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Race to The Rip

Race to The Rip

Friday 11 February 2011 After getting away from Eden last Wednesday (9/2) around 10:00am we made good progress into Bass Strait, with the wind from behind (this time) making a world of difference.  The seas were calm, the wind steady and life aboard was very much on an even keel; literally. Sail overnight was shortened […]

One more sleep at Eden

One more sleep at Eden

Tuesday 8 February 2011 Today was a day of catching up on much needed tasks aboard as we remained tied up against the Eden visitor’s wharf.  The list of jobs was slowly ticked off as the day wore on. Our new best friends, Colin and Hellen came through with the repaired sails and to say […]

Eden Stopover

Eden Stopover

Monday 7 February 2011 Our voyage south to Melbourne started well.  We left Sydney Harbour under sunny skies before a northerly wind. The southerly current was also heading our way with our speed topping 9 and 10 knots for much of the first day. As we approached Eden, near the Victorian border, we were aware […]

Chimere Heads South

Chimere Heads South

Wed 2 Feb 2011 “Hi Andrew, I think we are ready. We’ll head off in the morning” said Rob over the phone at the end of the day. Rob and his tireless crew, James, Bill and Bruce with help from Laughlin had moved mountains to get the boat ready in 3 days. Skipper Bob Brenac […]