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 →

Sailing on the Endeavour – November 2019

 As a young lad I loved reading the Hornblower novels and always dreamed of adventures sailing the oceans on tall ships. So when the opportunity came up to join the HMB Endeavour for the four day Picton to Wellington section of the Tuia 250 expedition around New Zealand, I signed up without a second thought. ... Continue Reading →

Picton – Ngaruru Bay – Wellington – 15 April 2018

Crew: Geoff & GrantCook Coastal Forecast: Southeast 15 knots, turning Sunday morning northeast 10 knots, then rising late Sunday northerly 25 knots.Travelling Eastbound: Leave Tory Channel 2 hours after the tidal stream commences setting E. You will have a favourable tidal stream across Cook Strait and through the Cape Terawhiti-Sinclair Head area.Preferred weather: Northerly wind.The Plan:Friday 13... Continue Reading →

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