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 →

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 →

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