Ishara, Airlie Beach to Sydney

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Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 1100 Hrs

32 37 S, 152 23 E. Getting close now. We are 3 Nm due East of Broughton Island near Port Stephens. Just 95 Nm to Sydney Heads. Its not looking like we will be making the Spit Bridge opening today so the current plan is to tie up at the CYCA Rushcutters bay overnight and through the bridge on its first opening on Thursday morning.

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 1100 Hrs

30 21 S, 1053 17 E, Currently 8 Nm East of Coffs Harbour. Almost half way to Sydney making reasonable progress. The current has bee assisting however the wind died right out overnight slowing our average down a bit. All is well

Monday, 26 February 2024, 1200 Hrs

28 05 S, 153 34 E, Currently just 5 Nm North of Tweed heads. We have switched over to NSW time as we approach the border. All calm and quiet here and crossing the Gold Coast seaway bar a few hours ago. We left Southport at around 9 am NSW time this morning. All is going well enjoying a pleasant sunny day.

Saturday, 24 February 2024, 1100 Hrs

Moored at “Mariners Cove Marina, Southport. Unfortunately the Yacht Club didn’t have the space for us this weekend. We left the anchorage this morning at 7am as planned for a stress free crossing of the shallows. Will look at the weather for the next few days but it currently lt seems like an early Monday morning start before the wind and seas settle to cross the bar to head south.

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Friday, 23 February 2024, 1745 Hrs

27 38 S, 153 20 E Anchored on the western side of Redlands Bay. We left the “Yard” Brisbane river today at around midday and have made the 30 Nm here, around halfway to the shallow area just after “Jacobs Well”. Anchoring for the night so as to make it through for high tide in the shallows tomorrow morning. All running fine. Unfortunate Tracey has rolled her ankle and will not be able to join us this time round.

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Wednesday, 21 February 2024

Current plan is to leave “The Yard” Brisbane after being lifted back into the water and heading South to Anchor overnight for an early 0830 Hrs high tide at Jacobs well on Saturday morning. Current forecasts show a southerly blowing through Southport easing on Sunday evening. Welcome aboard again Naeus and Tracey

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 1330 Hrs

27 26 S, 153 08 E. On the slipway at “the Yard” Brisbane. A problem with excessive leaking from the stern gland was discovered when we moored in Morton bay was discovered. Peter (the owner) decided it was better to fix now rather than nurse it to Sydney. We will take advantage of Ishara being out of the water and attend to a few other minor repairs and come back in a week or so to resume the final leg to Sydney.

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 1330 Hrs

26 56 S, 153 12 E, We arrived at the entrance to the main shipping channel in Morton Bay just before the Southerly Sydney sent up arrived at around 1100 hrs. Currently making our way south to find an anchorage for tonight before heading through the shallows to Southport tomorrow. Looking forward to a good rest tonight. All is good.

Tuesday, 6 February 2024, 1030 Hrs

24 22 S, 153 10 E, Just passed the “Breaksea Spit” to the north of Fraser Island and are now on a more southerly course. Expecting to have similar conditions for the next 24 or so hours but should get an updated forecast soon. All going well we are aiming to go inside Morton Island out of the SE winds and by-pass Mooloolaba and head for Southport instead. A little slower yesterday but soon the tidal influence will dissipate and hope to get some East Coast current assistance. All is fine.

Monday, 5 February 2024, 1100 Hrs

23 30 S, 151 19 E, Just crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, hopefully everything will cool off shortly. Making consistent progress in the currently light and SE wind still under engine. We are planning to go around the North end of Fraser Island and expect to be out of phone reception again for another 36 hrs or so. Will update again tomorrow as we make our way to Mooloolaba or Southport depending on conditions at the time. All is well.

Sunday, 4 February 2024, 1200 Hrs

21 44 S, 150 12 E, We are 5 Nm SW of middle Percy Island still under engine as expected but making reasonable progress. The water-pump issue has been temporarily fixed but the AIS position seems to be a bit intermittent at times but is working. All is well but still damn hot like a lot of the country. Phone reception is not expected again for around 24 more hours. All is well

Saturday, 3 February 2024, 1800 Hrs

20 44 S, 149 05 E, 5 Nm south of Goldsmith Island in the Anchor Island Group. Currently motoring in light winds which are predicted for the next few days so hoping to get a fair way south before the wind strengthens from Tuesday on.

We may loose reception soon for a couple of days so will be updating daily around lunchtime via the satellite phone. All is well except Pete W has his head in the bilge trying to sort a loose water-pump out.

1115 Hrs

Leaving Airlie Beach

ishara

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Jucasta, Esperance to Hobart

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Saturday, 16 December 2023, 2000 Hrs

Safely tied up at the CYC Adelaide

0700 Hrs

Leaving Anchor and underway again. A big job ahead trying to finish off the fresh food. Chicken Laksa last night, almost a full English Breakfast coming up, I’m not sure I can fit it in but then a Madras Curry that’s been marinating for a day or two. Anyway current ETA at CYC Adelaide looks like 2000 Hrs

Friday, 15 December 2023, 1900 Hrs

Anchored in Marion Bay, Yorke Peninsular SA. OK will be updating with photos and gaps filled when able. Anyway just 80 Nm to Adelaide so early start in the morning.

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 1400 Hrs

Arrived Port Lincoln, Rain and 30 kts on arrival just to rub it in. Thank you very much for your help Lancelot good luck with your travels.

Tuesday, 12 December 2023, 0830 Hrs

Anchor is up and underway. Its very light winds today so will be motor sailing with hopefully a couple of hours without engine until it drops out again this afternoon. Anyway slowly slowly until more wind tomorrow. Updates when able.

Monday, 11 December 2023, 1500 Hrs

Rested a bit, hot food is the order today. Currently the place looks like a Chinese laundry. Good to Air out and hopefully drying our gear a bit at least.

I don’t know how many hours I have spent trying to calculate when to leave here for Adelaide given the amount of fuel left over. Its not worth the stress however so will need to add more time and top up fuel in Port Lincoln. Not an easy job there but we are running too low to risk the longer trip.

The plan now is to leave here early morning tomorrow and should be in Port Lincoln Wednesday evening. From there we should be underway Thursday arriving in Adelaide for Friday – Saturday.

Sunday, 10 December 2023, 2300 Hrs

34 29 E, 135 23 E, Anchored in Farm Beach anchorage. Phew. Absolutely soaked to the bone, so damn cold my teeth are chattering. Anyway great Job Lancelot that was certainly not in the brochure. Sleep time!!!!

1030 Hrs

35 08 S, 135 71 E Trying to make the best course towards Port Lincoln. Unfortunately the forecast is for the wind to build to gale force this evening and we are currently not on track to get around the Cape at all before the rest of the shit hits the fan. Consequentially we are changing course and its towards an anchorage (Farm Beach) at the head of Coffin Bay” (unfortunate names around here)

Saturday, 9 December 2023, 1130 Hrs

35 35 S 133 42 E, Wind 20 Kts from the SSE but expecting it to increase and go further East. Trying to keep as much east as possible in our course so as to clear the Cape some 100 Nm away. Its been relentless the last few days so hopefully in 24 hrs time we are able to turn left and get the wind behind the beam. Pretty cold here overnight but I’m told Sydney is searing in 40 Degree temperatures.

Friday, 8 December 2023, 1400 Hrs

35 57 S, 131 59 E, We are heading for Port Lincoln for fuel and to try to sort out the Raymarine “Seatalk” network issues. First the autopilot went offline followed over the next few hours of everything (GPS, AIS Wind Instruments) Fortunately I have my own navigation system in place.

We will move on to another destination the minute we can see a weather break. Hope to have normal communications for the next update.

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 1100 Hrs

36 06 S, 129 47 E, Light winds as expected until tomorrow morning. The moment this position was recorded the Auto Pilot ceased to work (no Pilot). Followed the booklet and plugged and UN-plugged numerous times. Factory reset as well. Rebooted how many times I forget. AIS and GPS occasionally connection lost but only for a second or two. A couple of times the heading comes up on the autopilot but again for a second or two.

Back to the helm chain again.

5 + days of hand steering ! F@*k !!!! any suggestions from raymarine or new / Ex owners?

Dinah when your home from work can you follow up please, thank you.

PS Welcome aboard Alfie when we finally get to Portland !

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 1100 Hrs

35 29 S, 127 45 E, A very slow 24 Hrs trying to conserve fuel for the end of the leg. Average of only 4 Kts speed and only 75 Nm in the right direction Hopefully there wont be another day like this. The weather forecast downloaded on Sunday is still very accurate however I am updating our position today, hence the reason for an update today whilst the new forecast is being downloaded. Anyway we are somewhere near the middle of the Bight with 300 Nm behind us and still 700 Nm to Portland unless we need to revise our next stop location. All is well apart from the hair I have been ripping out.

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 1200 Hrs 35 12 S, 126 18 E,

Finally put some sail up early this morning. Only around 10 Kts from the South but at least the engine is off for a while. Expecting it to drop out tonight and a quiet day Wednesday before finally kicking in from the end of the week. Averaging under 5 Kts boat speed but now have a chance to top up the fuel tank and the usual engine checks.

Current ETA in Portland has now stretched out to Monday, Planning to fuel and shower etc within a day or so before heading off again for Hobart weather still permitting. Update again Thursday.

Monday, 4 December, 2023, 0900 Hrs, 34 38 S, 123 58 E

No wind since leaving so motored easterly for the last day before dropping down south to now be off the Continental shelf and into deep water. Forecast is for more of the same for a few days so motoring slowly to conserve fuel. At least its given us a chance to settle into a new sleep pattern. All is well.

Sunday, 3 December 2023, 0900 Hrs

Leaving Esperance. Please note a time change we have wound our clocks forward one hour which we will need to do several times across the Bight. Weather is reasonable with a lot of mororing in the first few days.We will need at least half the trip under sail due to the amount of fuel on board. Update again in 2 days.

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 1400 Hrs

All set and ready to go, we were planning to leaves this morning but there is a current strong wind warning for this area. We waited for the 10m update hoping its downgraded. It is forecast to blow from the S= SW up to 30 Kts but should settle down after that overnight. In short a little more of a wait till first light and we should be good to go after that. Update on leaving

Wednesday November 29, 2023 1130 – 1230 Hrs

Moved the boat from Bandy Creek to Esperance Yacht Club

Tuesday November 28, 2023 , 1600 Hrs

Arrival in Esperance

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Serendipity, Manly QLD to Sydney

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Monday, 6 November 2023, 1400 Hrs

Arrived Lavender Bay, well done guys. Thank you to Naeus, Mik and our shore person Dinah, much appreciated.

1200 Hrs

33 45 S, 151 21 E, Almost home. Just 5 Nm North of Sydney Heads. ETA ay the RSYS is around 1400 Hrs. finally this morning the conditions were perfect to have the main fully out as well as headsail and the engine off. A nice sunny morning to finish off on. Will update arrival at the Squadron later today.

Monday, 6 November 2023, 1200 Hrs

33 45 S, 151 21 E, Almost home. Just 5 Nm North of Sydney Heads. ETA at the RSYS is around 1400 Hrs. Finally this morning the conditions were perfect to have the main fully out as well as headsail and the engine off. A nice sunny morning to finish off on. Will update arrival at the Squadron later today.

Sunday, 5 November 2023, 1200 Hrs

32 07 S, 152 43 E, Currently around 8 Nm NE of Cape Hawke. A wet and a little bumpy last night and through the morning but its settled again until a little more is expected again this evening. Had a big pod of dolphins arrive this morning but a mutton bird soon crashed the party and they lost our attention. All is well except for soaking wet clothing.

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Saturday, 4 November 2023, 1300 Hrs

30 00 S, 153 23 E, Just passed north solitary island which is about 20 Nm North of Coffs’ Currently a little bit of head-sail up under engine still, but the wind is gradually building. We have made reasonable progress with the current assisting so making a bit over 5 Kts average. All is well

Friday, 3 November 2023, 1145 Hrs

Leaving Southport YC. Updates around midday or as soon as in internet range soon after.

Thursday, 2 November, 2023, 1640 hrs

Arrived Southport Yacht Club

0800 Hrs left Manly for Southport

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Olivetta, Airlie Beach to Manly QLD

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Saturday, 4 November 2023, 1300 Hrs

30 00 S, 153 23 E, Just passed north solitary island which is about 20 Nm North of Coffs’ Currently a little bit of head-sail up under engine still, but the wind is gradually building. We have made reasonable progress with the current assisting so making a bit over 5 Kts average. All is well

Thursday, 26 October 2023, 0445 Hrs

Berthed at the RQYS, Manly QLD. Thank you very much Peter, Naeus and Ben. Sorry for the lack of updates on this trip but will be doing so immediately and include some photos finally.

Berthed in Manly

Berthed in Manly

Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 0900 Hrs

25 59 S, 153 23 E, Currently 10 Nm SE of Double Island Point. Had a good run in a light following breeze. Finally a bit of the East Australian Current and engine to assist. This breese is predicted to increase this afternoon from the North so hopefully can give the engine a rest and be in Manly late tonight. Provisions are low but not expecting to eat the Cabin Boy today.

Tuesday, 24 October 2023, 1900 Hrs

Northern tip of Fraser Island, updates a bit more often from now.

1100 Hrs

24 02 S, 152 48 E, Just passed Lady Elliot Island 7 Nm to the SE, Pleasant calm waters motor sailing towards Fraser Island.

0600 Hrs

Leaving the Anchorage.

Monday, 23 October 2023, 1400 Hrs

Anchored safely at Lady Musgrave Island. A bit of a swim and a walk around the island before a BBQ on board and a well earned sleep tonight.

Sunday, 22 October 2023, 1545 Hrs

Leave Roslyn Bay, We will be loosing the internet again in a few hours and then will be out of range for another 48 hours before picking up reception again off Fraser Island. Tomorrow night will be spent at anchor as its been a bit tiring hand steering till now and will be worth giving the crew a break. Next update probably on Tuesday Night

0700 Hrs

22 43 S, 150 52 E, 25 Nm North of Yeppoon. Sorry for no update yesterday however back in normal reception now. Planning to make a quick stop for fuel and Ice etc before heading off again as soon as possible. A bit slow so far as the wind has stayed from the SE, fortunately light and have been under engine since leaving. Northerlies are forecast to come in this afternoon and the next few days. All is well. Will update again today after everything is sorted.

Friday, 20 October 2023, 1000 Hrs

Leaving Airlie Beach, fuel topped up and away. A slight hitch with the aft head not working however after dropping anchor we were able to locate a fuse that was tripped so now it up with the anchor and off we go again. Updates when able most days.

Thursday, 19 October 2023,

The plan is to now top up fuel in the morning and be under way by 1000 hrs Friday. The wind has not abated too much yet but should have certainly over night. Update once underway.

1000 Hrs

A few last minute supplies and preparations before we expect to be underway this afternoon. There has been a fairly strong SE wind which has delayed out departure but that is expected to start dropping off this evening. Welcome aboard Naeus, Ben and Peter

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Southport to Sydney, “Secret Mens Business” #1

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Sunday, 13 August 2023, 0900 Hrs

32 45 S, 152 13 E, Off Port Stephens entrance. A Light (still) westerly so motor sailing in the right direction. We have just topped up the fuel tank and have sufficient to avoid putting in to Nelson bay so are expecting an early morning arrival at the CYCA Sydney tomorrow. Will update after arrival. Shame it looks like the fine warm weather has finally left us.

Saturday, 12 August 2023, 0900 Hrs

31 02 S, 153 08 E, Currently off Kempsey motor sailing in light variable winds. Stopped off to briefly fill the fuel tank last night in Coffs, Nothing else to report except its very pleasant weather despite the low wind and hence boat speed. All’s well.

Friday, 11 August 2023, 0830 Hrs

29 23 S, 153 35 E, Currently 10 Nm East of Yamba and making good progress under engine only. The wind started off in the NE after leaving Southport and has gradually backed around to the SW and is expected to continue to back further through the day through to the SE at only 10 Kts. This means we will continue to be motoring for the next 24 hrs so are planning a quick stop in Coffs Harbour to top up fuel and continue underway this evening. All is well on board.

Thursday, 10 August 2023, 1715 Hrs

Leaving Southport Yacht Club slightly delayed whilst attaching the Autopilot to the helm so the daylight is fading but at least everything is in order. Update again in the morning.

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Scarborough

June 13, 2023, 0100 hrs
Engine off! Thank you Phil and Steve well done guys much appreciated.
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“Sleeping Beauty” Pittwater to Scarborough QLD

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Monday, 12 June 2023, 1500 Hrs

Inside the Broadwater. Current ETA for Scarborough is looking like 0600 Hrs Tuesday morning.

1000 Hrs

28 16 S, 153 37 E, Just 4 Nm short of the QLD border. Just rying to calculate whever to go the inside Stradbroke Island route or outside Morton island to Scarborough (25 Nm longer) it will depend on being able to make the high tide in Jacobs well this afternoon. Will update this afternoon for an ETA

Sunday, 11 June 2023, 1000 Hrs

30 15 S, 153 12 E, Just left Coffs Fuel dock and now 5 Nm NE of Coffs. Topped up fuel again as still looking at variable winds for the next few days. Half way to Scarborough and will look at the timings as to whether we go inside or outside Morton island. This will depend on the tides as its 40 Nm shorter on the inside but may have to anchor for up to 12 hours if the times are wrong on approach. All is well

Saturday, 10 June 2023, 0900 Hrs

32 07 S, 152 42 E, 10 Nm NE of Foster NSW. All well with W-SW winds most of the afternoon – Morning. Forecasts are showing winds going variable as a high moves across us for the next few days. Planning to top fuel up tomorrow morning in Coffs as there will be quite a bit of motoring in the coming days.

Friday, 9 June 2023, 0915 Hrs

Leaving RPAMYC Fuel dock. Welcome aboard Phil and Steve for the trip north to Scarborough. We have a 15 Kt westerly currently which is expected to build a little through the day and should stay in overnight as we travel North. All fuelled and provisioned with only a short stop in Coffs to top up fuel perhaps and then all the way to Scarborough.

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Wildling, Wirruna Cover SA to Yeppoon QLD

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Wirina Cove SA to Yepoon QLD

Wirina Cove

Yepoon

N Miles

Sailing Days

work days

Date

Wirina Cove

0

4

3/05/2023

Start Date

Portland

270

4

2

12/05/2023

Wilsons

235

2

14/05/2023

Bermagui

270

3

17/05/2023

Sydney

200

2

1

22/05/23

Coffs

300

3

0

26/05/2023

fraser

240

3

1

28/05/2023

Yepoon

70

2

1

29/05/2023

Arrival Date

1785

19

9

 

Monday May 29, 2023, 2200 Hrs

Yepoon!

Sunday May 28, 2023, 0630 Hrs

Currently off Indian Head, Fraser Island with around 200 Nm ahead of us. A bit slow going overnight and this morning. Trying to make as much distance as we can under sail before variable conditions set in again. Hopefully we will land not too late on Monday. Update via satellite phone again tomorrow.

Saturday, 27 May 2023, 1030 Hrs

26 20 S, 153 09 E, Currently 4 Nm North East of Noosa Heads. Finally under sail again after negotiating the shallows, dodging ships out of Brisbane and putting up with the SW change that finally blew through. A lovely sunny day now with 15 Kts of Southerly pushing us up to Fraser Island. The wind should hold until it drops off again Sunday but at this stage its looking like we should land in Rosslyn Bay on Monday. Please note telephone and internet reception will be sketchy from now until we approach Yepoon so updates will possibly be via Sat Phn over this period.

Friday, 26 May 2023, 1200 Hrs

Leaving the anchorage to meet the high tide at Jacobs Well.

Thursday, 25 May 2023, 1430 Hrs

27 48 S, 153 26 E, Anchored in “Tipplers” passage for the night and a rest / prep for the southerly due tomorrow. All is well

1130 Hrs

28 00 S, 153 28 E, Just 2 Nm of Surfers Paradise. We have not had the autopilot working since Tuesday night and the forecast is for a Northerly to build this afternoon and evening and a strong wind warning for Friday. We will be heading inside Stradbroke Island this afternoon and continue inside Morton Island for Friday to avoid too much of a bumpy ride tomorrow. Currently its a light Northerly with lots of Sunshine and finally some heat since leaving SA. Update again this evening or in the morning.

Wednesday, 24 May 2023, 1200 Hrs

30 01 S, 153 17 E, Coffs is now 20 Nm behind us after a quick stop off to top up fuel. Forecasts all up the coast are for more “Variable” winds to continue until Thursday when some Northerlies come in prior to the next big southerly blow. Anyway making the most of the calm to get as far North as possible under engine still. We are seeing it all on this trip, Just before sunrise was a trail of around a dozen satelites rising above the Eastern horizon. Dolphins daily as well as whales but most unusual was a semi submerged container floating off North Head Sydney, that’s rarer than most people believe.

Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 0900 Hrs

32 21 S, 152 39 E, We are well underway 6 Nm NE of Sugarloaf Pt (Seal Rocks) Sorry for the lack of updates but the weekend strong winds gave us the opportunity to take a couple of days off whilst it blew through. The wind is now variable but am hoping to get enough north before the next strong wind come through again from Thursday.

Monday, 22 May 2023, 1100 Hrs

Leaving the CYCA after fuelling and provisioning for the next leg. All is well

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 1915 Hrs

Arrived Sydney at the CYCA, Will be preparing the boat for the next leg and watching the weather forecasts for the next few days.

Wednesday, 17 May 2023, 1400 Hrs

36 20 S, 150 08 E, Left Bermagui an hour ago after a good nights sleep and fully fuelled. The forecast is showing this Southerly to keep blowing for several days so it should be a quick run to Sydney where a final top up on provisions is planned before continuing on to Yepoon. Update tomorrow.

Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 1800 Hrs

Arrived at Bermagui Marina. The wind did build to over 30kts so it was such a relief to eventually tie up and let it blow on through.

1600 Hrs

36 34 S, 150 06 E, Heading for Bermagui for fuel and to hide from the 30 Kts of Southerly which is steadily building. Its around 10 Nm to go so hopefully we are in before conditions get too uncomfortable. All is well will update once settled into the marina.

Monday, 15 May 2023, 1500 Hrs

37 51 S, 148 51 E, South West of Point Conran (by 5 Nm) so approximately 60 Nm to Gabo and hence the other end of the Strait. Light breeses currently but have been sailing along nicely since 4 am and hence some relief on whether we had enough fuel to make it to the next fuel stop. The forecast is showing some Northerlies on the east coast before it comes in strong from the south tomorrow. All is well as we look forward to turning the next corner.

Sunday, 14 May 2023, 1330 Hrs

39 08 S, 146 28 E, We have just passed Wilson’s Promontory and are now finally on a more Northerly course. Nice and warm in the sun but its been damn cold most of the time. We are still slowly motoring and hope to have some wind tonight. Currently variable at around 5 Kts. All is well on board.

Saturday, 13 May 2023, 1100 Hrs

38 55 S, 143 40 E, 7 Nm SE of Cape Otway, motoring along still and not expecting much wind of any use until tomorrow forecast. That’s fine as a calm first have of the strait is much appreciated as we are settling back in to the routine. We should be back into reception again near Wilson’s Prom in around 24 Hrs so expecting the reception to drop out soon. Update from the Prom.

Friday, 12 May 2023, 1500 Hrs

Leaving Portland heading for Bass Strait! Sorry for the lack of updates. Whilst in Portland I had my computer in for repairs as it was persistently crashing. Well done to Tony at the local PC repair place who has sorted the machine out for now at least. Anyway we are fully provisioned and fueled up with a much better forecast than when we left SA. Its looking like a full through the Strait without the need to shelter from the wind hopefully. Update again tomorrow.

Wednesday May 10, 2023, 0015 Hrs

Arrived Portland !!

Tuesday May 9, 2023, 1500 hrs:’

38 15 S, 141 01 E, which is just 30 Nm to Portland. We will be arriving in the late evening or early tomorrow and will update again tomorrow. Fortunately the seas are dropping and the wind is giving a better angle since turning left at Port McDonald. All is well

Monday 8 May 2023, 1500 hrs

37 07 S, 139 38 E around 5 nm NW of Robe. Will be continuing on for now to Portland . The sea’s are quite messy giving the auto pilot a hard time but hopefully the wind and sea will drop tonight. The Next possible anchorage if it doesn’t improve soon will be south of beachport. Just waiting on the BOM update soon. Will update if anchored or tomorrow with reception.

Sunday, 7 May 2023, 1030 Hrs

Leaving Wirrina Cove, the wind is lighter today but looking like it will stay from the South to SW for the next few days. Expecting a slow trip to begin with but hope to make up some time once we get to the East Coast of NSW

Saturday May 5, 2023

Currently in Wirruna Cove, SA awaiting on the wind to abate. Hopefully we will be underway on Sunday to head for Portland or Apollo Bay Vic to finish provisioning and catch up on the current delay. Current computer issues will mean updates will only be seen on the “posts page” above for now. Next update on departure.

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Manly QLD to Shell Harbour NSW

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Monday March 27 2023, 2130 hrs

Arrived Shell Harbour and having a beer. Thank you very much Detlef. Hopefully you will be able to jolin me again soon on another trip.

1300 Hrs

33 44 S, 151 28 E, Just 10 Nm NE of Sydney heads. That gives us around 60 Nm to Shell Harbour. We have slowed a little since passing Port Stephens as the current has dropped off to nothing, its been quite a good run since Coffs with about 2-3 Kts of assistance. Anyway ETA looks like just after midnight tonight. All is fine

Monday March 27 2023, 1300 Hrs

33 44 S, 151 28 E, Just 10 Nm NE of Sydney heads. That gives us around 60 Nm to Shell Harbour. We have slowed a little since passing Port Stephens as the current has dropped off to nothing, its been quite a good run since Coffs with about 2-3 Kts of assistance. Anyway ETA looks like just after midnight tonight. All is fine

Sunday March 26 2023, 1230 Hrs

30 47 S, 153 12 E, Around 8 Nm NE of Trial Bay. Under engine again since leaving Coffs this morning. Repairs to the water system went fine but delayed leaving with frequent squalls last night so we left it until the tide turned this morning. All is well with the wind to turn to the NE this afternoon / evening.

Saturday March 25 2023, 0930 Hrs

Coffs Harbour fuel dock. We didn’t actually need fuel but topped up anyway. The reason to stop was that a hose came off the freshwater system and was pumping water into the bilge. As the hose was at the back of the engine it was too hot to access. Anyway Detlef knows what I’m like if I cant have my coffee so for sanity’s sake have stopped to rectify the hose and should be on our way again after cooling and repairs. Will update when again underway.

Friday, 24 March 2023, 1400 Hrs

27 58 S, 153 29 E We left Southport Yacht Club at 1300 Hrs Sydney time. Its taken about 3 hrs to post this update due to computer issues but am slowly sorting stuff out. Anyway all is well after fueling up and checking through and familiarising ourselves with the boat. We are now around 15 Nm North of Byron Bay under engine in light winds. Will update again tomorrow.

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 0830 Hrs

Leaving Manly. Heading down to the Gold Coast seaway where we will top up fuel and have a few hours at anchor before leaving the Seaway and heading South on Friday Morning. The wind is expected to start blowing from the NE to get us underway. Welcome aboard to Detlef ! Its been a few years since we last sailed together so looking forward to a good catch up along the way.

“Free Wheel” Tayana 55

Free Wheel

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Pittwater to Mandura WA, Sagres III

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Pittwater Mandurah      
  N Miles Sailing Days Date  
Pittwater 0   5/02/2023 Start Date
Sydney 20 1 8/02/2023  
Wilsons 0 3 11/02/2023  
Portland 682 3 14/02/2023  
Kangaroo Island 271 4 21/02/2023  
Port Lincoln 400 2 23/02/2023  
Esperance 804 8 4/03/2023  
Mandurah 506 5 10/03/2023 Arrival Date
  2683 26  

Friday, 10 March 2023, 1115 Hrs

Arrived, 11.15 am

Update later as we scramble for the airport. Well done guy’s big mission

Thursday, 9 March 2023, 0730 Hrs

34 27 S 115 04 E, Getting closer now just 120 Nm to Mandurah, looks like a little over 24 Hrs until Sagres III is in her new berth. Finally a nice sunny and warm day after the last several weeks freezing down in the Southern Ocean whilst the rest of Australia swelters in the heat. Look out WA!

Wednesday, 8 March 2023, 0800 Hrs

35 10 S, 117 24 E Only around 250 Nm to go so the ETA is looking like Saturday at this stage. Forecasts are good and we are 20 Nm west of Albany now. All’s fine.

Tuesday, 7 March 2023, 1000 Hrs

34 38 S, 119 43 E, 21 Nm SE of Bremer Bay WA. Only about 4 days to Mandurah now. Despite light winds we made good distance over the last day so we should be passing Albany in the early hours of tomorrow morning and some stronger Easterlies are forecast to get us straight to the Cape. All well as we get used to being out in the swell again.

Monday, 6 March 2023

Leaving Esperance, we should enjoy some light winds today as we point the boat towards Albany and beyond.

Saturday, 4 March 2023

Land, the best cure for cabin fever! Arrived 1730 Tokyo time which is 1630 WA time I think? Anyway beer o’clock.

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Saturday, 4 March 2023, 0700 Hrs

34 24 S, 122 12 E, About 40 Nm south of Esperance, still no reception so updating this as I log on for a Sat phn weather update. Not looking good as the barometer has fallen sharply in the last 24-48 hrs and now we have 20 Kts from the WSW (on the nose) Hopefully the forecast wont be too bad but maybe I’m dreaming. Will update on whether we are stopping at Esperance or pushing on.

Friday, 3 March 2023, 0830 Hrs

34 34 S, 124 33 E, Well it wasn’t to be light and variable winds yesterday. The breese filled in nicely giving us a good speed on a reasonable course for the last 24 hrs. Currently approximately 130 Nm from our waypoint to the South of Esperance so will hope to get a weather update then. We are not planning to stop at Esperance but will update once our reception returns some time tomorrow.

Thursday, 2 March 2023, 0930 Hrs

33 58 S, 126 55 E, Finally under engine after stretching the available wind as far as we could go. Expecting light and variable winds for the next 2 days so motoring along slowly to conserve what we have. Again it will probably be two days before the next update on the Sat phone before we may start to get intermittent reception. All is well.

Wednesday, March 1 2023, 0830 Hrs

33 39 S, 129 11 E, Light and variable SE winds increasing at times. Making reasonable progress on the best course we can hold. Nothing much happening out here which works for us.

Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 0800 Hrs

34 26 S, 131 28 E, somewhere in the Great Southern Ocean. Still about 450 Nm to Esperance or phone range. Finally some excitement on the fishing side! One big Tuna jumped on the end of the line to make Shannon’s day. Should be able to fit some of it into the freezer but with 9 Kg of frozen meats plus this monster I think we will need a crane to lift us off the boat in WA. Photographic evidence to be provided on landfall. All is fine, the next update is planned for Thursday.

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Monday, February 27 2023, 1000 Hrs

34 46 S, 133 42 E Nothing much to report, we are just 100 Nm into the Bight with around 400 Nm to the other side.

Sunday, 26 February 2023, 1400 Hrs

35 57 S, 135 31 E, 5 Nm West of Cape Carnot, That puts us about 80 Nm from the deep water in the bight. Light winds but now with full sail up so saving some fuel for now. Downloaded a weather update and are expecting to be away from reception soon meaning my next planned update will be Tuesday via the Satelite Phone. Reminder if you don’t see any updates make sure you are on the “Posts” page of this site.

0815 Hrs

Anchor is up finally. A few issues with the anchor winch meant hauling up by hand. An addition to the work list on arrival in WA. We have gained an extra hour and a half today as to keep the sunrise and sunset approximately right have now moved to + 9 Hrs GMT (Tokyo time)

Sunday, 26 February 2023, 1900 Hrs

34 58 S, 135 59 E, Anchored in Memory Cove

1245 Hrs

Leaving Port Lincoln. The forecast is looking good from Sunday morning for at least 7-10 Days which should see us across the Bight. The plan is to anchor tonight in memory Cove whilst the S-SW wind dies off and head off again Sunday morning. Fully provisioned and fuel and water topped up. Hopefully we will get enough sailing in to conserve fuel but at the same time there will be a bit of motoring in the light winds forecast. Update again tomorrow.

Thursday, February 23 2023, 0930 Hrs

Arrived Port Lincoln, update soon. All well

Wednesday, 22 February 2023, 0800 Hrs

35 39 S, 137 47 E, We left the anchorage at 0630 Hrs and expect to be in Port Lincoln within 24 Hrs. Light winds after the past day at a very windy anchorage. All is well.

Tuesday, 21 February 2023, 1130 Hrs

34 46 S, 132 52 E, Anchored in American Bay Kangaroo Island. We arrived early in the morning (01.45 Hrs) with the wind building from the SE. By daylight it was blowing up to 35 Kts here so who knows what it reached on the open water. Anyway its looking like it should start dropping off in the afternoon so we are planning to get away again then provided it does. Will update when underway again.

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Monday, 20 February 2023, 0930 Hrs

36 33 S, 138 58 E, No reception here. Around 45 Nm NW of Kingston SA. Still motoring along with little wind however the wind should start building through the day from the SE which will speed things up a bit. Will update when back in phone range but for now we are monitoring the Sat phone. All well I think Bangers and mash is on tonight’s menu.

Sunday, 19 February 2023, 1030 Hrs

37 53 S, 140 15 E, Slowly making our way NW in variable winds under engine. Currently off Cape Banks but not expecting much in the way of wind for the next day or so. There’s no hurry however as the Port Lincoln regatta is currently underway and berthing is a problem until Thursday which could see us at anchor a day or two whilst we wait. Anyway all is fine on board.

Saturday, 18 February 2023, 1215 Hrs

Leaving Portland and heading for Port Lincoln. Note we are now on Adelaide time. Update again tomorrow.

Heaps of Dolphins and Turbines around here.

Heaps of Dolphins and Turbines around here.

Wednesday, 15 February 2023, 1230 Hrs

38 21 S, 141 37 E, Safely tied up at the Portland Marina. Thank you Phil for your much appreciated help getting us started. Enjoy the Emporium and fish and Chips and beer here during your stay

Tuesday, 14 February 2023, 1100 Hrs

38 56 S, 144 19 E, Just getting back into reception, 35 Nm East of Cape Otway. Warmer conditions than the last few days with the sun shining and the fishing gear back out. We expect to be in Portland in around 24 Hrs or so to re-provision, make a few minor repairs / adjustments and send Phil off on his next adventure hung over. All is well

Wednesday, 15 February 2023, 1230 Hrs

38 21 S, 141 37 E, Safely tied up at the Portland Marina. Thank you Phil for your much appreciated help getting us started. Enjoy the Emporium and fish and Chips and beer here during your stay

Monday, 13 February 2023, 1430 Hrs

37 08 S, 146 20 E, Just rounded Wilson’s Promontory and now under sail after a few hours motor slamming around the corner. That’s as far south as we want to go so warmer (not hot I hope) weather on its way. Normal phone service should happen for much of the way to Cape Otway with maybe 12 hours or so overnight without. All is well.

1100 Hrs

Leaving Sealers Cove. Just a short detour into refuge Cove before making our way to Wilson’s Promontory and heading further North again. Has been a bit cool down here despite the rest of the country having heatwave conditions. Shannon finally landed a fish but is too embarrased by its size to allow a photo. Its back in the water for a second chance of life.

Oops how did this photo get posted?

Oops how did this photo get posted?

Saturday, 11 February 2023, 1700 Hrs

39 00 S, 146 26 E, Sealers Cove (well not quite yet) Planning to anchor in the next hour however I don’t expect any reception whilst inside the Cove. Will probably move to Refuge Cove for Sunday night and get a weather update along the short journey so will update again then. Shannon’s onto Thai Green Curry for tonight to keep us warm in these Southern extreme climates!

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1100 Hrs

38 24 S, 147 08 E, Around 30 Nm to the entrance to Corner Inlet where we are planning to Anchor for approximately 36 Hrs whilst a Westerly blows through. We have predominantly been motoring or motor sailing in light conditions for the last day. A day or so at anchor will give us a chance to get a few odd jobs onboard done as well as a cooked breakfast or two. Reception will still be intermittent depending on the anchorage we find. Updates when able.

Friday, 10 February 2023, 1000 Hrs

37 44 S, 149 42 E, Around 20 Nm into Bass Strait just south of little Rame Head. The sun is out and the wind has dropped right out giving everyone a bit of a rest from the wet and rocking first two days. Currently under motor which looks like the forecast for the next 36 Hrs. We will be loosing reception today intermittently so may not update tomorrow but will do when able. The plan based on the forecast will be to anchor at Wilsons Promontory for Sunday whilst a westerly pushes through and hopefully be underway again on Monday. All well on board.

Thursday, 9 February 2023, 0900 Hrs

35 42 S, 150 34 E, 15 Nm East of Batemans Bay. Damn wet and windy overnight making the first night at sea a bit uncomfortable for us all. Hopefully everything will calm down from Friday for everyone to find there sea legs. Forecast is at least for good wind directions but a wet day still ahead. Hopefully my website will be up and running soon after being Hacked yesterday.

Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 11425 Hrs

Leaving CYCA Sydney for a run down the NSW Coast before entering Bass Strait on Friday morning is the plan. Shake down cruise to Portland Victoria.

Sagress Leaving CYCA

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