Somes Island with Peter and Caroline 30 Dec 2017

Crew: Peter, Caroline, Graciela, GeoffForecast: Variable 5 knots in the morning. Northerly 15 knots developing in the afternoon, rising to 20 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the evening. Fine weather.Departed Chaffers at 1215 hrs, Sailed across the harbour with Main and No. 3 Jib reaching south end of Somes island at 1300 hrs.... Continue Reading →

Matiu/Somes Island – 24 Sept 2017

Crew: Eduardo, Marco, Agustín (Snr), Agustín (Jnr), Geoff Weather: Northerly 15-20 knots Rigged up the No. 3 Headsail and departed from Chaffers Marina at 1037 hrs. We made our way across the harbour with around 16 kts northerly wind. Marco did a great job on helm on a close reach with good speed up to... Continue Reading →

Wellington Harbour Sailing 8 July 2017

Crew: Lee, Graciela, Geoff Marine Forecast: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 10 knots developing in the afternoon. Sea slight. Fine, then fair visibility in a few showers from afternoon.Left Chaffers Marina at 1144 hrs. Hoisted mainsail and No.1 LT Genoa and sailed on a port tack with Lee on the helm across to Point Halswell at... Continue Reading →

Welcome Tenacious Tall Ship – 27 May 2017

Crew: Peter, Eduardo, Sandra, Murray, Geoff Marine Forecast: Light northerlies changing to strong southerlies in the evening. Departed Chaffers Marina at 1200 hrs with Mainsail and No.1 Genoa and almost no wind. Headed north slowly towards Somes island. Had lunch on the way. Thanks Sandra for the great quiche! At 1330 hrs hoisted the spinnaker.... Continue Reading →

Spinnaker Practice – 14 May 2017

Crew: Geoff and Peter Marine forecast: Northerly 10 knots, changing southerly 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Left Chaffers at 1030 hrs with Mainsail and No. 3 Genoa and tacked up towards Ngauranga Gorge. Geoff inadvertently dropped the binoculars case over the side so we took advantage to practice our MOB procedure! Peter... Continue Reading →

Wellington Harbour 21 April 2017

Marine Forecast; Northerlies 5-10 kts, fine.Crew: GeoffAfter doing some maintenance on the winch, cast off from Chaffers at 1235 hrs and hoisted the Main and No. 3 Genoa. (Would have used No. 1 by was being cautious due to sailing single-handed).A nice breeze and beautiful fine day so navigated around north of Somes Island towards... Continue Reading →

Ward Island with Villoutas – 9 April 2017

Crew: Sandra, Eduardo, Javiera, Graciela, Isabelle, GeoffMarine Forecast: Fine, 5 knots variable southerly windsDeparted Chaffers Marina at 1230 hrs and sailed across Wellington Harbour with No. 1 Genoa and full Mainsail. Southerly was a steady 10-12 knots which gave us speeds of around 6 knots with Javi doing a great job on helm!Arrived at Ward... Continue Reading →

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