Tuesday, November 16, 2010

First 22 nautical miles under sail

5:40am a surf boat crew out training sounded very close to Truansea so it is not only sailors that are a bit different they needed a torch to maintain a safe distance off the rocky shore. Reason enough to put the kettle on, Lyn loves her cuppa, and have breakfast. 7:15am plenty of light and 8 - 10 knots of SW wind as we weighed anchor and hoisted sail as we approached Sydney Heads one other cat and a mono followed us out but failed to head us all the way to Barrenjoey Headland. Pretty sloppy sea 1.5m - 2m swell from the SE with about a metre of sea from the NE and wind 12 - 18 knots from the south so wobbled about a bit. One little heart racing event as the jib car slid off the track but other than that an uneventful sail up to Pittwater. We are swinging on a mooring at Careel Bay and will get away early tomorrow for the leg up to Port Stephens. (78nm).

Andrew, Warwick if your reading this can you let me know if stoppers were fitted to the end of your jib sheet tracks please.



  1. Brian - absolutely stoppers should be there

  2. Interestingly enough, no, there were no stoppers on ours. But they did appear a few days later - I hope they weren't perloined (?) from Truansea