Scorching Bay – 2 May 2021

Crew: Geoff, Graciela, Jenny, Jono, Isabelle, Max. Forecast:¬†Variable 5 knots. Sea smooth. Morning cloud then fine.¬† 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 →

24 Hour Endurance Race 27-28 March 2021

Crew: Geoff, Murray, Eduardo, Albrecht, Bruno. Forecast: Saturday: Northerly 15 knots, easing to 10 knots for a time late afternoon and evening. Sea slight. Fine. Sunday: Northerly rising to 20 knots early morning. This year's 24 Hour Endurance race looked like it would be a bit more exciting than previous years due to the forecast of some... Continue Reading →

EBYMBC Regatta 20 March 2021

Crew: Geoff, Grant, Murray, Peter, Albrecht. Forecast: Variable 5 knots becoming southerly 10 knots in the morning. Rising to 15 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Fine spells. High tide: 1114 hrs. The start line for this race was between the committee boat (Pania) and the orange flag. Halo started first over the line -... Continue Reading →

EBYMBC Commodores Cup 13 March 2021

Crew: Geoff, Eduardo, Albrecht. Forecast: Southeast 15 knots, but 10 knots in the harbour. Becoming variable 5 knots everywhere this evening. Sea slight. Fine. Low tide 1153 hrs. With the light winds predicted we rigged up the No. 1 Light Genoa and prepared the Maxi Spinnaker. Geoff and Eduardo sailed round to Evans Bay and... Continue Reading →

EBYMBC Night Race 12 March 2021

Crew: Geoff, Bruno, Eduardo. Forecast: Southerly 20 knots, but 15 knots about the harbour. Becoming southeast 15 knots but 10 knots in the harbour this evening. Moderate sea easing. High tide: 1708 hrs, Low tide 2317 hrs. After doing a safety briefing with Bruno (first time on Halo) and fitting a MOB light on his... Continue Reading →

RPNYC Rum Race – 26 Feb 2021

Crew: Geoff, Grant, Murray, Juliet, Mark. Forecast: Today: Variable 5 knots but southerly 10 knots about the south coast. Becoming variable 5 knots everywhere this evening. Sea slight. Poor visibility in morning drizzle, clearing then fine. Very light conditions in the inner harbour today. Geoff, Mark and Kay went out for a training sail earlier in... Continue Reading →

EBYMBC Marangi Cup – 13 Feb 2021

Crew: Geoff, Peter, Lorna. Forecast: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 10 knots developing this morning, rising to 15 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Fine. Low tide - 1340 hrs. We cast off from Chaffers at 1100 hrs. Hoisted the No. 1 Light Genoa and Mainsail to sail across to Point Jenningham and then rigged up the spinnaker... Continue Reading →

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