Crew: Geoff, Jono, Jenny, Isabelle, Max Marine Forecast: Variable 5 knots. Southerly 10 knots developing for a time this afternoon and evening. Northerly 10 knots developing overnight. Sea slight. Fine.Our first sailing in 2019! With a perfect day for sailing forecast we left Chaffers Marina at 1422 hrs and hoisted the Main and No. 3 Jib. The... Continue Reading →
Crew: Geoff, Kerry, Sam, Josh, Nick and LucasForecast: Variable 5 knots, cloud clearing in the morning.We set off from Chaffers Marina at 1000 hrs with Mainsail and No. 3 Jib hoisted and set course for Mākaro-Ward Island. Wind was a stronger than forecasted getting up to 15 kts southerly once we passed Pt Halswell. The... Continue Reading →
Crew: Geoff and GrantMarine Forecast: Friday : Northwest 20 knots gusting 30 knots, easing to 15 knots this morning, then turning southerly 10 knots early afternoon. Rising to southeast 15 knots about the south coast this evening. Moderate sea, easing this morning. Partly cloudy,fair visibility in a few showers from evening. Departed Chaffers Marina at 1030... Continue Reading →
Crew: Geoff, Bruce, James Forecast: Wednesday : Northerly 15 knots but 20 knots about the south coast developing by late morning, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots but 30 knots gusting 40 knots in the south this afternoon. Sea becoming rough this afternoon. Cloud developing this morning, becoming fine this afternoon.We met on Halo at 1000... Continue Reading →
Crew - Geoff & MurrayForecast - Variable winds 5 kts, clear skies.Popped over to Seaview Marina to use up the $50 Fuel Voucher we won on the 24-Hour Race - before it expires.Rigged up the No,1 LT Genoa and Main and departed Chaffers at 1146 hrs. Due to the lack of wind we motored across... Continue Reading →
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.... Continue Reading →
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 →
Crew: Geoff & Graciela Forecast Coastal Area Abel: Northerly 15 knots easing to variable 10 knots south of Separation Point this evening.