Mackay to Keppel Bay

Departed around midday heading south east. As we passed the first set of ships anchored off Hay Point, we saw a sailing vessel heading north. We waved, shortly after Pete’s phone rang. It was a friend of Pete’s parents, Peter Rochaix on Chinook, heading to the Whitsundays! We had said we would look out for […]

Whitsunday Magic

After a lovely calm night, and Sophie and I woke to a beautiful morning. We had a lazy start and a swim, but headed off at 11 to ensure we could get to Hammo by 1 to pick Lindy up. However, I had not accounted for the whale watching we had to do, or the […]

Airlie Beach revisited

We had a busy trip down from Maggie, with the initial sparkling conditions turning into 20 knots on the nose with the horrible short swell you get in these shallow waters. We did sail for a while but we were on our ear, the cats were very unhappy and it was far from comfortable. We […]

Last days at Maggie

Needless to say, there was a slow start to Wednesday, nonetheless we started the day with bacon and cat eggs. Pete has now perfected the art of cat eggs! Ruth and Pinga did a trip up the mast to retrieve the spinnaker halyard and mouse the Genoa halyard that we had broken. Whilst up there Ruth […]

Maggie races 4 & 5

It was a cooler day, more cloud than blue sky and still blowing as we woke to face the last days racing. All were jaded by this time, poor old Trent was really under the weather and then we were told we would be doing 2 races. The first was to be windward leeward, which […]

Maggie race 3

Winners are grinners. Yes, we are. Round the island worked for us, 20-25 knots, apart from the lumpy stuff after rounding the last Cardinal (when we probably should have reefed) we did great. We were close enough to the fast boats and far enough ahead of the slower boats to be in the results sweet […]