Monthly Archives: November 2000

Landfall in Sydney

Our last evening at sea was quite pleasant and uneventful. We were able to sail all night and well into the morning on a deep broad reach in gentle seas, making nice speed in the East Australian Coastal Current. This … Continue reading

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Noumea to Sydney, Day 3

While you were watching election returns, the weather gods were serving us up a smorgasbord of conditions. Since the last writing, we have had calm winds, 30 knot winds, calm seas, 3 to 4 meter seas, squalls with torrential rain, … Continue reading

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Noumea to Sydney, Day 2

We spent yesterday afternoon and last night motorsailing through a benign trough of low pressure. At one point last night the sea was almost dead calm and the wind less than two knots. A real “mill pond.” As we popped … Continue reading

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Noumea to Sydney, Day 1

November 6, 2000 Family and Friends: Everybody talks about the weather-especially cruisers. It more or less runs our lives. It dictates where we go, when we go, when we get there and how much fun we have once we’re there. … Continue reading

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Noumea to Sydney, Day 4

The weather gods have blessed us with another lovely day on the Tasman Sea. At 0330 on the ship’s clock, 0430 local time, the sun’s rays began to light up the eastern horizon behind a few “tradewind” cumulus clouds. The … Continue reading

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