Southern Rose Delivery – 9 February 2022

Crew: Geoff, Peter, Murray, Colin. Forecast Variable 5 knots. Southerly 10 knots developing late morning, turning northeast 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Mostly cloudy. Fair visibility in a few showers developing in the evening. Murray asked if we could assist him to deliver Juscinta's boat, Southern Rose, from Seaview back to Wellington. Her boat's... Continue Reading →

Return to Ward Island 16 Jan 2022

Crew: Geoff, Graciela, Jenny, Jono, Isabelle and Max. Forecast: Variable 5 knots. Becoming southeast 10 knots, but 15 knots about the south coast this morning. Becoming variable 5 knots but northeast 10 knots about the harbour in the evening. Sea slight. Fine.  Another wonderful trip to 'Treasure Island' with family. We were a bit worried... Continue Reading →

Mākaro/Ward Island – 4 Jan 2022

Crew: Geoff, Graciela, Louise, Nick, Lucas and Chelsea. Forecast: Variable 5 knots. Southerly 10 knots developing late morning. Sea slight. Fine with high cloud. We cast off from our berth at 1150 hrs and hoisted the mainsail and No. 2 jib. The southerly breeze was about 12 kts by the time we passed Pt Jerningham and... Continue Reading →

Quickslip and Harbour Sail – 18 Nov 2021

Crew: Geoff, Graciela, Malcolm. Forecast: Variable 5 knots. Changing southerly 10 knots this morning, then becoming northerly 10 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Fine. In preparation for Saturday's Island Bay race we took advantage of a nice day to do a bottom clean at the Evans Bay slipway. We cast off from Chaffers at 0950... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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