Matthew Flinders did it in a Government ship. I have planned for 30 years to do it in a sailing catamaran. Unfortunately the Government hadn't been handing out catamarans in those years so we have our own at last. An Australian designed and built Seawind 1000XL www.seawindcats.com She will be launched in late October and following sea trials will be ready for us to take possession on beautiful Sydney Harbour in early November.
After a few days of getting acquainted with her and a couple of day sails around the harbour, weather permitting, we will point her bows out through the famous Sydney Heads and follow that well worn passage north to Pittwater. This will be the first leg of her maiden voyage from Sydney to our home port of Noosa Heads. From here when we are satisfied the cyclone season has expired for 2011 we will depart on our sailing adventure.
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