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3rd Wish :
2017 11 14 - 1335 hrs - Just coming to Port Stephens and thus marking then end of our cruising season and a wonderful trip up to The Keppels and back over the last 6 months ! See you all next year . Merry Xmas !!!! ⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️
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Amici :
2017 11 18 - 1753 hrs - Left Mooloolaba after 3 days Now at Coocemudlo on way to Southport for a couple of days
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Angel Wing :
2017 10 31 - 1825 hrs -
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Annacol :
2017 11 17 - 1815 hrs - Anchored in Pancake Creek.
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Arkaydes :
2017 10 26 - 0246 hrs - Arrived Iluka 3 days ago. Crossed the bar at 11pm, very dark, after an ordinary day with numerous storms. Possibly head further south on Sunday.
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Artemis V :
2017 10 22 - 0133 hrs - We are in La Palma, in the lovely little port of Puerto Tazacorte. We are getting the boat ready for our Atlantic crossing. We plan to leave on Monday or Tuesday.
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Bella :
2017 11 14 - 1342 hrs - Heading to port stephens
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Bella Luna :
2017 10 25 - 1231 hrs - A short and beautiful sail from the Gold Coast Seaway to our favourite place in the world - Brunswick Heads. Camped here many times over the years - FINALLY we get to sail in! So happy to be here. May not ever leave...
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Blackwattle :
2017 11 15 - 1501 hrs - Back in Cammeray
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Blinder :
2017 11 17 - 2040 hrs - Anchored at Green Is.
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Boomaroo :
2017 10 31 - 1154 hrs - Arrived Port Lincoln Friday 27th October. There has been a change of plans. May do the GAB in March
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Bush Spirit :
2017 11 05 - 1346 hrs - At Garrys anchorage
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Catina :
2017 11 14 - 2041 hrs - In Camden Haven for the night after a very ordinary 50nm from Trial Bay today in an unforecast 10-16kt southerly. EAC no help either after a great run from Yamba yesterday. 25c water temp at times. 2-3kts help was useful. Off to Broughton Isl at 5am tmrw
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Cellana :
2017 11 04 - 2109 hrs - Back on board after 6 months as landlubbers in the UK, Canada & Townsville. Cellana survived our absence brilliantly now we just have to adapt to survive the cold in Cygnet & elsewhere in Tasmania.
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Champagne Charlie :
2017 10 09 - 0950 hrs - Picked up a mooring at Ilot Amedee. Heading over to Clint the lighthouse, which was built in France, disassembled, shipped and then reassembled in New Caledonia
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Chances :
2017 11 17 - 1418 hrs - After a lovely meander down the Broadwater, “Chances” is at her home at Boatworks for the next six months. 2903 nautical miles this year.
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Cielo :
2017 11 02 - 1555 hrs - Back in Urangan these past weeks. Much to do, then the next move to Tincan Bay on 17 Nov where we will be staying for the next 6 months.
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Commander :
2017 11 06 - 1342 hrs - Arrived Gold Coast City Marina after a good night at Browns Bay and a smooth run through the waterway. K9 crew very happy to be at destination. Hopefully only about 3 weeks work on Commander then a leisurely trip home to Airlie to get ready for Xmas.
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Cozy Cat :
2017 11 18 - 1625 hrs -
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Delta Lima :
2017 11 16 - 0712 hrs -
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Discovery II :
2017 10 28 - 2029 hrs - Great downwind sail to Pittwater. Anchored just behind Barrenjoey
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Drift Wood :
2017 11 08 - 0641 hrs - Hope Island Resort Marina
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Eliza Cathaun :
2017 11 18 - 1458 hrs - Safely in Brissy - having a great time catching up with all our Brissy friends
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Elizabeth :
2017 11 16 - 2321 hrs -
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ESCAPADE :
2017 10 21 - 1545 hrs - Our boat is at Riviera Coomera having additions and modifications carried out.
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Exhale :
2017 11 17 - 1342 hrs - Tin Can bay for a couple of nights to catch up with friends then back up the sandy straights for a bit longer, before heading sth.
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Ezibeat :
2017 11 17 - 1749 hrs - Moored tonight at Coffs Harbour Marina . Some patchup work on Marina, and a lot of rebuilding of walkways after last major storm inflicted massive damage. Great to have a hot shower ashore. Will give us a chance to do some laundry and re-stock frig.
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Far Star :
2017 11 01 - 2028 hrs - After 16 monrhs away and over 6000nm Far Star is back in her berth. We had a fantastic time, met and sailed with terrific people which we call friends for life especially those from the VDL rally. All the best from Terry , Debbie and the platypus Benny
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Fly South :
2017 10 27 - 1745 hrs - Gladstone Harbour sunny sail from Keppel to Gladstone. Lots of storm debris in the water. Trawler search , Diana , planes and Air Sea Rescue on patrol. Arrived to spend 4 weeks with our son and family. The Whitsundays were special this year.
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Free at Last :
2017 11 18 - 1515 hrs - Had an interesting sail today. Generally 15 kts of wind with peak of 28 and next to none at other times. Anchored at Brown's Bay for the night. Planning for the Aldershots tomorrow and then a marina at Gold Coast following.
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Gemini Lady :
2017 10 28 - 1323 hrs - Back cruising after 7 months of doing other things. Penang is still as hot as I remember
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Great Sandy :
2017 11 15 - 1103 hrs - Departed Port Stephens this morning, heading for Broken Bay.
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Harmony :
2017 11 01 - 1553 hrs - Seisia to Gove Harbour.
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Heatwave :
2017 11 13 - 1355 hrs - In Mooloolaba ready to head to Tin Can Bay tomorrow
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Honey Bee :
2017 11 17 - 1752 hrs - In Esperance for a couple of weeks while I recover from an incident involving a D400 and a couple of fingers.
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Imagine :
2017 11 06 - 0721 hrs - Fully recovered after a quick trip down the coast we settle into Pt Stephens and pause after nearly 4000nm and two Whitsunday adventures and 18 months since leaving Sydney. Look us up if you're in the neighborhood. Imagine is now resting.
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Indigo II :
2017 11 08 - 1720 hrs - Anchored off Pangkor Marina. Finally solved our water problem in the starboard engine - new impeller & new fan belt didn't make any difference until we took the outlet hose off the pump and let it pump water without back pressure. All good now!
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Island Pearl II :
2017 11 09 - 2032 hrs - After departing Pangkor, and seeing hundreds of fishing boats for the first 20 miles we decided to sail on out into the straits shipping area and sail 149 n.m overnight directly to Langkawi instead of day hopping. This turned out a good decision.Nice here
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JO-DE 7 (Hanse 575) :
2017 11 04 - 0735 hrs - Jo-De 7 is back home after 3.5 months away cruising,great weather, lots of new friendships, many sundowners,been on the slips & she is spic n span to serve us a bit longer, now back to racing twice a week next week,new friends if you are going past say hi
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Joule :
2017 11 18 - 0845 hrs - At Canaipa Pt, having overnighted 4 nm N at Blakesleys. Here to hide in some expected damp weather - we even had a spray jacket on this morning! Almost a first for this five month trip.
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Jubilee :
2017 11 16 - 1249 hrs - Left South Molle at 2:15 to catch the tide. Motor sailed to Goldsmith Island - 10 hours!
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Kathamaria II :
2017 10 30 - 1227 hrs - Nice sail fromm Mooloolaba to Newport Marina, Scarborough. Mooloolaba Bar crossing no problem.Newport is a small Friendly marina. Here for a while - spending time with newly born grand babies!! - one born, one soon to be born.
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Katmando :
2017 11 02 - 1527 hrs - Bit of a slog to Bundy. Wind on the nose etc etc. couple of hours to go. About 7 boats departed pancake this am. but are pretty wells scattered to the wind. We're bringing up the tail.
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Kite Runner :
2017 11 09 - 0227 hrs - We have been in Southport for a few days as Weston good. I fly home to Sydney today & Kite Runner will follow Monday. What a wonderful time we have had for the last 6 months catching up with old friend & making new. See you all again 2019 Happy Sailin
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Knee Deep :
2017 11 18 - 0908 hrs - Maryborough once again. Plans uncertain, probably here for a wee while. Could think of worse places to be.
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Koonya :
2017 11 16 - 1529 hrs - Back home in Pittwater, congratulations to the skipper for not touching the bottom once or having any incidents of noteriety! The sail from Broughton Island was dolly but the Northerlies kicked in well by midday and the poles out headsail worked a treat!
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Lavinda :
2017 11 06 - 1147 hrs - Motored from the top of Canaipa Passage to Tipplers. We'll enjoy their coffee tomorrow! Good trip down just before high tide so no problems with depth.
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Leesit :
2017 11 15 - 1330 hrs - At Iluka (via Southport), waiting for Beth to return on Friday from quick trip south. Then a quiet week up the Clarence, the Harwood bridge only opens Saturday evening at the moment.
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Manda Lea :
2017 10 31 - 0731 hrs - Arrived at cullen Bay at 0200 hrs. Tied up at the fuel wharf for the night until the marina opened so we had a few beers. (Until 0400). Waited most of the day for Fisheries to give us the okay to enter marina due to their phone problems.
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Mischief :
2017 10 29 - 2115 hrs - So, 2 weeks into our repower & all is going well. Old Perkins is out, new Yanmar has arrived and Andrew is well under way with repainting the engine room gloss white - it's going to look like an operating theatre😀. Hopefully only 2 weeks until it's done.
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Miz Behavin :
2017 11 12 - 2307 hrs - Finally able to leave Marina and motor down the Sandy Strait to Kingfisher Resort where we anchored for lunch and a trip ashore, along with all the passengers of a P&O cruise ship. Continued our journey south with the run in tide of 2kn to Sth White Cliff
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Moor R&R :
2017 11 07 - 1644 hrs - We are on a mission to get South, although we have only made Airlie Beach and the strong SE is coming in tomorrow, so may be here a few days more than we hoped. Have allowed 4 weeks to Brisvagas hope thats enough time.
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New Views :
2017 11 08 - 1115 hrs - Short weather window so off to Cairns into 15kt SE. Had to tack most of the way but seas flattened as we progressed south. Another big blow coming so kiteboarding at Yorkeys Knob for a week.
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ORLA :
2017 11 16 - 0719 hrs -
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Our Reflections :
2017 11 18 - 1532 hrs - Left P.Talang Is. 330am Fishing nets everywhere on the Nth side so went round the Sth side to deep water then headed Nth to Jerejak on Penang Is. Best sail since Nth Buton Indo. Started 5.5 knots to 8.7 knots. Completed 65.5 Nm in 9.5 hrs. Avg 6.8kns
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Outnumbered :
2017 10 28 - 1845 hrs - Not planned, but here we are in Mackay marina. Our genset decided it didn't want to play anymore and that means no fridges. All fixed now so after some shopping tomorrow hope to get away Monday - south!
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Perseides II :
2017 11 11 - 0827 hrs - Still enjoying a relaxing break in Newcastle Alex got his drivers license and I'm still stockpiling everything on the boat ready for our trip north soon
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Phase2 :
2017 11 16 - 1411 hrs - Tied up in Mooloolaba Marina till Saturday then home to Raby Bay. Yesterday no issues crossing WBB at high tide, min depth 4.5m. Easterly wind required two tacks to clear Double Island Point then two sail reach to Mooloolaba. River mouth min depth 2.7m.
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Pixie :
2017 11 14 - 2127 hrs - Arrived in Bundaberg from New Caledonia. Preparing to make our way south to be home in Sydney sometime during the first half of December.
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Reeflection :
2017 11 16 - 1852 hrs - Back home in Sydney. Good trip from Broughton Island today arrived by 18:30 to Sydney
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Reklis :
2017 11 14 - 0723 hrs - All well on board
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Reverie - Sydney :
2017 10 24 - 1200 hrs - Left on half tide and motored up the Sungai Strait to Sebana Cove marina. No wind so easy entry and tie up. Some familiar boats around and smiling faces. Here to do some work on the deck, mast and get new batteries!!!!
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Riv38 :
2017 11 10 - 0648 hrs - On the way to cape otway.
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RooBinEsque :
2017 11 09 - 0935 hrs - Anchored across from the Comslie jetty. Getting measured up for a new Gennaker today then we'll stay here over the weekend until we are lifted next week
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Roseanne :
2017 11 17 - 1100 hrs - Wet raining thunderstorms,almost no wind for a lot of trip.unimpressedby forecasting
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Run To Paradise :
2017 10 21 - 1230 hrs - Enjoying our sleep-ins and lazy days here in Pittwater!
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Saltpeter :
2017 11 14 - 1900 hrs - Nelson Bay
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Sana Solia :
2017 11 18 - 1606 hrs - Easy trip today from Bundaberg Port Marina to Kingfisher Bay Resort, helped by a nice southerly for most of the trip across Hervey Bay before the rain and the southeaster set in for the motor down the Strait.
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Scaramouch :
2017 11 18 - 1135 hrs - Heading to Port Denison with Monique
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Seadrive :
2017 11 02 - 1338 hrs -
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Sedna :
2017 10 29 - 1253 hrs -
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Sengo :
2017 11 14 - 1818 hrs - Flying high while still on blocks-in lift waiting for relauch tomorrow. Hopefully weather calm enough for nice arrival into the FSC. Sick of antifoul and polishing (although that job not quite finished).Oh and it is nice to have a matching pair of props!
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Serendipity :
2017 10 24 - 0959 hrs - Moving south. Good to be out of the humidity. Should be home in a week
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Sharmila-Jay :
2017 11 16 - 0823 hrs - After 6 months cruising north we are back home tucked up in Yamba Marina
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Skellum :
2017 10 30 - 1559 hrs - Good strong north wind.Set off with 2 reefs in the main-hummed along.Full run out tide against us didn't matter.Stopped for 2 hours in the shelter of Brookar Island at low tide then did the shallows with no hassle.Good speed against tide to Pelican Bay.
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Somewhere :
2017 11 11 - 1311 hrs - Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island: After a bit of a crappy sail down once we hit Moon Point, with 20+ knots and wind against tide, we have arrived at Kingfisher! Here for a few days.
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Songbird 50 :
2017 10 19 - 1620 hrs - Miri Marina, Sarawak, Borneo
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Spiritchaser :
2017 10 26 - 1343 hrs - Having a few days at TAV YC heading back to Maggie and flying home on 5 Nov. still planning next year
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Starship :
2017 11 02 - 1924 hrs - Ross
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Strega :
2017 10 29 - 2104 hrs - At our Middle Harbour mooring after a long but comfortable passage, (with not so many whales) and motor sailing the whole way from Coffs in the good company of Tarka IV and CCCA members SImply Irresistible and,Blackwattle. Good to be home.
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Subzero :
2017 10 28 - 0914 hrs - Up at sparrow's and underway from Camden Haven to Port Stephens. No wind. Motor sailing with both engines hoping to get there around dusk. Came very close to a whale earlier. Fortunately we both took avoiding action.
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Sundowner :
2017 11 18 - 0626 hrs - Slow sail yesterday for flood tide at Port Macquarie. Wind 10-15kn from NE rather than the predicted 15-20 so we meandered at 5-6kn with just the genoa. In company with Norman a cat and mad keen fisherman. Rocked on public mooring. Heading Forster today.
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Symphony :
2017 11 14 - 0722 hrs - Back in home territory at America’s Bay, Broken Bay. Great to be home but sad to see the end of this trip.
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Trinity II :
2017 11 17 - 2010 hrs - Bass Strait had variable conditions. Refuge Cove had many small boats crowding the protected corner so dropped anchor in a less desirable spot.
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Twoflower :
2017 11 05 - 1238 hrs - Back home in Manly. Planning next trip to the Clarence in Feb
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Venture :
2017 11 17 - 1640 hrs - Arrived Yamba/Illuka: After a nice slow sail south in less than 10kts wind. No hurry as we had to time the entrance into Yamba/Illuka to get the rising tide over the bar.
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Vivacious :
2017 11 15 - 0715 hrs - We are off,at last we have a window to go across Wide Bay Bar and head South.sail to Mooloolaba then to Manly.25 boats left this morning at 4.30 so nice to sail in company
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Wavelength :
2017 10 29 - 1511 hrs - Arrived back on our Lake after 2 years away from our mooring,ending with a glorious sail from Newcastle.M We will miss the cruising lifestyle, until next time..
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Wine-Dark Sea :
2017 11 11 - 1512 hrs - Departed Seisia, destination Wessels.
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Zeehaen :
2017 11 14 - 1730 hrs - Sailed off back to Pittwater leaving about 11am after picking up supplies including paint, water, & regulator mouthpieces! Tassie family we met in Eden were also moored at Manly. Beautiful sunny weather with light E-NE breeze. No engine all day – bliss.
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Zenitude :
2017 11 16 - 1948 hrs - In Shaw Island for the night after spending 2 weeks around the Whitsunday's with friends. Now heading back to Mackay.
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Zolibato :
2017 11 17 - 1758 hrs - Back in our pen at Manly after a very calm motor-sail from Mooloolaba yesterday. Moreton Bay like glass. Couple days to clean up Zoli then home next week. After 15 weeks and 2,700km our 2017 adventure draws to a close. Now time to plan next year's travels