Winter Series Race – 15 Aug 2021

Crew: Geoff, Grant, Murray, Peter, Albrecht, Eduardo. Forecast: Northerly 10 knots rising to northwest 15 knots in the afternoon and to 20 knots gusting 30 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the evening. Fine. Another glorious day for sailing in the Barton Marine Winter Series! It was an early start due to the... Continue Reading →

Winter Series Race – 31 July 2021

Crew: Geoff, Albrecht, Grant, Nina. Forecast: Variable 5 knots, becoming southerly 10 knots for a time this afternoon. Sea slight. Fine.  Another stunning winter's day in Wellington for Race 3 for the Barton Marine Winter Series. Start time for all boats was 1045 hrs. Start - Mark 15 off Pt Halswell - Mark 8 off... Continue Reading →

Winter Series Race Two – 3 July 2021

Crew: Geoff, Albrecht, Grant, Jim, Nina. Forecast: Northerly 10 knots, rising to 15 knots for a time in the morning. Sea slight. Fine. HW 1200 hrs. A bloody great day to go sailing! With Geoff, Grant and Jim on board we cast off from Chaffers Marina at 0900 hrs. The northerly was forecast to pick... Continue Reading →

Winter Series Race One – 19 June 2021

Crew: Geoff, Peter, Eduardo, Grant, Albrecht, Murray. Forecast: Southerly 20 knots. Becoming southeast 15 knots but 20 knots about the south coast this morning. Moderate sea, easing in the harbour in the morning. Cloudy with fair visibility in periods of rain developing late morning. High tide: 1133 hrs. Our first race of the EBYMBC Winter Series... Continue Reading →

Winter Series Practice – 10 June 2021

Crew: Geoff, Peter, Murray, Eduardo, Grant. Forecast: Northerly 10 knots. Changing southerly 10 knots later this afternoon, rising to 15 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Partly cloudy. We met at Chaffers at 1000 hrs for a harbour sail to shake out any gremlins in the boat and crew ­čÖé in preparation for the the... Continue Reading →

Scorching Bay – 2 May 2021

Crew: Geoff, Graciela, Jenny, Jono, Isabelle, Max. Forecast:┬áVariable 5 knots. Sea smooth. Morning cloud then fine.┬á Another family sailing adventure just two days before Max's 4th birthday. Max started the engine and we cast off from Chaffers marina at 1100 hrs. Once we left the shelter of Lambton Harbour we took advantage of the light... Continue Reading →

Marlborough Sounds 8-17 April 2021

Crew - Geoff and Graciela. Following our Cook Strait crossing from Wellington with Murray and Phil, Geoff spent a couple of days on Halo in Picton doing a bit of boat cleanup and maintenance before Graciela flew over from Wellington on Sounds Air. We celebrated her arrival on Saturday with a dinner and blues music... Continue Reading →

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