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Ward Island with Peter & Malcolm - 13 Sept

posted 12 Sep 2015, 23:14 by Geoff Head   [ updated 5 Dec 2017, 11:05 ]
Marine Forecast: Southerly 20 knots rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough this evening. Cloudy, fair visibility in the odd shower.

Hiked up Mt. Kaukau in the morning. Clear skies and light northerly breeze motivated us to go sailing in the afternoon.

With Peter and Malcolm W. we started rigging the boat at 1.30 pm and due to the almost lack of wind decided to put up the No, 1 Genoa. By the time we were ready tho, the wind had already changed to a brisk southerly as predicted by the forecast. Quick decision was made to take down the No1 and hoist the small No. 3. And we hadn't even left the marina yet.

Finally got out in the harbour and had a good sail out towards Ward Is. As we got the full blast of the Southerly in Evans Bay we decided to try out the Storm Jib. Made steering a lot easier.

Go over to Ward Is quickly and anchored on the lee side and enjoyed a coffee and lovely muffins. Thanks Caroline!