Crew: Geoff, Bob, Nicky and Shorty (the dog).
Forecasts: Northerly 15 knots, easing to variable 5 knots this afternoon. Northeast 10 knots developing this evening. Sea slight. Fine weather.
After the safety briefing we cast off from Chaffers Marina at 1006 hrs. After giving Bob some practise on helm motoring around we hoisted the Mainsail and No. 3 Jib and tacked our way across the harbour towards Somes Island. Good 16 kts northerly breeze with stronger gusts coming thru at times. Boat speed 6 to 6.5 kts SOG.
Arrived at south end of Somes Island at 1140 and picked up the mooring and had lunch. Shorty was getting anxious to go to the toilet on land so we sailed across to Seaview Marina and tied up up at the visitors dock at 1326 and had a nice coffee and let Shorty run around and do his business.
Departed Seaview at 1416 and had a fast sail back to Wellington with tail wind and Bob doing a great job on helm. Speed up to 7.2 kts at times!
Arrived back at Chaffers at 1526 hrs.