – June 2022

Took Halo round to Evans Bay yard on Monday 30 May. Sand blasted the hull and cleaned the topsides with acid wash. Did some paint touch-ups on the bow. Got 2 x 4L tins of International Ultra 2 antifoul from Barton Marine and applied over a few days. Replaced the 1″ zinc anode on the... Continue Reading →

EBYMBC Winter Series 18 June 2022

Crew: Geoff, Eduardo, Grant, Murray, and Anastasia. Forecast: Northerly 5 knots, changing westerly then southerly late afternoon. Eduardo, Grant and Anastasia joined Geoff on Halo and we departed Chaffers at 1000 hrs. The northerly wind was averaging around 5 kts in the marina and up to 12 kts in the harbour. We hoisted the No. 1 Genoa LT... Continue Reading →

EBYMBC Mishmosh Race – 28 May 2022

Crew: Geoff, Eduardo, Grant, Murray, and Anastasia. Forecast: Northerly 10 knots, rising to 15 knots and 20 knots about the south coast. Eduardo, Grant and Anastasia joined Geoff on Halo and we departed Chaffers at 1130 hrs. The northerly wind was averaging around 15 kts so we decided to hoist the No. 1 Genoa HW... Continue Reading →

EBYMBC Mishmosh Sailing – 14 May 2022

Crew: Geoff, Murray, Anastasia, Eduardo and Grant. Forecast: Northerly 20 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots for a time in the afternoon and early evening. Grant, Eduardo, and Anastasia joined Geoff at Chaffers. The weather looked a bit rough with dark clouds and gusts up to 30 kts in the marina. We wondered... Continue Reading →

EBYMBC America Cup – 23rd April 2022

Crew: Malcolm, Murray, Marion and Geoff. Forecast: Variable 5 knots in the morning. Northerly 15 knots developing in the afternoon. Fine. With Geoff and Malcolm on board we departed Chaffers at 1025 hrs. The wind was under 5 kts but forecast to increase to a nice breeze for the race. Another beautiful Wellington day for... Continue Reading →

Southern Rose Delivery – 9 February 2022

Crew: Geoff, Peter, Murray, Colin. Forecast Variable 5 knots. Southerly 10 knots developing late morning, turning northeast 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Mostly cloudy. Fair visibility in a few showers developing in the evening. Murray asked if we could assist him to deliver Juscinta's boat, Southern Rose, from Seaview back to Wellington. Her boat's... Continue Reading →

Return to Ward Island 16 Jan 2022

Crew: Geoff, Graciela, Jenny, Jono, Isabelle and Max. Forecast: Variable 5 knots. Becoming southeast 10 knots, but 15 knots about the south coast this morning. Becoming variable 5 knots but northeast 10 knots about the harbour in the evening. Sea slight. Fine.  Another wonderful trip to 'Treasure Island' with family. We were a bit worried... Continue Reading →

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