Matiu / Somes Island 27 Feb 2023

Crew: Peter, Caroline, Mark, Jane, Geoff and Graciela, Today: Variable 5 knots in the morning. Southerly 10 knots developing about midday then rising to 15 knots in the afternoon. Peter and Caroline's friends, Mark and Jane, were visiting Wellington so we took the opportunity to take them out for a harbour cruise. Mark has sailed on... Continue Reading →

EBYMBC Summer Series 25 Feb 2023

Crew: Geoff, Grant, Anastasia, Murray. Forecast: On Friday the Metservice was forecasting Southerly 20 knots gusting 30 knots but on Saturday morning thankfully they downgraded it to Southerly 15 kts so the race was on! We all met at Chaffers and after showing off to the crew Halo's new engine exhaust pipe and diesel heater... Continue Reading →

New Diesel Heater – Feb 2023

I decided that we needed to get a heater for Halo after some rather cold nights while cruising outside the summer season. After looking at other boats and talking with boat owners it seemed a 2KW diesel powered unit was the way to go. I ordered a Chinese knock-off unit through AliExpress. OK there would... Continue Reading →

EBYMBC Summer Series 18 Feb 2023

Crew: Geoff, Murray, Patricia, Malcolm, Meredith. Forecast: Variable 5 knots, northerly 10 knots developing in the evening. Sea slight.  Following the terrible storms of Cyclone Gabrielle up north the previous week, Wellington harbour woke on Saturday morning to almost flat calm conditions but dirty brown water. With just enough breeze for racing we cast off... Continue Reading →

RPNYC Rum Race 13 Jan 2023

Crew: Geoff, Peter, Hugo, Anastasia, Nina, Grant and Murray. Forecast: Southerly 10 knots easing to variable 5 knots everywhere this evening. Sea slight. Fine. We cast off from Chaffers Marina at 1730 hrs in a beautiful evening and started rigging the No. 1 Heavy Genoa with full main. Positions were allocated, Peter on helm, Grant... Continue Reading →

Harbour Sailing – Orcas! 9 Jan 2023

Crew: Geoff, Grant, Peter, Murray, Hugo. Forecast: Becoming southeast 15 knots in the morning, then easing to 10 knots in the evening. LW 1406 hrs. The forecast was looking good for a relaxing sail with mates around the harbour with the intention of visiting Seaview for coffee/lunch. We cast off from Chaffers Marina at 1050 hrs... Continue Reading →

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