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Sailing Labour Weekend 22 Oct 2016

posted 21 Oct 2016, 21:54 by Geoff Head   [ updated 5 Dec 2017, 08:45 ]
Crew: Millaray, Graciela, Kerry P. Geoff

Forecast: Southerly 15 knots, becoming southerly 10 knots but southeast 15 knots about the south coast this afternoon, then easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fair visibility in a few morning showers, then fine.

Beautiful clear day with southerly breezes. Departed Chaffers at 1440 hrs. Millaray did some practise steering first (did very well!) and then we hoisted Mainsail with one reef and the No. 3 Jib. and sailed across the harbour to the shelter of Kau Bay where we picked up the RPNYC mooring and stopped for afternoon tea.

First outing with the new GPS driven Clipper EasyLog which gave us very accurate Speed Over Ground at all times. Halo was going well at over 6.5 knots SOG under sail.

Returned to marina at 1630 hrs. Total Distance covered: 5.5 Nautical Miles
        
 
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21 Oct 2016, 21:54