Crew: Geoff, Peter, Eduardo, Henry
Marine Forecast: Northerly rising to 15 knots but 20 knots about the south coast early morning. Rising to northerly 20 knots gusting 30 knots everywhere late afternoon, then easing to northerly 10 knots late evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time. Mostly cloudy. Poor visibility in rain developing this afternoon, easing late evening.
Depart 1026 hrs from Chaffers Marina with Eduardo on helm and motored sailed round to Evans Bay with one reef in the main. Fairly breezy with gusty northerly around 25 kts. We sailed at a good pace of up to 7 kts with reefed mainsail down towards Greta Point.
Arrived at Evans Bay at 1118 hrs and tied up at the slipway pier to be met by Doug Young (of Coriander) with the news that the race had been cancelled. Not surprising.
We waited for Peter to join us at Evans Bay then departed at 1200 hrs motor-sailing back to Chaffers Marina in 25-30 kts of wind with Peter on helm. Lots of fun.
Arrived back in marina at 1329 hrs.