RPNYC Rum Race – 20 Nov 2020

Crew: Geoff, Eduardo, Murray, Juliet. Forecast: Northerly 10 knots rising to 20 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming moderate this afternoon. Fine spells. We cast off from Chaffers at 1735 hrs with the wind blowing 15 kts northerly and rigged up the No. 3 Jib and full main. Positions were Murray on helm, Eduardo and Juliet... Continue Reading →

EBYMBC Holmes Cup – 17 Oct 2020

Crew: Geoff, Bruce, Nikolas, Lorna, Martin and Petra. Today: Southerly 15 knots, easing to 10 knots this afternoon and to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fair visibility in occasional showers, clearing this afternoon. Departed Chaffers Marina at 1105 hrs with Geoff, Bruce and Nikolas on board. With wind averaging 14 kts southerly we decided... Continue Reading →

EBYMBC Opening Day – 10 Oct 2020

Crew: Geoff, Murray, Albrecht, Martin, Petra. Forecast: Northeast 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots for a time in the afternoon and evening. Sea slight. Mostly fine, high cloud increasing. Departed Chaffers at 1000 hrs with Martin and Petra (plus Andrew and Cristina who came for the ride) and did some practise sailing with No.... Continue Reading →

EBYMBC Winter Series – 15 August 2020

Crew: Geoff, Jason, Lorna, Ken, Albrecht. Forecast: Northerly 10 knots easing to variable 5 knots this afternoon. Southerly 15 knots developing this evening. Sea slight. Fine. Departed Chaffers with Albrecht, Lorna and Geoff with 10 kts northerly we hoisted the maxi spinnaker for a pre-race practice down the bay with Lorna on helm and Geoff... Continue Reading →

EBYMBC Winter Series – 1 August 2020

Crew: Geoff, Lorna, Peter, Ken, Albrecht. Forecast: Northerly 10 knots. Sea slight. Fine with high cloud. Geoff, Lorna and Peter joined Halo at Chaffers and after rigging the Genoa No. 1 and Maxi Spinnaker we cast off at 1011 hrs and motor sailed with the Mainsail until we got out past Pt. Jerningham. The Northerly... Continue Reading →

EBYMBC Winter Series Race Three – 4th July 2020

Crew: Geoff, Jason, Eduardo, Abrecht, Lorna. Metservice Forecast: Northerly 10 knots, rising to 15 knots this morning, and to 25 knots gusting 35 knots early this evening. Winds 5 knots lighter in the harbour from morning. Sea becoming rough out of the harbour early evening. Becoming cloudy. We cast off from Chaffers at 1007 hrs. Hoisted... Continue Reading →

EBYMBC Winter Series Race One – 6 June 2020

Crew: Geoff, Eduardo, Murray, Juscinta, Albrecht, Lorna. Forecast: Northerly 20 knots, changing southerly 30 knots gusting 40 knots late afternoon or early evening. Southerly easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough early evening. Mainly fine, poor visibility in heavy showers from late afternoon. We cast off from Chaffers Marina at 1040... Continue Reading →

RPNYC Rum Race – 20 March 2020

Crew: Geoff, Murray, Jason.Forecast: Southerly 15 kts easing to 10 kts.Our first Rum Race for Halo. We cast off from the berth at 1728 hrs to allow plenty of time to test the mainsail which we had removed that week for repairs to the sail cover. With wind reading from 16 to 20 knots we... Continue Reading →

24 Hour Endurance Race – 14-15 March 2020

Crew: Geoff, Ken, Murray, Lorna, Eduardo, Malcolm. Wednesday 4 MarchGeoff and Ken attended the 24 Hour Race First Skippers’ briefing at 1930 on Wednesday 4 March at LBYC. Race director Theo Muller welcomed us and introduced Race Officer Bob Rowell and Brent Porter who gave us lots of instructions about the course, weather limits, boat... Continue Reading →

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