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Wgtn Harbour - 12 March 2015

posted 13 Mar 2015, 14:18 by Geoff Head   [ updated 5 Dec 2017, 11:09 ]
Marine Forecast: Southerly 15 knots, easing to 5 knots this evening.

Late afternoon sail with Eduardo, and first-time sailors Vaite and Josefina.

Used full sail rig, Mainsail plus No. 1 Genoa. Good light breeze to start reaching 4.5 kts but when we were retuning speed dropped down to 1 kt so powered up the Nanni and motored back. Had a visit from the police launch , "just saying hello".

First time out with the new depth sounder operational. Found that it worked well in the marina 10.8 mts and out to around 15 mts at which stage it lost signal. Regained signal when we came back in closer to the shore at about 14 mts.