Cruising

  • Ward Island with Grant Crew:  Geoff and GrantMarine Forecast: Friday : Northwest 20 knots gusting 30 knots, easing to 15 knots this morning, then turning southerly 10 knots early afternoon. Rising to southeast 15 ...
    Posted 8 Oct 2018, 20:11 by Geoff Head
  • Wellington Harbour with Bruce and James - 12 Sept 2018 Crew: Geoff, Bruce, James Forecast: Wednesday : Northerly 15 knots but 20 knots about the south coast developing by late morning, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots but 30 knots ...
    Posted 13 Sep 2018, 15:08 by Geoff Head
  • Chaffers to Seaview - 22 June 2018 Crew - Geoff & MurrayForecast - Variable winds 5 kts, clear skies.Popped over to Seaview Marina to use up the $50 Fuel Voucher we won on the 24-Hour Race - before ...
    Posted 24 Jun 2018, 22:37 by Geoff Head
  • Wgtn Harbour with Bob and Nicky - 9 May 2018 Crew: Geoff, Bob, Nicky and Shorty (the dog).Forecasts: Northerly 15 knots, easing to variable 5 knots this afternoon. Northeast 10 knots developing this evening. Sea slight. Fine weather.After ...
    Posted 9 May 2018, 23:13 by Geoff Head
  • Picton to Wellington - 15 April 2018 Crew: Geoff & GrantCook Coastal Forecast: Southeast 15 knots, turning Sunday morning northeast 10 knots, then rising late Sunday northerly 25 knots.Travelling Eastbound: Leave Tory Channel 2 hours after ...
    Posted 18 Apr 2018, 10:22 by Geoff Head
  • Nelson to Picton 1-2 April 2018 Crew: Geoff & Graciela                    
    Posted 18 Sep 2018, 03:07 by Geoff Head
  • D'Urville Island to Nelson - 30 March 2018 Crew: Geoff & GracielaForecast Coastal Area Abel: Northerly 15 knots easing to variable 10 knots south of Separation Point this evening.           
    Posted 18 Sep 2018, 03:13 by Geoff Head
  • Picton to D'Urville Island - 28 March 2018 Crew: Geoff, GracielaForecast Stephens: Northwest 15 knots west of Stephens Island Wednesday morning, then becoming northwest 15 knots but southwest 15 knots in the west Wednesday afternoon.              
    Posted 18 Sep 2018, 03:19 by Geoff Head
  • Cruising Sounds 12-27 March 2018 Based in Picton, Blackwood Bay.Crew: Geoff, Graciela, Jenny, Jono, Isabelle and Max.                                
    Posted 18 Apr 2018, 11:15 by Geoff Head
  • Cook Strait Crossing Wgtn to Picton - 10 March 2018 Crew: Geoff, Paul, Robyn, CarineForecast Cook: Southerly 35 knots, easing to 20 knots this morning, and to variable 10 knots this afternoon. Very rough sea,easing. Southerly swell 2 ...
    Posted 18 Sep 2018, 03:21 by Geoff Head
  • Wgtn Harbour Night Sailing Practice - 23 Feb 2018 Crew: Geoff, Robert, Grant, Eduardo, MurrayForecast: 10-5 kts variable winds dying out. Clear skies.In preparation for the 24-Hour Endurance Race next week we took Halo out ...
    Posted 27 Feb 2018, 23:55 by Geoff Head
  • Somes Island with Giovanna & Adriana - 29 Jan 2017 Crew: Geoff, Graciela, Giovanna, AdrianaMarine Forecast: Forecast: Southerly 15 knots easing to southeast 10 knots this morning, then to variable 5 knots around midday. Northerly 10 knots developing in ...
    Posted 20 Feb 2018, 13:17 by Geoff Head
  • Kau Bay with Tindalls 15 Jan 2018 Crew: Geoff, Graciela, Anzak, Fleur, Imogene, TennysonForecast: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 10 knots developing this evening. Sea slight. Fine weather.Another hot day in Wellington so took out the ...
    Posted 15 Jan 2018, 13:53 by Geoff Head
  • Somes Island with Brent 13 Jan 2018 Crew: Brent and PeterForecast: Northeast 10 knots, rising to northerly 15 knots for a time this afternoon. Sea slight. Mainly fine.Before departing Chaffer Geoff spent a while trying ...
    Posted 15 Jan 2018, 11:55 by Geoff Head
  • Somes Island with Peter and Caroline 30 Dec 2017 Crew: Peter, Caroline, Graciela, GeoffForecast: Variable 5 knots in the morning. Northerly 15 knots developing in the afternoon, rising to 20 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in ...
    Posted 1 Jan 2018, 20:51 by Geoff Head
  • Kau Bay - Graciela and Geoff - 23 Dec 2017 Crew: Graciela and GeoffForecast: Southerly 10 knots easing to variable 5 knots early this evening. EBYMBC Race 13154 hrs.Graciela and I motored Halo round to Evans Bay to ...
    Posted 29 Dec 2017, 12:10 by Geoff Head
  • Cook Strait Crossing - Wellington To Waikawa 30 Nov 2017 Crew: Geoff, Murray, Grant.Forecast Cook: Southerly 5 knots easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Southerly swell rising to 1 metre. Poor visibility in patchy drizzle this ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 15:21 by Geoff Head
  • Matiu/Somes Island - 24 Sept 2017 Crew: Eduardo, Marco, Agustín (Snr), Agustín (Jnr), GeoffWeather: Northerly 15-20 knots Rigged up the No. 3 Headsail and departed from Chaffers Marina at 1037 hrs. We made our ...
    Posted 4 Dec 2017, 00:41 by Geoff Head
  • Evans Bay Quickslip and Back to Chaffers 12-14 Sept 2017 Crew: GeoffDelivery of Halo to Evans Bay slipway to complete Cat 3 Certification test by Kim McMorran as well as hull washdown and zinc anode replacement. Tuesday - Chaffers Marina ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 08:34 by Geoff Head
  • Quick Sail Depth Sounder Trial - 30 July 2017 Crew: GeoffForecast: Northerly 10 knotsTook Halo out single-handed to take advantage of the nice day and to do sea trials of the recently repaired Clipper Duet Depth ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 08:35 by Geoff Head
  • Wellington Harbour Sailing 8 July 2017 Crew: Lee, Graciela, GeoffMarine Forecast: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 10 knots developing in the afternoon. Sea slight. Fine, then fair visibility in a few showers from afternoon.Left Chaffers ...
    Posted 29 Aug 2017, 19:43 by Geoff Head
  • Evans Bay Quick Slip and Sailing - 3 June 2017 Crew: Peter, Paul Jennings, GeoffMarine Forecast: Southeast 15 knots but 10 knots about the Harbour, becoming southerly 10 knots everywhere this afternoon, then easing to variable 5 knots this ...
    Posted 29 Aug 2017, 19:43 by Geoff Head
  • Tenacious Tall Ship Welcome - 27 May 2017 Crew: Peter, Eduardo, Sandra, Murray, GeoffMarine Forecast: Light northerlies changing to strong southerlies in the evening.Departed Chaffers Marina at 1200 hrs with Mainsail and No.1 Genoa and ...
    Posted 4 Dec 2017, 01:02 by Geoff Head
  • Spinnaker Practice - 14 May 2017 Crew: Geoff and PeterMarine forecast: Northerly 10 knots, changing southerly 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods.Left Chaffers at 1030 hrs with Mainsail and No. 3 Genoa ...
    Posted 4 Dec 2017, 01:03 by Geoff Head
  • Wellington Harbour 21 April 2017 Marine Forecast; Northerlies 5-10 kts, fine.Crew:  GeoffAfter doing some maintenance on the winch, cast off from Chaffers  at 1235 hrs and hoisted the Main and No. 3 ...
    Posted 15 Aug 2017, 03:33 by Geoff Head
  • Ward Island with Villoutas - 9 April 2017 Marine Forecast:  Fine, 5 knots variable southerly windsCrew:  Sandra, Eduardo, Javiera, Graciela, Isabelle, GeoffDeparted Chaffers Marina at 1230 hrs and sailed across Wellington Harbour with No. 1 Genoa ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 08:37 by Geoff Head
  • Stuffing Box Sea Trials and Test Sail - Feb 2017 Forecast: Southerly 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine.Crew: GeoffTook Halo out to sea trial the readjusted stuffing box. Previously dripping once per ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 08:40 by Geoff Head
  • Fish and Chip Friday on Halo - Feb 2017 Forecast:  5 kts southerlyCrew: Jenny, Jono, Isabelle, Graciela, GeoffBeautiful evening in Wellington so decided to have fish and chips dinner on Halo. Dropped the anchor in Oriental Bay ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 08:38 by Geoff Head
  • Ward Island 19 Feb 2017 Marine Forecast: Variable 5 knots, becoming southerly 10 knots about the south coast for a time this afternoon. Sea slight. Fine spells.Crew: Joanna, Graciela, Geoff Departed Chaffers at 1033 ...
    Posted 15 Aug 2017, 03:43 by Geoff Head
  • Matiu Somes Island with Villoutas & Helen 28 Jan 2017 Crew: Sandra, Cecilia, Vaite, Auntie Helen, Graciela, Geoff Wellington Marine: Southerly 10 knots, turning northerly 10 knots late afternoon, rising to 20 knots late evening. Sea becoming moderate late evening ...
    Posted 25 Sep 2018, 19:40 by Geoff Head
  • Somes Island with Prendevilles - 10 Jan 2017 Forecast: Southerly 10 knots easing to variable 5 knots early afternoon. Crew: Jo, Josh, Ruby, Maaike, GeoffAfter completing crew instruction and safety briefing we departed Chaffers Marina 1051 hrs ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 08:37 by Geoff Head
  • Cook Strait Crossing Geoff & Graciela - 3 Jan 2017 Crew:  Geoff and GracielaAfter the high winds of the last few days we were a bit cautious about the planned crossing for Tuesday 3 Jan. Gale warning for the ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 08:39 by Geoff Head
  • New Year in Sounds - Geoff & Graciela 30 Dec 2016 Crew - Geoff and Graciela30 Dec - Took the 2pm Interislander ferry to Picton arriving at 6pm. Graciela went to the supermarket for supplies while Geoff waited at the ferry terminal ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 08:40 by Geoff Head
  • Family Sounds Cruising 20-24 Dec 2016 Crew:  Nick, Marianna, Jenny, Jono, Isabelle, Graciela, GeoffDay 1  - 20 Dec Picton to Furneaux LodgeAfter a relaxing crossing from Wellington on the morning Interislander ferry "Kaitaki" we arrived ...
    Posted 4 Dec 2017, 01:06 by Geoff Head
  • Cruising Sounds with Robert - Dec 2016 Crew: Geoff and Robert10 Dec - In contrast to the beautiful day we had for the crossing the the day before, the weather now turned to custard in Picton with ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 08:41 by Geoff Head
  • Cook Strait Crossing Robert, Peter & Geoff - 9 Dec 2016 Crew: Peter, Robert, GeoffThe weather forecasts were looking promising for the sailing (dying southerlies) even though the days before and after were not good.Marine Forecast for Cook: Southerly ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 08:46 by Geoff Head
  • Sailing to Evans Bay with Robert - 26 Oct 2016 Crew: Robert, GeoffForecast: Southerly 15 knots, easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fair visibility in showers, clearing this evening.Wet and wild weather but as it ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 08:44 by Geoff Head
  • Sailing Labour Weekend 22 Oct 2016 Crew: Millaray, Graciela, Kerry P. GeoffForecast: Southerly 15 knots, becoming southerly 10 knots but southeast 15 knots about the south coast this afternoon, then easing to variable 5 knots ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 08:45 by Geoff Head
  • Isabelle's First Sailing - 10 Oct 2016 Marine Forecast: Northerly 15 knots developing everywhere this afternoon, rising to 20 knots late evening. Sea becoming moderate late evening. Fine.Crew: Geoff, Graciela, Jenny and Isabelle!Beautiful fine and ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 08:47 by Geoff Head
  • Sailing 24 Sept 2016 - Sea Trials New Autopilot Single-handed Grew - GeoffForecast: Southeast 10 knots, rising to 15 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Cloudy.Forecast was good so decided to take Halo out to test the new ST2000+ AutoPilot ...
    Posted 18 Dec 2017, 21:58 by Geoff Head
  • Sailing Sunday 28 Aug 2016 Crew: Graciela and GeoffMarine forecast: Southerly 10 knots, becoming northwest 15 knots early this morning, rising to 20 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming moderate this afternoon. Mostly fine.Lovely ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 08:51 by Geoff Head
  • Short Outing in Harbour to Test Depth Sounder - Aug 2016 Crew:  GeoffAfter installing the new In-Hull Transducer kit motored Halo out into the harbour (single-handed) to test the Clipper depth sounder. At shallow water worked perfectly but ...
    Posted 29 Aug 2017, 20:30 by Geoff Head
  • Relaunch of Halo and Sailing Back Home - July 2016 Marine Forecast: Northerly 17 knots gusting 20. Sea moderate. Cloudy periodsCrew: Grant and GeoffAfter 2 weeks on the hard at Evans Bay Boatyard repainting hull with antifoul and ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 08:53 by Geoff Head
  • Motoring To Evans Bay - 29 June 2016 Marine Forecast: Variable 5 knots. Southeast 10 knots developing this morning, Cloudy with poor visibility in rain from this afternoon.Crew: Geoff (first time single handed)Departed Chaffers Marina at ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 08:54 by Geoff Head
  • Somes Island - 5 June 2016 Met Service Forecast: Northerly 10 knots developing this morning, turning southerly 10 knots late evening. Sea slight. Fine, apart from a few cloudy periods.Windfinder Forecast: 12h to 13h: 13 ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 08:56 by Geoff Head
  • Crossing Cook Strait - Ngaruru Bay to Wgtn 16 April 2016 Marine Forecast: Cape Terawhiti 15-20 kt northeasterly winds, fine, 1-1.4 mt swell.  Crew: Peter, Mark, Graciela Geoff. To catch the best tides for an easterly crossing we ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 08:55 by Geoff Head
  • Marlborough Sounds 30 March to 16 April 2016 Thur 31 March - Picton Our first day in Picton relaxing after the excitement of the Cook Strait Crossing yesterday. Walked the coastal route to Bob’s Bay. Lots of tourists ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 08:57 by Geoff Head
  • Cook Strait Crossing 30 March 3016 Marine Forecast:  Cape Terawhiti 10-15 kt southerly winds, clouds clearing, 1-1.5 mt swell.Crew:  Simon, Peter, Graciela, GeoffGraciela and Geoff slept the previous night on board ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 09:12 by Geoff Head
  • Matiu/Somes Island -Sunday 20 March 2016 Marine Forecast: Northeast 10 knots rising to northerly 15 knots this morning. Easing to northeast 10 knots again late evening. Sea slight. Fine.Crew: Peter, Malcolm, Graciela, GeoffDeparted Chaffers ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 09:13 by Geoff Head
  • Nick and Marianna - Saturday 12 March 2016 Marine Forecast:  Becoming southerly 15 knots but southeast 20 knots about the south coast this morning then easing to variable 5 knots everywhere early afternoon. Northerly 10 knots developing this ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 10:25 by Geoff Head
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