EBYMBC Spring Sailing – 5 Nov 2022

Crew: Geoff, Murray, Anastasia, Patricia. Forecast: Northerly 15 knots, gradually easing to variable 5 knots in the morning. Southerly 10 knots developing about midday. Turning southeast 10 knots. HW 1428 hrs. Anastasia and Patricia joined Geoff on Halo at Chaffers Marina at 1100 hrs. The southerly breeze was very light so we rigged up the light Genoa... Continue Reading →

Nanni Annual Service – 27 October 2022

Annual Nanni engine service by Isaac from TS Marine Ltd as per manufacturer’s recommendations.Drain and replace gearbox oilDrain and replace engine oilReplace impellerClean out water strainerReplace Racor 500 fuel filterReplace engine fuel filterReplace oil filterReplace engine zinc anodeReplace alternator beltCheck start and house batteriesEngine hours: 534 Power Cord I also got the boat power cord checked and... Continue Reading →

EBYMBC Spring Sailing – Stuck in the Middle

Saturday 22 October 2022 The Predictwind wind map showed New Zealand stuck in the middle of a large southern hemisphere anti-cyclone with strong winds circulating around the motu but almost dead calm in Wellington. The Metservice were forecasting southerly 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots for a time in the morning with northerly 10... Continue Reading →

EBYMBC Opening Day 1 Oct 2022

Well the Metservice got it totally wrong this time with racing being abandoned due to lack of wind. Crew: Geoff, Grant, Murray, Trey. Forecast: Metservice: Southeast 20 knots. At 1000 hrs Geoff and Grant departed Chaffers and motor-sailed round to Evans Bay. We tied up on a pole next to the travel lift and attended... Continue Reading →

Waikawa Women’s Regatta – Sept 2022

Crew: Marion (helm), Meredith (foredeck), Vivien (sail trim) and Anastasia (main sheet). A great weekend of sailing and social events run by the Waikawa Boating Club with 188 crew entries and 34 keeler yachts split into two divisions. Halo was in Division Two along with Wellington boats Tamerlane, Grenadier and 88% Proof. The weather was... Continue Reading →

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