Harbour Sailing – 27 Dec 2018

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 →

Ward Island with Grant – 6 Oct 2018

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 →

Chaffers to Seaview – 22 June 2018

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 →

Wgtn Harbour with Bob and Nicky – 9 May 2018

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 →

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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