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 →

Harbour Sail and Raft-up – 23 Aug 2020

Crew: Geoff, Irene, Blair. Forecast: Northerly 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots in the morning. Northeast 10 knots developing in the evening. Sea slight. Cloudy, chance of some showers during the day. Departed Chaffers at 1116 hrs. We hoisted the No. 1 LT Genoa and Mainsail and headed north with Irene on helm. Very light... Continue Reading →

Harbour Sailing and Raft-up – 27 June 2020

Crew: Geoff, Albrecht, Mia, Lorna. Forecast: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing this evening. Sea slight. Cloudy. Fair visibility in a few showers developing this morning. After helping Murray with mooring lines for the arrival of Juscinta's yacht Southern Rose at Chaffers we cast off at 1118 hrs. Wind was a very light 3 kts... Continue Reading →

Harbour Sail and Raft-up – 23 May 2020

Crew: Geoff, Rebecca, Peter, Ken, Lorna, Juliet. Forecast: Northerly 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots this morning. Southerly 10 knots developing this afternoon, then tending northerly 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Mainly fine.We cast off from Chaffers at 1115 hrs and followed Temptation out into the harbour. With Peter on helm we hoisted the Mainsail and... Continue Reading →

Harbour Night Sail Practice – 6 March 2020

Crew: Geoff, Seamus, Lorna, Eduardo, Malcolm. Forecast: Southeast 10 knots but 15 knots in the south, easing to variable 5 knots everywhere in the evening. Sea slight. Fine. All crew joined Halo for a Harbour Night Sail Practice. We started at 8 pm with a Trip Report (TR) call to Wellington Radio on ch. 14. We practised... Continue Reading →

Matiu/Somes Island – 11 Feb 2020

Crew: Geoff, Graciela, Jonathan, Kathy, Mark and Allison. Forecast: Northerly 15 knots but 20 knots about the south coast, easing to 10 knots everywhere late morning and to variable 5 knots around midday. Becoming southerly 10 knots this afternoon. Sea moderate about the south coast this morning. Fine apart from areas of cloud,morning and evening. The... 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 →

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