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 🙂 in preparation for the the... Continue Reading →

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 →

Oriental Bay Fishing Trip – 31 Jan 2021

Crew: Geoff, Graciela, Jenny, Jono, Isabelle and Max. Forecast: Southerly 10 knots easing to variable 5 knots early this evening. Northerly 10 knots developing late evening. Sea slight. Fine. Isabelle and Max 's first fishing adventure! They'd read stories of people going fishing so we decided to take them out to Oriental Bay to give them... Continue Reading →

Kau Bay Sail and Raft-up – 29 Dec 2020

Crew: Geoff, Peter, Malcolm. Forecast: Southerly 10 knots, rising to 15 knots this morning, easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods, but long afternoon fine spells. With the weather finally settling down after the Christmas storms, we arranged with Paul on Temptation to do a combined harbour sail and raft-up. Peter and... Continue Reading →

Mākaro/Ward Island – 21 Dec 2020

Crew: Geoff, Graciela, Jenny, Isabelle and Max. Today: Southerly 15 knots, easing to 10 knots this afternoon. Becoming northerly 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. First time this season taking out Isabelle and Max on Halo. We departed Chaffers Dock at 1245 hrs and hoisted the Mainsail and No. 2 Jib. With Graciela on... Continue Reading →

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